What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness practice allows people to develop skills to look after their own psychological wellbeing. It develops self-awareness and self-compassion, and reduces unhelpful patterns of worrying, which in turn helps people change their relationship to distressing emotions and thoughts, and gives them more choice about how they respond to difficulties in life.
Mindfulness cultivates in people a more deliberate awareness of their experiences and actions in the here and now. There is a strong evidence base supporting the use of Mindfulness based approaches in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Mindfulness practice, and the mental health benefits that it promotes, are supported at Rowans Hospice through the courses and events described below.
Engaging Mindfully - a 1-day event: 'Let It Be'
About: Why not take a moment to step out of the busyness and rush of life and step into life itself in a quiet, reflective short day of mindfulness practice?
This course is designed for all, whether new to mindfulness or not.
It will serve as an introduction to those new to meditation and a practice day for those who have some knowledge and experience. We will guide you gently through the day.
Bring comfortable clothing for lying down, standing and sitting practice. Outdoor wear if the weather is inclement.
Date: Saturday 18 August
Time: 0930 – 1400
Led by: Phil Russell, Mindfulness teacher; Paul Beadon, Clinical Psychologist; Anna Jepson, Clinical Psychologist
Venue: Rowans Hospice Seminar Room
Cost: No cost but donations on the day to the work of the Hospice are appreciated. Tea coffee will be provided.
To register: Please email Shelagh Hemming at Shelagh.Hemming@rowanshospice.co.uk to reserve your place as numbers will be limited
9 session Mindfulness Course – Autumn 2018
Dates: Weekly from 28 September - 23 November (including an additional Saturday morning ‘silent retreat’ event on 17 November)
Time: 10:30 – 12:30,
Led by: Dr Anna Jepson, Clinical Psychologist
Venue: Jasmine Suite, Living Well Centre, Purbrook Heath Rd, PO7 5RU
To register: please contact Shelagh.Hemming@rowanshospice.co.uk