Mindfulness

Are you full of stresses and difficulties of living? Do you habitually turn away from these, in the belief that doing so will make them go away? We may try and ignore problems but this can lead us to feeling unhappy.

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using breathing, and meditation techniques. It helps to become more aware of thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, you are better able to manage them. By learning to skillfully be with your immediate experience as it is, rather than constantly struggling to rid yourselves of difficulties, you become increasingly able respond to difficulties more wisely and with confidence. Practicing mindfulness can give you more insight into your emotions, boost attention and concentration and creativity. It is proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression, and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect upon sleep, physical health problems and chronic pain.

No experience required just an open mind; however, mindfulness is not recommended if you are in crisis, have active trauma or psychosis. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure or have any questions.

In-Person Mindfulness Sessions  

Tuesday afternoons (fortnightly 1st & 3rd weeks)  1:00- 2:00pm     

The Classroom. The Maybury Centre Broad School Road GU21 5HD Free Parking

Tuesday evenings (fortnightly 2nd & 4th weeks) – 6:30pm –7:30pm                     

The Vyne Community Centre, The Broadway, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SP   Free parking nearby   

Click here to find out how to join.

Online Midweek Mindfulness Sessions

Wednesdays (weekly)12:00 – 12:45pm  (Zoom link on registration)

Click here to find out how to join.

You will be guided by a trained Mindfulness teacher who can support your learning using a variety of mindfulness meditations and techniques.

Sue is our Mindfulness Teacher. You can read her biography here.

We offer more in-depth training through 8-week Mindfulness programs available. These are indicated below.

Mindfulness Courses

We run regular courses for those who wish to explore mindfulness more deeply. It asks more from participants, but potentially also offers more change. Mindfulness practice is like physical exercise, if we do more, we tend to get more benefit. The programmes offered are fully researched evaluated for their effectiveness through reputable Universities and papers are published.

It is appropriate for people new to mindfulness, anyone who has tried mindfulness before, either a course or an app or perhaps read a book and wants the structure of a course led by an experienced supportive teacher.

We encourage you to try our weekly drop-in sessions beforehand to give it a go, but this is not imperative, but can help prepare you for getting more from the course.

8 Week Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT): For those who struggle with recurrent Depression and Anxiety. Recommended by the NICE Guidelines – Click here for more information.

8 Week Mindfulness: Finding Peace in the Frantic World:  For those struggling with stress or just wanting to improve their wellbeing and live life more fully. Ideal for workplace settings – Link to follow.

For more information about mindfulness visit National Mind’s websit here.