8 week Mindfulness course
Monday Sept 7th
New Oriel Hall, Larkhall. Bath
Mindfulness refers to a state of mind characterised by awareness and attention in the present moment, it is a way of bringing us back in touch with ourselves so that we can relate directly to whatever is happening in our lives right now with acceptance, curiosity, and non judgment.
The Benefits of Mindfulness Include:
- Less stress and anxiety
- Clarity and focus
- Increased ability to cope with chronic persistent pain
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Improved self-esteem
Huw Griffiths Lic Ac is an experienced meditation teacher and delivers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to individuals, groups, schools and organisations in the UK. A long term meditator who, for over thirty years has attended many Buddhist based teachings and retreats in support of his own personal practice. Huw has attended the teacher training retreat at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Wales in Bangor. Huw is also a Five Element Acupuncturist who has been in practice for over 24 years, experienced within the field of mind/body/health specializing in working with stress related illness.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) refers to a strongly evidence based stress reduction program formulated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding director of The Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Mindfulness practice originated in Buddhist Meditation, and has since been adapted for non-religious and therapeutic applications and is universal and of deeply practical benefit to everyone of any background regardless of religion or faith whether young or old.
Mindfulness and meditation can bring us back to a more central axis of peace and spaciousness where we discover that in each moment we have the choice to respond to stressors in ways that are more accepting, kinder to ourselves and less damaging to our health and happiness.
Mindfulness is a way of being, and a way of paying attention to each moment, in a non-judgmental way. Once we start to turn our conscious attention mindfully to our body, breath, thoughts, feelings, and the world around us, we find that our relationship to our experience of life changes fundamentally.
Mindfulness is not something you have to achieve, its there all the time