Life is challenging and messy, sometimes our minds are filled with worrying or negative thoughts or we feel stuck. Sometimes we might feel that we live our lives on autopilot or things are happening around us that seem out of control.
Mindfulness-based training is an ancient approach, now recognized scientifically for promoting well-being. It involves non-judgementally, paying attention to thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in a way that can increase our awareness and compassion. It can help us to manage difficult experiences and develop ways to see things differently.
“What’s OUT there for me?”
There are times when we all need help and support, but we don’t always know where to find it. Sometimes we can be our own helping hand without even realising. But how? Do you know about the wealth of information held in the pages of the many self-help books, in courses near you or supportive websites?. Have you any idea of where to start?
This course will help us learn about what works for us and where we can find information and support. It is also an opportunity to share what has helped us in the past and to gain knowledge on what could help us in the future.
Many of us suffer from long term health conditions and there is no ‘magic pill’ to help take away the pain. On this course we will join together to show there is a way forward; that you can live your life to the fullest and experience a new sense of well-being and freedom. This course is open to family members too, as living with someone with a chronic condition can be daunting and confusing. Working together may help us all develop a better shared understanding.
The aim of this course is to allow students to feel empowered to live their lives, despite their health condition. We also aim to help people continue to support loved ones living with long term conditions, whilst maintaining their own well-being. This course will run over a number of sessions in order to support students to find the best way forward for themselves.