Bring a sense of calmness into your life with one-on-one sessions, workshops and courses.
Does this sound like you?
Do you live your life running about on autopilot?
Is your mind constantly full of thoughts and chaos (monkey mind)?
Are you constantly thinking about the past and worrying about the future?
Are you feeling stressed and anxious?
Do you feel you never have a minute to yourself?
Do you feel you are missing out on "life"?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
If any of this sounds like you - then why not Learn Mindfulness and bring calmness into your life by living more in the present moment.
Most people spend their time with their thoughts in the past, thinking about what they should or should not have done, or worrying about the future - about what might happen. Living like this you are missing out on the present moment. The joy and beauty of "now".
Jon Kabatt-Zinn defines Mindfulness as "Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally".
Mindfulness is such a "buzz" word at the moment, however mindfulness has been practised for over 2,000 years - come and learn all about it and see just how much it can help with the stress in your life.
Feel the benefits
When you start to practice Mindfulness it can help you:
Feel less stressed and anxious
Improve your general well-being
Improve your work/life balance
Be able to concentrate better and make better decisions
Be less judgmental
Improve your memory
Have greater clarity and focus
Have greater awareness of your body
There is much scientific research that can back up the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. Meditation can change the neuro pathways in the brain helping us to be calmer and respond rationally to situations rather than impulsive reacting. Learn meditations and techniques you can incorporate into your daily life to enjoy life now in a more fulfilling way, embracing each
moment with joy and gratitude.
Having studied with the Mindfulness Now Programme at the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation, I am a fully qualified coach.
I am fully insured, have PVG Scheme membership, are registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) and adhere to a strict code of practice.
Mindfulness at work
Teaching Mindfulness in the workplace is becoming more popular.
Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive reveal that in 2017/18:
595,000 workers suffered from work related stress, depression or anxiety
5.4 million working days were lost due to work related stress
Stress/anxiety/depression accounted for 44% of all work related health cases and 54% of all days lost to ill health
Research tells us that Mindfulness can:
Decrease work related stress
Raise levels of resilience
Increase self-awareness and awareness of others
Enhance focus and attention
We can deliver a variety of Mindfulness Workshops tailored for the needs of your organisation. During the current situation workshops can be delivered via Zoom
Half day introduction workshop
Full day introduction workshop
The eight week MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) course, 2 hours per week.
Be a workplace that thinks differently. That thinks mindfully.
And if you wish, add some therapies into the day, helping staff to relax
Our courses - One to One Sessions
Learn about mindfulness and mindfulness meditations. How mindfulness will help you in your daily life. Learning mindfulness techniques will help you lead a more meaningful life, living more in the present moment. These sessions will be personalised to your needs. You will receive handouts and guided meditations to work with.
Cost: £40 for one hour
Our courses - Workshops
The workshop will be done via Zoom. Each 2 hour workshop will be for no more than 10 people and makes for a experience, meeting like-minded people who want to learn about mindfulness and how to incorporate it into their busy lives. We will learn some theory, practice beautiful meditations. If you attend the workshop and would like to participate in the 8 week course within 3 months, there will be a reduced rate available for the course.
Saturday 20th February 2021 10am - 12 noon
Saturday 20th March 2021 10am - 12 noon
Saturday 5th June 2021 10am - 12 noon
Sunday 8th August 2021 10am - 12 noon
Saturday 30th October 2021 10am - 12 noon
Our courses - 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme
This course is designed to help people incorporate mindfulness into their daily life to help manage pain, illness, stress and anxiety. To cope with the challenges of everyday life and live more in the present moment.
This Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme was originally created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970's.
The course consists of eight 2-hour sessions, during which you will discuss and learn about:
Mindfulness techniques you can incorporate into your everyday life
The theory and history of mindfulness
The health benefits you will enjoy
Beautiful meditations for you to practice
Coping mechanisms for stress
Love and compassion for yourself and others
(£135 for those who have attended the 2 hour workshop. This
offer is only valid for 4 months after the date of workshop attended)
The course will be delivered via Zoom. All your workbooks will be sent to you by e-mail. The course fee must be paid in full at least 1 week prior to the start of the course. Unfortunately we are unable to refund you for any missed sessions. If for any reason AFM Mindfulness has to cancel the course, you will be refunded accordingly or offered alternative dates.
Tuesday 20th April 2021 - and thereafter for 8 weeks 7pm - 9pm
Wednesday 20th October - and thereafter for 8 weeks 7pm - 9pm
Our courses - Mindfulness Meditations 4 week course
Our 4 week course will take you on a journey of Mindfulness meditations. In a comfortable, safe, relaxing and welcoming environment you can enjoy various meditations, helping to bring Mindfulness into your life. Each week enjoy 60 mins of calmness.
Tuesday 10th August 2021 8pm - 9pm and thereafter for 4 weeks
Our courses - Meditation meet-ups
Via Zoom - Meet up with like minded people to enjoy an evening of Mindfulness chat and guided meditations. This is devised to help you keep up your Mindfulness Practice. Sometimes we fall by the way side with our Practice in the busy lives we lead. Joining these classes spread through the year, will help keep you on track.
(£6 for those who have completed the 8 week course with AFM)
7pm - 8.30 pm:
Thursday 4th February 2021
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Tuesday 6th April 2021
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Wednesday 1st September 2021
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Tuesday 30th November 2021
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Advanced Course, 6 weeks
This is for students who have completed the 8 week course. A more in-depth study of Mindfulness Practice with Meditations. Course includes a 2 hour class each week for duration of 6 weeks via Zoom
Dates to be advised
Our courses - Silent Retreat Day
A day of silence with beautiful meditations and Mindfulness Practice. Escape from the constant chatter, the ringing of phones and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Meditations, Mindful eating, Gentle movements - just a day of silent bliss. Indulge in your own inner stillness.
Dates to be advised
Our courses - Mindfulness in Schools
Trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP). Anne Frances is qualified to teach paws b and .b to young persons aged 7 to 18
paws b is a wonderful course for 7 to 11 year old. It can be delivered as 6 one hour sessions or 12 half hour sessions.
.b (pronounced dot b) is a ten-session mindfulness course for young people aged 12 to 18.
They are both fun, engaging courses. They both aim to give students mindfulness as a life skill:
- to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
- to get on better with others
- to help them concentrate and learn better
- to help cope with stress and anxiety
Studies of school mindfulness programmes, including MiSP's curriculum, provide evidence that they have the potential to improve some pupils' behavior, psychological health, and executive functioning, including regulating attention and behaviour
Cost: please contact Anne Frances for costs