MINDFULNESS

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

  • Sleep better

  • 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

  • Enhance creativity

  • Improve confidence

  • 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.

 

  • 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

Each 90 minute workshop will be for no more than 8 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. Of course we will also have a nice cuppa in the middle. Tea, coffee, herbal teas, water will be provided.  Wear comfortable loose clothing, and you may wish to bring a blanket. 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.

 

Cost: £20

 

Dates: Saturday 9th November 2019.  10am -11.30am

Saturday 11th January  2020  10am - 11.30am

Further dates to be advised.

Our courses - 8 week Mindfulness  Course

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. 

 

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

 

Tea, coffee, herbal teas, water will be provided. Wear comfortable loose clothing, and you may wish to bring a blanket.

Cost: £160

(£145 for those who have attended the half day workshop. This
offer is only valid for 3 months after the date of workshop attended)

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.


Dates:  

Wednesday 16th Oct for 8 weeks, every Wednesday  from 7pm-9pm. 

Tuesday 14th January for 8 weeks, every Tuesday  from 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 90 mins of calmness. Course includes 4 classes of 90 mins each.

Cost: £80

dates to be advised

Our courses - Meditation meet-ups

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.

Cost: £10   

(£8 for those who have completed the 8 week course with AFM)

Friday 29th November 7pm - 8.30pm

Friday 6th December 7pm - 8.30pm

Wednesday 14th January 2020  7pm - 8.30pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 7pm -8.30pm 

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.

Cost: £130

date 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. 

Cost: £35

Saturday 25th January  2020   10am - 2pm

Our courses - Mindfulness in Schools

Trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP).  Anne Frances is qualified to teach .b to young persons aged 12 to 18

.b (pronounced dot b)  is a fun, engaging and useful ten-session mindfulness course for young people.  It aims 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

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https://mindfulnessinschools.org/mindfulness-in-education/why-do-it/

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