We provide talks and courses for private groups or in the workplace including:8 week mindfulness coursesDistance learningIntroductory sessionsRefresher sessionsMindfulness DaysTalks focussed on your specific requirements
Mindfulness?Mindfulness is a way of connecting with our experience in an open and non-judgemental way.Mindfulness allows us to deal more effectively with stress and live with more ease and balance. While it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness is now also taught in a secular way that is open to everyone.The courses are run by Dr Karen Neil MRPharmS who has practised meditation since 2000 and taught mindfulness courses since 2008
Given the way we use our brains in modern life, it is my strong belief that daily mindfulness has become as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise for maintaining good health. Reactions to adverse situations, previously essential to our survival, now contribute to significant internal stress which is detrimental to health. Our bodies’ reaction to perceived threat has evolved to allow us to fight or run from danger, which is not appropriate in an office situation! Mindfulness helps us to develop considered responses rather than automatic reactions to stressful situations, reducing the damaging effects on the body. Mindfulness is central to Buddhist practise and has been used for centuries. Science is increasingly confirming the benefit of this ancient skill, now taught in a secular manner, which involves learning to be aware of ourexperience by engaging the senses and focusing the mind. This increases activity in the left pre-frontal cortex ofthe brain which dampens down threat signals produced by the more primitive amygdala, allowing clearer thinking and improved decision making. Reducing constant thinking, planning and worrying also enables us to access the calm space beneath all this mental activity.
Mindfulness is a simple skill to learn, though requires regular practice. It is a way of being more present, now, reducing our constant thinking about the past or the future, recognising and reducing destructive and repetitive thought patterns and emotional reactions. The brain and subsequently body have more time to rest and we appreciate and enjoy what is happening in front of our noses.
New For 2014 Dr Karen E Neil Co-Teaching with Dr Patrizia Collardwww.entermindfulness.comMindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: Teacher Development - Part 1Nottingham June 2014
Mindfulnesspre-Christmas session by candlelightSession for those who have previously attended the Mindfulness CourseThurs 19th December 2013 7-9pmTranquility Holistic Therapy Centre and Studio 178 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5BBThere will be an hour and a half for practises and then half an hour for a chat, mince pie and coffee.The aim for this session is to provide you with a peaceful space before the big day!Refresher sessions are £10 , payable on the night , bookable by email to:email@example.com
NEWCourse8 Week Mindful Eating Evening CourseStarting January 2014