Introduction to Mindfulness Practice

from Fri 12th May to Wed 31st May

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you. Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.

Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognizing more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. Most people report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:

  • Greater self-confidence and more acceptance of life as it is.
  • An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm.
  • More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life

What does the course involve?

You will be taught in a group of about 20 by an experienced teacher. The course consists of 4 sessions of 1.5 hrs.

The content of the sessions include:

  • Definition of the concept of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the breath and body
  • Unhelpful patterns of thought
  • Responding versus Reacting
  • The neurophysiology of stress
  • Using mindfulness to cope with stress

Dates are:

May 12, 17, 24, 31. The times for the 4 week course are from 13:00 - 14:30 - please - arrive by 12:50 to commence at 13:00.

Facilitator:

Alexandra Carvalheira

Clinical Psychologist. Researcher at William James Center for Research. Assistant Professor at ISPA-University Institute of Psychological Sciences. Certificated by Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, North Wales, UK.

https://sites.google.com/site/anaalexandracarvalheira/

To register:

Please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Mobile: 919 253 757

Total fee: 120€

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