Like many of us when 'lockdown' began, aside from my daily exercise, I found myself at home, isolated from loved ones, friends, colleagues and uncertain about the future.
As 'lockdown' eases I find myself facing new challenges as I make my own risk assessments about re-engaging with the world. At times, I've found myself experiencing difficult emotions; from sadness to fear, anger to boredom. Being mindful of my thoughts, feelings and emotions has been a huge help in managing these challenging experiences.
Group or one to one sessions are all delivered online via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime.
Perhaps you're experiencing something similar or maybe you're carrying out essential work, attempting to be socially distant while doing your job. Maybe you're having to manage how overwhelming this can feel.
Whatever your situation, Release Mindfulness Training offers accredited, structured, eight week Mindfulness-based courses and bespoke training which include straight forward, practical tips and strategies that will hopefully reduce and lessen the effects of any stress and anxiety you may be experiencing; while helping you to connect with others and reminding yourself of all the pleasant experiences that are still available to us during these challenging times.
This website offers information on:
Breathworks - Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress eight week programm
Mindfulness in the Workplace - "Peace in a Frantic World" eight week programmes
.b - Mindfulness in Schools Project courses and Mindfulness for Young People
Meditation and Mindful Movement classes
and other Mindfulness training offered in the Hampshire, Dorset, East Sussex, West Sussex and West Midlands area.
What is mindfulness?
"Mindfulness is cultivating the quality of being awake, present and accepting of this moment's exprience - which has a transforming potential on how we are with ourselves, how we are with others and how we are with stressful, difficult and challenging situations" - Mindfulness Department, University of Wales, Bangor
"Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression." -Mental Health Foundation". Studies have found that mindfulness programmes, where participants are taught mindfulness practices across a series of weeks, can bring about reductions in stress and improvements in mood." - NHS Choices
“I have spoken with my colleagues following the completion of the mindfulness course and the general consensus was that we all thoroughly enjoyed it and would strongly recommend the course to anyone either on an individual or company basis"
Jo - Participant on Mindfulness in The Workplace Course