This relaxed, uplifting “Be Calm, Be Happy” group mindfulness course is the first curriculum in the UK to be approved by the monastics at Plum Village, who study in the mindfulness tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is suitable for those of all faiths or none, and the six sessions will run in a beautiful converted barn on the Alderley Edge/Wilmslow border from 7.15 – 9.15pm on Mondays. The dates are: March 11th, 18th & 25th plus April 1st, 8th & 15th 2019.
You will learn mindful meditations including walking, sitting, eating, movement and relaxation. Each week covers different subjects such as stopping & calming, turning to the positive, loving communication, nourishing happiness, interdependence & community, and pathways to a happier life.
WHAT DOES THIS MINDFULNESS COURSE INCLUDE?
“Be Calm, Be Happy” provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness, meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over the six sessions. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by an experienced facilitator in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Reported benefits of attending this course include:
– Increased enjoyment of life
– Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
– Increased control of emotions such as anger and anxiety
– Improved sleep quality
– Fewer feelings of anxiety and depression
WHO COULD ATTEND?
“Be Calm, Be Happy” courses are suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice. It is suitable for those of all faiths and none. Our course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all are keen to learn new ways to look after their own well-being and to develop positive responses to the challenging situations that life inevitably brings to each of us.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I IDEALLY NEED TO COMMIT?
For this course to be effective, we recommended that you commit to attending all 6 sessions, and also to 20 minutes daily practice for 5 days each week. Creating a stable and strong practice of mindfulness is a habit that needs regular, ideally daily, practice. If you know ahead of time that you can not make a session then please discuss this with us so that you can understand the content of the missed material. We will do all that we can to support you to get the most from this wonderful course!
WHAT IS THE COURSE SCHEDULE & COST?
This course will be taught in 6 sessions: on Mondays March 11th, 18th and 25th plus April 1st, 8th and 15th 2019 from 7.15pm – 9.15pm. This includes a 15 minutes tea break half way through, for which we will provide drinks and light refreshments. There are a number of different pricing options starting from just £30 for the whole course: you can see all of them when you click on the “Tickets” button at the top of the booking page on Eventbrite.
HOW DO I BOOK THIS COURSE?
WHERE IS THE MINDFULNESS COURSE HELD IN CHESHIRE?
The venue is approximately 5 minutes drive from the centre of Wilmslow, 15 minutes from Cheadle Hulme and 20 minutes from Bramhall. There is free parking on site. The course will take place on the ground floor, but unfortunately the toilet is not wheelchair accessible.
WHO IS THE MINDFULNESS COURSE LEADER?
The course leader is Katie Sheen of Soul Nutrition:
Katie Sheen FDSc, PGCE, MA
I have been practising mindfulness for over 16 years. Originally teaching nutrition, my cancer experience in 2015 highlighted even more clearly than before my appreciation of the practicality and joyful simplicity of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. I offer free online tools to support a mindful, happy life at my ‘Soul Nutrition’ website (www.soulnutrition.org), which I developed for my MA in Education. I also offer you a free app called ‘Appreciating Windowsills’ that provides a first step into mindfulness through the practice of gratitude and appreciation. I received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings in 2016 and was given the Dharma name ‘Dharma Light of The Heart’.
You can read more about Katie by clicking here.
For more information about Thich Nhat Hanh and The Community of Interbeing, please see www.plumvillage.uk
HOW DO I BOOK THIS MINDFULNESS COURSE IN CHESHIRE?
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