New Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course - Widnes

What does the MBSR Mindfulness course involve?

On the eight week mindfulness course you learn how to be mindfully present with thoughts, emotions and body sensations, supported by an attitude of kindness and compassion whilst being in the present moment. This can really help us be a healthy human being both mentally and physically.

The Course consists two hours once a week for eight weeks. Participants are invited to practice regularly during the week the mindfulness skills taught on the course. In this way, by the end of the course, you will hopefully have created a mindfulness meditation practice that will be largely self-sustaining to the extent you can maintain it.

Each class introduces mindfulness meditations and the attitudes that best support these practices – kindness and compassion. Typically each session will be a mix of practising mindfulness together, learning new mindfulness skills and reviewing the previous weeks daily mindfulness practice. The Course focuses entirely on supporting the development of mindfulness so that each of us who participate may leave with a set of mindfulness skills and attitudes that will be of profound use for the rest of our lives. The course is very relaxing and fun.

Some of the comments made from previous students on the mindfulness courses have said:

To whom it might concern. At first I didn’t think I would get much out of this. How wrong was I. Bob, led us through the course with care and consideration. The group all of different needs and illnesses, but Bob quickly set us to realise we were all looking for the same things. I came away from the course with a different but much better view at life, as I walk along I see things that have always been there, but I never needed them before. I now look at life and problems in a new, but better light. Thank you.

The MBSR course has made a huge difference to my quality of life. I do not need sleeping meditation when I am mindful. Living in the moment reduces my stress levels. My husband is severely physically impaired and has many medical co-morbidities. When I sleep better or am less anxious I am a better carer. I can lift his spirts instead of him pulling me down. My life is not at a fast pace. I am learning to stop and meditate, It recharges me. I feel much happier, I laugh more. I am more positive. I would recommend this course with confidence . I will miss it

I was very optimistic about where the course would be for me. It has been excellent and ticked all the boxes, But has been wonderful. I am feeling more relaxed sleeping better and thinking more clearly about my health and wellbeing. I do worry quite a lot but now look around at nature more doing my breathing exercises.

The Mindfulness course and the relaxation activities very helpful especially in improving my sleep patterns. I can now use the various techniques to ‘live in the moment’ and not be concerned too much with the past and the future. It has given me a feeling of wellbeing . It is a course I would recommend for everyone.

I have found the course extremely enjoyable and useful. I have been able to understand the basics of mindfulness and Tai Chi, and to implement and practice during the week. It was very relaxed and easy format, and a very welcoming and positive group. I have been able to connect even more than I usually do, with nature which I have loved. Bob has been a wonderful and patient teacher, I can highly recommend him and the course. Using the exercises he has taught has helped, and I am building up mindfulness practice and incorporating it in my life when I can. I look forward to building on the practice going forward to help with chronic pain management, becoming more focused i.e. helping to feel calmer.

Enjoyed the group meetings. I have been practising mindfulness i.e. (being in the moment) and found it useful in dealing with everyday situations in my life. Breathing techniques and relaxation are always helpful

Rally enjoyed the course and have benefited hugely. I’m more confident, relaxed and mindful of people and surroundings. Have learnt techniques to help in stressful situations and become more positive as a result. Would certainly recommend the course to anyone considering joining.

I’ve enjoyed my time on the course. Bob has been patient, understanding and caring with us. The group I have encountered within the course have been lovely, friendly and warming. I shall do my best to continue with being mindful continuously. p.s. Thank you for the politeness from everyone and the confidence.

An excellent course and well presented by Bob. This has been a great help to my general wellbeing and self-confidence.

I have enjoyed the course very much. I have learnt a lot about breathing and relaxing

This has been of great benefit to me. Before I started I was eating, drinking and lazing around Very lethargic. I have decluttered house, started a diet. Have a purpose , but most of all I sleep better. Thank you.

Have enjoyed my weekly sessions. I feel they have been very useful and have used the mindfulness to my best ability.

Bob Thank you very much for the course. Or I state I was not sleeping properly and worrying about silly things. You have helped me to relax and think more about life and see things more clearly. Thank you very much.

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