Mindfulness Leighton Buzzard

Week Five Mindful Resilience Course

Week Five – Soothing

Week five considers ways that we might want to activate our soothing system during difficult experiences.  Exploring which mindfulness practices you personally find soothing or calming and ways that you might be able to offer yourself kindness when needed.

Exercises use a variety of props to experience which hold your attention in the present moment for the longest.

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Week Four Mindful Resilience Course

Week Four – Stepping Back

Week four explores how our mind knows what is real and what is imaginary.  While we know how how powerful our thoughts can be (see week three) know that thoughts are not facts can help us to step back and gain mental distance.

We try different exercises in narrowing and broadening our attention to see how it can change our perception and our experience in the present moment. 

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Week Three Mindful Resilience Course

Week Three – Noticing How it is

Week three explores how it is to allow difficult/ annoying / negative thoughts to be around without getting caught up and carried away by them.

We experiment with different exercises to help be aware to how powerful our thoughts can be and the physical affect that they can have on the body.  As with previous weeks we share our experiences of the exercises to compare how they are similar and different to each other.

We then practice a new technique to help us practice getting some mental distance from our thoughts to begin to lessen the impact they have on us.

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Week Two Mindful Resilience Course

Week Two – Focus and Attention

The theme for week two is what draws our attention away and what helps us to focus our attention where we would like it to be.

We experiment with different types of anchors, trying to find a strong or favourite sense or physical sensation that holds our attention or is easy to return to when our attention wanders.  As with the previous week we will share our experiences of the exercises to contrast and compare different experiences (remembering there is no right or wrong).

We look at the theory of the attention cycle and how it is completely normal and inevitable that our minds, thoughts, attention and focus will wander.

We learn to incorporate mind wandering into our mindfulness practice by noticing what caught out attention, labelling the distraction, making it easier to interrupt our wandering mind and returning attention back to where we would prefer it to be.

For more information on, course dates and prices visit the main page of the Mindfulness Leighton Buzzard website.

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