Mindfulness Leighton Buzzard
Week One Mindful Resilience Course
Week One – Pressing Pause
Week One of the six-week mindful resilience course (which also stands alone as an Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop) focuses on using our senses of touch, sight, sound, and taste to be more aware of our present moment experiences.
The aim is to learn and practice the skills of mindfulness rather than sharing personal information or situations and events in your life that you might be struggling with. By the end of the first workshop, you will hopefully understand more about what mindfulness is and how you might be able to incorporate it into your daily life to help you be more resilient in the face of the ups and downs of life. Learning to pay attention to what is happening right now and interrupting any habits of being lost in thought.
Between the practical exercises, you will be invited to share what your experience of the exercise was like in pairs to compare how your experiences were similar and different. There is no right or wrong, it is simply noticing our experience whatever that may be. (Do not worry, this often includes experiences of sleepiness or not quite being sure what you are supposed to be doing as well as noticing your senses!).
Towards the end of the workshop, we consider the different ways that we can be more mindful of using our senses during things that we already do in our everyday lives. Keeping it as easy and effortless as possible with no meditation time required if that does not fit with your life. The idea is to be able to press pause on our routine, notice when we have slipped into autopilot and instead choose to notice moments of our day.
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