To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, AWARE Board Member Helen McDonnell of Indigo Life Coaching is offering online Mindfulness sessions which are open to everyone!
The sessions are free with a suggested donation to AWARE to help support our work. You can make a donation via this page by clicking on the blue ‘Donate’ button.
The sessions will run over Zoom every day from Monday 10th May – Friday 14th May. There will be a session at 10am and one at 7pm.
- These Mindfulness sessions are suitable for beginners and offer an introduction to the practice of Mindfulness.
- There is a theme each day and people are encouraged to tune in to as many sessions as possible.
- It’s all about taking practical action to support good mental health!
- Mindfulness is all about practice and these sessions allow people to try this in a supported environment to kick start their practice.
How can mindfulness help me?
If we can learn a way to manage our thinking this in turn will allow us to manage how we feel and how we respond to any situation…sound good?
So how does it work?
Through short practices we learn how to bring attention to the present moment allowing us to:
~ Notice how thoughts come and go in our mind, recognising that they are transient.
~ Notice what our body is telling us as we hold a lot of our stress physically in our bodies
~ Create space between us and our thoughts so we can choose how to respond in any situation.
How can I benefit?
Create some space to pause and acknowledge how you’re feeling.
Become more objective and choose how to respond in situations.
Reduce stress by managing thoughts and emotions.
Unhook from unhelpful thoughts and emotions.
When is it happening?
Monday 10th May – Friday 14th May – Every Day for 5 Days
Morning sessions: 10am – 10.30am
Evening sessions: 7pm – 7.30pm