Mindfulness Course starts Monday 14th March 2016

Mindfulness Course 

delivered by Paul Birch, Psychotherapist Dip NLPt, UK Council for Psychotherapy Registered, HPD, MNCH (Reg) 

  • 6 sessions of up to 1.5 hrs per session. 
  • From 19.30 pm, on the following dates:

Monday 14th March, Monday 21st March, Monday 4th April,                                   Monday 11th April, Monday 18th April,Monday 25th April

n.b. No session on Easter Monday

  • This will be a closed group, limited to 10 participants
  • Fee for all sessions £72
  • Venue : Butterfly Wellbeing, The Annex, 5 Burton Crescent, Headingley, LS6 4DN

What is ‘mindfulness’?

It is not about relaxation, although you may find yourself feeling more relaxed as a result of being ‘mindful’. It is about ‘being aware’…of being in the present, in the here and now. Our ‘here and now’, our minds, can be occupied about negative things that have happened in the past and things that might happen in the future – things that will not happen in exactly the same way, and things that are probably not going to happen in the future. But in order to make sense of this ‘stuff’ we experience the negative feelings associated with them in the ‘here and now’.

But none of it is real. Yet, we can experience anxious and depressive negative thoughts and feelings as if it is and often end up having uncomfortable physical feelings in reaction to them ( of course, we can experience really good stuff as well in the same way. we can choose to enjoy those thoughts and feelings ). If you want to learn how to stop paying attention to your ‘critical voice’, be more in tune with the present then mindfulness practice can help.  Thoughts and feelings are always turning up unasked for…it is what we choose to do (or not do ) about them that is important. If we can become ‘mindful’ rather than ‘mind full’ then we can begin to choose how we want to feel and behave.

This programme of 6 sessions will explain more about Mindfulness and share mindful practices that you can experience and subsequently choose to use beneficially in your personal  and, if relevant, professional lives. While there is a theme running through the 6 sessions, each individual session provides insight in itself. Mindfulness practice is used in the NHS and other clinical settings to improve wellbeing, especially in respect of anxiety, depression and pain management.  Paul is a qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in local private practice. He also works part time in a private acute mental health unit with in-patient groups and is an authorised therapist with the charity Anxiety UK.

For more information about Paul please refer to www.paulbirchtherapyandcoaching.co.uk

For more info contact Paul on 07802 622691, pbirch@paulbirchtherapyandcoaching.co.uk

How do I book a place? To reserve your place please book directly with Paul Birch. pbirch@paulbirchtherapyandcoaching.co.uk  07802 622691

Payment £72 is due before the course commences in the form of cash, cheque or bank transfer.  Payments should be made directly to Paul Birch. Cheques to P Birch, 1 Tarn Court, Ilkley, LS29 8UE

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