Mindfulness to help maintain mental health after recovery.
Using mindfulness to help prevent recurrence of depression and help with anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. By being fully present in this way - not forcing things or hiding from them, but actually being with them, we create space to respond in new ways to situations and make wise choices. We may not always have full control over our lives, but with mindfulness we can work with our minds and bodies, learning how to live with more appreciation and less anxiety.
We currently have two drop-in sessions of mindfulness: This is an informal drop in held on Mondays at 2pm - 4pm &
Saturday 1pm - 3pm(Not currently running on weekends due to tutor availability), and this is for beginners or people who just want to meditate and discuss how mindfulness is working for them.
The 10 week Formal session (Currently Finished but will be starting again soon) - is a formal mindfulness course based around practical mindfulness workbooks, so if you're a beginner or just want to meditate and discuss mindfulness go to the Monday / Saturday sessions. If you wish to expand your mindfulness knowledge further you can attend the Formal session, but you must start from the beginning.
Our tutor, Heather, has practised mindfulness most of her life and taught it as a CPN in Gateshead, she has a passion for mindfulness that enthuses you! A great tutor and a very caring person.