Stressful events happen and we often cannot do much to change them. Mindfulness allows us to be able to better live with the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds throw up as a result of these stressful experiences.
We know that staff in the third sector are under more pressure than ever before, with shrinking budgets, but an increased need for the work that we do. You don’t need us to tell you what impact this can have on staff’s health and wellbeing. Manchester Mind are now offering all third sector staff an opportunity to access an 8 week Mindfulness for Stress course places for the concessionary rate of £100 per person.
Mindfulness does not get rid of all our problems – but it does help to change our relationship with them. Mindfulness, therefore, is a training for the brain to live more in the present moment, freeing you of constantly living in the past, or worrying about the future, both of which can be causes of stress.
Being mindful is simply being aware of your thoughts and actions in the present moment, without judgement.
What the course includes:
Over the eight week course, individuals will learn ways to apply mindfulness to all aspects of their lives. Participants will learn a variety of techniques which will help train their brains to be more present, and hopefully, reduce some of the suffering associated with stress – whatever its source.
As part of the learning on this course, individuals will be required to establish their own mindfulness practice outside of the course sessions.
• Dedicated course meditations available online or on CD/USB stick, plus a course handbook
• Facebook support group
• Get a greater understanding of principles behind mindfulness
• Tried and tested techniques which have helped thousands of individuals worldwide
• No previous experience necessary – this is something anyone can learn
• Supportive environment
• Delivered by Manchester Mind’s fully accredited mindfulness trainer
Why sign up? Mindfulness isn’t just about helping us through life’s troughs and challenges. It’s also a really great tool to help us get the most out of the good times too. A regular mindfulness practice can help improve focus, increase our sense of wellbeing, and help us feel more connected to our friends and family.
After attending the Mindfulness courses, people report a reduction in stress levels, better sleeping patterns, reduced anxiety, as well as improved mood and overall wellbeing.
Who should attend? This course is open to all.
What previous attendees have said:
“If you think you are too busy to come on this course, then this course is exactly the one you should come on!”
“A joy to find time for this course which has so positively impacted my life”
“This course has been incredibly useful for managing anxiety and stress”