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Mindfulness Course for Beginners

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Mindfulness Course (Mindfulness-Based Living Course)

My intention of this 8-week Mindfulness Course is to help you implement Mindfulness easily into your daily life to help you cope with this busy world we now live in. You will start feeling calmer and more at peace when you start implementing Mindfulness techniques into your life. You will notice the benefits of pausing even for 3 minutes to do a Breathing Space Meditation rather than let your stress or anxiety escalate. This is a beginner’s class so no requirement for you to have any previous Mindfulness Meditation experience. My Mindfulness classes are a safe and nurturing space for you to explore the benefits of Mindfulness.

“The Mindfulness course has been an inspirational 8-week journey – a journey I look forward to continuing for the rest of my life.  Thanks to Geraldine’s ability to create a welcoming, safe and engaging place to learn, she guided us through the natural development of our mindfulness – supporting, assisting and providing super resources to help us.  I quickly noticed a change in the way I thought and felt in situations, that I appreciated life around me more and realised that the small changes can make a big difference. 
Thank you.”  Ms E.M. Edinburgh.

By being Mindful in your daily life, you will become more aware when you notice yourself beginning to fret/become anxious about something that could happen in the future or that you have got lost in thought about something that has already happened. When we ruminate about the past, we can become depressed and when we worry about the future we can become anxious.

By being Mindful during the day, it allows you to enjoy and appreciate the present moment rather than being stuck in the past or in the future. At night time, you can use Mindfulness techniques to help you drift off to sleep. It is also beneficial if you awake in the night and struggle to get back to sleep due to your mind getting lost into worrying about the day ahead or dwelling on something that has already happened. By having a restful night’s sleep, you are feeling more energised the next day and can deal better with the busyness of your life.

What are the benefits of doing Mindfulness Meditation in a group?

By allocating time for yourself, time for self-care and rest for 2 hours on a Tuesday evening, you are allowing your body and mind to rest and restore itself. By attending a class versus meditating with an App, you will won’t have the distraction of phones/social media or interruptions from family members. It gives you a peaceful space to learn Mindfulness Meditations and also feel the benefits of the different Meditations that we explore each week.

By being part of a group, you can share your experiences of doing the Mindfulness Meditation practices at home during the week. You can also share and hear how bringing Mindfulness into your daily life is beneficial e.g. being more aware of the seasons, the taste of your food, driving to/from work. By being part of a group, we can nurture and learn from each other.

What is the cost of the Mindfulness course?

The cost for the 8-week Mindfulness Meditation class commencing on the 17th of September is £160. The cost includes audio Mindfulness Meditations and a manual.  You also have my support via e:mail/phone calls throughout the 8-week course. The Mindfulness course will run from Tuesday 17th Sept to Tuesday 12th Nov(7pm-9pm). There will be no class on Tuesday 15th October as it is Mid-term week. If you need to miss a week, I can e:mail you the audio and notes for that week in advance. You will still have access to the Mindfulness Meditations after the course so can re-visit the Meditations when you wish to in the future.

Where is the Mindfulness Course being held?mindfulness meditation musselburgh

The Mindfulness Course is being held at the Wishing Tree, 85 High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian. The Meditation class takes place upstairs in a peaceful, comfortable room. The Soft Play area is closed on a Tuesday evening (7pm – 9pm) so the room will be quiet and no interruptions to practice Mindfulness Meditations. There is ample free street parking in the evenings. The maximum in the class is 8.

What is the cost of the Mindfulness course?

The cost for the 8-week Mindfulness Meditation class commencing on the 17th of September is £160. The cost includes audio Mindfulness Meditations and a manual.  You also have my support via e:mail/phone calls throughout the 8-week course. The Mindfulness course will run from Tuesday 17th Sept to Tuesday 12th Nov(7pm-9pm). There will be no class on Tuesday 15th October as it is Mid-term week. If you need to miss a week, I can e:mail you the audio and notes for that week in advance. You will still have access to the Mindfulness Meditations after the course so can re-visit the Meditations when you wish to in the future.

Google review  

I attended the 8 week mindfulness course (twice). Due to personal circumstances I missed 3 of the first classes but as the remaining 5 had been so useful, I decided to attend a second course to get the full benefit Geraldine’s compassionate and gentle guidance makes the process incredibly easy to follow and the recordings of each meditation sent out after each class allow the student to practice the teachings. Geraldine also offers wellness days, where the mindful practice can be explored in more depth. I have found these relaxing, informative and very useful This course has enabled me to navigate my way through some difficult times recently and I find I use the practice every day in one way or another. If you are thinking of doing this class – stop thinking – just do it. You will never look back. F.Mackay. East Lothian

To book your space, you can click on this link for       Mindfulness Meditation class – East Lothian

How has Mindfulness been beneficial to me?

I attended a talk focusing on Health at Queen Margaret University. One of the talks was about Mindfulness and it resonated with me as I was in a period of grief. I was waking early in the morning and going back over the last few weeks of my mum being ill and dying. I realised that I was causing myself more suffering by ruminating on what happened rather than just be with the grief.

This started my journey into Mindfulness and could see how this was of great benefit to me. I  wanted to share the benefits and inspire others so trained as a Mindfulness Teacher with the Mindfulness Association. My life has transformed using Mindfulness. I am no longer anxious about what could happen in the future but instead let life events unfold rather than trying to predict the outcome. This also results in me having more energy as I am not wasting energy worrying and fretting. I would love to share the benefits of Mindfulness in Daily Life with you and for you then to see positive changes in your life.

 

For more information on each week, read my blogs under the News section from the 1st May – 19th June. You will read feedback from group participants and samples of the Mindfulness Meditation.

 Mindfulness blogs on 8-week class

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I am listed on the Mindfulness Association website as an Approved Teacher – Mindfulness Association Approved Teacher