Bringing Mindfulness to Anxiety

Mindfulness can offer healing to anxiety

This two week audio and video course is designed for those who struggle with anxiety. Delivered by a facilitator who herself experienced debilitating anxiety for many years, she describes how a return to gentle body-based awareness can help to restore an overwhelmed nervous system.

A short introduction to the course

For those of us who experience anxiety, the thought of attending an in-person course – even a course on something like mindfulness – can itself feel overwhelming.

This two week audio and video course is designed for those who struggle with anxiety. Delivered by a facilitator who herself experienced debilitating anxiety for many years, she describes how a return to gentle body-based awareness can help to restore an overwhelmed nervous system.

Beginning with a focus on how to bring our attention back to the body – even when the body has been a place of conflict and distress – the course explores how to gently cultivate moments of ease and re-teach the body restfulness. From here, we explore the domain of feelings: how to acknowledge emotions and how to ‘be with’ difficult emotions as they arise in our experience. We consider our relationship with ‘thinking’ and how to acknowledge stressful thoughts without empowering them with attention, and we individually reflect on what elements of lifestyle might best support us to live a life that feels more relaxed, more happy and more free.

For those who would like to join, two live in-person zoom workshops with the facilitator is offered, so that you have the opportunity to ask questions and explore practices within a small supportive community of others taking the course.

The course includes 8 x 10-minute audios (also available as video) for you to listen to in your own timing, plus a live facilitated workshop space.  The cost is £40.

You will also have access to a dedicated group on The Heart Movement App in which you can chat with other participants, ask questions, and share inspiration and resources.


Course Curriculum

  1. A Body-Based Mindfulness Approach
  2. Finding a Place of Ease in the Body
  3. Finding Balance in the Body
  4. Noticing Feeling
  5. Allowing Feeling
  6. Relating to Thinking
  7. Taking Care of Feeling
  8. A Diet for the Anxious Soul


Facilitator

Lyndsay Lunan, Training Director

Lyndsay has taught both at Glasgow University and in Further Education, where she created acclaimed mindfulness programmes for staff and students. She was later Director of Programme Development and lead trainer for Youth Mindfulness. Lyndsay believes that the world we create begins with a state of mind.