Start Mindfulness

A live and interactive 4-week online introduction to mindfulness.

Learn skills to respond to stress and uncertainty in a group setting with an experienced mindfulness facilitator.

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Why Learn Mindfulness?

Deal with stress

Connecting with the present moment creates space and an antidote to worries and stress.

Soothe anxiety

Connecting with the body, allows us to embrace and calm anxious thoughts and feelings.

Build positive emotion

Connecting with gratitude, care and compassion allows us to experience more joy and happiness.

And a whole lot more, mindfulness has been shown to:

increase immune function

decrease pain

increase social connection and emotional intelligence

improve creative thinking

Why this course?

A live, community setting

There are plenty of mindfulness apps out there. We’re offering something different – a chance to connect each week with a group of people all going through the same journey. We all know exercise is easier and more fun in a group, the same is true with learning mindfulness.

Straight into mindfulness

This course doesn’t spend a load of time on concepts and ideas. It goes straight into mindfulness practices you can use right away to make a difference in your life.

Experienced facilitators

We walk the walk when it comes to mindfulness and we have a huge amount of teaching experience. We’ll be with you, live, each week to help you get started with mindfulness.

All the resources you need!

We’ve got you covered for everything you need to get going.

*Weekly Zoom calls with an experienced facilitator*

*20-30 mins of videos each week to watch in your own time*

*Guided audio practices*

*Extra resources if you want to delve deeper into any topics*

Pricing

We’ve priced this course as low as we can so more people can access mindfulness. We hope that, given the level of personal engagement from our facilitators, this represents excellent value for your money.

Subsidised Rate

For those with insufficient financial resources, please do choose our subsidised rate, funded via donations

£65

Standard Rate

The cost to us of processing your booking, paying facilitator hours and admin set up for the course

£85

Upcoming Courses

4th September – 1st October

Access to Resources: including video and audio content will be sent out Fridays starting 4th September

Registration Closes: 4th September or when fully booked (Limited Spaces Only)

Live Online Sessions: Thursdays at 7pm to 8:15pm (10th, 17th, 24th Sept), final session on Thursday 1st October 7 -8:45pm.

 

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2nd October – 29th October

Access to Resources: including video and audio content will be sent out Fridays starting 2nd October

Registration Closes: 2nd October or when fully booked (Limited Spaces Only)

Live Online Sessions: Thursdays at 5:30 to 6:45 pm (8th, 15th, 22nd October), final session on Thursday 29th October 5:30 – 7:15pm.

 

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Got questions?

How much time do I need each week?

Each week there will be 20-30 minutes of teaching videos for you to watch.

There will also be 20-40 minutes worth of audio practices to try at home at least once (though more often is great!).

The Zoom calls are 1 hour 15 minutes apart from the last week when it is 1 hour 45 minutes.

So you’ll need around 2 and a half hours each week and a little longer on the last week.

What technology will I need?

We will send you password-protected webpage with all the resources each week. As long as you have a device which lets you watch video and listen to audio, you’ll be able to access it.

For the calls, we’ll use Zoom. Although it’s accessible from a web browser, you would ideally download the app to your phone, tablet or computer. Find out more here.

What if I am in an extremely difficult situation?

There are many benefits from practising mindfulness, connecting more closely with our hearts potential and to engage in a deeper listening process.

It is also true that these practices often kick start a process of self-awareness, openness and receptivity of heart and mind, which can begin to reveal challenging mental and emotional realities that lie dormant within us. Things that we have buried or pushed down can come up to the surface can bring a non-anticipated level of intensity to our life.

If you find yourself in the midst of a very challenging or distressing situation this may not be the right time for you to start a process which can bring further intensify or challenge to your present situation.

The practice offered here can be complimentary but are not a substitute for appropriate support and guidance from a professional healthcare practitioner or a counsellor, therapist or psychotherapist, or even a holistic view of our wellbeing which includes our life circumstances, support network and our experience of trauma amongst other things.

What is the science behind mindfulness?

Check out our Science Page!

Do I need any experience?

No! This course is designed for complete beginners.

What if I already practice mindfulness?

This course might benefit you as a refresher or a way to reinvigorate your mindfulness practice.

You might also want to check out our Patreon membership which includes weekly teaching sessions.

Anything else?

Give us a shout through the form or drop us an email: hello@theheartmovement.org