MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS COURSES WILTSHIRE
Stressful things happen and often we can’t do very much about them. However, we often cause ourselves extra, unnecessary stress by reacting to those experiences, with various unhelpful thoughts, feelings and judgments. These kinds of reactions tend to escalate – one thought leading to others, leading to more feelings, leading to more judgments, leading to more thoughts …etc. Before you know it you’re drowning in a sea of despair!
Mindfulness helps us to deal with stressful situations by continually coming back to our direct experience in the present moment. You might still be under pressure to get that job done, or you may still be stuck in that traffic jam, or the weather may be awful (again!), but that’s all. You don’t have to cope with all the extra unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds tend to throw up. Learning how to live in the moment, observing your thoughts and feelings rather than getting caught up in them can help to relieve stress.
Mindfulness also helps by allowing us to tap into our own inner resources. This happens naturally through meditation and mindful movement, where we develop a still serenity, from where our problems are much easier to deal with. Mindfulness practice doesn’t get rid of problems – while we’re alive we’ll always have problems – it helps us to change our relationship with them, responding to them rather than reacting..
Watch Professor Mark Williams from the University of Oxford talk about mindfulness and stress reduction: mindfulness and stress reduction.
Watch Rebecca Crane who works in the Bangor Centre for Mindfulness talk about stress and how mindfulness can help us to manage stress better; mindfulness and stress.
The "Mindfulness for Stress" course can help you to:
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THE BREATHWORKS APPROACH
Breathworks mindfulness courses are inspired by, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a programme developed by Jon Kabat Zinn at The Massachusetts Medical School, US in mindfulness for people with chronic health conditions, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) developed by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal who adapted the MBSR course for people who had suffered from depression as a way to prevent relapse. The Breathworks courses incorporate both MBSR and MBCT aspects with the added benefit which is at the heart of the Breathworks approach of the inclusion of the kindly awareness practice.
Vidyamala Burch, the co founder of Breathworks developed her own adaptation of MBSR, based on her experience of chronic pain, which she calls the Breathworks Living Well with Pain and Illness course. (For information on this, go to (article).
The Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress course was developed by Gary Hennessey specifically for people who find the demands of contemporary life stressful. It is standard to Breathworks courses and introduces you to one of the foundation practices central to self-compassion work.
If you cannot attend a course or prefer individual sessions please visit ‘Mindfulness one-to-one sessions’.
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