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Healing Meditation Class - Most Fridays 6:30pm

Join the many people that have healed and enhanced their healthcare by taking this class. This Health & Healing Meditation class is especially for people who need emotional or physical healing. This class meets every Friday year round.This slow guided meditation blended with guided imagery helps to heal PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, nightmares and physical health issues such as chronic pain and the acceleration of healing cancers and heart disease. Taught privately or individually. 

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)

is a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, which uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness,  to help people become more mindful. In recent years, meditation has been the subject of controlled clinical research. This suggests it may have beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation, and improvements to quality of life, but that it does not help prevent or cure disease. While MBSR has its roots in spiritual teachings, the program itself is secular“ .

Restorative Meditation:

is a therapeutic meditation where you lay down and use props to support the body, encouraging deep relaxation. Using passive movements while scanning our body we let our nervous systems shift and enjoy the benefit of true rest. You will concentrate on surrendering your weight to supports and softening into mild stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves. Music and aromatherapy enhance the experience, encouraging a total sense of letting go. The conscious relaxation techniques taught can be used at home.

Mindful Movement Class:

If you have lived with pain, illness or stress for some time, you will find the gentle free-flowing movements of the Mindful Movement meditation especially useful. Over the months and years, you may have become less mobile – or even scared of moving – for fear of hurting yourself further. While this is perfectly understandable, it tends to create problems of its own. The human body is designed to move, so remaining still for too long can lead to many secondary health problems. Lack of exercise causes lethargy, nausea, aches, pains and general ‘fugginess’. Even feelings of stress and depression can be brought on by remaining still for too long.

The ‘exercises’ in the Mindful Movement programme are different from ones you may have tried in the past. Firstly, they are not exercises in the traditional sense. The aim is not to stretch as far as possible or to maintain a position for as long as you can. They are not designed primarily to enhance fitness and flexibility, although they will have these benefits in the long run. Rather, they emphasise the quality of awareness you bring to them as you carry them out. We ask you to rest your consciousness deep inside your body, so that you bring a kindly awareness to your movements. In a sense, they simply extend the breath into a wider exercise. You can see them as breath in action. Or as a moving meditation.

Stress and Anxiety Reduction Program

Stress & anxiety can cause physical and psychological discomfort interfering with your daily life. Our 8 week program (One on one or group) teaches you techniques to combat stress & anxiety in a small group setting. People see results just after a few weeks. Our goal is to restore mind body balance.

Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way. When a person is mindful, they:

  • Focus on the present moment

  • Try not to think about anything that went on in the past or that might be coming up in future

  • Purposefully concentrate on what’s happening around them

  • Try not to be judgemental about anything they notice, or label things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’

 

We spend so much time thinking over stuff that has happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens. When you’re mindful, it:

  • Helps clear your head

  • Helps you be more aware of yourself, your body and the environment

  • Helps to slow down your thoughts

  • Slows down your nervous system

  • Helps you to concentrate

  • Helps you relax

  • Can help you cope with stress

  • National Institute of Health: “Studies have found that mindfulness courses, where participants are taught simple meditations across a series of weeks, can also help to reduce stress and improve mood.

  • Many studies have documented the benefits of mindfulness which includes help with anxiety, depression, help with “pain, difficulty sleeping, tiredness, feeling sick, high blood pressure”. Benefits  battling cancer side effects and improved cardiovascular health,

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  • Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had three or more bouts of depression in the past.”

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