"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life,
live in the moment, live in the breath."
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
The January 2020 courses in Reigate, Redhill and Betchworth will include a focus on mindful eating and developing a healthy and happy relationship with food!
MBSR courses, starting Jan 2020
Tuesdays, 9.30-11.45am, Redhill
Jan 7th - March 17th
(no class on Feb 18)
Thursdays, 7-9.15pm, Betchworth
Jan 9th - March 19th
(No class on Jan 23rd, Feb 6th)
Retreat Day for both courses
Sunday, March 8th, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday classes - St John's Community Centre, Redhill RH1 6QA.
Thursday classes and Retreat Day - The Hamilton Room, Church St, Betchworth RH3 7DN. (Between Reigate & Dorking).
Jan 7th - Reigate Park Church
Jan 9th - Recreation Pavilion, Brockham.
March 5th - Betchworth Village Hall
Cost £180 / £150 Concessions
(Just under £7 an hour)
Free Taster Sessions
The taster session will give you a flavour of mindfulness meditation and you can discover how it could profoundly affect your life. Activities covered include a body scan and Yoga-based mindful movement. You can find out more about the MBSR course which starts in January, 2020.
Tues, Nov 26th, 9.30-11am St John's Centre, Redhill
Tues, Jan 7th, 9.30-11am Reigate Park Church
Thurs, Nov 28th, 7-8.30pm
Thurs, Jan 9th, 7-8.30pm
Recreation Pavilion, Middle St, Brockham RH3 7JT
Please get in touch to reserve a space even though there is no charge.
What is involved in an MBSR course?
This course is based on the core Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practices as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It is taught in groups of up to 12 people in a friendly and supportive environment.
The course includes eight, weekly classes (2 and a quarter hours long), a 6-hour Retreat Day, course materials and supporting calls/emails between the sessions, should you wish to discuss elements of the course. The course is aimed at beginners, but MBSR graduates are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis.
Each week a new topic is introduced. We usually spend about half the session in various guided meditations and the remaining time engaging in discussions or learning other mindfulness techniques. These are all designed to enhance awareness and can be applied to everyday life.
Week 1 What is mindfulness?
There is more right with us than wrong
Week 2 Perception and creative responding
How we perceive the world and ourselves
Week 3 Mindful movement
There is both pleasure and power in being present
Week 4 How we react to stress
Wherever you go, there you are
Week 5 Working with stress
Mindful responding instead of reacting
Week 6 Stressful communications
Week 7 Lifestyle choices:
How can I best take care of myself?
Week 8 A mindful life
Keeping your mindfulness alive
One-to-one or small group sessions
For more personal sessions, the one-to-one or small group experiences may be for you. I am always keen to bring mindfulness meditation practices to more people, and am happy to tailor mindfulness training events for your needs. I am also experienced at working with children and young people on a one-to-one basis and would be happy to discuss how I might help your child. Prices start at £40 per hour and for every three sessions, there is a 10% discount. I can offer short sessions in and around Reigate, Redhill and Dorking, Surrey, or travel further afield for longer events.
For all my classes, for beginners as well as advanced practitioners, there are assisted places for those on low incomes. If you would like to know more or to talk about income-assisted places, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Brockham Recreation Pavilion
What are the benefits from participating in a course?
The simple meditations taught on the course have been shown to help people with a range of problems including:
- Stress, anxiety and fear
- Sleep disturbance and fatigue
- Chronic pain
People who have attended courses report a wide range of benefits including:
- Sense of feeling more in control
- Increased ability to cope with stressful situations
- Improved levels of concentration
- Enhanced relationships at work and at home
- Increased self-confidence and self-compassion
- More energy and enthusiasm for life
- Learning from others
"I am learning to manage difficult situations in a better way by meditative practice. Course literature is excellent." Christine
"I am learning to label my thoughts, to relax, to be objective. I feel the course is excellent and I really look forward to the sessions.”
Jane, Art teacher
Catherine, preparing for a lesson
Do get in touch if you have any questions or to register for a course.