CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice
August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This course will run as a single session held on Saturday 24th August between 10am and 4pm.
If you wish to book this course please complete this form. Please note you will not receive a confirmation, please just come along on the day. If you would like to book a one to one session, please contact your GP surgery to book in with the LIFT Psychology Practitioner.
CALM stands for Cultivating Awareness and Living Mindfully. This free course introduces you to a range of techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind and living more fully in the present moment. We can often live our lives on “auto-pilot” and react habitually to situations in unhelpful ways. Mindfulness allows us to be more flexible in our response to the stresses of life, to be less driven and distressed by our thoughts and emotions, and to appreciate each moment of life more fully.
Topics covered include:
- The skills of mindfulness, concentration and relaxation
- Techniques for applying mindfulness to the breath, the body, thoughts, feelings and everyday life
- Practical tips for practicing mindfulness
- Dealing with difficulties that arise in practicing
This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part. Some of the practices are traditionally done lying down (though you can do them in a chair if you prefer) so it is a good idea to bring something comfortable to lie on. You are also advised to bring two or three cushions, and wear loose clothing.
Please note that while we provide teas and coffees, we recommend bringing your own lunch.
On Saturdays the GP surgery is closed so there will be a course facilitator downstairs between 9.45am and 10am.
If there is no one downstairs to let you in, please ring the buzzer (to the right of the door) or call 07467 440999 and someone will come down and let you in.
Please note that this course is only available for people who are registered with a GP in the Swindon area. If you have any queries about this, please contact the LIFT Psychology Swindon main office on 01793 836836.