Why take a Mindfulness Course?

Why take a Mindfulness Course?

Previous participants have described taking a Mindfulness course as truly life changing and often find the course has subtle but fundamental on-going effects on their lives, often in unexpected ways. There is now a growing body of research highlighting the positive effects of taking a Mindfulness course and developing a regular mindfulness practice.

Research indicates that taking a Mindfulness Course offers numerous physical and psychological benefits including improvements in:

stress, anxiety & worry
low mood, feelings of hopelessness or depression (particularly recurrent depression)
attention & concentration
creativity & vitality
self-esteem & relationships
regulation of blood pressure
difficulties relaxing or sleeping
immune function & pain management
general enjoyment of life

For more information on the evidence base for Mindfulness you may like to visit: http://bemindful.co.uk/evidence-research/

Some comments from previous participants:

“I would never have managed to get started on Mindfulness without the course, and even more importantly, I now feel I will be able to continue practicing and weaving it into my life.”

“The course was fantastic and I have learnt so much about my thought patterns and the way I am.  Ruth is a fantastic teacher – calm and positive.”

“My self awareness and ability to deal with everyday life without feeling overwhelmed and anxious has improved enormously.  Very illuminating course.”

“It’s changed my life.  I’ve found working in a group very helpful as the other members have been open and honest.  I’ve realised my anxieties are normal.”

“The time out space has been invaluable and the practices learnt have been really helpful.”

“The course has helped me to understand myself better and to forgive and value myself more.”

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