Mindfulness Courses & Groups

Searching for more calm and inner strength?

Feeling pulled in many different directions, managing different roles and responsibilities, in addition to our often noisy minds, can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Or like we are on a never ending treadmill, which we can’t seem to get off.

By attending a mindfulness group or course, you will be able to take a well deserved break out of your busy week. Taking the time to pause, reflect and listen to what your mind and body need. Attending a mindfulness group, enables you to connect with other like-minded people, to explore and learn mindfulness together. 

Groups are particularly beneficial for helping people to not feel alone with their difficulties; by learning through shared experiences and providing a sense of community support. Sharing and discussing ideas within a group can help strengthen individuals’ understanding of mindfulness and deepen individual practice. Groups are also a great way for increasing motivation, social interaction and self-awareness.  

As world renowned mindfulness teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh explains “We need to stand with each other, support each other and practice with each other. We need to be there for each other, to help each other through the tough times, to keep each other on the right path”. 

Mid-week Mindfulness Group

The Mid-week Mindfulness Group is a perfect opportunity to give your mind a mid-week break. Allowing you to dedicate an hour of your week just for you. A time to put your mind first, enhancing your mental health and wellbeing.  

It is a friendly and informal group, with each weekly session providing an opportunity for further practice and learning. The group will focus on a specific theme each week. For example, ‘mindfulness and sleep; anxiety; anger; self-compassion’. There will be teachings, as well guided meditations.

This is entirely open-ended with an invitation for you to attend, as and when you wish, and with no requirement to attend each week. For this reason, there is no ‘first session’ and beginners are welcome at all sessions.

Mindfulness groups help promote wellbeing and resilience but it’s important to say that this is not ‘group therapy’. We do encourage some informal discussion but this is focussed around responses to the mindfulness practices, both in and out of the sessions.

Wednesday evenings 19:30 – 20:30   ★     £5 (+ booking fee)

Currently hosted online over Zoom

For Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/112477651684

Eight Week Mindfulness For Wellbeing Course

By attending an 8-week mindfulness course, you will learn how to take a step back and pause, leading to a greater sense of control and clarity. During the 8 weeks, you will learn to develop a deep sense of awareness, leading to feeling more connected and increasing intuition. 

The course is a fusion of the key elements from MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), designed to help with stress, anxiety and depression, enabling you to cope better with life’s ups and downs.

You will also learn how to be kinder to yourself, through the practice of non-judgement and mindful self-compassion. The practices that you learn through formal mindfulness meditations will slowly start to become embedded into your everyday life, increasing resilience and leading to a greater sense of calm and well-being.

Next Course starting Thursday 15th April 7:30 – 9:00pm     ★    £160 per person²

²Payment plan available in 4 instalments of £40 – please email kerry@mindsfirst.co.uk to arrange.

Currently hosted online over Zoom

Courses take place at Clawson Lodge, a beautiful Grade II listed building, conveniently situated on Mansfield Rd, just 1.5 miles north of Nottingham City Centre and in the popular and thriving neighbourhood of Sherwood/Carrington.

¹It is important to note that this course is not a form of group counselling or therapy. Whilst this course can be particularly helpful for people who have experienced depression in the past (including of a recurrent nature); it is not suitable for anyone who is currently suffering from severe clinical depression or other severe clinical mental health problems. Alternative therapy avenues would be more appropriate and helpful. 

Introduction to Mindfulness

If you’re new to mindfulness and intrigued to find out more, Minds First’s ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’, is the perfect opportunity to learn about the basics of mindfulness and it’s incredible benefits.

There are teachings, including the science and history of mindfulness. As well as two guided mindfulness meditations, helping you to experience first hand what mindfulness involves.

Workshop dates coming soon, keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram        £5 per person

Currently hosted online over Zoom

Mindfulness in Nature Workshops

Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the forest, as you sit back, relax and enjoy 2 hours of mindfulness in nature. The workshops include a variety of guided meditations, mindful creativity, a mindful forrest walk and mindful movement, as well as teachings about the benefits that nature can have on our mental health and wellbeing.

Next Workshop 18th July 2021

Keep an eye on the Minds First Instagram page (@minds.first)

 

*Due to current Government guidelines, all groups, workshops and courses are currently hosted via Zoom