Mindfulness Course. Starting Sunday 8th April 2018
Mindfulness Courses in Stirling.
Next course starts Sunday 8th April 2018.
The courses will run for 6 weeks, with a weekly class of 1.5 hours approximately . This Sunday course will start at 11am, and will be delivered at One Allan Park Wellbeing Clinic, Stirling. FK8 2QG
What’s the course about ? On the course you will learn how to:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Have better sleep
- Feel more in control
- Feel calm and composed
- Enjoy your life more
- Improve your relationships
- Experience less depression
What is Mindfulness ?
Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice and a way of being. It is growing in popularity as a practice in daily life, and in its application in clinical psychology and medicine. In 1979 Jon Kabat-Zinn was the first to bring mindfulness into the arena of medicine and consequently into the awareness of the public. He created the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme to help people who suffer from chronic disease to manage their stress and pain levels and thus increase the quality of their lives. He developed MBSR by adapting buddhist meditation practices. His approach was so successful that it sparked the application of mindfulness ideas and practices for the treatment of a variety of conditions, such as addictions, eating disorders, self harming, depression and anxiety as well as stress-induced illnesses like migraines, chronic pain and insomnia.
Mindfulness in a nutshell:
If you have a tendency to forget where you put things, or burn your toast, or have to go back to your door to see if you locked it, YOU ARE NOT MINDFUL!
There are two aspects to mindfulness.
1) The first aspect is that of focusing awareness to what IS in the HERE and NOW. This can range from observing the environment we are in, to our body and its sensations, our thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
2) The second aspect is that of adopting a particular attitude toward our experiences in the present moment. This attitude is characterised by curiosity, openness, acceptance and kindness. It is the attitude of a loving observer who appreciates what is without the need to change anything.
Mindfulness is very simple – BUT it is not so easy to practice! That is why we offer courses on Mindfulness as well as Practice Groups.
Feed-back on our previous Mindfulness Courses:
This is what people say, who have done a mindfulness course with Britta:
If you are stressed, run down or feeling overwhelmed with life, this course is perfect for bringing the balance back to your life. (DM Logie, February 2017)
A great course to help you slow down, become more aware and ironically then achieve more. Good for managing stress. (K. Gardiner, February 2017)
Amazing course with amazing teacher. Made me aware about the world and myself; and made me to want to explore more. Audio files were really helpful and the way how they are done are really helpful. (Natalia P., February 2017)
This course is quite life changing. I am aware that I am at the beginning of a journey, but I am willing to embrace that and keep going. (K. Whyte, February 2017)
This was a fantastic course. I signed up for it due to issues with stress & anxiety levels. This course allowed me to recognise how my behaviour & thinking patterns were compounding the problem & gave me tools not only to deal with anxiety in the moment but also to reduce the problem going forward. In essence I can now be proactive rather than reactive. (J. Brown, February 2017)
I found the course to be very helpful, especially if yo practice the audio guides as they really change your way of thinking. (Una McCrae, February 2017)
This course is helpful at all stages of life. Enriches every day life. (Pam, February 2017)
Britta is a superb teacher, she delivered her mindfulness course in such an interesting and stimulating way; a wonderful introduction to how to begin to approach life in a mindful way. (anon., November 2016)
Very worthwhile and beneficial. Wish it was more than six weeks! (J. McCleary, November 2016)
Britta is an excellent facilitator – patient, kind – exudes calmness. (Jan, November 2016)
A wonderful course which was person-centred whilst delivering theory – just enough – and guides for practice. A calm space. (Alison, Stirling 2016)
Very helpful to consolidate being more mindful day to day. I wasn’t sure if I needed a formal course, but I would highly recommend it. (anon., November 2016)
Great tools to use in everyday life. (anon., November 2016)
I would recommend to anyone. I feel much more in tune with myself and my priorities in life. (anon., November 2016)
Excellent introduction on the subject of mindfulness. (Rodger Lyall, September 2016)
The course is a must have, if you want to practice mindfulness. It will teach you the tools you need to succeed! (Lisa Heming, June 16)
A very well facilitated course, very helpful and supportive introduction to mindfulness and meditation. (A.H., Crieff, June 16)
This has been a terrific , practical and informative course where the 6 weeks have flown by. It has improved my wellbeing already and I must keep the good work going now that the course is over! I would recommend this course to people. (A.S.. Falkirk, June 16)
The course was very informative, Britta is the perfect guide for the start of this journey of mindfulness. (T. Smith, June 16)
Britta’s mindfulness course provides a gentle and informative introduction to mindfulness. Britta enhances the learning with useful resources and creates a safe environment for personal developement. (P. Smy, June 16)
This course provided the best possible introductory environment to encourage me to choose to be more mindful and embark on a journey of experiencing and appreciating life in the present. (anon. April 16)
Very informative, practical course. Have certainly learned some valuable skills to take with me into life (anon. April 16)
A gentle paced insight into the philosophy and techniques of mindfulness and the positive impact it can make on my daily being. (D. Bell, April 16)
Thank you Britta for a really interesting course. It was useful on so many levels and I can see myself incorporating many of these techniques into my life. (anon., Jan 16)
The course has been informative, with practical skills to develop a mindfulness approach to life. (anon, Jan 16)
Mindfulness with Britta taught me how to relax and even had me sleep soundly for the first time in months when I was struggling with anxiety. I’m looking forwards to putting what I’ve learnt into practice for life and strengthening my awareness as I go. (Emma, Stirling, Nov. 15)
A worthwhile course to make you evaluate daily expectations and how cruel we can be to ourselves. Very good! (November 15)
I am so pleased that I did the mindfulness course with you. I think that I have had an excellent return on the investment! (anon., November 15)
This course has been interesting and informative. I look forward to taking Mindfulness further in my daily life. I would highly recommend it. (D. More, November 15)
An excellent introduction to mindfulness with a good balance of theory, understanding and practical sessions. (September 15)
I really needed to get off life’s treadmill and invest in myself a bit more. Britta’s course has allowed me to do that and what I’ve learned will help me keep up the good practice. (Di, Stirling, September 15)
Excellent course: Very relaxed and informal. Lovely people. Learned a lot without always realising it! (P. Burton, September 15)
Britta’s course led me to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the practice of mindfulness and of how to integrate this into everyday activities. (Linda, Stirling June 15)
Highly enjoyable and informative course, would definitely recommend this to others. Great teacher – very warm and welcoming and puts the group at ease. (John, Stirling June 15)
It has been very useful, and during the course I could see the benefits and the small changes on my life. Very happy that I decided to join it and will truly recommend it. (June 15)
Britta is a fantastic teacher. Knowledgeable, personable and thoughtful. Also really positive, supportive and engaging. (Oonagh, March 15)
A very worth while course. (March 15)
Very good course. Enjoyable and informative. (Fiona Frew, March 15)
Our Mindfulness Coach :
The course will be delivered by Britta Schuessler MA, BACP accredited and registered counsellor and life coach. Britta has been practicing mindfulness for 25 years.
To maximise your personal learning, the number of participants is limited to 6 people.
The course fee for the 6 week course is : £150.
Included in the price of the course are handouts for every session and audio files for the exercises.
A deposit of £30 is taken on reserving your place.
Call the Clinic on : 01786 359 188 to reserve a place.
Please feel free to contact Britta directly for more information on the course content etc. She can be contacted on : 07801 413 442.
Corporate Mindfulness Courses:
If you are a business owner or manager in Stirling or surrounding areas and you are looking for a training course for your staff in mindfulness, please get in touch to explore your options. you can call the clinic on 01786 359 188 or email us on email@example.com for more information.