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Find Your Focus

Course Overview

Find your focus with mindfulness and meditation.

Mindfulness is an everyday experience, of being in the moment with awareness and being less reactive. It develops self-awareness and a sense of well-being, so we can be kinder to ourselves and others. 

Being calmer and kinder to ourselves releases oxytocin hormone, the ‘feel good hormone’. Oxytocin has a calming effect and can reduce our stress and anxiety.

Over the eight sessions, we will discover some mindfulness techniques to connect with our senses, sights, sounds and touch. In addition, learn more about the impact of our brain on our thinking and reactions plus develop loving-kindness, and gratitude for ourselves and others. 

Each session typically starts with a topic discussion, mindful exercises and experiences, simple chair exercises, breathing techniques and guided meditation. There will be some homework tasks to explore and strengthen the learning. Previous attendees have reported improved sleep and an overall improved sense of wellness

You will be seated in a chair and provided with session notes. Just bring yourself and an attitude to learn and experience the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

Course Breakdown

Week 1: Mindfulness or Mindlessness? In this first session, we will explore and experience the difference and benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. 

Week 2: What does the brain have to do with it? In this session, we will explore the positive impact of Mindfulness and Meditation on our brain.

Week 3: Loving Kindness. We will experience the impact of loving-kindness meditation on ourselves and others. Studies have shown kindness and compassion are associated with improved happiness, less stress and an improved immune system. 

Week 4: Gratitude. In this session, we take time to be grateful for large and small events, such as our health, nature, and our morning coffee. 

Week 5: Building mindful muscle. Putting our knowledge into practice builds resilience and improves focus and mental strength.

Week 6: The importance of good sleeping habits. Understanding the sleep cycle and improving our sleeping patterns with meditation and reducing negative self-talk

Week 7: Less stress, more joy. We explore the impact of Mindfulness on fight/flight response and distracting thought patterns

Week 8: Self-compassion. In our final session, we bring all our knowledge and experience to being happy. 

Term 2 Dates

Term 2 for Find Your Focus runs from Friday 10 May to Friday 28 June.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will have the tools to be in the present moment, be less reactive to events and take joy in simple acts of kindness and gratitude. You will know the requirements for improved sleep, positivity, and compassion.

Testimonials

"I felt a deep peacefulness that extended after the session. Thank you, for giving us this Wednesday meditation. It is very generous and kind." 

“I had the pleasure of joining Mindfulness in Movement Sessions for the past two months. Being my first experience with mindfulness I have found it highly beneficial for a calming chaotic mind, resulting in a restful sleep and feeling energised.” 

“The Mindfulness in Movement sessions are a wonderful addition to the classes and help balance and calm the mind”. 

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