Monday 15th June, 7:45pm-8:45pm, weekly for four weeks, £50 for all four sessions online, including downloads. Reduced rate of £35 for front line workers or those in financial need.
Living and Practising Mindfulness in Challenging Times: A course for complete beginners, returners to practise or those who wish to deepen their mindfulness practise. Book at the bottom of this page!
In challenging times the practise of mindfulness can be a lifeline to help us stay grounded, calm, and peaceful. Anyone can meditate, no special skills are required. Mindfulness helps with:
- Stress reduction
- Reducing anxiety
- Non clinical depression
- Healthier relationships
- Productivity and creativity
- Developing patience and tolerance
- Chronic pain and long term health conditions
- Developing resilience
- Becoming more compassionate to ourselves and others
- Letting things go
- Regulation of emotions
- Improved self esteem
- Boosts immune system
- Improves memory and focus
Now more than ever before the ability to stay in the moment, not project, practise gratitude and compassion is a gift that we all can learn to embrace. Levels of anxiety are higher for many people as life feels so uncertain. The practise of mindfulness aids us in our ability to focus on the reality of the current situation with wisdom and gentleness. Learn healthy coping strategies and tools to help cope when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful and lonely. Becoming mindful is one of the greatest gifts you can offer yourself and your loved ones. Mindful lives are fuller, happier, calmer, more peaceful and kind to those who live them and for those who live with us.
Join Dawn Lister a mindfulness teacher with 30 years experience as a mindfulness practitioner and 27 years as a teacher. Dawn also teaches on the integrating mindfulness and compassion course for the esteemed Mindfulness UK teacher training course. She runs yoga and meditation retreats in the UK and abroad and is working on her first book. Co-owner of Anahata Yoga Centre in Leigh on Sea and Owner of The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre. Dawn has spent her adult life working with mindfulness and compassion practises as a tool for developing inner peace, joy and contentment.
“To live mindfully, is to live fully, a mindful life is a gift to those you love, the wider community and the world. A life lived in the present moment is a life that is rich is colour, honesty and love.” Dawn Lister
About the Course: Living and Practising Mindfulness in Challenging Times
A course for complete beginners, returners to practise or those who wish to deepen their mindfulness practise.
A four week course designed to offer a simple and beautiful structure to introduce mindfulness as a practise in your life.
The course will include discussions, insights, readings, meditations, opportunities to ask questions and receive guidance.
The course will include mindfulness practises on a download for your use at home.
What is mindfulness and how can i make it a part of my life. How it helps practically in my life and how it can improve my health, and why i should make the time to practise.
Developing the mental muscle of mindfulness in day to day activities. Exploring our experiences of practise from week 1 and using the practise as a launch pad to develop a flexible and open mind.
Practising Self Compassion. Learning to take care of ourselves in our day to day life, in both the inner and outer world can be a new experience. Using mindfulness we will learn simple self soothing practises to nourish our spirit.
Learning to use mindfulness to feel compassion for all beings. Seeing others as part of our community, letting go of the idea of us and them, engenders a deeper sense of connection and kindness, which in turn helps us to feel calm and peaceful. Using our mindfulness skills we will look at simple practises to help us to develop a mind full of compassion for all beings. Thus improving our mindset, life and moment to moment experience.
Cost: £50 for all four sessions online, including downloads. Reduced rate of £35 for front line workers or those in financial need.
About the Teacher
Dawn Lister has taught meditation for 25 years, has studied with several Buddhist traditions, and has lead numerous yoga and mindful meditation retreats and courses over the course of her long career. She is a reflective, light hearted and intuitive teacher, an eternal student who is passionate about sharing mindful meditation.
Anahata Yoga Centre offers a safe space for all, including the LGBT+ community. We open our doors with a warm welcome and understanding of the diverse needs of us as individuals.
Please note: If booking for more than one person, please ask your companion to book for themselves as this is how the system works or call us on 01702 471744. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster, thank you.