Mindfulness Taster Sessions

In this workshop, you’re invited to undertake:

  • Mindfulness meditation practice

  • Mindful movement exercises (seated)

  • Feedback (if you wish) on each exercise

 

We’ll share with you:

  • The benefits of regular mindful meditation

  • How stress and anxiety can affect the mind and the body

  • Home practice toolkit

 

During the workshop please:

  • Maintain ‘Confidentiality’

  • Respect each other’s experiences and opinions

  • Keep our phones on silent 

Let’s practice being Mindful….

Exercise 1        

Discovering mindfulness – sitting with the calmness of our breath

 

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.

Conscious breathing is my anchor."


Thich Nhat Hanh

Exercise 2

The Body Scan – self-awareness and compassion, noticing emotions and sensations as we explore each part of the body  

 We might begin by scanning our body . . . and then asking,

"What is happening?"

We might also ask,

"What wants my attention right now?" or, "What is asking for acceptance?”

 

Thich Nhat Hanh

Exercise 3

Mindful Movement – gentle sitting and standing exercises, becoming aware of the wonder of movement in our arms, legs and hands.

 "The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness”

 

  sakyong mipham

Exercise 4

 Mindful colouring - Let’s get out our colouring pens!

 

 Mindfulness colouring is a fun and simple way to add calm into your life and be present.

 

End of Session

Recap of today’s practice