Mindfulness Apply for Mindfulness Stress & Mindfulness Stress in our daily lives can lead to overwhelm & have us living inside our heads, spending time ruminating & endlessly worrying about the future. It can leave us without the ability to notice what is going on within ourselves or to see things clearly. Mindfulness is a way of bringing our focus to ourselves & to the present. Course Details & Duration During our 8 Week, Tutor Led Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), through training in meditation & mindfulness you will explore how to understand and manage stress, thoughts & emotions better. It will help you gain a greater understanding of what is going on within yourself & achieve more clarity to see the choices & opportunities available to you. Each week you will attend a 2.5-hour session as part of a group where you will be guided in mindfulness practice & take part in group discussions. Before joining the course, each group member will have an initial one-to-one 20-minute consultation with the tutor to ensure it is the appropriate support for you. We also ask everyone to commit home practice each week. Included in the course is a handbook and guided meditations for home practice. The course is clinically approved by NICE (for the NHS) particularly for working with depression. The Tutor The online course is led by Lesley Kidd MSc, an experienced Psychotherapist and Qualified Mindfulness & MBSR tutor. The Benefits of Mindfulness & MBSR/How It Can Help • Reduce Perceived Stress• Improved Sleep Quality• Improved Mental Focus• Improved Resilience & Coping• Reduction in unhelpful thoughts.• Chronic Pain• Anxiety• Depression• Low Mood Is it for me? The course is suitable as a supplement to your regular Counselling, or on its own. Please watch the video to meet the Tutor & learn more about MBSR and/or to try a sample meditation practice. If you would like to know more, please contact us or use the Self Refer facility.