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We offer several different types of sessions and resources within the community and for families. Sessions are tailored to suit our clients’ needs, and we can work with large groups or in private with individual families.

Beginners mindfulness course for adults and their families

The 6/8 week courses are currently running online and specific group dates will be advertised on our workshop. Our last 6-week beginners mindfulness and well-being course was targeted for women who were unemployed and was fully funded by WEA.

The group are now continuing their journey through an intermediate mindfulness course delivered by Gemma Barton from Mind Train CIC – See About. This beginners course can also be completed by children and young people as it has been adapted by us to be child friendly and appropriate. For anyone who has a good understanding of mindfulness, or would prefer the adult only focused course please contact Gemma at Mind Train CIC to enquire about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction sessions, I have completed this course and I’d highly recommend it to help with stress, anxieties to consolidate mindfulness practices into day to day life.

Mindfulness is known to increase the level of good mental health and well-being and on our courses you will gain an understanding of how our mind works and why it does including our Fight/Flight/Freeze response. After the course you will have the techniques to feel more mindful and in control of your choices and help your busy brain feel more calm and focused within the busy modern day world we live in.

We can spend a lot of time in our own heads, worrying about things we don’t have any control over, it is up-lifting and insightful to discover on this course that we can change our through processes and thinking about how to best take care of ourselves and our families. And if we learn the techniques, then our children can notice the benefits and in turn practice the strategies themselves.

People who have completed this course so far also report how they better understand themselves and learn how to respond in a more helpful way and also how to life with more happiness and acceptance. Look out for courses coming soon on our social media or News page.

Sensory processing course for EYFS children and their families

This course is currently being piloted through funding from Groundworks and Comic Relief. We have 30 places available and will be starting our individual assessments in March 2021. The 6-week pilot course will then run from April through to July, with a full intervention report then completed for the nursery children ready to support them with settling into their Reception class in September 2021. There are only limited places left, further information is on our News page, also feel free to Contact us for further information.

Individual and small group workshops to support young people

We can deliver a number of mindful well-being workshops online for families or at community-based places such as brownie/guide groups, sports/dance clubs for a number of topics. These include:

  • help with life transitions and events
  • over coming challenges
  • mental health awareness days
  • anti-bulling
  • health & well-being including dental health
  • digital well-being
  • resilience
  • performance and focus
  • self-esteem or team building
  • anxieties due to family, school, friendships, Covid-19 and the pandemic.

Mindful and well-being resources for families and community groups

Our Mindful Cards are easy to use yet effective with a number of mindfulness meditations to follow, scientifically proven breathing techniques to regulate the central nervous system, mindful activities to help in our day to day thinking and sensory activities that use different parts of our brain; in turn helping us to be more mindful and focused. We also have a new Mindful Journal for young people to plan and reflect on week-by-week with a supportive guidance to enhance thinking and writing skills and notice thoughts, feelings and emotions. The journal also has breathing techniques to try out and implement into the week and positive quotes and mindful questions to help brain development.

Feedback from the beginners mindfulness courseā€¦

“The circle of control and self-care routines are very effective tools. The course has helped embed my learning and helped to understand the importance of mindfulness by being able to discuss and practically apply it. Great course, the right length. Lovely to meet others in the group. Great teacher, easy to build relationship with; loved it!”
Susan

“I really enjoyed this group. Very supportive, great strategies and techniques. It’s been nice to learn something new, which can help your mental health. I use the techniques all the time now and I enjoyed the theory and practical elements. I have got so much out of this course, my stress levels have reduced dramatically and I’m sleeping better
Louise

“The most significant thing I have learnt is the circle of control, this theory has helped me see a lot of things are out of our control and for that there is less pressure to worry about the future… live in the present moment. I now very often to a body scan meditation before sleep and I have the best nights sleep. They discussions about autopilot made me re-evaluate the way I do things”
Adele

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