Mindfulness: The one thing you need in difficult times
Has it been a tough year for you? For many people, the enhanced isolation and constant uncertainty due to COVID have caused a lot of distress, anxiety and depression; and there is no end in sight soon.
If you feel that you have been badly affected by the events of the last year and you are looking for ways to improve your mood, your outlook, your sense of resilience and well-being - think mindfulness! Research has shown that mindfulness can reduce anxiety dramatically, lift your mood and help you to reduce the levels of negative rumination and worrying thoughts.
Mindfulness is a way of being and powerful tool to retrain your brain. And of course, there are a lot of ways of learning to be mindful: books, apps and courses. So, why should you come and join a course instead of using an app or reading a book?
Mindfulness done right is an embodied experience. Reading a book about it might leave you still not really knowing what you are supposed to do. There are many apps on the market. If you have never been taught by a person how to be mindful, they too might not be that useful to you. With a teacher, you can ask questions and explore your experience.
Here are the benefits of learning mindfulness from an experienced mindfulness teacher:
- I will role model being mindful for you.
- You can ask me as many questions as you like and get feedback on your practice.
- You are with others who also explore what mindfulness means to them (that's always a rich source of learning).
- You will get a lot more than just guided meditations. We will look at the potential problems arising, the brain science of mindfulness and how to best support yourself.
If you want to find out what mindfulness is and enjoy your life more, this is for you. Are you interested?
I will run an interactive live online course starting 1st February 2022. The course will run for six weeks and sessions are 1.5 hours long. Fees include access to the replays of the sessions, handouts and audio files for the guided exercises. The number of participants is limited to 12 people to ensure that you can get the most out of this.
For more information and to book your place, go to app.ruzuku.com.
Hello, let me introduce myself. My name is Britta Schuessler. I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and a certified mindfulness teacher. I have trained with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. I have practiced Mindfulness for almost 30 years and taught it in groups since 2016.