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Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help us enjoy the world more and understand ourselves better by changing the way we think, feel and act. It involves developing an ability to become aware of what is happening in the present, moment-by-moment, rather than being on 'automatic pilot'.

This course will help you to learn mindfulness techniques that can improve your mental wellbeing. 

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of what mindfulness is and how it helps
  • Better understand the factors, common to us all, that cause and maintain distress
  • Improve your response to distress by developing skills in mindfulness
  • Have the resources to practice mindfulness for your own wellbeing
  • Be able to decide whether mindfulness is something you wish to pursue.

Duration: This programme involves mindfulness training over four weeks, with one class per week.

Lead tutors: Bolton cohort: Katherine Neild and Liz Hopley, Trafford cohort: Jennefer D’Aubyn and helper, Prestwich Cohort: Amanda Hurst

Dates, Times and Venues

Bolton Cohort:

4, 11, 18 & 25 July 2019 - 5.15pm to 6.15pm
Bolton Hub, Bold Street (off Newport Street), Bolton BL1 1LS

Trafford Cohort:

12, 19 & 26 June 2019 and 3 July 2019 - 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre, Coppice Avenue,

Prestwich Cohort:

24 & 31 July 2019 - 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Seminar Room 2, The Curve

7 August 2019 - 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Room 3, The Curve

14 August 2019 - 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Seminar Room 1, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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