A warm welcome to our free, lunch-time, daily, online, live & teacher led Community Mindfulness Wellbeing sessions. These informal daily drop in sessions are open to anyone who wishes to learn about mindfulness and support their sense of wellbeing. These virtual (Zoom) get-together sessions are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with our mindfulness practice as well as each other, but most importantly to spend time in a safe and protected space in the spirit of maintaining our sense of balance, health, wellbeing and compassion. Everyone is welcome, whether you haven’t done any mindfulness or have done very little or have a regular mindfulness practice, this group is for you and we would love to see you.
 
 

Whats on offer? Our daily Zoom calendar

We are offering a variety of mindfulness sessions with different topics led by different mindfulness teachers and facilitators. The lunchtime sessions are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 12.30 and 1pm and are delivered via Zoom. We request that you please arrive (click on the allocated Zoom link) at least 5 minutes before the starting time. The daily themes will remain unchanged, however each week we will bring you fresh thoughts, insights, ideas and share our own experiences in order to support your sense of wellbeing, resilience and happiness. Please see below for more information in relation to our daily themes.

 
 
TUESDAY: 12.30 – 1
Enhancing workplace resilience, focus & leadership with mindfulness.
with David Mayes & Robert Gebka
 
WEDNESDAY: 12.30 – 1
Self-compassion for life and all its challenges
with Caroline Rice-Varian
 
THURSDAY: 12.30 – 1
Releasing anxiety and cultivating calm with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
with Dr Julia Forster
 
FRIDAY: 12.30 – 1
Professional Support for Mindfulness Practitioners & Teachers
with Robert Gebka
 
 
 

TUESDAY:  12.30 – 1pm
Enhancing workplace resilience, focus & leadership with mindfulness.

This session is led by David Mayes, a Leadership Coach & Certified Mindfulness Practitioner.

The world of work has changed significantly over the past decade, particularly this year and now more than ever we are faced with a fast paced environment and complex problems on a daily basis.  Join us for weekly sessions where we will talk about mindfulness in a practical way and how it might be able to help you thrive at work… from building resilience, managing change and uncertainty through to becoming a more mindful leader. Research has shown that developing a regular mindfulness practice can help manage our emotions, increase our focus whilst working and improve our overall wellbeing. Each week will be slightly different but still focussed on mindfulness in the workplace, no matter what your ‘workplace’ looks like.

Whether you work for yourself or are part of an organisation, we look forward to meeting you online at our weekly, Tuesday lunchtime 12.30 – 1pm session.

Couldn’t join? Watch my live playback video recording sessions HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY:  12.30 – 1pm
Self-compassion for life and all its challenges

This session is led by Caroline Rice-Varian, an NHS Psychological Therapist, Mindfulness & Self-compassion teacher.

Self-compassion in short is a sense of kindness, and gentleness we would have towards a friend in need but directed towards ourselves. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing, boosting happiness, reducing anxiety and depression. Our levels of stress are likely to be higher and our nervous system, in a heightened state as our world is surrounded by illness and suffering especially so during the current world wide health situation.  Cultivating a kind and friendly attitude to ourselves may help us to reduce stress and increase our feelings of resilience, safety and security.

I look forward to introducing you to a variety of mindful self compassion practices old and new.  From the short practice such as the self-compassion break to the more traditional loving kindness practice.  Each weekly session will be slightly different but still focused on Self-compassion for Life and all its challenges.

I look forward to meeting you online at my weekly, Wednesday lunchtime 12.30 – 1pm session

Couldn’t join? Watch my live playback video recording sessions HERE


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY:  12.30 – 1pm
Releasing anxiety and cultivating calm with Mindfulness (MBCT)

This session is led by Dr Julia Forster an Educational Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher.

Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. This happens to us all at some stage and is a normal response to situations of challenge, uncertainty and change- such as now.  However, when the brain becomes oversensitive to threat, it puts on us high alert when there is no need to be. This is when anxiety can become intrusive and detrimental to our overall health and wellbeing.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT and meditation can help us to create a space of calm between ourselves and what we are experiencing so that we can soften our anxiety. I will be sharing some insights into how our minds respond to anxiety over the forthcoming weeks along with some short meditation practices which can help to calm intense emotions and ruminating thoughts.

I am very excited about supporting you towards a greater sense of mental and emotional wellbeing and I really look forward to seeing you online at my weekly, Thursday lunchtime 12.30 – 1pm session

Couldn’t join? Watch my live playback video recording sessions HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY:  12.30 – 1pm
Professional Support for Mindfulness Practitioners & Teachers

This session is led by Robert Gebka, Director of the Dorset Mindfulness Centre & Mindfulness Teacher Trainer and Supervisor.

We cannot pour from an empty cup as the saying goes. How do we mindfulness practitioners, mindfulness teachers and or those who are simply utilising mindfulness in their professional work, stay centred, calm, resilient and effective in the work we do with others? These are such challenging times with so much professional uncertainty and now more than ever it so important to maintain our meditation practice and to also stay connected with our peers and colleagues.

My intention is to support you not only with your self-care efforts but also in learning how to manage our professional journey and development so that we can remain mindfully embodied and continue to be of effective service to others,  namely: our clients, students and or patients.

I am deeply honoured to be able to share this support with you and look forward to seeing you online at my weekly, Friday lunchtime 12.30 – 1pm session

Couldn’t join? Watch my live playback video recording sessions HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 
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For more information please contact Clare Clements

Hello, my name is Clare and I am here to help you in whatever way I can. Whether you have a question about our mindfulness courses or simply want to know whether mindfulness could help you, I will be delighted to be of support.

Feel free to email me on info@dorset-mindfulness.co.uk or give me a call on

01202 021 063 for a no obligation telephone chat

 

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Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
– M. Scott Peck