A warm welcome to our free, regular, online, live & teacher led Mindful Community sessions. These monthly 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?

We are offering a variety of mindfulness sessions with different topics led by different mindfulness teachers and facilitators. The sessions are monthly at different times, please see below for details. We request that you please arrive at least 10 minutes before the starting time by clicking on the allocated Zoom link. The monthly themes will change with fresh topics and offer a variety of mindfulness based practices enhancing our sense of wellbeing, resilience and happiness.
 
 
 

Mindful Community with Caroline Rice-Varian: MONDAYS, 1.30 – 2.15pm

These sessions are led by Caroline Rice-Varian, an NHS Psychological Therapist, Mindfulness & Self-compassion teacher. These sessions are for the general public.

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 monthly session will be slightly different but still focused on Self-compassion for Life and all its challenges.

My upcoming monthly sessions are dates are as follows:

Postponed to: MONDAY, 26th April, 1.30 – 2.15pm: Connecting with the present moment through the compassionate bodyscan

I look forward to meeting you online at the session. To join my session please click on the Zoom icon below, no pre-registration required.

 
 

Mindful Community with Dr Julia Forster: TUESDAYS, 7 – 7.45pm

These sessions are led by Dr Julia Forster an Educational Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher. These sessions are for the general public.

Amidst the current global crisis there are many challenges, fears and uncertainties. As we strive to work through this pandemic, we also need to prioritise our physical and mental health and well-being in order to stay strong and well. Mindfulness can help us to do this by cultivating our inner resources so that we can meet our lives with steadiness, clarity, resilience and compassion. During our weekly sessions I will sharing some insights into how mindfulness can help us to build emotional and mental strength along with some meditation practices which focus on calming intense emotions, developing other ways of responding to difficulties and nourishing the deep connections within ourselves.

My upcoming monthly sessions are dates are as follows:

TBC: Building an inner sense of Self-reliance through mindfulness.

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 the session. To join my session please click on the Zoom icon below, no pre-registration required.


 

Mindful Community with Robert Gebka: WEDNESDAYS, 12 – 12.45pm

This session is led by Robert Gebka, Director of the Dorset Mindfulness Centre & Mindfulness Teacher Trainer and Supervisor. These sessions are for mindfulness teachers/practitioners and for those using mindfulness professionally in their work.

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 skillfully effective and mindfully embodied to continue to be of service to others,  namely: our clients, students and or patients.

My upcoming monthly sessions are dates are as follows:

WEDNESDAY, 21st April: Slowing down to speed up coming back to basic core values
 

I am deeply honoured to be able to share this support with you and look forward to seeing at the session. To join my session please click on the Zoom icon below, no pre-registration required.


 
 
This community offering is supported by your generosity. If you’d like to make a donation, please click on the below paypal button. No paypal account is necessary.





 
 

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

 

or click here to use our CONTACT FORM
 

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