Hello! I'm Alan.
I've been meditating for over 30 years and discovered its practical applications to daily life - mindfulness - about five years ago.
I'm an accredited Breathworks teacher delivering the Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses.
Mindfulness is our capacity to attend to the present moment. Most of the time we live our lives in our mind; planning for or worrying about the future and remembering the past, good times and bad (usually bad!). Even when we are in the present moment we can be caught up in our expectations and judgements about it, so we end up thinking about the present moment rather than just being in it.
This lack of mindfulness can result in many problems including dissatisfaction with life, stress, fatigue and being unable to sit down for long.
'Mindfulness for Stress' course
My next 'Mindfulness for Stress' 8-week course will commence in January 2020.
On the course, you'll become familiar with key mindfulness concepts, such as:
- primary and secondary suffering, i.e., how we make an unpleasant experience worse,
- negativity bias - why we more often see the glass as half empty,
- noticing our thoughts - and what to do with them.
You’ll learn the core meditation practices: body scan, mindfulness of breathing
and mindful movement and decide what works best for you.
Mindfulness isn't just about sitting or lying quietly by ourselves and you'll learn a number of different techniques to
become more mindful in daily life and, ultimately, to be more in control of your life and feel less stressed
- responding to events rather than just reacting.
The course costs £159 and includes a textbook & 4 CDs.
There is a £15 discount if you sign-up and pay by 31st December.
The price is just £99 for participants who are unwaged, receiving tax credits or full-time students.
You can also pay by instalments. I do not want to exclude anyone on financial grounds.
Other upcoming events
An Afternoon of Calm & Mindful Meditation
Saturday 19th October 1:30pm - 4:30
Balance Wellness Studio, Wrexham £12
An Introduction to Mindfulness
Saturday 11th January 10am - 12:00
Wrexham Quaker Meeting House £3
M: 07816 988124
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