Please note that these are CONTINUED PRACTICE SESSIONS for those who have completed an 8 week course or who have a well-established meditation practice of 20 – 30 minutes including working with difficulty. Further guidance is available below.
A personal meditation practice allows us to reconnect with what it is to be human, with the possibility of being…as the saying goes we are after all human beings not human doings.
Like everything this new found sense of being requires nurturing and care, otherwise it can easily be lost, maybe over dominated by long practised patterns of doing and/or cultural norms of relentless busyness.
Our continued practice workshops are an ideal next step for those who have completed a mindfulness course, offering an opportunity to maintain, deepen or reconnect with your meditation practice, to dedicate time and to come to value simply ‘being’.
During this particular workshop we will explore ‘Mindful Self-Care’.
Join us for an opportunity to…
practice with others who have completed a mindfulness course*
explore topics of relevance as your mindfulness practice develops
ask any questions you may have about your personal practice
nourish, cultivate and develop your continued mindfulness practice
Who is this workshop for?
*This workshop is designed to support our course participants and graduates, or those with an established meditation practice. Recommended for current course delegates as well as for past delegates whose practice has waned or as a way to nurture and support your ongoing journey.
Please be aware that these sessions are not suitable for beginners, it is important that you have an established meditation practice, including an understanding of working with difficulty during meditation. Please see our range of alternative events (including taster sessions and introductory workshops) which are ideal for those exploring mindfulness for the first time. Please check out our eventbrite page for more details.
Please contact the course instructor to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding attendance on continued practice workshops. They will be happy to discuss your particular circumstances and how you may best be supported during the session. If a workshop is not felt to be suitable at this time alternatives suggestions will be offered to support your continued mindfulness practice.
Format of the session
The session will begin at 6.30pm, concluding at 8.30pm. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early. It will include guided meditations along with time for quiet reflection and the opportunity to ask questions about your practice. We recommend that if at all possible you give yourself the gift of time and space after this session.
This event will be held at the Priory Street Centre
Please note that, in order to make this session as affordable as possible, catering is not included, please bring any drinks/snacks with you.
The facilitator for this workshop is Sally Roberts. A former sceptic it took chronic illness in 2008 before Sally would consider something as ‘alternative’ as mindfulness! Since training to teach mindfulness in 2012 Sally has had the privilege of sharing many journeys into mindfulness teaching both public and workplace courses and continues to be inspired by the transformational impact these can have at both a personal and professional level.
Course graduates often attend continued practice workshops prior to attending a full ‘deepening practice day’. Please see our website for more details of retreat days.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Is there disabled access to the venue?
The venue is accessible.
What further information will I receive?
On booking you will receive an automated email confirming your place. You will also receive further details one week prior to the practice session.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you decide to cancel your place, you will receive:
- A full refund (minus a £5 administration fee) provided we receive notice of your cancellation a least 14 days’ before the workshop date
- A 50% refund if we receive 13 – 7 days’ notice
- No refund if we receive less than 7 days’ notice
In the case that the practice day is cancelled by The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion, all workshop fees will be refunded in full.
I am considering training to teach mindfulness, will this course enable me to do this?
For those looking to teach mindfulness we would recommend having a look at the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations which gives guidance on good practice and teacher training organisations within the UK. An 8-week MBSR, MBCT or 10-week MBLC course is generally considered a good starting point (including attendance on a day retreat) and often a pre-requisite to attending teaching training. Given several of our courses are adaptations of the traditional 8 week format, if you are looking to follow a particular training route it is worth checking any stipulated pre-requisites with your training provider.
My organisation are interested in/supportive of mindfulness – do you offer in-house training?
Yes we offer a full range of in-house mindfulness training, including stress reduction, resilience, change management, compassionate care, creativity and leadership development. Introductory workshops are an important first step for those wishing to offer mindfulness training. Please see our workplace webpage or get in touch for further information. We have also agreed employee discounts with a number of local organisations. If you are unsure as to whether or not your organisation has this offer in place please check with your HR/Staff Benefits/Management team.
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