Monthly Mindful Monday – Mindful Listening

Taster/Continued Practice Online
5th December 2022
20:00 to 21:00
£10 – 15

UK based Mindfulness Training

Taster Session | Introductory Workshop | Course | Nurturing Continued Practice

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Monthly Mindful Mondays

… exploring real life topics through the lens of mindfulness.

Mindful Listening

Meditation invites us to cultivate an inner listening; the ability to ‘simply’ be present with ourselves, above the inner chatter, or any tendencies we might have to zone out, constantly rush ahead or try and fix ourselves.

Mindful listening invites us to bring this presence to listening to others. As ever it will bring a mirror to any habitual tendencies we have in our relationships with others and in doing so offer us space to learn and grow.

Please don’t expect to leave as a ‘mindful listener’, rather with a greater appreciation of the nuances of mindful presence and maybe even a desire to develop your mindfulness practice so as to be able to give yourself and others the gift of presence.

What will this session offer?

  • A better understanding of mindfulness.
  • An appreciation of the importance of both stability of attention and inner awareness when listening to others mindfully.
  • Understanding of opportunities to be supported in developing mindful presence and hence mindful listening.

Monthly Mindful Mondays

This session forms part of our Monthly Mindful Mondays which generally run on the first Monday of each month * from 8 – 9pm.

  • 7th March – Approaching Anxiety Mindfully
  • 9th May – Mindfulness and Sleep
  • 6th June – Mindfulness and Exercise
  • 4th July – Inner Confidence
  • 5th September – Meditation and the Inner Critic
  • 3rd October – Deep Work
  • 7th November – Responding to Burnout
  • 5th December – Mindful Listening

Sessions will include a mixture of teaching, guided meditations and reflection space and will be led by either Robert Broughton or Sally Roberts in line with their particular areas of practice.

If you are new to mindfulness you can expect to

  • understand some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness,
  • be given some protected space to explore the session topic, and
  • make informed decisions as to next steps.

If you already have an established meditation practice these sessions offer a regular opportunity to

  • prioritise your practice
  • connect with like-minded people
  • integrate mindful awareness into different areas of your life.

*excluding January, Easter and August.

Researched benefits of a regular mindfulness practice include:

  • a greater capacity for relaxation and calmness
  • less worry, anxiety and lower instances of depressive episodes
  • enhanced emotional agility, resourcefulness and resilience
  • improved self-confidence, engagement and creativity
  • better sleep quality, clearer thinking and decision making.

Please don’t forget…

As with any other skill mindfulness takes time to be learned. Whilst people may well experience a change in ‘state’ as a result of introductory sessions or ad-hoc use of an app, the researched benefits of mindfulness come from the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’**.

More in depth mindfulness training (both through our public and workplace programmes) is available for those looking to develop a regular meditation practice, either as a means of nurturing health and wellbeing or of developing inner resources and competencies for an ever-changing and sometimes challenging world.

“…the most important thing is to invest in emotional intelligence and mental balance, because the hardest challenges will be psychological” -Yuval Noah Harari

** ‘From States to Traits: the Latest Science on What Meditation can and Can’t Do’

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