Pause-Power Sessions

Short course Online
To Be Determined
£30 – 40

UK based Mindfulness Training

Taster Session | Introductory Workshop | (Mini!) Course |Nurturing Continued Practice

‘Pause Power’ sessions generally form part of our work with teams in organisations but we are happy to run these sessions on a public basis.  If you feel you might benefit from pausing for 30 minutes once a week, please register your interest with relax@yorkmbsr.co.uk. Once we have sufficient interest, we’ll contact you to arrange suitable times and dates.

Online Pause-Power Sessions

Do you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel with an endless list of things to do?

Do you feel exhausted yet find it difficult to take breaks?

Or maybe you’re struggling with anxiety or sleepless nights amidst so much uncertainty?

Would you like to make a (small!) commitment to building a better normal?

 

If you know your health is important yet find that you are only able to pause when everything is done, when you are exhausted or maybe only with the help of alcohol then these weekly 30 minute sessions could be for you!

You may have had a go at meditation and found your mind too busy or that you fell asleep; you may have been recommended by someone else to try out mindfulness, or maybe you just know you need some space – whatever the reason, this is your opportunity to have a go!

Each session will include a short teaching topic and a guided meditation allowing you to focus on this (either simply in terms of reflection or more formally in terms of committing to meditating each day) throughout the week.

‘Thank you so much, that was awesome, more please!’

Join us for an opportunity to…

  • better understand mindfulness
  • prioritise your mental and emotional health
  • meet change and uncertainty with greater inner resources
  • reconnect with yourself and others.
  • begin to build a better normal.

What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness has been the subject of growing attention and interest in recent years, thanks to a rapidly expanding evidence base. This demonstrates it can be helpful for many mental and physical health problems, such as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, psoriasis, IBS, CFS/ME (which has strikingly similar symptoms to Long-Covid), fibromyalgia and depression, in addition to promoting general physical and emotional wellbeing.

Researched benefits of a regular mindfulness meditation 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.

Who is this for?

This is a set of six, 30 minute mindfulness sessions, held over six weeks.

By booking on these sessions you will be

  • setting an intention and giving yourself ‘Permission to Pause’
  • offering yourself space to recharge, reconnect and refocus
  • committing to cultivating ‘Pause Power’!

Think of it as an appointment with yourself!

You will gain the most from these sessions if you are able to commit to all 6 sessions and to meditating at home during the week.

Everyone is welcome! No previous experience required.

Course graduates may also find these sessions helpful as a means of integrating mindfulness more fully into their day to day lives.

Please click here for our further guidance around:

  • Commitment required in attending a mindfulness course*
  • Is it the right time for me to practice mindfulness, including details of times when care may be needed in joining a group mindfulness course.
  • Using Zoom, including guidance on accessing the training and troubleshooting
  • Practising Presence Online, how we ensure a supportive learning environment for yourselves and others
  • What further information will I receive?
  • What if I miss a class?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • How do I know if someone teaching mindfulness is appropriately trained?
  • I am considering training to teach mindfulness, will this event enable me to do this?
  • How your workplace might offer mindfulness training
  • Our Privacy Policy.

* This guidance relates to our more in-depth mindfulness courses, please feel free to decide if you would like practise pausing each day in the form of meditation and if so how long for.

Next Steps/Wider Mindfulness and Compassion Programme

Mindfulness is a skill which takes both time and personal commitment to be learned. Whilst participants may well experience a change in ‘state’ as a result of short sessions, the researched benefits of mindfulness come from the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’*.

Individuals interested in mindfulness are therefore encouraged to consider practising in a supported environment so as to be able to ask questions about their experiences as they arise.

This workshop/course forms part of our wider mindfulness programme including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness for Managing Change and Uncertainty, Caring for the Carer and Mindfulness-Based Retirement Transition for those approaching retirement.

The traditional eight week mindfulness courses offer a well-established format for nurturing a meditation practice please see our website for more details.

We also offer regular development sessions for those who have completed 8 week mindfulness and compassion courses.

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

The Facilitator

The facilitator for these sessions 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.