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Mindful Me in '24

A beginner's guide to mindfulness and how you can easily make it part of your busy day to reduce your stress, manage your emotional wellbeing and increase your happiness.

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Mindful Me in '24
Mindful Me in '24

Time & Location

14 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 12:30

Cloughton, Newlands Rd, Cloughton, Scarborough YO13 0AR, UK

About the event

Fed up of feeling tired, stressed and too busy all of the time?

Life is busy- spinning many plates and rushing from A to B getting everything done and then you still need to try to look after yourself on top of all the other demands.  The reality is that self care and your needs go to the bottom of the list for when you get a chance or when you've done X then you'll have time.  In reality it never happens.  

Finding balance in a busy world is hard to do.  The demands on your time and attention are many.  However, there is a way to achieve more balance and create awareness of where and how you can take better care of yourself without adding pressure to your busy life, the answer, mindfulness.

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and it's no surprise to those of us who have been practicing and teaching it, that it is becoming a household name.  However, there is sooooo much more to mindfulness than noticing your senses or mindful colouring that seem to be the 'off the shelf' mindfulness solutions.  

Mindfulness is 

  • a practice to help you engage and be present in your daily life so you don't miss out on the now whilst ruminating on the past or future.
  • an awareness building tool to help you see the patterns of your thoughts and actions and decide which are helpful and which aren't.
  • connecting with your mind and body and paying attention so you can make more informed choices about positive ways forward in all aspects of your life.

What are the benefits of regular mindfulness practice?  The benefits of mindfulness have been shown in scientific studies to 

  • Lower stress levels
  • Improve emotional regulation
  • Boost cognitive abilities
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve sleep
  • Help people cope with pain
  • Reduce overthinking and rumination
  • Help people better cope with rejection and social isolation
  • Reduce the signs of aging

In this Beginner's Guide to Mindfulness session I will guide you through the nine mindful attitudes that underpin the non-religious practice of  mindfulness, that I teach. They will help you notice moments in your day when you could be more mindful to support your wellbeing.  I will share a range of mindfulness activities that can fit into the busiest of days when time and headspace are limited (I use them regularly as a secondary school teacher to keep me grounded and calm in my busy working environment).  I will introduce you to mindful meditation and share some short techniques you can use  during the day without anyone knowing you're doing them and some longer ones you can try at home to develop your mindfulness practice.  You will leave with a range of mindfulness techniques that you have tried in the session and can use daily, along with some additonal information, further techniques and practices you can add in to help build a daily practice that works for you.

I'm passionate about supporting busy people to find ways to take care of their emotional wellbeing without adding extra pressure or feelings of overwhelm to their already busy life.  All of the techniques and tools I share can be added easily into busy days.  Plus, one of the many amazing things about mindfulness is that it can be done by anyone, any age, anywhere without any equipment so all the family can join in too.  

If you'd like to learn more about how mindfulness can make your '24 a year with less stress and better emotional wellbeing then join me for this beginner's session.  

Here's what people have said about working with me...

Today was brilliant with Ali, she introduced us to mindfulness gently and without pressure. I liked the way she gave time for us all to interact with her and she gave explanations.

I always knew I should take some time for myself, especially away from doing work, but hadn’t really thought what this might look like. Learning some mindfulness techniques has helped me take a small amount of time each day and really focus on the moment. This has really helped to move my thoughts away from things that might be worrying me, and to really calm my body down during times of stress.

I thought Ali  was very good; knowledgeable, friendly, professional and she interacted well with those taking part.  I left with lots of useful tools and understanding.


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    A beginner's guide to mindfulness.

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