Feedback from Mindfulness COURSES
Eight week .b/Finding Peace Course for School Staff
"I feel that I have gained an enormous amount of awareness and perspective on the mind and the thought paths I have... I have developed a kindness and compassion towards myself and recognised the importance of some stillness in my life."
"My behaviours have changed markedly. My ability to cope with stress is totally different, and I experienced a whole morning of pure happiness."
"Professionally... mindfulness has helped me take a step back to be fully aware of my feelings and accept these rather than try to 'deal' with these... I can now act more appropriately and feel less stressed."
"It has given me much more insight into my thoughts and how to accept/deal with them. I feel much more positive and much better able to cope with daily stresses and anxieties."
Eight week .b Course for Students
"After a tiring day of school it helps me clear my head and focus"
"It was great at stopping me from worrying and stressing."
"I am more calm and it helps me relax ."
"I liked that it helped us deal with things more positively instead of running away from our problems."
"You get to know more about yourself as well as helping with school work"
"I like being able to respond rather than react and relaxing at the start of the day so I could concentrate better"
"I liked the method of teaching from Miss. She was sensible, good at teaching and was really good at getting us to focus."
"I liked that it was relaxed and informative. Everyone was willing & supporting of each other"
Eight week Adult MBSR Courses
"I've realised that taking time to be aware of myself and my sensations / feelings is not an unproductive waste of time but a really valuable tool to keep healthy - mentally and physically... Life changing!"
"I am able to feel more grounded when faced with challenges; I am able to promote a sense of calm and I am generally more aware of my mind, body and environment."
"I feel better able to step back from stressful situations and this has made more effective as a teacher... It has allowed me to stop anxious thoughts from taking over."
(MBSR for Wiltshire School Staff - Feb 2015)
"It has enabled me to get in touch with my body and my mind in ways I never would have thought of. It's surprised me how much of my life I have simply taken for granted and not paid any attention to."
"It's been important for me to learn that however tired or busy I may feel, if I am mindful and bring mindful attitudes and kindness to myself and the situation, I will be able to 'show up' for myself."
Mindfulness Taster Workshops
"Taking the time and space for myself and sharing other's experiences... I feel more grounded and balanced."
"The calm way the activities were led and explained was really positive and inspiring."
(March / September 2013)
Introductory Sessions for Organisations
"On behalf of the Carers Group I cannot thank you enough for your presentation this morning. After you left we were all chatting together and without a doubt everyone thought the morning was excellent and you are a superb teacher of Mindfulness."