Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness training has been proven to reduce pain, depression and anxiety, to improve physical functioning and to help people get more enjoyment out of life. Patients report benefits of meditation and mindfulness as greater positivity, gaining control, finding different ways of coping and personal growth.

By focusing your attention, meditation and mindfulness practices aim to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind. For people with cancer, it is offered to improve quality of life and to help cope with the symptoms of cancer and its treatments such as fatigue, nausea, anxiety, depression and stress.

About the course: The 8 week Mindfulness course will teach you a range of mindfulness techniques to support you as you rebuild your life after your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Each week builds on the experience of the week before and introduces you to different meditation techniques and mindfulness practices, which will help you in different situations. The course is entirely secular. You will also learn mindful movement, a gentle form of movement suitable for everyone.

Mindfulness is suitable for people who have completed initial treatment.

Bracknell Healthspace Brants Bridge, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9BG.

Dates: October 15th, 22th, 29th and November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and December 3rd. Thursday mornings 10:00 to 12:30.

Course participants are asked to pay £25.00 for course materials 4 CD set and textbook Mindfulness for Health. The entire course would usually cost £200 but is free for participants.

If you would like to find out more, please telephone 01344 662906.