Mindfulness-Based Self Care
Self Care and Nourishment
The aim of a MindWise teaching programme is to promote awareness of your mind and body through developing mindful awareness. Over a period of eight weekly sessions, I teach to help you take better care of yourself and get the most out of living. These sessions can be online or face-to-face, and in group, or one-to-one formats.
We are all on a path of some sort and everyone’s journey is different. I feel it’s important to recognise this, so have adapted my teaching to ensure a more personal approach.
Mindfulness, and my own practice, draw from several eastern spiritual teachings. Depending on your wishes, I am happy to talk more specifically about this background during our sessions.
Modern mindfulness teaching is also based on the scientific study of the mind, so I draw from a couple of courses which I am qualified to teach through my studies for my Masters in Mindfulness Teaching, including the work of the hugely respected teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn. I also draw from my own personal life, the changes that I have made, and from my own journey of practicing mindfulness.
My teaching has the overall aim of seeing how our mind works and helping you to relate to your thought processes in a different way. In this way, you develop ways to reduce the amount of anxiety and stress that your thoughts can create, and in doing so, opening up new ways of seeing the world and taking better care of yourself.
Together, we also explore the transformative power of mindfulness practice both on and off the cushion, looking at ways how we can savour life and flourish. We learn how to respond from a place of discerning wisdom, instead of from a place of habitual reaction. We learn how to experience gratitude, feel connected to others and cultivate joy, compassion, equanimity and wisdom.
I give one-on-one mindfulness mentoring to individuals or small groups, which can be held face-to-face or on Zoom. Mentoring may consist of specially themed sessions (for example, centering around the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness), or discussions about how practice is going.
These sessions are made to fit with where you are with your mindfulness practice and where you want to go.
Please contact Gerry directly to discuss one-on-one mindfulness mentoring
What to Expect
An. eight-week MindWise teaching programme is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to bring mindfulness into their daily lives.
Each weekly class is between two and two and a half hours long and participants are expected to practice for about 30-40 minutes each day, for six days per week, along with other short exercises.