Looking to practise mindfulness with the support of a friendly local group?
Cultivating mindfulness and meditation calls for a combination of self-practise and practise with others. Being in the physical company and presence of like-minded people, and having supportive spiritual friendships unlocks everybody’s potential. The Buddha teaches us this.
It’s for this reason that Mindfulness Bournemouth runs weekly mindfulness and spiritual groups on Thursday evenings in Southbourne. Enjoy the company of a friendly bunch of people who support each other and have some fun in the process! The group welcomes people practising at all levels including those who are new to mindfulness and meditation seeking an introduction.
This group is run on a ‘dana’ basis. Dana is a Sanskrit word meaning “the practice of cultivating generosity.” You may attend the group for free or donate an amount of your choice.
Here’s what we cover in the group:
Mindfulness and meditation practice reviews and check-in
Dealing with any mindfulness challenges that have come up during the week
Reflection and learning from the experience of others
Studying spiritual teachings from different sources including mindfulness, Buddhism, Yoga philosophy, and the teachings of Eckhart Tolle
Feel free to try the group for a week and then decide from there whether you’d like to attend regularly. There are a maximum of 8 people in the group. The sessions are 1 hour 30 minutes. Refreshments are included.
Mindfulness & Meditation Benefits
Here are some of the wonderful benefits you can receive through learning to practice mindfulness and meditation in this group:
Help relieve stress and depression
Enhance your happiness and well being
Reduce anxiety through cultivating calmness
Quieten a busy mind
Improve sleep quality
Higher levels of presence and awareness of yourself and others
Bring about acceptance and kindness to yourself, others and situations
Better relationships and listening skills helping you build relationships and deal with difficult people
Increase your resilience and acceptance of active health issues
Reduce the likelihood of future health issues
Improved concentration and memory
Greater creativity and problem solving
Learn a range of different mindfulness techniques and models
Integrate mindfulness into your everyday activities
Integrate your mindfulness practice into your work
Learn how to use your digital devices (like phones and laptops) consciously
Learn at least four different types of meditation
Receive holistic and practical training on meditation technique and setting up a home practice
Integrate mindfulness into spiritual practice
Use digital devices and the Internet to support your mindfulness and meditation practice
Enjoy a regular personal meditation practice
Adjust your life situation and behaviours to make mindfulness easier to practise
Connect with like-minded people – many people build nourishing friendships
Configure your life so that you can sustain your mindfulness practice over the longer term
The group leader is Darren Cockburn, Mindfulness expert and author of two acclaimed mindfulness books – with over 20 years mindfulness and meditation experience. Darren’s trained and coached people from organisations of all sizes including the British Wheel of Yoga teachers, Buddhist centres, and corporate businesses.
Recently Kindred Sprit, the UK’s leading Mind-Body-Spirit magazine nominated Darren for the 2019 “emerging voices” award. His teachings have been featured in leading mainstream magazines and he’s worked with various broadcasters including the BBC. Darren’s also the founder of the Mindfulness Online Training web site and podcast – featuring his own teachings and collaborations with some of the world’s best teachers.
Contact Darren on 07806 779029 to book.