The venue County House Worcester WR1 1hb
Time 10 am – 11.30 12 pm -1.30 2pm -3.30 evening class 7pm – 8.30
Cost: free to qualifying students or affordable contribution check your eligibility
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Join me for 8 weeks, relaxing meditation while learning how to overcome mind wandering thoughts anxiety and stress
Thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers prove that mindfulness improves mental and physical wellbeing while also enhancing creativity and decision making It is approved by National Health England [NHS],Medical Professionals, National Institute of Clinical Excellence[NICE].
The main findings:
- Mindfulness meditation improves creativity
- Improves attention span, working memory and reaction speed. It also enhances mental stamina and resilience.
- Mindfulness enhances decision making.
- Enhances brain function. It increases grey matter in areas associated with self-awareness, empathy, self-control and attention. It soothes the parts of the brain that produce stress hormones and builds those areas that lift mood and promote learning It even reduces some of the thinning of certain areas of the brain that ‘naturally’ occurs with age.
- It is a potent antidote to anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability. In short, regular meditators are happier and more contented, while being far less likely to suffer from psychological distress.
- Mindfulness meditation is at least as good as drugs or counselling for the treatment of clinical-level depression. One structured programme known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is now one of the preferred treatments recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
- Improves the immune system. Regular meditators are admitted to hospital less often for cancer, heart disease and numerous infectious diseases. The heart and circulatory health by reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of hypertension. It also reduces the risks of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease and lowers its severity should it arise
- It is very beneficial for chronic pain. Studies show that pain ‘unpleasantness’ can be reduced by 57 per cent. Experienced meditators can reduce it by 93 per cent.
The benefits of meditation are endless as soon as the brain recognises the pattern. It responds with feel good endorphins after just a few minutes of practice.
Holistic mindfulness is for life.
Author Rita Davies