What is Mindfulness?

Do you often dwell on the past?  Worry about the future?  Feel stressed, anxious or low?

Mindfulness is a way of being and relating to yourself.  Being mindful means paying attention to your experience without judging, focusing on the present rather than the past or future (Jon Kabat-Zinn).  It enables you to learn to respond, rather than react.

Mindfulness can be practised by ANYONE; you do not need to be of a particular religion, or be able to sit in the lotus position.  Mindfulness can be applied to any moment in your life – you simply need to learn and practice daily.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) explores our thought processes, and how these impact upon us and our lives.  Rather than try to get rid of or fight, MBCT teaches ways to observe and detach ourselves from the ‘stories’ which cause us to feel distressed.

We are holding FREE Mindfulness Taster Sessions here at the Green Parrot on Thursday 9th July at 6:00pm, and Saturday 18th July at 10:00am.

Elizabeth McConnell BSc MSc PG Dip, is a qualified CBT Therapist specialising in Mindfulness, and has worked in the NHS for 16 years.  Elizabeth will be running the free sessions to give participants insight into the many benefits of Mindfulness.

Elizabeth is available for individual therapy sessions, and will also be running a 6-week Mindfulness course starting Thursday 3rd September 6:00pm – 7:30pm, £195 can be paid in installments and concessions are available (please speak to Elizabeth direct).

To book your place, or an individual appointment to see Elizabeth, please call 01760 720704.  For more information please go to Elizabeth’s website www.mindfullifenorfolk.uk, or email mindfullifenorfolk@gmail.com.