Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using breathing and meditation techniques. It helps to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, you are better able to manage them. Practicing mindfulness can give you more insight into your emotions, boost attention and concentration. It is proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect upon physical problems and chronic pain.
The free mindfulness drop ins take place on Tuesdays alternating between afternoons and evenings – see poster below for dates and times.
We also offer regular 8-week Mindfulness courses for people who have attended the drop in groups and are looking to further their practice.
Please note: mindfulness is not suitable for people actively experiencing PTSD, psychosis or in crisis.
If you would like more information about the topics discussed here, these links may prove useful.