Mindfulness in Nature Workshop

SUNDAY 24th JULY 2022

MINDFULNESS IN NATURE WORKSHOP

 for both qualified and student counsellors.

A relaxing and informative day of mindfulness practices while connecting to the healing power of nature.

Programme:
 Guided meditations-Connection to nature-a variety of mindfulness practices-Mandala creation-Drumming-Movement

WHO IS IT FOR?

Counselling students & qualified counsellors who are either new to mindfulness/nature therapy or who would like to expand their knowledge of it, in an experiential and educational way. Come and join us for a wonderful day in a quiet and private setting, offering a unique and rustic feel among the woodland and fields.

 

WHERE?

Private setting in Market Lavington, near Devizes, Wiltshire.

TICKETS

£60 fee

TO BOOK: 

Dawn Harding 07585 558101

   

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Ballardie interview on BBC Radio Gloucester

Claire Ballardie interviewon BBC Radio Gloucester

Ecotherapy, Nature therapy
Ecotherapy, Nature therapy

I had a lovely chat this afternoon with Dom Cotter at BBC Gloucester Radio about Nature Therapy.

Whatever the weather, there is always an element we can connect to in some way with our senses. The snow drops are coming up, and hanging in there, tempting us to look forwards to new growth as spring arrives.

I am on just after 5pm, after a track from Madonna!

Claire Ballardie on Nature Therapy with Dom Cotter BBC Radio Gloucester

 

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Market Lavington
I offer mindfulness in Market Lavington. 
What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is about being able to

stay ‘in the moment’- to still a busy mind. It promotes calmness and concentration either with calming exercise, or being still. It is about being present with what is going right now for you- being aware of your surroundings, how you are feeling, focusing on yourself. It could be as simple as making a cup of tea, and focusing calmly on what you are doing right now rather than thinking about what you will do next, your shopping list, where you have to go in a while, and so on.

Mindfulness session

In a session, we will focus on your self-awareness- noticing your posture, breathing, and what your thoughts are. We will gradually focus on the present, what is happening right now, using mindfulness techniques.

Here is a short video about mindfulness in schools from the BBC London Facebook page.

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Mindfulness Example

Mindfulness Example

Find a quiet moment, and take a look at this sunset. Notice if you are in a hurry, impatient, just have a quick look and think there are better ways to fill your time.

Look again, sitting comfortable, breathing calmly, and give yourself a couple of minutes to take in what you see- the colours and shapes of the clouds, the trees in shadow, the last glow of the sun, for example.  Focus on calmly breathing, relaxing, calming your mind.

After a couple of minutes, stretch and move, look away from the photo and notice your own world with fresh eyes. Notice how you feel now- hopefully calm and relaxed!

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