At St Mark’s Church on Alma Lane in Upper Hale there are already free mindfulness sessions on the first Monday morning of each month. The church is now offering a free Mindfulness Course on Tuesday Evenings, starting on 15th September, which will look at Mindfulness in more detail. The sessions will be run by the Diocesan Health and Well-being Advisor, Suzette Jones, who has much experience in running Mindfulness groups.
Lesley Shatwell, who is a member of the church and who will be helping to run the sessions commented, “Mindfulness is about purposefully paying attention to our experience in the present moment with an attitude of kindly acceptance. Mindfulness practice can help us to feel awake, aware, be present for more of our lives; to choose our actions more wisely; to let go of worries and habits which no longer work for us, and to boost our well-being and compassion for self and others.”
The Reverend Lesley Crawley, a priest in the parish, said, “Each session will focus on a different aspect of Mindfulness, for example Mindful walking or Mindful eating. The course is open to all, regardless of faith. It is based on Mindfulness stress reduction and will take us through how we can use Mindfulness in our everyday lives.”
To qualify for a free place you need to commitment to attend all 8 sessions and a small amount of homework is required. Spaces are limited so please register your interest to:
Communities Engagement Team
Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3XG
tel: 01483 790335