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Free Minfulness Day

St Mark’s Church Upper Hale, is offering a free Mindfulness Day on Saturday 11th June, 10:30am-3pm, run by the Health and Well-being Advisor for the Diocese of Guildford, Suzette Jones, who has much experience in running Mindfulness groups. St Mark’s also offer free sessions that are run on the morning of the first Monday of each month. Mindfulness is simply paying attention to our experience in the present moment with an attitude of kindly acceptance.

Suzette Jones said, “You are warmly invited to attend this free day on keeping our Mindfulness practice alive. The day will include several meditations and practices, new and old.”

Lesley Shatwell, who is a member of the church and who will be helping to run the sessions commented, “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.”

Spaces are limited so please register your interest to:
lapislezuli@hotmail.com tel: 01252 314703

Bring a packed lunch, drinks are provided.

Free Mindfulness Course

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:
Suzette.Jones@cofeguildford.org.uk
Communities Engagement Team
Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3XG
tel: 01483 790335

Mindfulness

Breathing!

We all have to do it but probably pay it little attention.

Once a month for the last six months Suzette Jones, The Diocesan Health and Well Being Adviser, has been leading us in Mindfulness sessions at St Mark’s Centre. Using Suzette’s simple technique it is possible to find moments to be mindful wherever we are – in queue, a traffic jam, even at the dentist’s.

Mindfulness is simply focussing on the breath and being present in the moment. Just by breathing attentively for a few minutes I have been able to step away from my busyness and whirling thoughts to find a little calm and perspective. I have found it liberating to realise that I don’t have to be doing all the time, it is ok to stop and be.

Many of us who have attended the sessions have managed to incorporate some mindful breathing into our lives and found it really beneficial in different ways.

It is so easy and impossible to get wrong. Come and sit with us and breathe.
Sue Jones

Next Mindfulness Sessions at St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, GU9 0LT are on Monday Mornings 9:30-10:20am on 30th March, 27th April, 1st June