Online Mindfulness Support Sessions – for those that have completed an 8 week course or have a regular practice
Many people find mindfulness meditation helpful, especially in times of stress, and we aim to do what we can to support your meditation practice in a group setting. However, these sessions may not be suitable for you if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress, or significant mental health difficulties such as clinical depression, an anxiety disorder, recent bereavement, or post-traumatic stress disorder. These sessions are not a substitute for counselling, or other types of support from a trained mental health professional.In addition, during the practices, please feel free not to follow the teacher’s guidance, choosing to do what feels right for you if you feel overwhelmed at any point.
For example, you might choose to move instead of being still, have eyes open instead of closed. While some people find focusing on the breath calming, others find it can increase anxiety – in which case, they can choose to focus on something else (e.g. feet touching floor, hands opening and closing, sights and sounds).
If you experience any difficulty during the mindfulness practice session, please signal this to one of the teachers using the ‘chat’ button on your Zoom screen, and they will be able to speak to you individually and privately from the rest of the group. They can then send you a list of organisations offering mental health support.
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