World Mindfulness Day is held each year on 12th September with the aim of raising awareness with the general public of the profound value and benefit of mindfulness.
Even without a pandemic, life can be tough. As human beings, we process our thoughts and feelings in both healthy and sometimes unhealthy ways. However, research now shows us that mindfulness can make a difference to the levels of contentment or happiness we have in our lives. Practising mindfulness – paying attention, non-judgementally, moment to moment – can help to put us in charge of our minds, attention and thoughts.
Like learning any new skill, mindfulness requires practise. Starting with small goals you can slowly build up to establishing a short daily meditation routine. On World Mindfulness Day, we’re offering a range of free guided mindfulness meditation sessions which we’ve designed to provide you with some easy-to-apply techniques – no matter where you are on your mindfulness journey.
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
9.00am – 10.00am BST, Saturday 12th September
In this webinar, we’ll cover the basics of mindfulness practice (while dispelling a few myths that people typically have about mindfulness) and try some breathing meditation. You’ll also learn simple techniques for having a healthier relationship with your own thoughts. Duration: 1 hour
Restoring Resilience with Mindfulness
10.30am – 11.30am BST, Saturday 12th September
In this webinar, we’ll lead a guided mindfulness meditation that’s been designed to remind of us of our inner core of resilience. There will also be a practical takeaway to support changing our habits in relation to negative automatic thoughts and their impact on us. Duration: 1 hour
Mindfulness & the Great Outdoors
1.00pm – 2.00pm BST, Saturday 12th September
Weather permitting, we aim to run this webinar outside in nature. In the session, we’ll lead a guided meditation that’s been designed to give us a way of being more fully present in our surroundings. We’ll also explore some straightforward techniques for appreciating the world outside, which are relevant whether you live in a city or in the countryside. Duration: 1 hour
We look forward to seeing you on World Mindfulness Day!