Mindfulness Practice Days are for those who have completed (or are currently completing) a mindfulness course such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Practice days are an opportunity to consolidate practice and learn a few more. The last one was held on Saturday 5 March 2016 and here is some of the feedback from participants:
Everything went really well. I enjoyed the practices. I learnt that I can be aware of my body/ sounds/ thoughts by just not trying too hard.. and not judging myself. I liked the variety of practices, the pace of the exercises.
I thought the day was structured well and I liked the variation between practices. That way, when I felt that one hadn’t gone as well as I would have liked there was something new next time. As someone new to this, I found the silence a little awkward and needed a bit more introduction to it.
I learn new kinds of meditation – kindness, letter of appreciation, the mountain practice – it was excellent.
It was a calm space and I liked the balance of talking time and a quiet space in the practices. It was guided well, but not intrusive – a good balance achieved.
The day went well. The movement was great (nicer than mindful walking). The ‘kindness’ exercise was very powerful and I enjoyed the ‘mountain’ meditation.
I learnt about movement – had a real sense of energy ‘coming out’. And about being kind to ourselves, grateful for others.. and just how far my mind can feel it can travel.