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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness

9, January 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT

This course introduces a range of techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind and living more fully in the present moment.  We can often live our lives on “auto-pilot” and react habitually to situations in unhelpful ways.  Mindfulness allows us to be more flexible in our response to the stresses of life, to be less driven and distressed by our thoughts and emotions, and to appreciate each moment of life more fully.

Course aims:

  • The skills of mindfulness, concentration and relaxation
  • Techniques for applying mindfulness to the breath, body, thoughts, feelings and everyday life
  • Practical tips for practicing mindfulness
  • Dealing with difficulties that arise in practicing

 

This is a taught course designed to introduce practical strategies to manage your mood, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion about the techniques and examples it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part. We recommend attending all 4 sessions to fully benefit, please discuss with the course facilitators if you have any concerns or see the course FAQ’s on our website.

 

This course is suitable for:

  • Anyone with an interest in mindfulness and relaxation
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about ‘living in the moment’

This course is not suitable for people with:

  • A mental health diagnosis, such as Bipolar Disorder or Personality Disorder.

Important information:

Please note: There are disabled parking spaces available directly outside Heathwood entrance A. Please use the main car park. The car park is a short distance from the Heathwood building.


Please note that this course is only available for people who are
over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon area).  If you have any queries about this, please contact the Wiltshire IAPT main office on 01380 731335.

Courses can be booked over the phone. All our courses are released for booking 4 weeks before the start date. Our admin team are available weekdays, 9am-5pm and will be happy to assist you in booking on to your chosen course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note: You must be booked onto a course to attend. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative for support, but they must also be booked onto the course due to limited spaces.

Wiltshire IAPT Service psycho-educational courses are only available for people who are over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon area). Courses can be booked over the phone by contacting the Wiltshire IAPT Service on 01380 731335. All our courses are released for booking 4 weeks before the start date. Our admin team are available weekdays, 9am-5pm and will be happy to assist you in booking on to your chosen course and answer any questions you may have.

Details

Date:
9, January 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Fountain Way Hospital
Heathwood Entrance A, Wilton Road
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7FD United Kingdom
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Course Intro
This course will run as 4 weekly sessions of 2 hours between 6:30pm and 8:30pm starting on 9th January.