Annie Akasati McAuley

Mindfulness and Wellbeing

Mindfulness and Wellbeing 8-week courses
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction / Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy / 'Dot Be Foundations' for parents, carers and staff.

Mindfulness is the quality of present-moment awareness, for example when are happily absorbed in a simple task, or pause to notice a beautiful sunset. In a way it is quite simple, but that doesn't mean it is easy to do! Most of us can benefit from training ourselves to be more fully present and focused, gradually learning this skill, through practice and with support from the mindfulness trainer and other, like-minded people on the course. The benefits of mindfulness practice are widely reported in the media, including the capacity to increase our wellbeing, calmness and clarity - and reducing stress, anxiety, low mood and likelihood of relapse into depression.

I initially learned mindfulness and meditation in a Buddhist context in the 1980's and have practiced regularly since that time. This practice has been the source of much creativity and joy throughout my adult life. I completed ordination training in Buddhist philosophy and practice in 1999, at which time I was given my Buddhist name 'Akasati'. Since then have regularly led meditation courses and retreats within a Buddhist context.   

I am a qualified and experienced teacher of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I am also qualified to teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) courses including the 'Dot Be Foundations' course for parents, carers and staff as well as their schools courses for primary and secondary pupils. Together with my colleague Dr Carolyn Drake I run a Mindfulness teaching partnership 'Love Mindfulness'. I am also currently collaborating with the respected local mindfulness trainer Nick Diggins.

For more information or to book on a course, please contact me on info@lovemindfulness.co.uk or go to my website https://www.lovemindfulness.co.uk

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