Well being Workshop for exam season teens This Saturday afternoon workshop on June 1st from 3-4.30pm is open to any teenager in the middle of their GCSE or A Level exams. The hour and a half session in Emmer Green at St Barnabas Church Hall on Grove Rd will offer simple to use strategies for overcoming anxiety with MBSR (Mindful based stress reduction) tips on how to improve focus for revision and exams and well-being tips on challenging unhelpful thoughts for better sleep, and an opportunity to ask any questions in a small group environment. The session will end with a relaxing body scan technique for deep relaxation - all in a non judgemental, open minded and informal environment. Early bird price of £12 per person or £20 for 2 people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
Mini Retreats These are an opportunity for deep relaxation and recharge for adults in need of a pause on a Friday evening. They are normally held monthly at the tranquil hall at Eye & Dunsden, in Dunsden Green RG4 9QG. Just 10 minutes away from Caversham and Henley. These tend to be advertised first on my Facebook page @absolute mindfulness berkshire and sell out pretty quickly.
A 2 hour Mindfulness Summer Club for 6-10 year olds 8 kids per session. Simple mindfulness exercises, Take 5, making sensory jars, & sitting still like a frog with the Hush Kids hippo! Booking essential. (Hush Kids has now finished for the summer season but any future holiday dates will be advertised here)
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I've had a number of requests recently inquiring if this is something I do - yes it is! I'm very happy to run tailor made workshops.
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This is how I spend most of my week, either working 1:1 with 11-18 year old pupils in school and seeing 1:1 clients from home. I do also work with Primary school aged children but would shorten the length of the sessions according to their age. I use MBSR (Mindful based stress reduction) to help reduce anxiety with simple to use exercises. I hold a level 3 Certificate in counselling skills. I am trained in reducing panic attacks and GAD (generalised anxiety disorder). I am not a qualified counsellor, if you are looking for a traditional talking therapist I would recommend a referral via your GP. I work with a number of young people who are on the waiting list for CAMHS and am always happy to discuss via email or phone call, individual needs before any initial appointment.
I am also working with an increasing number of adults who are looking for strategies to reduce the impact of stress/anxiety
. Suitable for beginners and those with experience too, these classes are a combination of formal mindfulness seated in chairs and mindful relaxation on yoga mats (provided) and are an ideal way of introducing a pause at the start of the week and to appreciate the benefits that mindfulness can bring. Each class begins with a settling practice to provide the bridge from the busyness of the day to letting go and finding some calm within.
CLASSES MAY START AGAIN IN 2019, & I WILL UPDATE ON HERE AS SOON AS DATES ARE CONFIRMED.
I am now able to offer bespoke small group mindfulness sessions from my beautiful bell tent, these sessions can be tailored to the needs of the group and are suitable for between 4-6 people. These sessions need to be booked in advance and are ideal for groups of friends wishing to experience mindfulness in a relaxed and relaxing environment. These sessions run between May & September only.