Who can do the course?
Anyone who would like to find a way of increasing their sense of wellbeing and living more fully, effectively and calmly and who is willing to commit to coming regularly to the weekly sessions and following the home practice schedule can do the course. No previous experience of meditation is necessary and people who have benefitted from these courses have come from all kinds of backgrounds.
The course can be done as part of a group from anything to two to twleve participants or on a one-to-one basis.
It is best to do the course when your life is in a reasonably stable place, so that you can give it your full attention and commitment. If you have any uncertainties about this do please phone me and I can talk it through with you.
I will be happy to talk about any queries you may have, either about doing the course or during the course.
What happens on an eight week mindfulness course?
The courses are experiential which means that the emphasis is on practising mindfulness rather than just learning about it from an intellectual perspective. In each session different ways of being mindful are introduced as guided practices and we also look at how mindfulness can be practised informally in everyday life. There is time to share experiences and to explore what comes up. What is talked about in the group is confidential but there is no need for anyone to refer to personal situations as we are cultivating different ways of relating to our experiences, rather than going into the content of the experiences themselves. The group is usually felt to be a safe place to be in, where respect and care for each other's differences and ways of being is valued.
Home practice is an important part of the course and participants are asked to commit to doing daily mindfulness meditation practice for the duration of the course with the help of a set of CDs. In this way by the end of the 8 week course each person can have a good sense of how to practise and how this can benefit them and can then choose to go on developing a mindful way of living in their own time and way.
The cost per person of 8 week group mindfulness courses:
The cost per person of a group course (more than 6 participants) is normally £200. (This may vary if the course is offered for specific groups or venues).
The cost includes 8 weekly 2 1/2 hour sessions, access to guided mindfulness meditations, and a course workbook.
For one-to-one, or small group 8 week courses the costs are on a sliding scale as follows:
1 to 1: £560 for 8 x one and a half hour sessions.
For 2 people : £400 total per person for 8 x 2 hour sessions).
For small groups of 3 to 5 people: £250- £300 total per person for 8 x 2 hour sessions
A non-refundable deposit of £40 is requested at time of booking for all courses.
The balance of payment for the course is payable at the first session. Participants are asked to pay for the course as a whole at this point and cannot be re-imbursed for any missed sessions, or for sessions not attended because of dropping out of the course.
Payment in instalments is possible by negotiation if payment in advance is not possible because of financial difficulties.
Please contact Wendy to enquire about courses.