The art of ‘mindfulness’ refers to focusing on the present, without making judgement or revisiting the past. There are lots of different reasons why people practise mindfulness, including to reduce stress, get a better night’s sleep and improve overall concentration and focus in everyday life.
At TALKWORKS we have a number of trained mindfulness practitioners who can teach you more about mindfulness and how to apply the benefits of it to your everyday life. We offer the following specific mindfulness workshops and courses:
Introduction to Mindfulness workshop – a one-off session that teaches participants more about mindfulness and the difference it can make to your everyday life. The 75 minute session also includes a guided meditation so that you can try mindfulness for yourself and see how you get on. Check dates and book.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course – an eight week group course. Each session, combined with set homework, will teach you a range of strategies and techniques through the application of mindfulness, to improve your wellbeing and sense of connection in day-to-day life. To join you must complete an assessment with a TALKWORKS practitioner. Self-refer online or call us on 0300 555 3344.
Mindfulness graduates workshop – a two hour session for those that have completed an eight week MBCT course with TALKWORKS or another service. In these sessions we aim to support you to maintain, develop, and deepen your practice through a combination of guided meditation practice and revisiting of key exercises from the MBCT course.
We work closely with the Accept Clinic who provide additional free psychological therapies for adults living in Devon who have more severe and recurrent depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other related conditions The Accept Clinic is funded by the NHS and hosted by the University of Exeter.
They offer a range of treatments including LiveMind – a four-session mindfulness-based course aimed at people who have experienced severe mental health difficulties in the past and who are looking to manage and maintain their wellbeing. Visit their treatments page, section Recovery and Resilience for more information and how to refer to the clinic.