Silver Street Clinic Courses
Silver Street Clinic are very pleased to offer a range of Mindfulness based courses in 2017. Completion of our 8 week courses qualify participants for free membership of the Maldon Mindfulness Centre which offers weekly ‘staying Mindful’ sessions which help to maintain practice.
Mindfulness is the art of being in the present. It is a simple practice which can be incorporated and applied to everyday life wherever we are and whatever we are doing.
“It means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present and non-judgmentally.” ( Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Research has shown that regular Mindfulness practice is effective in:
- reducing and managing stress and anxiety
- reducing the likelihood of recurrence of a depressive illness
- helping with the management of chronic pain
On a physical level Mindful meditation has been shown to improve:
- control of blood sugar in Type 2 Diabetes
- heart and circulatory health by reducing blood pressure
- immune system functioning
On a general level it helps us to:
- feel more in control and less reactive to events and people around us
- be more aware of our thoughts, emotions and of the physical sensations in our bodies
- increase working memory functioning, concentration and verbal reasoning
- develop greater patience and tolerance and reduce negative cycles of thinking
|Date & Time|
|Wednesday 10th April: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 17th April: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 24th April: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 1st May: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 8th May: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 15th May: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 29th May: 7-9pm|
|Wednesday 5th June: 7-9pm|
There will also be an optional Silent Practice afternoon on Sat 18th May between 2pm and 5.15 pm. We also invite past participants of previous courses to join us for this afternoon to enrich their ongoing practice.
There will be a maximum of 6 participants on each course. Silver Street Clinic also offer weekly ‘Staying Mindful’ sessions to enable those who have completed the course to stay in touch with their fellow participants and help to inspire them to continue with regular practice.
The cost of this course is £270 in total. This covers course materials, administration and your personal workbook. A deposit of £20 will secure your place with the balance to be paid by 1st April 2018 by BACS or cheque. If you wish to spread the cost we will accept 3 post-dated cheques. Payment details are on the attached Registration Form.
Commitment of time
To get the most out of the course we would advise that you attend all 8 sessions. You will also need to consider the available time you have for daily home practice. We strongly encourage you to spend at least 20 minutes per day doing your guided practice as this is where the transformative learning takes place.
The courses are run by Kate Tyler, a Specialist Mental Health Nurse trained to teach Mindfulness through the University of Exeter.
Venue: Silver Street Clinic, 21a High Street, Maldon, Essex. CM9 5PE
To download a PDF copy of the course registration form, please click 8 week Registration Form Spring 2018