What We Do…….
Mindfulness in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley offers mindfulness courses for adults, together with specialised mindfulness training for teenagers, school children, and teachers. We also offer support and guidance for individual families to develop more harmonious family relationships.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness Stress Reduction was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970’s in USA as a means of helping people experiencing chronic pain and stress.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was more recently developed within the Oxfordshire Mental Health Team by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale this combines meditation techniques with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
MBCT is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK.
Mindfulness is a way of being, which intertwines the mind, body and heart. Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, and back in touch with our wisdom and vitality, indeed our genuine self.
Mindfulness is an invitation to take charge of the direction and the quality of our lives, in relationships, actions and intentions.