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4th of October Mindfulness Taster Session

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Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshop with Active Communities on Thursday the 4th of October , 6pm , Quarry Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Cost £10. Book through Eventbrite link or direct with Active Communities. Workshops/courses are based on a strong theoretical framework, with skilled instruction, and offer practical tools to help deal with stress. Supporting you to promote […]

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Afternoon Retreat

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Our next retreat is at Eglinton Park Irvine KA128TA, on Sunday the 21 st of October from 1.30-4.30 .Contact us directly to book or book through the eventbrite link here . Eglinton Park. Take time away from your day-to-day life, normal pursuits and concerns and join us for the afternoon where you can appreciate the […]

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Scientifically Backed Ways to De-Stress

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When we’re stressed, hormones like cortisol flood our systems, producing the “fight or flight response” in which our heart rate goes up, we breathe more heavily (requiring more oxygen) and our blood vessels constrict. This primitive reaction is part of our genetic makeup and we need it to help us survive and it helps us […]

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Tips for work stress and ways to gain balance

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While some workplace stress is normal, but excessive stress can interfere with our productivity and performance and impact our physical and emotional health. It can affect our relationships and home life and can even mean the difference between success and failure in our jobs. We can’t control everything in our work environment, but that doesn’t […]

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Grounding Exercise

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A Grounding Exercise using the senses: Five minutes of mindfulness, can help you slow your breathing, slow your heart-rate, and stop you feeling overwhelmed. It can also just allow you to get a bit of headspace. It’s not going to solve the problems on your to-do list, but you’ll probably feel better equipped to deal […]

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Relax and Replenish

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Our next retreat is at Eglinton Park Irvine KA128TA, on Sunday the 21st th of October from 1.30-4.30. Take time from your day-to-day life, normal pursuits and concerns and come join us on this afternoon retreat. Experience the benefits of just taking time out to just be and enjoy this beautiful venue. Experience a day of […]

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Local Practice Group

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We are a self-supporting group who meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 19:00 to 21:00. We listen to guided meditations, share our experience of practice and offer mutual support. We share the cost of the hire of a space at the James Clark Building in Paisley. If you have taken a mindfulness […]

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Taster Sessions

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 One of the most effective ways of learning about the potential benefits of mindfulness can be through one of our taster sessions. These can vary in length from a few hours through to a day’s workshop and are usually delivered in small groups and this gives you an idea of what to expect in our […]

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Next Steps in Mindfulness

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This course is a follow up from the Mindfulness for Everyday Living Course (MBSR).  It is intended to help you maintain your mindfulness practice and to learn new skills in managing difficult thoughts and emotions, using approaches described in ‘The Happiness Trap‘ by Russ Harris, such as learning how to diffuse thoughts, tune more closely […]

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CPD for Mindfulness Teachers

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MBAC Trainers Refresher Day This is a refresher one-day course for those who have taken our Training for Trainer’s Course (MBAC). Our Mindfulness Based Approach to Caring, Training for Trainers course, is usually taken by professionals who wish to offer mindfulness based interventions to their clients or colleagues. However, sometimes the opportunity to run the […]