What is Mindfulness?
Our brains are continually being shaped by the forces around us. It is the neuroplasticity of our brain that causes it to change constantly. My invitation with mindfulness is that we can take more responsibility for our own brain by transforming our mind.
Our failure of wellbeing has been in distractibility. An average person spends 47% of their waking lives, not paying attention, and when we are not paying attention to what we are doing; we are less happy. A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. There is an increase in ADHD in children, and it is also due to a genuine rise in distractibility. Most of us also suffer from loneliness even though we are so interconnected. Unhappiness and sadness exacts a toll on our brain and our body. Negative self-talk can cause depression. Over the last 3 years, there’s been a 33% increase in depression, especially amongst women.
This year is different in so many ways. COVID 19 has pushed us further, and we see mental health issues being reported at an alarming rate. There is a pervasive loss of meaning and purpose in life that people are reporting. Research shows us that a lack of purpose affects our health and wellbeing. There is an intimate connection between our psychological health and our physical health.
Practicing mindfulness can nourish our mind and change our world. We can change that implicit bias that gets under our skin. With mindfulness, we can increase our achievement and reduce our health care cost. Mindfulness cultivates wellbeing and a strong sense of purpose. With mindfulness, we can minimize distraction and increase productivity and purpose. I invite you to join me on this journey of learning mindfulness.
What is the objective of this course?
This is a six-week online course designed to teach you the fundamentals of mindfulness through a series of online sessions conducted twice a week. This course covers current scientific research on mindfulness and the brain, exercises that teach emotional regulation, attention and compassion. Upon completion, you will have a foundational understanding of mindfulness and tools to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice.
What will you learn?
Techniques to practice mindfulness and integrate mindfulness into your daily life.
Strategies for meeting and navigating intense emotions.
The role mindfulness plays in communication, connection, and interaction.
Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy, and compassion.
Who will teach the course?
This course is taught by Massrat Shaikh – Educational Psychologist and Mindfulness Educator. Massrat is experienced in working with young people and ladies in teaching mindfulness.
Who is this course for?
This course is specially designed for ladies.
Both beginners and those with mindfulness experience will find this course extremely worthwhile. Participants include educators, counselors, parents, and any community members who are looking for ways to live more regulated lives.
We invite you to join this course if you are curious about exploring and practicing mindfulness alongside like-minded women who are dedicated to their own wellbeing and those of others.
When will this course begin?
This course will be taught by live online sessions on web conferencing platform.
Next sessions start from October 19th 2020
Every Monday and Wednesday
7.30 – 8pm
To support our community during COVID 19 , this course is offered complimentary