What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to pay attention, non-judgementally and in the present moment and is a way of helping us work differently with challenges, as well as live life more fully.
 
It has benefits in all areas of life including in our relationships, at work and with our own wellbeing. With 10 years’ experience of delivering nationally evidenced mindfulness programmes, we can help you understand and experience these benefits! 
 
All our trainers have recognised Mindfulness teaching qualifications to deliver the diverse range of courses we offer.

For any further information about mindfulness courses for yourself or your workplace then please contact Rob or Ruth on mindfulness@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

 


 

Mindfulness at Work

We can help your organisation build a mindful workplace for better performance, innovation and resilience.  We offer support in developing mindfulness as a core leadership competence, that can be woven through all levels of your organisation to create a culture of reduced stress, improved focus and creativity.

Research shows workplace course programmes are more effective at engaging teams in sustained practice than mindfulness apps alone.

Mindfulness Taster Session (1 hour) 

Experiential, introductory workshop exploring mindfulness and its benefits.

Click here for session outline.

Mindful Leadership 

How to develop mindfulness as a core leadership competence,  including mindful communication, empathy-building and creative thinking, to support effective, inclusive teams


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for the Caring Professions 

Explores the role of mindfulness approaches in preventing compassion-fatigue and burnout. 


Ongoing practice groups 

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly to help maintain and deepen skills learnt.  Or, we can help you initiate your own peer-led practice groups to truly embed a mindful workplace. 

One to one mindfulness coaching sessions 

Support with implementing mindfulness skills effectively.

An Intro to Mindfulness at Work (2.5 hours)

Experiential, introductory workshop exploring the application of mindfulness in a workplace context, to increase concentration, creativity, empathy and resilience to stress. Click here for session outline.

Mindful Communication

Learn how to build and repair effective team relationships, drawing on Restorative Practice and Non-Violent Communication. 

6-8 week on-site Mindfulness Courses

Research shows workplace course programmes are more effective at engaging teams in sustained practice than mindfulness apps alone.  Weekly mindfulness courses enable individuals to fully embed mindfulness skills in life:

Finding Peace in a Frantic World  (6-8 week course)

This brand new course, created by Oxford Mindfulness Centre, is a distillation of the key elements of traditional, evidenced Mindfulness-based programmes, delivered over brief, 6 - 8 weekly sessions.  It follows the bestselling book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World, (purchased by one in 8 UK households) and offers simple, effective tools to enable busy people to thrive and become more resilient to stress and other life challenges.

For the course outline, click here

 


 

" Such a fantastic training session. Learnt so much useful stuff, that I will absolutely do my best to apply.

Thank you! "


 


 

Mindfulness for me

We offer a range of evidenced 8 week courses, including Mindfulness Based Coginitive Therapy,  which can be explored in a group or on a one to one basis.

Mindful Self Compassion

In this eight week course, learn how to stop being so hard on yourself and motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism.

Click here for session outline

Finding Peace in a Frantic World 

This is a brand new course to Norfolk, created by Oxford Mindfulness Centre. It’s a distillation of the key elements of traditional, evidenced Mindfulness-based programmes, delivered over brief, 6 - 8 weekly sessions. The course follows the bestselling book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World, (purchased by one in 8 UK households) and offers simple, effective tools to enable busy people to thrive, connect and sustain their resilience to stress and other life challenges. 

For the course outline, click here

One to one

For those who going to a group is not possible, you might want to try our one to one sessions.

We usually cover the material of each 8 week course, over an hour long, weekly session, with the learning personalised to each individual. 

We can also shorten the overall course duration, depending on the time you have available.
 


Nurturing Parents

This course supports parents and carers to incorporate mindfulness and self-kindness into family life. It helps participants improve relationships, reduce stress and gain confidence in their parenting skills.

Practice Groups

Continuing practice after a course can be tricky on your own, but is essential to feeling the benefits Mindfulness can offer us.  Practice groups offer an opportunity to meet others from previous courses and share the process of deepening and keeping your practice alive.
Open to anyone who has done a mindfulness course, whether through us or another provider.

Email mindfulness@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk  for more information on the next session.


 


 

" One of the best courses I've ever been on!

Thank you "


 


 

Virtual Courses

Further to Government guidance with regard to the continuously evolving response to COVID19, Norfolk and Waveney Mind has taken the decision to postpone all our classroom based training and mindfulness courses until future notice.
 
However, we are delighted to be able to offer all our mindfulness courses and workshops virtually.
 
Whilst we are developing and refining our virtual offering, we are pricing our training courses and workshops at below our usual rates - to support local people, and businesses and their employees, during the pandemic.
 

 

Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Essential Mindfulness for busy lives

From October 5th 2020 - 8 weekly sessions

This 8 week course has been developed by Oxford Mindfulness Centre as shortened adaptation of traditional Mindfulness-based programmes. It follows the bestselling book, Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World, and offers:

  • Simple and effective tools for resilience to stress, low mood and other life challenges
  • Ways of cultivating mindfulness in communication and relationships
  • Practical strategies for self-care to help us thrive and connect to our innate inner wisdom


Provided live online via Zoom.


 
Register your interest for upcoming dates

 


 

Mindful Self-Compassion

Learn how to stop being so hard on yourself

From Sept 22nd 2020 - 8 weekly sessions

Motivate yourself with encouragement, rather than self-criticism, in this 8 week course which will teach you how to:

Relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-to-moment awareness
  • Respond to feelings or failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  • Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation without becoming arrogant
  • Integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into everyday life
  • Transform difficult relationships both old and new
  • Become your own best teacher


Provided live online via Zoom.


 
Register your interest for upcoming dates

 


 

Nurturing Parents

An online mindfulness course for parents and carers

From October 5th - 8 weekly sessions 2020

This eight-week, family friendly, mindfulness course, designed by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, supports parents and carers to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into family life, particularly during these difficult times.  

  • Learn to manage stress more effectively and increase your wellbeing
  • Gain confidence in parenting skills and share experiences with other parents /  carers
  • Improve family relationships
  • Develop self-care, in order to better nurture your child / cared-for person  
£105 (Concessions £75, Key-workers £50, FREE places for unwaged)


Provided live online via Zoom.


 
Book now

 


 

Mindfulness in Challenging Times

An exciting, new series of online workshops exploring mindfulness as a way of resourcing ourselves in times of unprecedented crisis

Coming up this autumn:
  • Mindfulness, Covid and Coronanxiety
  • Mindfulness, Race and Unconscious Bias 
  • Mindful Responses to the Climate Emergency  
  • Mindfulness with Pride: LGBTQ+ perspectives on Self- Compassion 

 

Mindfulness, Covid and Coronanxiety

A FREE online workshop for World Mental Health Day

Saturday 10th October, 11am - 12.30pm


What is coronanxiety and how has COVID-19 impacted on our mental health?

How can we re-orientate towards self-care, happiness and calm in this time of crisis?

Learn simple practices to help us focus on thriving as well as surviving

Provided live online via Zoom.

Book now

 


 

 

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

An experiential course exploring how to develop mindfulness in everyday life

From July 21st - 8 weekly sessions 2020


This 8 week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy course is NICE approved to prevent relapse into depression and is known to help many conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and stress. 

  • Learn how developing mindfulness can build resilience to stress and depression and create a sense of wellbeing
  • Practice simple and effective techniques that can be practiced anywhere at any time
  • Explore strategies for deepening and sustaining a personal practice anywhere at any time
£130 (£80 concessions)

By donation and free places for unwaged and key-workers available upon request.


Provided live online via Zoom.

Register your interest

Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488

 

Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 9TP
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

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