Mindfulness allows us to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.
The skills and techniques we learn help us to cultivate this way of being and can help us to:
- Manage stress effectively
- Make positive choices in life and work
- Move from ‘automatic’ pilot – dwelling in the past, worrying about the future – to recognising the changes we can make now.
Sharpham has been involved with Mindfulness since the 1980s and runs both day courses in Mindfulness (Introduction to Mindfulness) and 8-week programmes (Mindfulness for Health and Well Being). It also runs a monthly Mindfulness drop in practise session.
Sharpham currently also offers a course - called Sustaining Ourselves Through Mindfulness - this is a residential break for those mainly working in the voluntary, education and healthcare professions, who are in need of rest, renewal, reflection and inspiration. Concessions are available.
Current courses can be found in our events listing.
Here you'll find a range of self-help resources to spark your interest in mindfulness and to support any learning you are doing.
Itunes downloads Basic Mindfulness practices
This is a talk on youtube by Mark Williams from Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre who is one of the main contributors to the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy research for depression and implementation.
A talk by Jon Kabat-Zinn PH.D , is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world.
Healing and the Mind , video on youtube by Bill Moyers.