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.
To learn more about mindfulness then here's a link to a live webcast and interview on mindfulness and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) , with Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. You'll find more information on our resources page.
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.