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Practicing Mindfulness can help us deal with life and its stresses and teach us to appreciate what each present moment may offer.

It may help us manage challenges by changing our perspectives and developing calm and creative responses.

Mindfulness can also offer the possibility of noticing and feeling happiness as we become more fully appreciative of each moment.

The NHS’s NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines advocates the use of Mindfulness in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression, helping us enjoy life more.

Mindfulness is increasingly used for those living with both acute and chronic pain, and long-term illness.

Mindfulness can bring about long-term changes in mood and increase levels of happiness and wellbeing.

It focuses on forms of meditation which include concentrating your attention on the sensations of your breath and body.

St Michael’s offers patients, their family and carers, plus members of the wider community, access to Mindfulness. This is through one-to-one meetings, taster sessions or all-day practices.

Free drop-in sessions take place at St Michael’s on the final Monday of each month (excluding December and Bank Holiday Monday’s) from 2.30–3.30pm.

‘Mindfulness for Health’ and ‘Mindfulness for Stress’ courses are held regularly throughout the year, plus quarterly Mindfulness All-Day Practices.

Mini-Mindfulness sessions for patients, staff and volunteers take place regularly.

The Mindfulness team organises and hosts various workshops throughout the year.

St Michael’s Hospice is a venue for Breathworks Masterclasses and similar events.

Mindfulness for Health Course Online course delivered by St Michael’s Hospice via Zoom

Beginning Wednesday 17th February 2021

For eight consecutive weeks 1.30-4pm

With a Mindfulness approach, we can learn helpful ways to cope with the difficulties we face, and find the pleasures of the everyday moment, especially at a time when COVID- related anxieties may dominate our wellbeing.

£60 fee to include Mindfulness For Health textbook, set of CDs or downloads and Workbook, incl postage.

For more details, or to book, call Gail Calthrop RGN and Breathworks Mindfulness Practitioner on 01432 852647, or email mindfulness@smhospicehereford.org

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