Mindfulness Courses in Oxford
Mindfulness Courses for Stress and Anxiety
Our courses provide a perfect introduction to Mindfulness for beginners and they have a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge you need to start your own Mindfulness practice, with lots of advice on how to make Mindfulness a regular part of your lifestyle.
Our top up sessions provide continuing support and practice of mindfulness techniques.
Beginners Course dates: 4 week courses
Wednesday 6th,13th,20th & 27th March 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd May 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
Next top up classes:
Wednesday 6th March, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 3rd April, 6.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 1st May, 5.30-6.30pm
For further details or to book your space please contact us here
Try this free guided Mindfulness meditation.
Q&A: Ben Ousey on Mindfulness
What exactly is Mindfulness?
The concept of mindfulness refers to a particular state of conscious awareness where the mind is deliberately focused on the present moment and then observing whatever is happening in the mind or body without judgement. Mindfulness meditations are designed to promote this state of being and there is a growing body of scientific research to support its effectiveness, especially in dealing with stress, anxiety and chronic pain.
What three things should I be doing to lower the impact of stress on my wellbeing?
There are many effective ways to combat stress and anxiety. Some methods will work better for different people, so this list is only a guide.
Learn to practice mindfulness. If you suffer from stress or anxiety then there are few better ways to gently help yourself to relax.
Exercise regularly - physical activity that raises the heart rate causes the release of endorphins that can lift your mood. You don't have to run marathons or spend hours at the gym. If you can find an exercise or activity you enjoy doing that would be ideal and to be honest you can't beat a brisk walk in the countryside.
Give yourself a break, by which I mean be kind to yourself. None of us are perfect and we are all just trying our best. You are allowed to get it wrong and find things difficult. So try not to be hard on yourself when you do.
Can you suggest Mindfulness techniques that I can use right away?
Many of the Mindfulness meditation techniques are quite simple but that is not to say that they are easy. One of the most common techniques is to use the breath as a focus for our attention. You can try the guided meditation at the top of the page to get a feeling for what Mindfulness Meditation is like.
Where can I learn more about Mindfulness & Mindfulness techniques?
Perhaps the best independent resource is the Mindfulnet website which provides information on all aspects of mindfulness and recommended books, apps and courses.
Ben Ousey is a qualified Mindfulness teacher and graduated from The British School of Meditation in 2014.He has been providing Mindfulness courses in Oxford ever since. Ben is passionate about Mindfulness and the positive and scientifically proven effects a regular Mindfuless practice has on human health. Mindfulness is particularly effective for helping relieve stress and anxiety. Ben is available to provide guided meditations and training one on one or in small group sessions. Ben regularly provides Mindfulness talks, taster sessions and courses at events and for businesses and institutions around Oxford including
Oxford University Staff Conference
St John's College
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