THE 8-WEEK COURSE
Mindfulness & Meditation for Health & Wellbeing
Find calm, clarity and relief from anxiety.
We all know mindfulness is good for you but making it a daily practice often proves elusive. The 8-week course is the gold standard format for mindfulness training and will give you all the tools you need to integrate mindfulness into your life. The course will teach you how to use mindfulness to cope with stress, let go of unhelpful thought patterns and develop a daily meditation practice.
The course consists of eight 2hr weekly sessions, each focussing on a particular area of mindfulness. Through seminars, guided meditations, group discussion, individually tailored instruction and weekly assignments, participants learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and how to live with more presence and less anxiety.
During the course you will:
Learn a variety of meditation practices including The Body Scan, Counting The Breath, Mindful Movement, Walking Meditation & The Practice of Presence
Gain an understanding of how different types of stress affect your health and learn how to use mindfulness to manage your stressors
Develop the ability to notice unhelpful thought patterns and learn to practice acceptance, kindness and compassion
Learn techniques for practicing mindfulness during the activities of your day and use a meditation diary to reflect on your progress
Gain an experiential understanding of how mindfulness can lead to a more fully realised and happier life
The course includes weekly summaries, home assignments and guided audio meditations. Participants are encouraged to commit to 25 minutes daily home practice to benefit fully from the course. The course is suitable for complete beginners and all who wish to develop a regular practice of meditation. I always aim to create a calm, safe and welcoming environment in which to learn and practice.
Two 8-week courses are running from September - one online via Zoom and one in-person at the Haelan Centre in Crouch End, North London
Tuesday Evening Course (Online via Zoom)
For 8 weekly sessions from Tuesday 21st September 2021, 7-9pm taught by Josh Geffin. Course cost: £195 / Early Bird: £160 (until 3rd September)
Wednesday Evening Course (In-Person)
For 8 weekly sessions from Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 7-9pm taught by Josh Geffin. Venue: The Haelan Centre, Crouch End, North London. Course Cost: £225 / Early Bird £185 (until 3rd September). Maximum 8 people on the course to ensure social distancing can be practiced.
To book either course, send me an email and I'll give you instructions of how to pay via bank transfer or Paypal. You can pay the full amount or a deposit of £50 to secure your place.
There are also two bursary places available on both courses for those who cannot afford the full price - please contact me for more details.
This introduction to Mindfulness has been a huge benefit to me in relieving stress and improving my general wellbeing. As a result of the positive effects to my improved health, I feel it has also improved my creative work and helped me manage the daily stressful tasks with a calm mind. It has been an incentive to practice meditation on a daily basis. Highly recommend.
I wanted to thank you for a great course. I did not really have any expectations from mindfulness practice but it has been very helpful to deal with stress as well as have a more positive outlook towards life. Your approach to teaching is also a stress-reducer – walking into class and hearing your calm, reflective presentation was enough to put me in the right frame of mind!
I really enjoyed the course and recommend it to beginners. I went in knowing very little and feel like I have a much better understanding of mindfulness and myself afterwards. You created a calm environment, encouraged us to ask questions and we shared some really useful and non-judgemental discussions. Thank you.
I have been practising mindfulness for over 10 years and completed my teacher training with Zenways. I have taught at London South Bank University, Paramount Pictures, WeWork and in my local community. Go to the blog page to read about how I came to mindfulness and what it means to me.