Summer Mindfulness comes to the North Coast

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Local mental health charity, AWARE is hosting a 2 hour workshop introducing Mindfulness to the North Coast.

At the workshop, participants will explore this ancient technique which is proven to improve wellbeing, reduce stress and help people to manage anxiety.

Through a mix of theory and practice, people will begin to get a feel for how this might fit into their busy life and help them find ways to slow down the hectic pace of life.

Mindfulness is the ancient practice of being in the moment which is achieved by focusing on one of our senses, be it touch, vision, hearing, taste or smell.

For example, observing our breathing for one minute brings us into the present - the now.

We are slaves to our thoughts, convictions, emotions and preferences. Today, we are rarely in the present moment and we have lost the ability to get there. Being still in the present moment frees us from our thoughts and emotions and this is a skill everyone should have.

Angela who attended the AWARE workshop last year and has taken the six week programme says she would recommend this course.

“It is definitely helpful in guiding you to become more relaxed.

“It taught me what is important and what isn’t. I found it a great new habit to replace many old habits, and it has made me more aware of others in my surroundings. It gives me a sense of self acceptance and I cannot tell you how this has had an impact on my life.”

The North Coast workshops will take place on Wednesday 24th August:

Ballycastle Golf Club from 10am - 12 noon

Portrush Town Hall from 2 - 4 pm

Portstewart Town Hall from 7 - 9 pm.

There is a small cover charge of £10.

Book your place online at www.aware-ni.org or ring on 02890357820 to find out more.

Frank Liddy, AWARE’s Mindfulness Practitioner says “AWARE’s Mindfulness Programme has been designed with you in mind.”