Mindful Outdoor Experience: Wander & Wonder with the Bluebells

Details

Dates & Times

Start Date

April 24, 2022

Time

10:00 am
to  1:00 pm

End Date

April 24, 2022

Type

Short & Introductory

Location

Mullaghmeen Forest
Westmeath

Booking Information

Course Price:   €25

www.discoveringmindfulness.ie/book-a-consultation

 

Course Description

There is more to mindfulness than sitting in stillness and silence indoors. Join us for a series of ways to connect outdoors. Join us as we celebrate International Day of Happiness and discover how cultivating joy through mindfulness outdoors experience can nourish us and support in living with the stresses and strains of daily living.  In a recent study on happiness, the evidence continues that connecting with purpose matters more than wealth in raising our levels of happiness! 

Recent reviews of research shows that practising mindfulness outdoors in nature may lead to even more positive gains for us.

Being in nature with mindfulness:

  • boosts our immune system
  • lifts moods and reduces stress, anxiety and irritability
  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves concentration
  • helps us to sleep better
  • strengthens mind-body-heart connection
  • reduces our habit of mind-wandering
  • allows us to remain in the present rather than losing concentration or becoming overwhelmed by emotion
  • increases clarity of mind, creativity and flexibility of thinking
  • improves emotional stability
  • increases our sense of purpose, space and perspective
  • allow us to more effectively connect with nature.

Take this Sunday morning and enjoy some mindful walking in the forest, savouring with the senses all the hidden gems it has to offer our hearts and minds. We will also practice some gentle mindful movement on the forest floor, in a large co-vid safe circle and take some time to engage in reflective nature-based activities, to help us to remember what really matters to us these days. Leave feeling connected, energised and restored and ready to live in harmony in nature wherever we find ourselves.

Mindfulness Outdoors Experiences will carry on in all weathers, excepting those.considered to pose an adverse risk, such as high winds or thunderstorms or 'red alert'. In such an event the session will be rearranged. If the leader has to cancel due to illness or unforeseen circumstances then the session will be rearranged.

A relative degree of fitness and independence in mobility is required. You join these sessions at your own risk and take responsibility for your own care. We will ask that you complete a waiver form and give advance notice of any medical conditions and an emergency contact person. Suitable clothing, for the environment and the weather are really important. Guidelines will be suggested.

Refund policy:

Cancellations more than 1 week of event date can be refunded. Less than 1 week no refund is offered but you can be booked in to an alternative event date.

Course Teacher

Qualifications

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Certified MBSR Teacher, Certified Mindfulness Outdoor Guide. Mindfulness Supervisor

Profile Summary

My course specialisms are: MBSR, .bFoundations (Mindfulness in Schools Project), Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mindfulness Outdoor Experiences, and One-to-One programmes for adults and adolescents. Mindfulness-Based Supervision. MBI-TAC Assessment Levels 1 & 2

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