Mindfulness for the brain

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Are you worried about cognitive decline?

Did you know that a regular practice of Mindfulness can help retain and even improve cognitive skills and overall mental agility?

In this course, you will learn Mindfulness as a form of secular mental training that can help you:

• Retain/improve memory, reaction times and mental and physical stamina
• Reduce mind-wandering and retain/improve focus, concentration and attention
• Retain/improve your ability to manage emotions
• Establish a regular Mindfulness practice in your daily life
Scientific evidence proving these benefits will be available.

Course content

The tutor (Paul Beard) takes a person-centred approach and will assess student’s needs and abilities from the outset and tailor the course content accordingly. Therefore, you may for example learn Mindfulness in relation to your senses, body, breath and movement – focusing on some areas more than others, depending on students’ needs.

Support and feedback

Through your practice of the Mindfulness exercises taught and the impact on your daily life during the course.

Paul will give each learner feedback within the sessions or outside of the sessions (as appropriate).

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to wear loose clothing, or at least clothing that is not too restrictive.

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Paul will encourage you to practice what you learn outside of the sessions as this will help to consolidate your learning and notice the effect on your daily life of practicing Mindfulness. However, this is a recommendation rather than a requirement and how much/little you do is entirely your choice.

About the tutor

Paul Beard (Dip. THY&R [Transformation Hatha Yoga], Dip P. Couns.Coach & SRMHC Registered Teacher of Pure Meditation Foundation) is a qualified Yoga instructor, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher and Coach.

Since 2001, Paul has been training and teaching individuals and groups in self-development, well-being and stress management practices, all with Mindfulness at their core.

Start date13 Nov 2018
End date11 Dec 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available