Many people think relaxation is sitting down in front of the TV at the end of a busy and stressful day, and just ‘zoning out’. While this will allow you some ‘down time’, it doesn’t do anything to reduce or combat the effects of stress.
Learning relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation can help to activate the body’s natural relaxation response, which will help you to more effectively combat the effects of stress. Learning to be ‘in the moment’ can be beneficial in helping you to cope with the stress of daily life. So often, we get caught up in anxieties about future events (the ‘What if…? thoughts), or dwelling on events that have happened in the past. This constant dialogue can take us away from the present moment, and lead us to feel stressed, dissatisfied and unhappy.
During my mindful relaxation classes, you will have a safe space to think about the things that are bothering you in your life; you will experience some coaching techniques to help put things more into perspective; and you will experience pleasant, mindful relaxation with tips to help incorporate ‘mindful moments’ into your day.
In the near future I will be offering daytime classes particularly aimed at those of retirement age, who are wishing to learn to be ‘in the moment’ and enjoy their life more.
I can also offer tailor made 6 week courses to any groups who would like to experience an introduction to mindful relaxation. Please do contact me for details.