What Is The Compassionate Mindfulness Group?
We run small group sessions which help members to learn Compassionate Mindfulness skills, leading to improved self-awareness, inner strength, kindness and wisdom. These are weekly, 2 hour guided sessions, from 6pm on Tuesday evenings at our centre in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Why Practice Compassionate Mindfulness?
Because life can be hard! Compassionate mindfulness provides a powerful way of training our minds to become more aware of the present moment and to notice carefully what is going within our bodies, our thoughts and feelings, and our immediate surroundings at each given moment in our lives. By reconnecting with these fundamental aspects of what it is to be alive, we are better able to find peace and to practice compassion throughout the many varied (and sometimes potentially very stressful) situations which life inevitably sends our way. Mindfulness helps us to recognise and overcome destructive patterns in our lives. It can help us to be aware that threat, drive, and self-criticism can lead to distress and the avoidance of satisfying relationships and experiences, and to overcome such negative outcomes.
How Can Compassionate Mindfulness Help You?
Mindfulness is well recognised for its ability to help people heal from a wide variety of physical and emotional problems. The NHS have a good overview of some of the benefits mindfulness can bring on their health website. In addition to its health benefits, training yourself to practice mindfulness gives you the ability to deal with yourself, your friends, loved ones, and the people you meet in your day to day life with more compassion and positivity.
Some of the problems which mindfulness can help you to overcome include: