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The Exmouth Mindfulness Course

The Exmouth Mindfulness course is based on the recommended industry standard, secular, course - which purely teaches the effective techniques.  It is designed for anyone looking to thrive in life - and is especially helpful for those with current low levels of depression or anxiety. 

Mindfulness and MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) courses are run via 

Summary Outline of the Exmouth Mindfulness Course

The course usually follows a set format of 6-8 group sessions, and each session comprises of:-

  • One or two directly experienced guided practices in Mindfulness.
  • Group reflection.
  • Simple exercises.
  • Home experiments to try.

Week 1 - Automatic Pilot

Participants practice really coming into the present - as opposed to being caught up in automatic pilot.

Week 2 - Dealing with Barriers

When trying to start a regular practice at home, difficulties can arise.  This week, we focus on letting go of those difficulties; allowing things to be just as they are. 

Week 3 - Mindfulness of the Breath

A quick Mindfulness practice is introduced that can be used anytime, anywhere, to calm ourselves down at will.  Participants now start to see how easily Mindfulness can become part of daily life. 

Week 4 - Staying Present

Participants are more ready now to practice being in the moment for longer.  We also learn how to effortlessly build Mindfulness around our busy schedule.

Week 5 - Allowing/Letting Be

This week, we learn how to be with, and accept, a personal difficulty; consciously choosing to approach it.

Week 6 - Thoughts are not Facts

Participants start to gently question just how accurate their thoughts really are.  

Week 7 - How can I best take care of Myself?

The penultimate week is spent learning how to move from 'doing' to 'being' mode after a very busy day.

Week 8 - Handling Future Moods.

Further ways to bring Mindfulness into daily life are introduced, and the course ends with a kindfulness practice.

Mindfulness isn't difficult. 

What's difficult is to remember to be mindful.

John Teasdale (one of the Founders of MBCT)

What to consider before attending this Mindfulness course?

If you are going through an unsettling period in your life, it would be wise to consider whether this is the right time for you to take this course. 

If you are currently in therapy, or are alcohol or substance dependent, you are advised (not discouraged from attending) to discuss this with your doctor first.

If you are in serious physical pain, you are advised to consult your doctor with a view to being referred onto an MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) course.  These courses can be available on the NHS.

What can I realistically achieve from this course?

You will learn various Mindfulness practices that can be used anywhere, anytime, within your daily life.  These are designed to help you to switch off from your busyness, to better handle difficult situations, to calm yourself down at will, and to feel generally more in control.  

With sufficient practice, however, this can change your life entirely - depending on your level of commitment.

What happens after the Exmouth Mindfulness course?

Participants are highly encouraged to regularly practice at home.  It can be challenging, however, to keep up momentum, therefore ongoing post-course group practice sessions will be offered to help with this.  Further one-to-one sessions will also be an option.

Ready to attend a course?  Click the email link above, and we'll reply with all you need to know!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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