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INTRO TO MINDFULNESS FOR CHRONIC HEALTH

Living with a chronic health condition can be exhausting and isolating. If finding the motivation to face the daily grind is feeling way more difficult than usual, you might want to explore how mindfulness training can help.

Mindfulness offers us a way to take back control of our lives and find a greater sense of peace and wellbeing. Years of research has demonstrated how it can help us to develop the skills to manage stress, alleviate pain, and improve our overall health and happiness.

As both a mindfulness teacher and someone who lives with a long-term health condition, I've experienced first-hand and observed in others the transformative effects of this practice. Through mindfulness, you can learn to cultivate greater awareness of how your physical health impacts the mind and leads to emotional distress. Through developing a more compassionate and accepting attitude towards these challenges, we can alleviate a huge amount of unnecessary suffering. This can lead to reduced stress, improved sleep, and give you the motivation needed to engage in self-care habits that support your wellbeing.

In this six-week course, we'll explore the science and theory of mindfulness and learn how to establish a daily meditation practice. You'll have the opportunity to practice in a supportive and understanding online environment, and learn how to apply mindfulness techniques to your daily life. Mindfulness recordings specifically tailored to help alleviate chronic health conditions will be provided. 

Join us on this journey towards a more peaceful and happier life.

The Course

This 6-week course requires 20 minutes of daily meditation, weekly online sessions, and optional reading every week. You will receive 6-hours of class time, including teaching, guided meditation, discussion, and tailored meditation to help you establish a home practice.

Who is the Course for?

This introduction course is ideal for those who are struggling with chronic health conditions and want to learn mindfulness techniques to manage them effectively.

What will I learn?

  • The skill of meditation

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion skills in your daily life

  • How to live in the present moment and breathe into your experience, rather than tensing against it

  • How mindfulness can help you to manage and live well with pain and chronic health conditions

  • Supportive mindful movement practices

  • Greater concentration and focus

  • The art of taking joy in simple pleasures

  • Transformative body and breath awareness for relaxation, tranquillity, and to let go of tension

  • Pacing and learning how to break the 'boom and bust' cycle

What will I get with the course?

  • 6-weeks of evening lessons 

  • A balance of teaching, questions, and guided meditation

  • Daily home meditation practice of 20-mins a day

  • Guided meditation downloads

  • Teaching and practices to help you develop mindfulness and self-compassion, and to relieve pain and anxiety

  • A highly experienced mindfulness teacher to answer your questions and guide you through difficulties every week

  • A supportive peer group of those on the course with you

About the Teacher

Louis is a mindfulness practitioner, meditation teacher, psychology grad and founding Director of The Wellbeing Campus. With over ten years meditation experience and eight years of teaching mindfulness, Louis combines his passion for mental health with his love of mindfulness, positive psychology and neuroscience to help individuals and groups build healthy habits that have lasting changes. 

 

Louis took on the biggest challenge of his life six years ago when he unexpectedly became a full time carer to his two nephews. His training in mindfulness and passion for holistic health is a testament to his ability to ‘hold it together’ while managing the daily challenges of caring for children with trauma-related issues alongside running a business and managing a long-term autoimmune condition. 

 

Louis worked for several years in NHS and community sector mental health services, observing first-hand some of the limitations to an overly medicalised approach to mental health. Having worked alongside many psychologists and other skilled mental health practitioners, Louis considers mindfulness and compassion training to be fundamental in creating lasting changes in ones life.

 

As scientific evidence of the therapeutic benefits of meditation and yoga continues to grow, Louis seeks to further embed these ancient practices into his local community of Wirral and beyond. 

 

His one-to-one work with clients is rooted in person-created, evidence-based practice, the type researchers have found can facilitate structural and functional changes the regions of the brain associated with stress management, emotional intelligence & resilience, compassion, learning & memory, and positive emotion.

 

Louis makes a consistent effort to keep up-to-date with current research and best practice guidelines, holding compassion and professionalism to high esteem. Each year he attends a 10-day silent meditation retreat, comprising over 100-hours of practice, and continues to build on his experiential understanding of mindfulness to help others embed this transformative practice into their daily lives. 

Join us for our Introduction to Mindfulness for Chronic Health course and learn how to start managing your health more effectively. The course fee is £50 per person for waged attendees, £25 for part-time workers, and £15 for unwaged (email us at info@thewellbeingcampus.com for part-time and unwaged booking.

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