Relational Spaces is pleased to invite you to these online sessions on mindfulness. As well as the obvious benefits of mindfulness during these uncertain times, there is considerable evidence that suggests engaging in mindfulness meditation may influence physical health and may also favourably influence the immune system. And, of course, this is also a chance to be in quiet connection with other members of the RS Community. So please do join us for these well-timed antidotes to our potential current digital overloads…
With: Estelle Earnshaw MSc
Dates and times (new summer and autumn dates added)
Friday mornings, 9.45am to 10.45am:
- 20 August
- 27 August
- 3 September
- 10 September
- 1 October
- 15 October
Then every Friday morning until and including 17 December.
Venue: Online, using Zoom video conferencing
Cost: free, though donations welcomed!
Welcome to my online – via Zoom – Mindfulness practice sessions.
I’ve spent a little while considering the best way forward for me to encourage myself – and hopefully you – to continue practising mindfulness during this strange time.
I certainly don’t want to add to the potential overload we all face from the online deluge of ideas for self-care. But I do want to encourage us to support one another by practising mindful breathing, enabling us to make choices that help life continue as healthily as possible.
So I’m offering a 60-minute mindfulness live group practice. We will then reflect / consider if and how the group may wish to continue (ie weekly / fortnightly / monthly sessions etc.)
I offer these sessions for free. However, I invite you to make a donation of some sort to your local food bank.
As you haven’t met with me before, let me introduce myself – I am an experienced therapeutic group facilitator, having worked in the NHS, training adults in the field of counselling, mental health and pastoral care. I also worked for 25 years as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I’m particularly interested in how our physical, mental and spiritual health connect together and influence our wellbeing. I now run informal groups encouraging mindfulness practice.
I very much look forward to meeting you.
You do not have to have Zoom software installed on your device to take part.
Estelle will send out an email invitation to all participants before the session.
Joining the call
Estelle’s meeting invite will include a link. Click on the link to join the meeting.
Please make sure you’re online at least 5 minutes before the session starts. Some of us from Relational Spaces will be online 10 minutes before the session starts.
Please make sure before the call that your computer’s microphone, speakers and video camera are all working.
It’s best to use your laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone.
During the call
Things that will help you during the call:
- Please make sure you have a comfortable private space where you’ll be undisturbed.
- Have a drink by your side.
- Turn off any programs on your computer that could reduce your bandwidth or distract with notification sounds – programs like Messenger, email, Word, Dropbox, and so on.
- Ask others in your house not use the internet if possible in ways that will restrict your bandwidth (like uploading or downloading files, playing games or streaming films, as these things can affect your connection).
- Turn off your mobile devices and ask your household not to disturb you.
All of the above of course within reason!
Zoom have lots of video tutorials about how to use its video conferencing software.
Book your place by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Mindfulness Friend,
As you know, I love sharing the mindfulness practice sessions with you, and do not charge for this.
Many of you have kindly asked which charity I support, so I thought the easiest way was to set up a JustGiving page that makes it simple for you to donate, should you choose to do so. However, please don’t feel under any obligation to do this – simply providing you with the space to practice mindfulness is my primary aim.
I am fundraising for UK for UNHCR, and they’d really appreciate your support. The work they do helps people across the world who have been displaced from their homes and have no means of supporting themselves.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to UK for UNHCR, so it’s the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Dianne and Doron
07426 336 322
Image: Doron Levene