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 autumn dates recently added):
Friday 30 October 2020 – 9.45am to 10.45am
Friday 6 November 2020 – 9.45am to 10.45am
Friday 13 November 2020 – 9.45am to 10.45am
Friday 20 November 2020 – 9.45am to 10.45am
Friday 27 November 2020 – 9.45am to 10.45am
Venue: Online, using Zoom video conferencing
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.
Dianne and Doron
07426 336 322
Image: Doron Levene