Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
This course has been designed around the best-selling book, Mindfulness: Finding Peace in Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. It is a highly accessible, engaging and practical introduction to mindfulness. It has been adapted for a week’s retreat at St Beuno’s, teaching mindfulness skills and how to use these skills to improve mental health.
Research conducted at the University of Oxford has found it to be effective with adults in workplaces, University students and school teachers.
The course’s themes include: Waking up the life you have; turning towards difficulties, and, trapped in the past or living in the present?
This course is for anyone who wants a structured, practical, and highly accessible introduction to mindfulness. It is appropriate for people new to mindfulness, anyone who has tried mindfulness apps or perhaps read a book and wants the structure of a course led by an experienced teacher.
Liz Lord will be your teacher for the week. She is currently a Teaching Partner at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Formally a senior researcher for the MYRIAD project which has been investigating mindfulness skills for young people and school staff. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in schools at all levels.
We will be prioritising applications from people who are new to St Beuno’s and are drawn to learning these skills in a retreat setting. We warmly encourage teachers, front line workers and NHS staff to apply.