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Mindful Mondays at The Retreat New Forest

We are delighted to offer this brand new set of classes, in partnership with The Retreat New Forest at Hinton. Beginning on August 12th 2019, expert mindfulness teacher and psychologist  Maret Dymond-Basset, will be leading a series of drop in classes for adults and children exploring mindful themes and values. 

The classes are suitable for those new to Mindfulness and for those looking to add more depth and continue their practice. 

Key Facts

Dates: Mondays 16, 23 & 30 September 2019 

Times:

Adults (17+): 9.30 - 10.30 am

Families (5 yrs+):10.45 - 11.45 am

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019

Time:

Adults (17+) 3-30 - 4.30 pm

Children and young people attending the Monday family session must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: The Retreat New Forest, Hinton, BH23 7EF

Group Size: max.12 participants

Teachers: Dr Maret Dymond-Basset 

Fees:

£15 per adult

£15 per parent/caregiver with 1 child, additional siblings £3 or £5 for 2.

All children and young people must be accompanied by an adult.

What's Included?

1 hour of Mindfulness practice and discussion led by our highly trained and experienced teachers 

Ehandouts with recommendations of further reading and mindfulness resources and course options / information

Course Details 

New for Summer 2019! These experiential classes provide an introduction to the practice of mindfulness for those newer to the subject, as well as a deepening of understanding and practice for those already experienced. 

 

In these classes we will spend time outdoors in nature together in the beautiful gardens and woodland of The Retreat New Forest, recharging our batteries and reconnecting with the world around us and each other. Through practicing mindfulness together we will explore what it is to be human and how to cultivate qualities such as patience, compassion, non-judging and letting be / letting go.

 

Classes include a mix of lying down and sitting meditations combined with gentle movement-based meditations and can be tailored to all physical needs.

Together we will learn more about:

 

  • How our minds, bodies, feelings and behavior are connected 

  • How to live more fully in the present moment, rather than living in our heads, in the past or in the future

  • How to begin to manage big feelings without getting caught up in them or carried away by them 

  • How we can get stuck in unhelpful thinking patterns and how to practice getting unstuck from them

  • How to work with difficult or negative thoughts rather than buying into them

  • How to steady attention

  • How to foster a friendly and kind relationship towards ourselves as well as others

  • How to be more self-compassionate