**See Course Dates for 2018 courses**
There are two Mindfulness-based Breathworks courses
Norwich Mindfulness runs the Breathworks Mindfulness courses. The programmes are based on the practice of Mindfulness - moment by moment non-judgemental awareness - and run as weekly or fortnightly sessions over 8 weeks. The 8-week course format is the "gold standard" for Mindfulness courses and the type of course that the vast majority of research about Mindfulness is based on.
Mindfulness can enable you to gradually build a deeper awareness of your present moment experience, as well as your relationships with others, leading to a broader perspective and sense of stability, even when experiencing stress, persistent pain or a long-term health condition.
Mindfulness helps us to understand that our reactions to the unpleasant sensations of stress, pain and illness often cause a host of further problems. We may not be able to do anything about the unpleasant sensations or sitauations we find ourselves in, but we can train ourselves to lessen or overcome the cycle of automatic or habit-driven reactions. This means we can learn to manage our responses to whatever comes our way and improve our resilience and increase our wellbeing.
- Mindfulness for Health - for anyone living with pain, physical illness or stress that is impacting on their health
- Mindfulness for Stress - for anyone wanting to reduce the impact of "everyday" stress, learn to manage better during difficult times and find the time and space to enjoy life more
Mindfulness can help you become more aware of how things actually are in each moment rather than denying what is happening or feeling overwhelmed. If you live with chronic pain, illness or stress that is beyond your control things may not become more pleasant, but with an increased awareness you can learn to live with a greater sense of balance, choice and freedom which can make life more satisfying and fulfilling.