Free walk and talk sessions are being organised by mindfulness practitioner Debbie Horney with the first coming up in Isfield on Wednesday, March 31.
There will be another walk in Ringmer on Tuesday, April 20, and a third in Isfield, on Monday, June 21.
In addition, Debbie is launching monthly mindfulness practice sessions starting in April, and an eight-week mindfulness course starting in May following a free Mindfulness taster session.
Details of all the walks, practice sessions, free taster session and course, can be found below.
The walk and talk sessions are aimed at people experienced in mindfulness, those interested in finding out more, and those who would like to explore the countryside with other like-minded people.
Debbie says: “Walking is extremely beneficial for well-being. It helps us to feel happier as the process of walking releases endorphins which boost emotions, confidence, mood and self-esteem.
“Walking with others has many additional benefits, the most essential at the moment is that feeling of being connected and the opportunity for social interaction.
“By joining these Walk and Talk sessions you will be improving your well-being and helping others to improve their well-being too – emotionally, socially as well as physically.
The sessions are free of charge, but booking is essential as places are limited in line with the Government guidelines.
The courses coming up are:
Mindfulness Course (MBSR) in Isfield, Uckfield
Mondays 9.30 to noon, from May 10-July 14. This will be £200 for 26 hours of teaching, that’s less than £8 an hour.
The course will be held at Isfield Village Hall, Station Road, Isfield, Uckfield TN22 5XG.
Debbie says this mindfulness course is suitable for anyone and everyone. It begins with an orientation session, which is free of charge, and continues with eight weekly sessions excluding half term week.
It includes a mindfulness day retreat between weeks six and seven, weekly audio meditations and a course handbook to support your learning.
Debbie says mindfulness is a lifestyle which is scientifically based to improve well-being and combat stress and anxiety and as we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic this is the ideal time to change patterns of behaviour that are detrimental to our well-being.
She adds: “It’s the perfect time to grow by learning mindfulness skills and techniques, to nurture yourself.
“Further, it’s really important we learn to heal ourselves from suffering due to stress, anxiety, low mood, lack of time, being too busy, without medication so that we can live a better quality of life.”
Free Mindfulness Taster session
Monday, May 10, 10am – 11.30am
The free taster session is for anyone curious about mindfulness who would like to learn more before committing to a course.
Mindfulness Practice Sessions in Isfield
Monday, April 19: 10-11.30am
Monday, May 10: 7pm-8.30pm
Monday, June 14: 7pm-8.30pm
Monday, July 12: 7pm – 8.30pm
The fee for practice sessions is £10 per session or £30 for all four
They are suitable for anyone who has previously taken an eight-week teacher-led mindfulness course, and who would like to continue to deepen their mindfulness journey by practicing in small groups.
The sessions will be held at Isfield Village Hall, Station Road, Isfield, Uckfield TN22 5XG
Well-Being Walk & Talk Sessions in Isfield
These will start at Isfield Farm Shop, Station Road, Isfield TN22 5XG, and take place on
Wednesday, March 31: 11.00-12.30pm
Monday, June 21: 12.30pm-2.00pm
Well-Being Walk in Ringmer
This will start at The Old Forge Hygge Coffee Lounge Ringmer, BN8 5NB and be held on Tuesday, April 20, 10.30-noon
For more information on Debbie’s events see Remember Mindfulness website: www.rememebermindfulness.co.uk