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“Mindfulness” group to launch at Culcheth

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A NEW “Mindfulness” group is starting in Culcheth – offering an opportunity to enjoy an evening exploring mindfulness meditations and gentle movement for for relaxation and wellbeing.
The first meeting is on Thursday, February 28 from 7.30-8.30pm in the Community Room at Culcheth Community Campus (The High School) in Warrington Road.
The session is mat or chair based and those attending are advised to wear comfortable clothes and layers.
More details are from Cath at email: cathhawkins@yahoo.co.uk
What is Mindfulness?
According to Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, mindfulness means knowing directly what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment.
He says: “It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour.
“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment.
“Another important part of mindfulness is an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.
“It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”

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