A free mindfulness course designed to help unpaid carers enhance emotional resilience and find increased peace of mind whist managing the physical and emotional day-to-day demands of caring effectively for another person.
Being a carer can be very rewarding and fulfilling but sometimes when we are looking after someone, we may find that our life changes in all sorts of ways. We may feel that, bit by bit, we are losing control over our life because we are always being needed by someone else. We may find that constantly being on call as a carer affects our physical and emotional well-being with exhaustion and feelings of isolation, sadness, resentment and guilt.
The good news is that practicing mindfulness meditation can help reverse the negative impact of stress on your body, cultivate more compassion for yourself and others, and even shrink your amygdala – the fear centre of your brain. Mindfulness is a great way to quieten your busy mind from time to time and help you manage stress. Mindfulness enables you to tap into your natural resilience. With mindfulness we learn to live in the present moment and examine what we are really thinking and feeling in each moment so that we can thrive through loving kindness and compassion.
Through learning to observe our emotions as they exists in the present moment, we can let go of needing to avoid our pain or get caught up in our stress, and we can then rediscover inner peace and joy for life.
This mindfulness course is free of charge to participants through funding provided by theEric Liddell Centre.
Few of us are taught how to cope with day-to-day stress, or powerful emotions. Fortunately, anyone can learn how to turn the stress switch off, even during troubling times. The fact that you are reading this page shows that you have hope for your own ability to weather these storms. On our 'Mindfulness Based Living with Dementia' course you will learn how mindfulness-based techniques can help you: ♥ Ease the physical symptoms of caring for your loved one ♥ Calm your mind and help you regulate difficult emotions ♥ Help you make meaning from your experiences ♥ Improve your awareness of the present moment ♥ Increase your compassion towards yourself and others ♥ Develop a new ways of coping with constant changes
Right now, adapting to your situation and transforming your life in a positive way may sound out of reach. However, through the mindfulness practices taught on this course, you can experience, moment by moment, a subtle but profound shift in your world view. On the other side of difficulties, you can experience: ♥ A sense of strength ♥ Improved self-perception ♥ Openness to new possibilities ♥ Increased level of compassion ♥ Better relationships with others