Come and join us for an Introduction to Mindfulness (Full Day Retreat).
This is a chance for you to discover how Mindfulness can help you to self-manage stress and anxiety in a friendly, supportive environment.
During the day, you will be introduced to simple Mindfulness practices that can be integrated into everyday life. The purpose of this day is to show you how taking a pause can help to self-regulate the body’s response to stress & anxiety and to help build personal resilience.
This Mindfulness Retreat is suitable for you if you have never experienced mindfulness before or, you have tried to learn with Apps and Books but feel frustrated. You are also welcome to join us if you have already completed an MBSR course, to reconnect with your practice and would like to practice with other people.
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- Mindfulness Practices throughout the day
- Two-course buffet lunch (dietary requirements will be catered for, as long as you provide information beforehand)
- Still and sparkling water
- Fruit & Snacks throughout the day
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Use of the hotel gym & swimming pool
Where is the Introduction to Mindfulness?
Horwood House is situated in the village of Little Horwood, Milton Keynes surrounded by Buckinghamshire countryside.
Little Horwood is a short taxi journey from Central Milton Keynes Train Station, making it easy to get to if you’re looking to escape London for the day.
If this location is not suitable but you’d still like to learn mindfulness for beginners, we offer the full Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Courses in various locations and via Skype 1-2-1 mindfulness coaching.
What happens during the day?
- Jo will guide you through various mindfulness practices that make up the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum in the morning and afternoon workshop sessions
- You will have time and space to reflect on your experiences of practicing mindfulness throughout the sessions & during the tea and lunch breaks
- 9.30am – 10.00am – Arrival refreshments
- 10.00am – 10.30am – Welcome & Introduction to the day
- 10.30am – 1pm – An Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
- 1pm – 2pm – Lunch & access to hotel facilities
- 1.30pm – 4pm – Mindfulness Practice & Reflection
- 4pm – 4.30pm – Farewell refreshments
- 4.30pm – 6pm – Access to hotel facilities
3 reasons to book your place now
You want to find different ways to unwind and de-stress!
You want to feel better about yourself and your life!
You are continuously busy and need some you time!
Why train with Inner Space Works?
We follow the Gold Standard MBSR curriculum, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn. We are fully insured and adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses.
Your teacher, Jo Clarke trained with The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Bangor University and The Mindfulness Association, and regularly attends CPD courses and retreats to deepen and broaden her practice. Jo is passionate about supporting people to improve their life through Mindfulness training.
What are people saying about courses run by Inner Space Works’?
“Having read a few mindfulness books I just wasn’t getting the whole mindfulness thing […] Jo is very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping people to help themselves through sharing the content she has developed in an easy to understand way. I’ve now completed an eight week programme and have a toolkit that I can use on an ongoing basis to help me on my mindfulness journey.”
“What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I was originally skeptical, but I came out of Jo’s sessions feeling relaxed and stress free, with my mind totally uncluttered. This is a beneficial technique I will definitely use going forward.”
“Gently eye (and mind) opening, Jo introduced exercises and disciplines that had initially small effects but built collectively into something compelling, affective and rewarding. I work in a pressured environment and used to battle blindly through stressful situations, not realising how worked up I was and how much it was impacting my ability to work effectively. Since learning the mindfulness exercises with Jo, I am now able to recognise when things are getting too much and head off a really bad day, by taking time out to quickly check-in with myself, have a short 10 minute practice and then continue with renewed energy and clarity of thought. I find I use the practical mindfulness meditation exercises throughout my day; on the train, in a quiet corner of the office, before I get up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. It’s a small investment with far reaching impacts for me and I’d thoroughly recommend Jo’s approach and teaching to anyone looking to discover how mindfulness can work for them.”
Do you have any questions to ask before booking? Please get in touch!