Mindfulness in Nature for Men – 10th September 2018


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Mindfulness in Nature for Men

Monday 10th September 2018

6 pm – 8 pm (followed by a simple vegetarian meal)

Cost £10 including refreshments and meal 

 Come and experience mindfulness in the award-winning 50 acre Warren Woods.

Woodland Skills Centre is running this session to raise awareness that today – September 10th – is World Suicide Prevention Day.

This evening is aimed at men of all ages who feel stressed, have difficulty coping with life or are just in need of taking some time out relaxing at the end of a busy day.

This session is an introduction to Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting and is suitable for anyone over the age of 18.

Recent research has shown that people are happier when they are concentrating on the present rather than when they are focussed on the past, the future or are distracted by worries or negative thought.

The aim of the session is to learn new ways to handle your moods and emotions and to become aware of the small changes in the physical sensations in the body, your thoughts, moods and emotions and what is happening in the world around you.

With guidance from your tutor you will learn to connect with nature more fully by using your senses of sight, sound, smell and touch which will not only deepen your connection with nature but also improve connection with yourself. The sessions will provide you with simple exercises you can use at home to benefit your wellbeing.

Some of the benefits of practising mindfulness include:

General happiness and contentment – Reduction in anxiety, depression and stress – Greater harmony in relationships – Enhanced insight and clarity – Improved analytical skills – Increased curiosity, openness and acceptance –  Improved memory and concentration – Enhanced ability to deal with illness and to manage pain – Reduced risk of heart problems – Improved immune system responses

The sessions will be very slow paced, immersing yourselves in the calm and stillness of the woodland. The tranquillity of the wood will help soothe your mind and body and will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and uplifted. There will also be mindful exercises led in one of our timber-framed buildings. The session will be led by our qualified and experienced ‘Mindfulness in Woodland’ practitioner who acts as guide and gives support.

The group size will be kept small – no more than 8 – to gain maximum benefit from the session.
Woodland Skills Centre is a not-for-profit social enterprise. Therefore all our costs are kept to a minimum.
This is an extract from https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/suicide and it makes sad reading:
“Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 years in the UK and it is considerably higher in men, with around three times as many men dying as a result of suicide compared to women. It is the leading cause of death for men under 50 in the UK. Those at highest risk are men aged between 40 and 44 years who have a rate of 23.7 deaths per 100,000 population. One reason that men are more likely to complete suicide is because they are less likely than women to ask for help or talk about depressive or suicidal feelings. Recent statistics show that 72% of people who died by suicide between 2002 and 2012 had not been in contact with their GP or a health professional about these feelings in the year before their suicide.”
Reach out – Take action – Connect – Talk 

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better. Einstein



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