Mindfulness helps us develop a new relationship with pain or chronic illness by:
- interrupting the cycle of tension, reaction and suffering
- replacing it with kindness, awareness and choice
- remaining steady through life’s ups and downs
Breathworks Mindfulness for Health courses have helped people living with: Injuries such as Whiplash, Chronic Back Pain, Arthritis, Diabetes,Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, ME,Neuropathy, Parkinson’s Disease & many other health conditions In the sessions, an experienced Breathworks teacher will guide you through exercises featured in the best-selling ‘Mindfulness for Health’ book by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. These include:
- breath awareness
- ways to manage thoughts and feelings
- mindfulness in daily life and pacing
- body scans and other mindful meditations
Stress in small doses can be good for you but long-term stress can make you ill. Pressures of work, family and modern life can become an exhausting and overwhelming battle with circumstances. With mindfulness, experiences don’t overwhelm us, and we can remain steady through life’s ups and downs.
- choose how to feel and respond despite what life throws up
- enhance your well-being
- reduce stress and anxiety
- sleep better
- make the most of each moment
- improve relationships
- manage life’s pressures
- be more productive and creative
- cultivate self-compassion
- improve memory, attention and decision making.
My name is Susan Allshorn. I help ordinary people learn new ways of dealing with stress, pain and chronic illness. Why? Because following my own encounter with trauma ( I fell down a mountain in 2001) I discovered a company called Breathworks. Vidymala, the founder, had made a similar journey but 20 years before me. I began working with them for my own therapy and ended up training to teach the skills I learnt to other people because so many people are suffering and don’t know how to help themselves. “There’s nothing more we can do for you” became a springboard to a new way of working with myself One of kindness, compassion and gentleness.
Whether your primary focus is stress or pain related we work with meditation, practical exercises, teaching (based on the latest findings about how this works) and day to day practice which by the end of the 8 weeks will have changed the way you relate to yourself and people around you. I work mostly with small groups, no more than 10 people in a variety of venues, but mostly from home because that’s where you’ll do most of your work on this, in your home. I also run short half-day, stand alone sessions and a Meet-up group to enable people to share their experiences, broaden their experience and support one another.
Hopkins House, Abbey Road, Beach Alton
07721 198 249
courses @ susanallshorn.co.uk.