We held a three week Mindfulness Introduction course over October/November for people who are affected by/supporting someone with cancer; facilitated by David Wakeling. This evening course was well attended with between 18-27 people attending each time. The course included education about Mindfulness, group discussion, and meditation practice/techniques. Questionnaire feedback was very positive. People found the course increased their knowledge of Mindfulness, and they felt they could apply the practical ideas and in their daily lives for their own wellbeing. Mindfulness Works kindly donated their introductory course manual to participants.
This is the first time we have trialled an evening mindfulness class and we will be exploring whether to run a regular evening group. David runs a weekly drop-in Mindfulness meditation, 1pm on Tuesdays at Fairfield House. Anyone affected by / supporting someone with cancer is welcome to attend for a gold coin donation.