Mindfulness for Unpaid Carers

Happiness is a skill. This is what the ancient practice of mindfulness teaches, and what modern psychology research has shown. The wonderful thing is that this skill, just like driving or dancing, can be learned, and it can stay with you for a lifetime.

About the course

Our brains were designed to survive – not to be happy. A great deal of stress is caused by the fact that our brains are trying to use stone-age techniques in the modern world.  Being a carer can bring with it a range of emotions and can be difficult to manage.

At the end of this 8-week course you will have a foundation in the skills of mindfulness, compassion, and meditation, and know how to apply them in your life in a way that really makes a difference and helps you to take care of your own wellbeing as well as that of the person you care for.

Who is the course for?

The 8-week course, taught by an experienced teacher in a supportive and friendly group setting, will teach you how to boost your happiness and well-being, find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life, and to cope with stress, anxiety, fear, and depression.

Over the decades that we’ve run the course, it has helped thousands of people suffering from stress associated with work, family and relationships, loss, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety, and those who simply want to boost their resilience, learn mindfulness and meditation, or find greater joy and well-being in their lives. If you think that you have a chance of increasing your quality of life, we warmly invite you to attend.

What will I learn?

  • The skill of meditation
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion skills in your daily life
  • Greater concentration and focus
  • How breath and body awareness can transform stress
  • Supportive mindful movement practices
  • The art of taking joy in simple pleasures
  • How to overcome your ‘negativity bias’
  • The many health benefits of mindfulness

What will I get with the course?

  • 8-weeks of lessons – 20 hours of class time
  • A balance of teaching, questions and discussion, and guided meditation
  • Daily home meditation practice of 20 mins a day
  • Guided meditations CD / MP3 downloads
  • Teaching and practices to help you develop mindfulness, calm, and resilience
  • A highly experienced mindfulness teacher to answer your questions and address difficulties every week with personalised advice.

Our Mindfulness Teacher, Laura Evans, has been a carer herself twice in her life and has been working with and supporting our Carers for a number of years so understands the challenges that carers face on a daily basis and is experienced at tailoring courses to meet the needs of anyone in a caring role.