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Nov 13th 2021, 1-5pm. An Afternoon of Mindfulness, Halton Mill. See below for more info

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Free Drop-in online Mindfulness practice sessions: 3rd Wednesday of each month 7.30-8.30pm:

Martin Summerfield and Dr Liz Tallentire (clinical psychologist teaching Mindfulness to NHS staff) are delighted to offer monthly drop-in secular mindfulness sessions. The focus will be on sharing a live guided practice led by either Martin or Liz along with some time to reflect on personal practice.

The sessions will initially be held on zoom, with the possibility of a move to in-person sessions in the Lancaster area when Covid eases. If and when sessions move to a venue there will be a request for a small contribution to cover room hire costs. 

No booking is required to attended the online drop-ins but you will need to contact Martin here to get a zoom code and password that should work for recurrent sessions. Please be ready to start the session at 7.30pm. 

One to one support:

I’m currently offering one to one mindfulness coaching courses online: 

‘I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Martin if you are interested in exploring and applying mindfulness in your daily life” ( Senior IT manager, online one to one course autumn 2020)

If you are interested in a one to one course please contact martin here. An initial check-in discussion is offered free of charge and, where appropriate, a coached mindfulness course can be undertaken online. 

Mindfulness courses

There are no immediate plans to run in-person group courses until covid clears. It is useful to register an interest in future Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses here so as to have a record of interest should conditions allow and one to one course again.

The next afternoon of mindfulness is: 

Sat Nov 13 2021, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: in the lovely River Room in Halton (nr Lancaster).

Cost £20 (£10 low waged)

An afternoon of guided secular mindfulness practice with a general theme of self care and befriending your experience in life. The intention is to offer guided practices that nourish and support us by undertaking guided sitting, walking, lying and gentle movement. The session will be led by Martin Summerfield and Dr Liz Tallentire.

The River Room, is a large studio space which is fully equipped with cushions, mats etc. We usually have a break mid afternoon when you will be invited to spend time next to the River Lune, cup of tea in hand – weather permitting!

Anyone with experience of meditation and Mindfulness are invited to come along too and join us. The afternoon is aimed at supporting individuals with a current personal Mindfulness practice. Participants will be in silence themselves for much of the afternoon as a range of practices are shared and as such it isn’t framed for those who are completely new to Mindfulness and meditation. Contact Martin here if you want any further information.

“Martin delivered the course brilliantly; he was on the Mindfulness path with us too, was sensitive, humorous and eminently capable”.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2016

“Great – a very nurturing course. Very Informative and supportive.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2018

“Really well delivered and planned. The group came together well – it felt like a safe space.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2017

“I have discovered ways to pause when needed and to take small ‘time outs’ especially in stressful situations – to almost readjust and obtain a greater perspective. I’ve come to accept that things don’t need to be done perfectly and to be more accepting of some situations and people.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, 2016

“I am more aware, more relaxed and less stressed as a result of having done the course. I enjoyed the process ”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2018

“Thank you for running this extremely thought provoking and inspirational course.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2016

“I really appreciated that Martin was committed to practicing Mindfulness himself. As a participant I found his own experiences and attitudes of Mindfulness really helpful and felt that his approach came from a place of insight.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2016

“I learnt to be more compassionate towards myself and the importance to take time out to do things that nourish me”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2017

“Martin’s sense of commitment, care and energy really made the course. The initial pre-course conversation set the tone and established trust”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2017