Events

Upcoming

“Why am I feeling this way?”

Saturday 28th November 2020 and Saturday 5th December 2020

Online via Zoom 1 pm to 3.30 pm on each day

We are all living in difficult times were the world around us is undergoing changes, turmoil and disease. In the past year our very existence as a species has been threatened by climate change, with fires, floods, changing weather patterns ravaging peoples homes and livelihoods and transforming the world we live in. A world were politicians talk about a ‘post truth’ reality, where fake news, lying and breaking agreements are seen to be the ‘new norm.’

And it the midst of all this a pandemic has arisen that brings a new threat right into our communities and homes. An unseen danger that can spread without anyone being aware of it, that can cause debilitating illness and death to those who are vulnerable. A threat that we cannot run away from since it is world wide, a threat we cannot physically fight and wrestle to the ground, a threat that we cannot hide from without loosing contact with our loved ones.

The first wave that started early this year resulted in the country going into ‘lock-down’ to contain and limit the spread of the disease. People’s social and work lives turned upside down with social isolation, Peoples businesses and jobs under threat of closure and redundancy. Lack of contact with friends and family causing untold distress and illness. Now, after a few brief weeks of release from the restrictions as the virus seeming died down, there is the threat of a second wave. And people are tired and weary.

A small amount of stress can be helpful in boosting a person’s ability to deal with demanding situations in the short term. However longer fear, worry and stress is harmful to the body and mind and leads to burnout, exhaustion, anxiety and depressive disorders along with chronic illness.

During this workshop I will be talking about how we react to chronic fear and stress and why it is perfectly natural to feel tired, worn out, anxious, panicked, depressed and ill. Evolutionary we have been wired to react this way and it is not a sign of weakness or lack of self control to acknowledge that what we are going though is difficult and to take the time to self-care and look after ourselves. We are a social species and we have adapted and survived because we look after and care for each other. That caring MUST include ourselves or else we will eventually become ill ourselves thereby requiring others to care for ourselves.

If an airplane is about to undergo an emergency landing the instruction is

“Put your own life mask on first and then tend to others”

We need to care for and resource ourselves for the coming bumpy landing which could potentially last into next year. It does not mean stopping caring for others, simply remembering to care for ourselves as well.

In this workshop I will be teaching techniques and skills that can reduce stress and anxiety and increase a person’s resilience. You will learn about “Why am I feeling this way” and will learn skills that can help you deal these difficult feelings and emotions. You get an introduction to techniques that promote self-soothing, emotional regulation and resilience that can be used both at home in your comfort but also ‘on the go’ in your work and community. Increased emotional regulation and well-being has a direct effect on the body by decreasing the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and pro-inflammatory molecules.

During the day, there will be a mixture of information sharing as well as time to practice the techniques that are taught along with small group and whole group discussions. There will be mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, gentle movement and a break for refreshments

The workshop will be on

Saturday 28th November 2020 and Saturday 5th December 2020

Online via Zoom 1 pm – 3.30 pm on each day

Cost

The cost will be £25 for the two sessions (5 hours @ £5/hr)

Bookings

Please email me to book or to ask questions at

maya.heartfulness@gmail.com

07706 138894

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Previous Events

“Why am I feeling this way?”

Thursday October 15th 2020 and Thursday October 22nd 2020

Online via Zoom 10 am to 12.30 pm each day

We are all living in difficult times were the world around us is undergoing changes, turmoil and disease. In the past year our very existence as a species has been threatened by climate change, with fires, floods, changing weather patterns ravaging peoples homes and livelihoods and transforming the world we live in. A world were politicians talk about a ‘post truth’ reality, where fake news, lying and breaking agreements are seen to be the ‘new norm.’

And it the midst of all this a pandemic has arisen that brings a new threat right into our communities and homes. An unseen danger that can spread without anyone being aware of it, that can cause debilitating illness and death to those who are vulnerable. A threat that we cannot run away from since it is world wide, a threat we cannot physically fight and wrestle to the ground, a threat that we cannot hide from without loosing contact with our loved ones.

The first wave that started early this year resulted in the country going into ‘lock-down’ to contain and limit the spread of the disease. People’s social and work lives turned upside down with social isolation, Peoples businesses and jobs under threat of closure and redundancy. Lack of contact with friends and family causing untold distress and illness. Now, after a few brief weeks of release from the restrictions as the virus seeming died down, there is the threat of a second wave. And people are tired and weary.

A small amount of stress can be helpful in boosting a person’s ability to deal with demanding situations in the short term. However longer fear, worry and stress is harmful to the body and mind and leads to burnout, exhaustion, anxiety and depressive disorders along with chronic illness.

During this workshop I will be talking about how we react to chronic fear and stress and why it is perfectly natural to feel tired, worn out, anxious, panicked, depressed and ill. Evolutionary we have been wired to react this way and it is not a sign of weakness or lack of self control to acknowledge that what we are going though is difficult and to take the time to self-care and look after ourselves. We are a social species and we have adapted and survived because we look after and care for each other. That caring MUST include ourselves or else we will eventually become ill ourselves thereby requiring others to care for ourselves.

If an airplane is about to undergo an emergency landing the instruction is

“Put your own life mask on first and then tend to others”

We need to care for and resource ourselves for the coming bumpy landing which could potentially last into next year. It does not mean stopping caring for others, simply remembering to care for ourselves as well.

In this workshop I will be teaching techniques and skills that can reduce stress and anxiety and increase a person’s resilience. You will learn about “Why am I feeling this way” and will learn skills that can help you deal these difficult feelings and emotions. You get an introduction to techniques that promote self-soothing, emotional regulation and resilience that can be used both at home in your comfort but also ‘on the go’ in your work and community. Increased emotional regulation and well-being has a direct effect on the body by decreasing the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and pro-inflammatory molecules.

During the day, there will be a mixture of information sharing as well as time to practice the techniques that are taught along with small group and whole group discussions. There will be mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, gentle movement and a break for refreshments

The workshop will be on

Thursday 15th October 2020 and Thursday 22nd October 2020

Online via Zoom 10 am – 12.30 pm

Cost

The cost will be £25 for the two sessions (5 hours @ £5/hr)

Bookings

Please email me to book or to ask questions at

maya.heartfulness@gmail.com

07706 138894

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