Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness Workshops with Isabelle Roney and Trudy Morrison

Allanbank Arts will be offering a four week course (2.30hrs each session) to focus on reducing stress and increasing well-being through techniques inspired by the Buddhist tradition. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already practice mindfulness.
The course will combine mindfulness practices and discussions both resulting in the start of living more mindfully through embracing a range of strategies and tools to support you in you in your everyday life.
The first two sessions will focus on the principles of mindfulness through practice including daily practice between sessions. The last two sessions will draw from these principles and help us to apply these to keeping well, keeping balanced and centered in the present.
The course will be an opportunity to review the way we cope with challenges and difficulties and explore different ways of being with these.
The course will run on Sundays throughout the autumn at a cost of £100 for the 4 sessions. The sessions will run from 10.30 – 1pm.
Refreshments will be provided.
Sunday 1st October
Sunday 29th October
Sunday 26th November
Sunday 17th December
To book your place please click on the link below
Concessions are available, as is payment in stages, for more information on this please contact Liz Hardy 07899903429
Isabelle is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist who lives in the Borders.  She works for Northumbria Healthcare Care Foundation Trust as the Clinical Lead for “North Tyneside Talking Therapies” (provision of psychological therapies within primary care) and has a small private practice in Newcastle and the Borders.
Isabelle became drawn towards mindfulness/meditation many years ago and started to practice regular sittings as well yoga for personal benefits. As the mindfulness approach made its way into the psychological world, it became a natural transition; Isabelle has applied mindfulness in her NHS work for over 15 years with patients and in her work with staff. 
Isabelle continues her personal journey and development at Samye Ling Monastery where she attends regular workshops and retreats.
Last year Isabelle ran a workshop with Trudy Morrison, Berwick and Borders Yoga, combining mindfulness and yoga.  This was a prelude for more collaboration; Isabelle and Trudy are both very committed to share the benefits of mindfulness and yoga with the Borders’ community.
 Trudy is a highly regarded yoga teacher and a regular tutor at Allanbank Arts. Over the last year her Sunday morning “Chill sessions” of yoga and meditation have been extremely well received. Trudy has a gift for making yoga accessible for all and inspiring others to incorporate yoga into their everyday lives in a way which makes sense to each individual.
Trudy has been practising yoga for twenty years, becoming a teacher in 2014. Her meditation practice started 15 years ago as a natural development of her career as complementary therapist in both reflexology and reiki. Trudy regularly attends workshops at Samye Ling to not only further her yoga knowledge, but to learn other mindful disciplines such as Qigong. She is particularly interested in exploring ways in which skills learnt in such a rarefied atmosphere as a Buddhist monastery can be applied to the hustle and bustle of real life.
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