Starting Friday 18 September – 23rd October 2015 1.30pm – 2.45pm Brockwell Park Lido, London SE14 (meet outside the Lido) £15 in advance on-line booking. £20 cash on the day.
Join us each Friday in Brockwell Park where you can come along for a session of Mindfulness through movement. You will learn how to live in a present and calmer way and develop a safe and positive approach to your day to day living. The rhythm of our footsteps acts as an anchor to focus the mind which has a direct impact on the brain helping to calm the chatter and to live presently.
The research into the health benefits of living mindfully are vast and growing. It is now known that regular mindful practice releases stress and anxiety, increases positive thinking and is a way of combatting depression. Recent research shows that mindfulness if practiced a few minutes daily increases grey matter and promotes quicker thinking. In this ever quickening world it would seem we need mindfulness more than ever before. Mindfulness with movement is a way to calm your mind and increase self awareness and confidence.
Our feedback with previous participants shows that we all learn in different ways. For some it is the focus of the breath whilst for others it is the on the senses. Each week we will expand and develop ways to live mindfully, healthily and presently. Each event will culminate with an informal group sharing for those who would like to express their experiences.
On these weekly relaxed and fun mindfulness walks we will combine some gentle outdoor movement and discover how we can live in a more calm and present way. Each week we will focus on a different ways to help us develop new techniques.
Walking mindfullly is a simple and universal practice for developing calm, connectedness, and awareness. Practiced regularly, such as after a busy day, it has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. It can help increase positive feelings of well being and help aid sleep and combat stress. The art of walking mindfully is to learn to be aware as you walk, to use the natural movement of walking to cultivate mindfulness and wakeful presence.
A small notebook will be provided enabling participants to draw, write and collect memento of their observations, creating their own unique memory of the event.
These mindfulness events will be led by Yoga teacher and health consultant Mel Sutton who has many years of group leadership and facilitation working with many clients to increase better health.
Starting Friday 18 September 2015 1.30pm – 2.45pm Start: Brockwell Park, London SE14 (meet outside the Lido) £15 in advance on-line booking £20 cash on the day. £80 for six.
To book 6 Mindfulness through Movement walkshops at the discounted price of £80, please e mail talkingwalking[at]museumofwalking.org.uk
Read what others who have taken part have written about the experience of taking part in Mel Sutton’s Mindfulness through Movement walkshops:
“What wasn’t to enjoy, great practice with lovely people”
” I liked everything, the notebook, the yoga, the mindful walking, the walled garden”
“Just being able to slow down”
Walking in step with:
Mel Sutton is a Natural Health consultant and has a DIP in Homeopathy, Aromatherapy and is a practicing yoga teacher. She specialises in small groups allowing her clients to receive their potential in a holistic, supporting and fun environment.
Paul Arnold has an MSc in Change, is a Master Practitioner in NLP,as well as being a trained coach. He specialises in creativity workshops for the media, marketing and advertising industries.
Andrew Stuck is an active travel planner and urban designer. As creator, co-ordinator, and enabler of his unique ©Walking Creative participative programmes, his walking experiences and ‘walkshops’, have attracted the sponsorship and patronage of major clients from the public sector, (NHS), NGOs, universities and the private sector.