Let'sFlo Mindful Meditation

ONLINE & IN PERSON ACCREDITED COURSES

NOW INCLUDING

Mental wellbeing and Compassion Focused Holistic Therapy:


ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy applied to psychological trauma.

Welcome

Learn to invite more Flo into life using mindful meditation.

What is Meditation

Meditation is simply paying attention, on purpose to the present moment with as little judgment and as much compassion as you can engage.

Meditation is exercise for the mind, training your attention and focus perhaps using an anchor such as the breath or sensations in the body.


Mindfulness is present moment awareness embodying the 9 attitudes:

Gratitude

Beginners mind

Non judgment

Patience

Trust

Non striving

Acceptance

Letting go

Generosity.

Mindfulness can involve slowing things down to fully focus on the present moment.

What is Guided Meditation?


Guided meditation describes a type of meditation led by a teacher, in person or via audio or video.

When starting out, having an expert lead you through the basic steps of your meditation practice is recommended. Whatever skill we are learning in life, having an experienced teacher we can trust and relate to is important. But when it comes to exploring the intricacies and subtleties of the mind, it is not just important but essential.


It’s always a good idea to first understand what we’re trying to achieve through meditation before we embark on what is a journey of a lifetime. In a traditional meditation, meditation students are first taught how to view the contents of the mind and how best to approach the different exercises, to know how to get the best from their practice. Next, they are taught how to practice meditation, to become more proficient. Then comes the integration — learning how to fold the calm and clarity developed during meditation into everyday life.


In a guided meditation, a narrator or teacher explains the dynamics of the mind and how it’s likely to behave during meditation. (This is the approach.) The teacher may also explain meditation techniques. (This is the practice.) Finally, the teacher may explain how to take these techniques into everyday life. (This is the integration.)

Mindfulness and Compassion

Mindfulness involves awareness and acceptance of ones body sensations, thoughts, feelings and emotions without often usual judgment.

Mindfulness addresses the suffering of ones self and others by turning towards it in a kindly attentive way.


Compassion is a conscious choice, something to be practiced.

Compassion is caring for suffering with a heart felt wish for it to ease.

Paying attention and feeling Compassion may not come naturally, but what we practice does become stronger.


Science can prove through neuroplasticity how our Mindfulness practice is shaping our brains in the same way that physical repetition can shape the body.


Self Compassion involves kindness towards all our feelings such as anger, sadness, jealousy, frustration... these are all human forms of suffering that can be met with an inquisitive welcome, a wish to make sense of their message.


Self compassion is not to be confused with self cherishing whereby you automatically put ones self first and cling to attachments. However as you spend more time with yourself than anyone else you have most opportunities to practice and train your brain in compassion with yourself first, making the mind muscle strong enough to want to show compassion for all.


This is where compassion differs from self cherishing, it’s an equal, universal wish to relieve all suffering and for all to thrive.

Learn to manage feelings and thoughts with the lifelong skill of everyday mindfulness, any time of the day.

Online & In Person Courses

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy 

applied to Psychological Trauma

A minimum of 8 one-to-one therapy sessions

to help traumatized people overcome difficulty by finding some acceptance, recognizing what there life values are and then learning to lean into and commit to those values. It is a very holistic which looks at mental and physical health together.

One-to-One Mindfulness

Individual bespoke sessions, 1hr plus

Flotation

A relaxed way to explore meditation.

Learn to invite more Flo into life using mindful meditation.

5 week gentle introduction to meditation.

Available to individuals, groups and bespoke corporate packages tailored for different sectors.

Immersion

An in depth 8 week course in Mindful Meditation accredited by Mindfulness Now.

Ideal for beginners or experienced meditators. Suitable for anyone wishing to fully immerse themselves and receive the countless benefits of meditation and a mindful lifestyle.

Available to individuals, groups and bespoke corporate packages tailored for different sectors.

The Mindful Child

Kids Courses

A formal Mindfulness based 4/6-week programme for children

A child friendly fusion of Mindfulness Now, MBSR and MBCT
Flexible enough to meet the needs of individual children and different age groups

Adaptable for working in informal groups or working 1:1


Mindfulness with Teenagers and Young Adults

A formal Mindfulness based 4/6-week programme for Teenagers and Young Adults

With mental health problems on the rise, it is said that around half of all lifetime mental health problems start by the mid-teens and three-quarters by the mid-twenties, according to documentation published by Public Health England, 2019.


According to Mental Health Foundation, mindfulness can be used as a tool to manage your wellbeing and mental health1. Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘wellbeing’. We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened; most of the time those feelings pass, but sometimes they develop into a more serious problem, and this could happen to any one of us.


It’s important to maintain your mental health but being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem. With good mental health, you can:


Make the most of your potential
Cope with life
Play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends

EQUINE Assisted Mindfulness

How horses and ponies can help teach the mindfulness attitudes

One-to-One Trauma Sensitive Equine Assisted Mindfulness Sessions

These bespoke one to one Sessions take place in the beautiful natural setting of the equine establishment.
Experience all the benefits of Mindfulness sessions with the added therapeutic nature of the horses.


I share my lifelong therapeutic relationship with horses and the healing nature of Mindfulness.

Sessions include equine related activities to deepen the knowledge of how to live mindfully to reduce stress and build emotional resilience.


Research by Cambridge University and published in the journal Nature Mental Health shows that individuals taking part in 6 sessions of Mindfulness will experience reduced anxiety and depression for up to six months after.

One-to-One Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Sessions

What does Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness actually mean?

Other Programmes

ONE TO ONE MINDFULLNESS

Individual bespoke sessions, 1hr plus


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PRESENT MOMENT PARENTING

8 weeks Mindfulness Based Stress reduction 2hr sessions with parenting and childcare giving central to the programme.


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MENOPAUS MATTERS

6 weeks of Mindfulness informed and meditations for women experiencing perimenopause through to post.


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Courses available to individuals, groups and bespoke corporate packages tailored for different sectors.

What people say

Insightful and Empowering


I would highly recommend Maria's mindfulness classes. All aspects of her teaching are incredibly interesting and the sessions are insightful and empowering. Maria's delivery is fun and engaging and she instantly makes everyone feel at ease.

I have enjoyed learning the breathing and meditation exercises.

I have found them incredibly useful tools for everyday life situations with extremely positive results


Emma Biscard

Highly recommended


I enjoy Maria’s approach to teaching mindfulness, she has a really lovely voice. 

The course made me look at myself in a different perspective, I can handle my stress or any worry in a different way, made me realise that I shouldn’t go into auto pilot and I can just try to be aware of my surroundings.

I’ve found that the breathing techniques taught have helped considerably - especially when I can’t sleep. 

Highly recommended


Alice Carpenter

Accredited with Mindfulness Now

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