Finding Peace in a Frantic World
We are proud to deliver not only the MBCT mindfulness programme, which is designed to help people manage their depression but also the Finding Peace in a Frantic World (FPFW) programme. Frantic World is a lighter touch version of MBCT and co-developed by one of the founders of mindfulness to help everyday people manage day to day challenges with simple yet powerfully effective mindfulness techniques in and out of the workplace.
frantic or focussed?
What do we mean by mindfulness? Well simply, mindfulness is simply paying attention to the present moment in a particular way but why is that so important? Can you relate to carrying out a task but thinking about something else; being lost in thinking or distracted somehow? According to a Harvard study*, we are estimated to spend 46.9% of our waking hours distracted in the mind rather than focussing on what we are doing. It is as though we are sleepwalking through our day, if you like, on a kind of autopilot; the body is awake, the eyes are open, but we cannot see beyond the thoughts in the mind.
Why not book on to this hugely popular mindfulness course that was developed at Oxford University to help each and every one of us manage the daily challenges of life in a more positive way to simply get the most out of life!
The Finding Peace in a Frantic World programme is suited to workplace learning or the general public. With shorter weekly sessions of around 90-mins and shorter daily home practices of up 20-mins per day in comparison to MBCT/ MBSR 2.5hr sessions and home practices of 40 to 60-mins per day. A perfect introduction to more mindful based living and working.
required course materials
Participants need to purchase the Finding Peace in a Frantic World book prior to the first session. The book is needed to support learning and for access to the accompanying guided mindfulness audios needed for home practice.
We can offer an in-house training or a group rate if you have more than six people wishing to join us. To find out how this mindfulness programme can support your teams please get in touch
Terms & Conditions: The price is £190 per person, to be paid in full at time of booking. Payment by installments on request. No cancellations, amendments or refunds.
Joining instructions and the Zoom link will be emailed to you after you have booked your place on the course. In summary, each session is 7pm til 8.30pm on the following dates:
Frequently asked questions
Why is mindfulness helpful?
Our mode of autopilot is helpful so we do not have to repeatedly think in a conscious way about how to walk, drive our car or get dressed, for example. The trouble is we tend to experience most of our day in this mode, in an unconscious way, meaning we have a conceptual, indirect experience rather than truly living life and experiencing it in all its technicolour.
Can you reflect on a time when you last ate your favourite meal; did you savour it and enjoy every mouthful or was it almost gone before you paid attention to it? Can you think of a time when you were driving and had full intention to drive one way but found yourself going in the opposite direction or missing your turning because despite the fact your body was awake in the car, your mind was elsewhere? Maybe you can relate to getting caught up in unhelpful thought cycles or listening to an inner critical voice?
Being mindful rather than mindless helps us to have more awareness of our self and our surroundings to manage our thoughts and feelings in a more positive way; building and emotional resilience and the skills to get the most out of life.
Why is the ‘present’ so important?
I get asked this question a lot! Simply, the present moment is the only moment that truly exists and so it is the only moment we have any element of control over. Our wild and precious lives are happening now, in this moment, it would be a shame to miss it, right?
Even if this moment in time is not a pleasant one, being present to it gives us more control about how to relate to it in a more positive way, which will ultimately impact the next moments to come. Of course, we need to look to the past or to the future to learn, reminisce, daydream or plan, for example, but we do that in a very conscious way.
On autopilot we might find ourselves getting lost, dwelling, living in the past or catastrophising and worrying about the future, which can bring about or exacerbate feelings of low mood, stress and anxiety. The aim of mindful awareness is not to force the mind to be 100% present in the day – that would be impossible, but simply to notice where the mind is heading and having the choice whether to go there or come back to a more helpful place by focussing on the now.
What happens during sessions?
What does home practice involve?
Who is the teacher?
Finding Peace in a Frantic World Book.
If you miss a session, it may feel difficult to come back. Come anyway!