An eight-week mindfulness course of weekly sessions lasting 2 hours for people living with cancer.
Manage stress and anxiety by learning how to focus on the present moment
We’re offering this course in partnership with the National Centre for Integrative Medicine and Macmillan Cancer Support in Bristol to help you manage the emotional and psychological impact of cancer. On this course you’ll learn how to:
- Be more fully aware in the present moment, rather than being caught up in worries about the future or regrets about the past,
- Recognise your own unique pattern of stress or anxiety,
- Develop ways of ‘being with’ difficult or challenging internal experiences with greater calm, kindness and equanimity, rather than avoiding or denying these experiences in a way that increases suffering,
- Develop coping skills to manage the challenges that you may face following a cancer diagnosis.
In addition to the session times, you will need to be prepared to set aside time for personal practice at home (up to an hour a day), and will be provided with the materials and support to help you do this.
Who is this course for:
Anybody who has been diagnosed with, and is living with cancer. We’re also planning further courses which will include, or be aimed at, friends or family members supporting someone with cancer. We wouldn’t recommend the course at this time if you’re currently experiencing acute, overwhelming distress.
In order to ensure that the course is right for you, you’ll be invited to attend a face-to-face or telephone assessment with the course tutor prior to being accepted on the course.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for this course as it is supported by charitable funding from Macmillan Cancer Support.
How to register your interest
Please get in touch with the National Centre for Integrative Medicine to find out more or to register your interest and arrange a meeting with the course tutor: call them on 0117 370 1875 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.