I offer regular MBCT courses, monthly sitting groups and termly retreat days. Do come and join me.
Welcome to Steps Ahead
Based in Wimborne, Dorset I offer a complementary series of courses to introduce you to mindfulness and to support you as you develop a daily meditation practice. Regular courses in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) are available.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that cultivates awareness of the present moment and can help us to move towards greater levels of health and wellbeing. Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness can generate energy, clarity, joy and peace It enables us to take more pleasure in the good things in life and deal more effectively with difficulties. Over the years the popularity of mindfulness has grown. It is now offered throughout the UK in both the NHS and private sectors to people looking for support with the challenges that they face.
What is MBSR?
MBSR is an 8 week course consisting of two and half hour classes which incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle movement and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress and is based on the programme developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn. There are opportunities during the classes to discuss and reflect on your experiences. There is the option of attending a retreat day. Passionate about supporting people as they develop their daily meditation practice following the course I offer monthly seminars, retreat days and individual coaching.
What are the benefits?
People who have attended a course often report the following benefits:
- An improved ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
- An increased ability to relax and experience calm
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Improved self-confidence and more acceptance of life as it is today.
- Better sleep patterns and fewer physical symptoms of stress.
- Reduction in blood pressure
Over the years the popularity of mindfulness has grown. It is now offered throughout the UK in both the NHS and private sectors to people looking for support with the challenges that we face.
Mindfulness Meditation Courses - Please email or call for upcoming course dates and prices
Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace within the storm.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- BSc Human Biology 1986
- Dietitian – Nat.Dip.Dietetics 1988
- Life Coaching Diploma 2002
- Mindfulness Training – Bangor University 2009
Instructor - Penny Nicholas has worked in the field of personal development for over 10 years. Inspired by the discipline of mindfulness in her own life she looks forward to sharing with you a range of practices to introduce you to mindfulness meditation. She trained in this discipline through Bangor University. Penny is part of the Mindfulness Network Group at Exeter university and offers supervision.