Simply Be Mindful 8-Week Online Mindfulness Course For Women Over 40

The aim of this course is to

  • Offer you skills to meet life’s challenges and difficulties, both internal and external and
  • skills to develop more awareness and appreciation of the pleasant moments in life that we can often overlook. In other words, to respond more skilfully to all of life’s inevitable ups and downs.

This is a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life course (MBCT-L) and is led in real time by Suné Markowitz-Shulman.

£300.00

The aim of this course is to

  • Offer you skills to meet life’s challenges and difficulties, both internal and external and
  • skills to develop more awareness and appreciation of the pleasant moments in life that we can often overlook. In other words, to respond more skilfully to all of life’s inevitable ups and downs.

This is a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life course (MBCT-L) and is led in real time by Suné Markowitz-Shulman.

The course is designed to cultivate mindful awareness of our body, emotions and mind so that we can live our lives with a greater sense of wellbeing, kindness and resilience. It is an evidence-based course, developed in the light of research at Oxford University and other leading research centres and where I completed my training.

The weekly two-hour, 15 minute sessions provide an in-depth exploration of mindfulness skills and techniques within an internationally tried-and-tested framework, also recognised by the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

The course will take place online using the platform Zoom (see further information below to ensure you have the minimum tech requirements). We’ll send out guidance for using Zoom when you book and a guide to getting the best out of this course.

What will you learn on this course?

  • An understanding and recognition of our tendency to live much of life on autopilot and the skills and techniques to help us become more fully present
  • Mindfulness practices and skills to help manage stress and enhance wellbeing in your daily life
  • An increased ability to relax and cope with difficult and stressful situations
  • An ability to be steadier with whatever is happening without resisting it or judging it as good or bad
  • Self-compassion and being kinder to all aspects of yourself (and others)
  • Lessons on how to apply mindfulness to your daily life by after the course has finished
  • Modules will be sent weekly after each session with audio files specially tailored to the course

Is this course for me & how can I do this at home?

  • The course is suitable for women aged 40 and above who want to learn mindfulness as an aid to health and well-being in peri-menopause and beyond.
  • You will be taught by an experienced and qualified teacher in an online group of no more than 16 people, with opportunities to share your experience in smaller ‘break out groups’. The focus of the course is experiential rather than theoretical with practices to do in between sessions.
  • To get the most out of this course you will need a room in your home where you will not be distracted by other people and which can serve as a confidential space. (which can also be used after the course has been completed)
  • Although mindfulness cannot entirely remove the symptoms of menopause, it can help you deal with them more calmly and compassionately.
  • It is appropriate for people new to mindfulness, anyone who has tried mindfulness before, either a course or an app or perhaps read a book and wants the structure of a course led by a qualified and experienced teacher.

Technical requirements

The course will take place using the online platform Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a computer or a phone with a speaker and camera. Full instructions will be sent with your Welcome email when you book.

Mental health

Although mindfulness can be helpful in managing depression and anxiety, our courses are not recommended for people who are currently experiencing an episode of clinically diagnosed anxiety, depression or other psychiatric illness. We do not offer mindfulness as a ‘clinical intervention’, but rather as an aid to everyday health, wellbeing and helping prevent relapse.

As part of your application please complete and return the questionnaire provided, to give the teacher some idea of your level of support and whether the course is right for you at this time. If necessary Suné may ring you to clarify issues, and you also may wish to contact us for clarification if you have any questions.

The 8 week course is also a requirement in order to undertake a mindfulness based teacher training, however the course does not qualify you to teach mindfulness. You will receive a certificate at the end of the course as proof of your attendance (minimum of 6 sessions)

Level of commitment

Mindfulness is a practical skill and a habit, rather than a theory or body of knowledge.

Before signing up for the course it is important to recognise that getting real lasting benefit requires the commitment of regular time and effort. It is similar to getting physically fit – you need to practice regularly to train your ‘mental muscle’.

To get the most from the course we recommend you attend all 8 sessions and carry out the suggested home practice, which is a gentle but regular daily discipline of various meditation and awareness practices, with the help of guidance from carefully tailored audio resources offered by Suné

We recommend trying to set aside 40 minutes a day, which can be spread around your schedule. You will receive plenty of support for this, including how to fit it into your life.  It may seem a stretch at first, but once the habit starts to be established, most people find it invaluable and highly motivating.

After the 8-week course

This will be discussed in more detail after the course, but there will be an opportunity to join a paid membership for women who have completed the course with me. In this space you can continue your practice with a group of likeminded women on a similar journey in a safe and gentle space. I will be leading bi-weekly mindfulness sessions, monthly magic mornings, monthly talks, Q&A’s and interviews with other inspirational women.

£300 for 8-week course

(No refunds or credit notes are offered with less than three weeks notice before commencing of program) 

Minimum of 6 sessions needs to be attended to receive the certificate of attendance

Sessions will be recorded for supervision purposes and not intended for participants or to be shared by me in any way and to any third party. 

 

Next start date:

September:

13 September – 1 November

Mondays 6:30-8:45 pm

First Session will be 2 and half hours as this is part of the introduction session!

September:

18th September – 6 November

Saturdays 10:00- 12:15pm

First Session will be 2 and half hours as this is part of the introduction session!

Testimonials

what my clients say…

Suné works in a safe, gentle and considerate way. She is warm, easy to talk and is very experienced and confident. I have been given some very effective tools to help me better manage my overwhelm, anxiety and stuckness, around food and life in general, and to help me move forward in life, especially during this phase of transition”
Linda Gardener

I wasn’t sure what to expect when signed up for the ‘deep dive’ and thought I may have to take lots of supplements or starve myself!! However, it was an honest, fun and friendly approach to revamping my diet and incorporating lots of healthy habits into my day. It really helped me kickstart a healthier approach. I’ve stopped snacking when I’m not hungry and focus on what I love eating, Sunés tips were great and I was really pleased to have lost 2lbs in 2 weeks!
Leanne Richards

“I can’t thank you enough for your thorough consultation. Your in-depth assessment of my condition and habits was spot on, and the program of nutrition and supplements has been truly effective, easy to implement and has made all the difference. I’ve lost weight, I feel healthy and detoxed from the chemotherapy drugs, and get compliments on my appearance daily. You are lovely to work with, and I look forward to staying in touch.”
E Bernstein

15 Mindful mantras to boost your mood in peri-menopause

This change can be stressful, exhausting, confusing and downright miserable.

Maybe you hardly recognise yourself anymore.

You snap at the kids, irritated with your partner and struggle to concentrate at work.

This is affecting every area of your life!
Draw on these mantras when you’re feeling low and need a little boost, a friendly guide to give you strength for the next moments of your day!

You are not broken, you do not need fixing and you don’t need another guru!

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