There are periods in our lives when the support that we are looking for comes in the shape of group dynamics. Working in a group offers the opportunity to share experiences, fears and dreams. in enables us to recognise that we are not the only ones who are dealing with issues in our lives, maybe struggling to find that place in the world in which we feel at peace with ourselves. While all groups offer time and space for everyone to share and contribute their thoughts and opinions, time restraints will always come into play to enable everyone to have THEIR time.
And then there are times in our lives when we don't want to be in the position of sharing with others, we want support that is tailor made for our personal unique needs right now. That could be for a number of reasons:
1. This is a topic that I feel is very important but my life style means that it is challenging to attend consecutive weeks at the same time, same day.
2. I feel more comfortable sharing what is going on in my life privately rather than in a group.
3. It's just what I prefer.
In a standard group workshop on Mindfulness, there are a number of topics that act as anchors for the development of understanding and skills.
These anchors include stepping outside of the automatic pilot state, waking up to our senses, understanding and managing stress, mindfulness of thoughts and emotions and self compassion.
When designing a 1:1 journey through this material, we can discuss and agree times, meetings and format of each meeting which will depend on many factors.
Tailor Made Meditations
In a group setting, there are meditations each week that relate to the current topic. A set of these meditations are provided for participants to use as part of their home practice during and after the workshop.
Working with someone 1:1 offers the opportunity to create meditations unique to a specific situation.
This service is available to anyone choosing to work 1:1 throughout the Mindfulness program. It is also available to anyone familiar with mindful meditation as an extra support.