Carers enjoy Mindfulness Taster Sessions
Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
We’ve been thrilled to welcome Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher, Catherine Hawkins to the Carers Centre who has been delivering a number of small group taster sessions recently.
Catherine knows what it is like to be a carer. She delivers the sessions so that carers can incorporate the skills into day to day living, as a strategy to support wellbeing.
Catherine says “Learning how to be mindful and caring of myself also made me a much better carer. When my Dad, who had Alzheimer’s and COPD was at the end of his life, with complex care needs, during the pandemic, which reduced social care support, my mindfulness practice was hugely important in being a resource for managing my pain and challenging daily life.”
Thank you Catherine, the feedback from carers has already proved to have such a positive impact on carers – “I was quite amazed how Mindfulness helped my body so much.”
If you are a carer and would like to find out more, please call 01942 697885 and ask for Suzanne (Activities & Engagement Officer).