HAFLS Newsletter - Winter 2019

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Mindfulness benefits revealed by course learners

Mindfulness

One of the popular courses run by Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service is our Mindfulness course.

 On this course you will learn how mindfulness can help reduce your stress levels and re train your brain to deal with life's challenges more objectively

 Find out how to: 

  • Enhance your mental health
  • Help you to connect better with those around you
  • Focus your mind and reduce brain chatter
  • Lower stress levels
  • Help you to develop resilience and self-compassion

 Some of our learners have been so happy with the techniques, they wanted to share with us how they have benefited from the course:

"I have been putting off going to the dentist despite some chronic pain I have been having.  The Mindfulness course gave me the tools to beat it and I have now been to my first appointment and have sat through the drilling.  I didn’t love it and I have to go back for another appointment, but I drew on the content I had been taught to deal with my fear."  (From a learner who has chronic anxiety and hardly leaves the house)

"From doing the work in the sessions together, he has started asking for a mindful meditation before sleep.  I can now leave the room and he is asleep within 15 minutes." (From a learner whose child has ADHD and has trouble sleeping) 

"My child was very reluctant to try mindfulness or attend the sessions with me, but after week three she told me that she had been drinking water mindfully at bedtime and this was helping her to feel calmer."

A Headteacher was interviewing a child who began the meeting in a very quiet and calm manner.  The Headteacher asked what was going on and the child said she was being mindful!

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hafls courses

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