WIGWAM FORUM 4

with Joe Gamble

Tuesdays 5.00 – 6.00 pm 

Online Starting on 11th August 

This is a drop-in session suitable for total beginners as well as for those who have been meditating for some time. Each session will include some teaching, guided meditation and space for reflection and questions. 

More about mindfulness

Mindfulness training helps us to become aware of how crucial an effect our thoughts have on our well-being. As we practice, we begin to notice how much time we spend worrying about the future or mulling over the past, sometimes to the extent that we are not even fully present to the pleasant moments in our lives.   

 

The simple mindfulness techniques that we will practice will help you to take one day at a time so that you can focus more easily on the present. With kindness, we will gently practice turning towards challenging emotions and difficult or painful thoughts, thereby strengthening resilience and coping skills.  

 

Mindfulness is a well-researched, non-religious and effective means for reducing stress, alleviating anxiety and promoting emotional well-being. With practice we learn how to live alongside the challenges we may be experiencing rather than suffering from them, making it a vital practice for living with illness and coming to terms with loss and one’s own mortality. 

Mindfulness 

A caring attention to our experience in the present moment 

 …. thoughts, feelings and sensations 

About the teacher 

Clare McLusky

My personal meditation practice began shortly after a diagnosis of cancer of the throat in 2005 and it is core to a healing journey that is still ongoing.  I practised initially in the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. When I moved to Oxfordshire in 2010 I trained to teach with Mark Williams and was an Associate Teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on the public courses and to people living with cancer through the Maggie Centre.  I have worked with Yes to Life for 14 years and at the start of the pandemic initiated the launching of Wigwam online. I have always believed in and been passionate about empowering people to find their path to healing. 

 

I am inspired by the belief that we all have the capacity 

for immense inner change and to live our lives with kindness and ease. 

 

I follow the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. 

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The aim of this group is to learn a new way of relating to experience by cultivating mindful awareness and to develop strategies for living well alongside life’s challenges including stress, pain and illness. If you want to enhance your well-being then this is the group for you.

 

It is a drop-in group which means that you can attend when you can. I would encourage you to make a commitment to yourself to attend as regularly as possible and to make time for daily practice at home, however short. In this way you will gain the most benefits from this wonderful practice.

Questionnaire

(All information given is treated as confidential and will not be passed to anyone else)

It would be helpful to know the following:

How you are feeling physically? Do you have any simple health care needs that I can accommodate? Are you coping with pain, lack of energy or do you have any limitation on your physical mobility that might make sitting, standing, walking or gentle movement difficult for you?

We are developing mindful awareness and strategies for looking after our own well-being as best we can in any one moment. To this end, I ask that you take full care of your own well-being. I am there to support you but I am unable to take responsibility for any aspect of your health care and would ask that you contact your GP if you have any concerns of this nature.

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