As part of the exciting expansion of Butterflies Occupational therapy l am very proud to announce the first of our 8 week mindfulness courses aimed at you, the amazing parents.
Cultivating my own practice using compassion and kindness has been a positive game changer for me in the way l regulate my emotions, thoughts and actions. This has had a huge impact on my creativity, parenting, paid work and my general wellbeing.
What to expect....
A life changing experience as you increase your well-being, sense of self, self-love and care and love and compassion for others.
Each week we will focus on different areas linked to mindfulness such as:
-Coming out of auto pilot and experiencing the world for what it is, developing daily gratitude and being more responsive rather than reactive.
-Gaining a deeper sense of awareness of the choices you make and how to change these choices if they are no longer serving you and your family.
-Bringing balance to your daily life, allowing yourself to have YOU time, exploring what this may look like, and building it into your daily routine.
-Thoughts are not facts, combating negative thinking patterns, feelings of low self-worth, and developing self-compassion.
-Changing habits and negative habitual patterns of behaviour.
-Exploring how to bring compassion and kindness to the people around you, this may have been a challenge during these difficult times.
An investment in YOU and your life, a change in your thinking patterns, habitual negative behaviours and joining a community of like-minded people.
1.5-2 hours a week TIME OUT, investing in yourself. It is so important to look after ourselves as when we are at our best it has such a positive effect on the people around us.
If you’re not OK, they won’t be OK.
What are you waiting for?
The first course is starting on the 9th March 2020 and will run for 8 weeks.
This is the absolute perfect time to do something for yourself because simply, you deserve to give yourself some self-care and fill your cup back up...guilt free!!
what are you waiting for!!??
The course is for 2 hours a week and held from 7.30-9.30 pm every Tuesday for 8 weeks.
£190 for the entire programme (this equates to the price of a fish and chips take away a week!)
If booked before the 8th February the cost will be £180.
-2 hour group sessions for 8 weeks.
-MP3 downloads to support the development of your practice at home,
-10% off subsequent courses.
-Creation of a supportive dedicated facebook / WhatsApp group
To book go to:
For more information contact me directly at
The core features of mindfulness practice involve turning down the volume of endless thoughts going around and around in the head, and increasing the volume of physical sensations to anchor in the present moment.
Mindfulness is about being in the here and now, accepting where we are, and coming out of autopilot. For example, can you remember the drive here this morning?, can you remember eating your breakfast (if you had any)? When we are on autopilot those details are not noticed.
Regular mindfulness helps to recognise habitual patterns by creating space to choose how to respond, rather than react to any given situation.
Do some of these things sound like you? This list can seem overwhelming and 1-2 may sound like you, or all of them. Everyone responds differently to stress.
My personal experience of response to stress includes, teeth grinding, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, not being kind to myself, poor digestion and rapid heartbeat.
What can you do to reduce your stress?.....
!! Engage with regular Mindfulness and Compassion practice !!
Over the past 30 years there has been a vast amount of research completed around the benefits of practicing mindfulness. These include;
There have been numerous research studies highlighting the benefits of regular mindfulness, these include;
Research has also widened its scope to much broader areas such as:
As you can see, regular mindfulness practice can have a HUGE effect on your overall health and well-being.
What are you waiting for?? Let's get started !!!