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Mindfulness-based Group Activities for Well-being

MAP provides affordable mindfulness*-based group activities in supportive community settings. These activities, based on the Five Ways to Well-being, aim to improve participants’ mental health and well-being, confidence and self-esteem, providing people with mindfulness-based tools to help with their daily lives. Sessions will benefit those who are looking for techniques to reduce stress and develop emotional resilience.

Activities vary depending on identified needs and currently include tai chi, meditation and yoga. Proposed activities include walking, cycling, gardening, tree-planting, running to relax, Nia dance and short courses, including mindfulness-based stress reduction, relax with shiatsu and words for well-being.

Costs of activities are subsidised for all participants for whom the standard fee would be a barrier to attendance.

MAP encourages peer support giving the opportunity for interested participants to train to become peer mentors.

Activities are open to all within the community and promoted under a mental well-being label, so avoiding any stigma being attached to participation.

*The essence of mindfulness is paying attention to our present moment experience, with self-acceptance. Combining breathing techniques, meditation and movement, mindfulness can help change the way we think, act and feel. There is an increasing body of evidence showing the benefits of the use of mindfulness in the management of stress, anxiety and depression as well as various physical ailments.

This is a Life Matters service offering people opportunities for living well.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Davison
Contact Position
MAP Project Worker
Telephone
07446 234 252
E-mail
carlisleMAP@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Name
MAP - Mindfulness in Action Project
Postcode
CA1 1BE
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