We are delighted to announce the completion of a very successful 10 week Peer Support group. The group were supported in assessing their own self care habits and encouraged to focus on one aspect to improve on. Participants set goals, reviewed their progress, explored obstacles and made necessary changes to assist them in achieving their goals. To support their progress, the group attended a Buddhist Retreat Centre for a day and a half; Participants also attended a mindfulness practice session with a highly qualified mindfulness teacher. In addition the group took time out for a social outing with lunch in the sun.
If you would like the opportunity to take part in an upcoming group or current group; please feel free to contact us for further information.
“I know it’s up to me alone to provide the self care I need- E.g take time to meditate on a daily basis, take care of my physical health and to JUST have fun for me”
“I learned the 10 weeks programme was about me and to use the tools I’ve learned to help me cope in difficult issues in my life. I’ve learned ways of coping with my anxiety and not to be afraid to ask for help”
“In the last 10 weeks of learning and listening to others and starting to cope better in my life. Meeting and being around amazing women. Having a trained facilitator and psychotherapist teach and nurture us all so well in the past 10 weeks. I really enjoyed it so much”
“It is not selfish for ME time. I thank the group for so much- I think a lot more and not just react, I understand my feelings and anxiety much more now”
“Every Wednesday going to the group has been a highlight I’ve learned so much from the group- I’m so thankful to be a part of it. I’ve met great people”
“I am more aware when I am not feeling ok or just a little off, I can then step back and asses my feelings. Meeting the group as a whole as well as the Facilitator- I have been giving a very rear and broad insight into how we are all so different but yet can connect on some kind of special level”
“With so many highlights- so hard to choose, the trip to the Buddhist Retreat was definitely a highlight for me also an asset”
“I take more time to myself now. I am much calmer when it comes to dispute in my family- I don’t get so emotional”
The Loft is delighted to offer the first Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme to the members of the Cabra Community and catchment area. This programme started Tuesday morning, 4th September and will run for 8 weeks. The programme is well attended by both new and existing service users and after only two weeks in, participants are feeling the benefits.
Due to the high interest in the programme The Loft is hoping to follow on with another programme in the near future. Contact us for more information or to register your interest in upcoming programmes: tel/text: 085 767 2169 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Programme
Do you…feel you can’t cope? Lose your temper?
Does…your heart race, your face sweat, your stomach churn?
These are just some of the ways stress and anxiety can make us feel.
Would you like to cope and feel better to help manage the daily challenges of life? Mindfulness teaches us how. Mindfulness is about managing our breath, learning how to be still by meditating, learning how to tune into our bodies by noticing and through awareness.
When: Tuesday mornings
Where: Ground Floor Space, The Loft.
Duration: each class is two hours with a short tea break
Cost: Free. Your investment to the programme is two hours per week for 8 weeks with some home practice.
How:Contact us for more information or to register your interest in upcoming programmes:
tel/text: 085 767 2169 or email: email@example.com
The Loft is a Community Based Project and is delighted to offer this service to the members of the Cabra Community and catchment area.