Mindfulness Practice

Every Monday at 7pm & Saturday at 4pm

These twice weekly mindfulness sessions enable you to create space to find balance and reflect.

You'll be able to practice short guided meditations and explore mindfulness tools to help reduce anxiety and stress, and enhance emotional resilience in everyday life.

A new Mindful practice will be streamed Live on Facebook  every Monday at 7pm, and Saturday at 4pm.

Join the course for extra resources, MWA community forum chat and all recording will be available to you at any time

  • Live Mindful practice

    Mindfulness every Monday at 7pm & Saturday at 4pm live on Facebook and available anytime within the course

  • Resources

    Downloadable worksheets and resources

  • Restore your balance

    "one should meditate for an hour each day, if there is no time, meditate for three" - a Zen master once-upon-a-time

open to everyone

free to take part

Instructors

Carolyn Barber

Carolyn is a qualified social worker, a serial social entrepreneur, and experienced in implementing creative solutions to challenging problems in social care. As the author of The Layperson’s Guide to Good Mental Health: Your A-Z for a Happier Life, Carolyn has developed a framework for good mental health which she calls the 5 Cs – Character, Composure, Connection, Creativity and Challenge. Using this framework she has delivered community workshops and courses over the past 10 years, to support people working positively towards good mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing. After 25 years experience working as a social worker, trainer, researcher and manager in local authority and voluntary sector services, she set up an independent arts and wellbeing venue in Portsmouth in 2007. Despite the impact of the economic recession that year, Carolyn kept the venue going for three years before it had to close. From her experience of this enterprise, and the network developed, Carolyn went on to co-found the Good Mental Health Cooperative in 2013, sharing her passion for promoting good mental health and wellbeing and challenging stigma, through community based projects, events and courses. Earlier this year, Carolyn was recognised as an Inspirational Woman in Health by Pamodzi Awards in Portsmouth. Carolyn has worked with local authorities, universities, charities and community groups on a range of innovative projects in social care. She also currently facilitates action learning sets for social entrepreneurs through Action Hampshire, and is a practice assessor for students training to be social workers, and qualified social workers in their first year of practice with Hampshire Adult Care.

Sarah Haskett

I’m a specialist mental health nurse and cognitive behavioural therapist. I deliver psychotherapy for a range of common mental health problems such as depression, low self-esteem, general anxiety, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety and obsessive compulsive issues. I’ve worked in mental health care for over 10years and been involved in numerous community projects in addition to my work in the NHS. I am a committee member of the Good Mental Health Cooperative, regularly involved in various projects and events to tackle stigma and aid understanding in mental ill health. I’m keen to develop innovative ways to build better understanding in our community and believe my personal creativity aids the professional support I offer. I have a background in acting and teaching youth theatre, and still perform at times holding a registration with Equity Arts Federation. I love to play the West & North African hand drums, and have always been in love with dance of all forms throughout my life, but especially Middle Eastern dance.

Sandy Hector

I am a fully qualified and insured Hypnotherapist , and Master NLP Practitioner. Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register, (GHR) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council CNHC. I am located in Ryde and specialise in stress and anxiety related difficulties, including PTSD, pain management, IBS, weight management, phobias and many other ailments that hold people back from living a rich and happy life. FRYOG Yoga teacher and teach regular yoga classes in Newport and Binstead.