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Mindfulness Meditation 8 Week Course

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention to the present moment which helps you cope better with everyday life and deal with difficult times, by giving you power over your thinking and emotions, using self-understanding and self-acceptance through practical meditation techniques. It is a gentle and effective way of overcoming a wide range of psychological and behavioural problems including depression, anxiety, stress, impulsivity, anger, pain, unhealthy attachments and addictions.

The Course

We practice various meditation techniques and reflect on our experience of them together. But the real learning happens when we try to follow the practices at home in between the sessions. Mindfulness in our daily lives and the difference this can make to our everyday experience. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mike Sarson
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
0118 9623332
07887656778
E-mail
mike@east-west.org.uk
Parent Organisation
East West Organization

Where to go

Name
Church House
Address
59
Church Street
Caversham
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG4 8AX
Notes

Church House is next to the Waitrose Car Park in Caversham.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Saturdays from 2-30pm - 4-00pm during school term.
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
Please contact us for the start dates of next 8 week course.
Courses are available on Saturday afternoons.

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
Yes
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£185 Per Term
Details
Cost covers the 8-week course and materials
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Please telephone or email us in advance to make arrangements for booking a place on the next 8 week course.

Other notes

Parents are encouraged to partake and practice with their children at our Family sessions.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
The premises are easily accessible for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
Self Referrals accepted with a completed registration form and completion of an assessment
Funding
Voluntary/Charitable
Charges
Yes
Details of charges
Help for unemployed and those on low incomes.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Details on our feedback and complaints procedures can be obtained from Founder Director Mike Sarson
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All our Tutors have enhanced DBS checks.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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