Classes and Retreats

Get Your ACT Together!

NEW COURSE DATES RELEASED SOON!

A fun, supportive 6-week ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) programme which will enable you to transform from whatever may be holding you back in life and to move forwards with purpose, to experience a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Over the six weeks we will explore:

  • Mindfulness – being in the present moment with compassion and curiosity, and taking a step back to observe thoughts and feelings (also known as the observer self, or “self as context”).
  • Values-based living – opening to your own unique values and aligning your life with these desires. Taking committed action to move forwards in the direction of these values, which will give your life more meaning.
  • Acceptance – a willingness to be open to your present-moment experience, and to be aware of occasions when you tend to avoid or resist this experience. Learning that, in order to move forwards, we also need to be willing to step outside of our comfort zone!
  • Unhooking techniques – also known as “cognitive de-fusion”, these exercises allow us to unhook from unhelpful thought patterns which often create unhelpful beliefs that hold us back.

The teaching part of the sessions will be recorded, so if you can’t make it one week, you can catch up later. It’s helpful to commit to as many of the live sessions as you can, in order to gain maximum benefit from the programme.

Who is this for?

If you are committed to making positive changes, towards living a happier, more fulfilling, more meaningful life, within a group framework, then this is for you.

Perhaps you would like to make changes but you’re not sure where to start, or maybe life feels overwhelmingly “busy” and “stressful” and you need a new way to navigate this?

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) can also be very effective at helping us to move forwards, following challenging times in our lives – for example when we experience suffering caused by stress, bereavement or anxiety. (Please drop me a note if you’re unsure if the timing is right for you, or if you have any other queries, at elspeth@pausetobe.co.uk).

Monday Lunchtime Mindfulness

Start your week mindfully, with a series of four Monday lunchtime mindfulness sessions as we move towards spring – beginning Monday 8th March 12:30-1:00pm GMT.

Come and join with your camera on or off. Sit or lie down. Bring a blanket and a drink if you wish, and a curious mind. You can be sure of a warm welcome and a friendly group to practise mindfulness with.

Investment in yourself for 4-week block of sessions: £20.

Free trial session available on Monday 1st March for new members, if you’re curious but not sure!

Please message me at: elspeth@pausetobe.co.uk if you have any queries.

Warm wishes,

Elspeth.