Classes and Retreats

Get Your ACT Together!

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).

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8 Mindful Ingredients: October Online Lunchtime Mindfulness Sessions

Discover the 8 “ingredients” or attitudes which we can cultivate as the basis for living mindfully. During each session, we’ll explore a new ingredient to bring to our practice.

These sessions are recorded on Zoom, so you can catch up when you miss a session.

Cameras and microphones are switched off during the meditation, meaning that you have the opportunity to lie down and stretch out if you wish. This is YOUR time, so being comfortable is key!

Starting Monday, 5th October 2020, 12:30pm-1:00pm (BST) and continuing at the same times on the dates below.

Session One – Beginner’s Mind: Seeing with a fresh pair of eyes, with “clear vision”, as if seeing for the very first time. Exploring this with a sense of curiosity, awe and wonder!

Monday 5th October – Beginner’s Mind (Seeing Afresh and Curiosity)

Wednesday 7th October – Heartfulness (Compassion, Kindness, Generosity and Gratitude)

Monday 12th October – Willingness (Acceptance)

Wednesday 14th October – Letting Be (Allowing, Letting Go)

Monday 19th October – Effortlessness (Non-striving)

Wednesday 21st October – Patience

Monday 26th October – Good, Bad, Maybe (Non-judgement)

Wednesday 28th October – Trust

To join these sessions, or to find out more, please complete the form below.

Investment in the complete package of 8x 30-minute sessions, plus recordings, is currently priced at £35.00