Free to Jami Service Users
If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, mindfulness can help us to manage these feelings. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that teaches us to be more present in the here and now rather than being caught up in distracting thoughts and preoccupations. These sessions, in partnership with HaMakom – a charity offering practices and teachings of Jewish mindfulness for the wellbeing of the community – offer a gentle introduction to the practice. Each session will have a different theme and be led by a trauma-informed practitioner and an experienced mental health practitioner and facilitator.
This is a 4-part course*:
Sunday 24 April: Sensing
Jewish culture emphasises savouring what we have around us. In an age of sensory overload, can we better develop our connection with sight, smell, touch and hearing to enrich our lives?
Sunday 29 May: Exploring
Jewish people have been pioneers in exploring the cosmos, the world, society and the psyche. Can we become similarly inspired to engage in our own mindful explorations?
Sunday 26 June: Allowing
Together we will work with a sense of allowing us to be just who we are as unique individuals – right here and right now – just as we are, just as the world is, without feeling the need to be anywhere else or anyone else.
Sunday 24 July: Responding
Concluding this pilot series, an opportunity for us to respond to mindfulness, informed by Jewish perspectives and cultures.
*You do not have to commit to all four, but we would encourage you to join as many as possible
Online bookings will close 5 hours before the event. There may still be availability – please email [email protected]