Do you ever suffer from anxiety?
Do you get stuck in worrying thoughts about the past or the future?
Do you wish you could learn to relax and enjoy life more?
This course is designed to help you feel calmer, safer, and more secure. If you are new to the world of mindfulness and would like to know how it can help you to manage your anxiety, this course will provide you with an introductory overview that is full of ideas that you can begin to use straight away.
Discover how mindfulness can easily be incorporated into even the busiest of lives, providing strong foundations that help you gradually flourish into the peaceful, happy person that you want to be.
Practice the power of coming back to your breathing, building a core of relaxed inner strength that you can take with you into every stressful situation.
Enjoy the liberation that mindfulness can bring by practising simple ways to free yourself of repetitive, anxious thought patterns.
Explore the transformative power of gratitude and appreciation: a technique backed by science that draws on the combined wisdom of mindfulness and positive psychology. This section of the course is supported by our free Soul Nutrition App called "Appreciating Windowsills" that you can download on the App Store or Google Play. You could also develop a daily gratitude practice by signing up to our free "Happiness Calendar" on the Soul Nutrition website. However, neither of these free external tools are compulsory, they are simply optional extras that you could choose to enjoy in addition to all the great content that you can access and benefit from without ever leaving Udemy!
Please note that this course doesn't include any guided meditations. However it does contain some great tips on making mindfulness a daily habit that helps you discover more happiness in every day: so eventually a daily meditation practice may follow naturally.
Mindfulness stems from Buddhism and I study in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, so I refer to him and other teachers who have inspired my own mindfulness practice in this course: but the material here is suitable for those of all faiths or none. Everyone is welcome!
Katie’s expertise and relaxed, practical teaching style will inspire you with the confidence to enjoy putting into practice the mindfulness techniques in which she specialises. She holds a Masters degree in Education, a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Using a combination of mindfulness, positive psychology and nutritional support techniques to enhance wellness, Katie always ensures that her presentations are packed with relevant ideas for you to take away. She has led bespoke workshops for corporate clients including Deloitte, Adidas, Barclays, Barclaycard and Greater Manchester Police. She runs regular events, meditation classes, courses and retreats for the general public, and has presented at conferences to a wide range of audiences, where she enjoys teaching mindfulness designed to support the specific needs of those attending. She has also contributed to a number of magazines and websites, as well as appearing on local radio and BBC Breakfast News.
Katie has been practicing mindfulness in her own life for over 16 years. She studies in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who was proposed for a Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King in 1967.
Katie continues to deepen her own practice by regularly attending retreats as well as the local Sanghas that flourish under the guidance of the Community of Interbeing charity, which represents Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK. These Sanghas are groups of people from a wide range of faith backgrounds, who aspire to develop peace in themselves and in the world through the practice of mindful living. She is therefore able to teach from her personal experience, including using mindfulness during being treated for and subsequently cured of cancer in 2015.