At Breathe Therapy, Kidderminster’s hypnotherapy practice I am using my Mindfulness training skills to raise funds to support local carers. Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC) gives vital support for adults providing unpaid care for their relatives or friends.
Worcestershire Association of Carers is a registered charity. They act as an independent source of information, advice and support for carers. The charity provides many services such as carers groups, help lines and training. I was able to meet the Stourport Carers group last week and learned of the value of the meetings, both practical and emotional.
There are at least 63,000 unpaid carers in Worcestershire, as a therapist and volunteer at a local hospice I see both the value of caring but also the difficulties experienced by carers and their families. Many carers experience high levels of stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness can encourage a sense of calmness and resilience, giving individuals some peace in a frantic world.
I will be holding a fundraising day on Saturday October 17 at Breathe Holistic Therapies Kidderminster Treatment room. Individual “Introduction to Mindfulness” sessions will be available and all donations will go towards WAC’s valuable work. Those attending will be able to find out about how mindfulness can help them and experience a mindfulness meditation. After the Introduction to mindfulness everyone who attends will have access to a series of meditations to make it easy to use mindfulness in everyday life.
If you feel meditation is not for you because you have a busy, hectic mind then the session will help to dispel those concerns. Meditation really can be enjoyed even by people with the most anxious, worrying minds. The benefits can include increased feelings of calm, improved resilience, well being and happiness. There are many myths about meditation and the introduction to mindfulness will help to explore these.
You don’t need to be a carer to take part, the fundraising day is open to everyone.