Every year my college has night courses that anyone can do. They can range from IT courses, make-up, language, floral arranging, Special Needs Assistant courses and they change some each year depending on popularity. I decided to join the mindfulness course and I really enjoyed it!
It was for 5 weeks from 7.00pm to 9.00pm every Monday, and there were about 14 people who joined it, and their ages ranged from early twenties to their 60’s, so it was a good mix of people.
Every class we always did a meditation and at the beginning it was a struggle, but now I’ve gotten better at them. We also spoke about the past week and what we were struggling with and had anxiety with. It was nice to be surrounded by people who are like me; worrying all the time.
We did lots of things every week and it was a lovely atmosphere to be in. Because we only had 5 weeks, the lady who was running it just gave us a glimpse of techniques we could use to be more ‘mindful’ and how to react to different situations. She explained that she used to be very anxious but then she did these courses and now she works full time giving courses to mainly children. She said it took her over a year to be less anxious, which surprised me! But I suppose it does take a long time to change your mindset.
She gave us contact details of people who are running more mindful courses, because I do want to continue doing these courses because I know they will benefit me. I don’t mind spending the money because I’m investing in myself and I know they are beneficial.
So next Monday I’ll actually miss going!