“By reflecting on the benefits you have gained from practicing mindfulness, you sow the seeds of good intention that will support your practice in the future”
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal
Week 8 - What Now?
This week we....
Practiced a Body Scan
Reflected on the home practice for Week 7, including the Early Warning Systems and Action Plans
Reviewed the course, and reflected on its personal importance
Contemplated positive reasons for maintaining a regular mindfulness practice
Discussed and planned how best to keep up the momentum of formal and informal practice developed over the past 7 weeks
Closed the course with a mindfulness practice, and wished each other well
Before starting this week's home practice, please read through the session notes by clicking on the notepad icon below. These notes will provide you with some background information, and some hints and tips to support your home practice. There is also a record sheet that you can print off to keep notes of your experiences of the practices.
This week's home practice:
Continue with a Sustainable Mindfulness Practice From the various forms of formal mindfulness practice you have explored settle on a pattern of practice that you can realistically sustain now the 8 weeks of the program are over. It’s fine to have different daily practices for weekdays and the weekend. Be realistic about the real constraints on your time while honoring mindfulness practice as a really important source of daily nourishment for you. As best you can, find a pattern and type of practice you feel comfortable with—there’s no need to force yourself to heroic efforts that are not sustainable. It’s better to plan too little (you can always add more later!) than plan too much (which may lead you to give up altogether)