Free 'Connect' Mindfulness Drop-in
Space to Connect: mindfulness practice in a supportive group
You are welcome to join in these drop-ins whether you are new to mindfulness or have previous experience.
In these troublesome times it can help to learn ways to calm the anxious mind, to see through difficulties more clearly, and to relate to those around us - and ourselves - with kindness and in friendship.
Join mindfulness teachers Carolyn Drake and Annie Akasati McAuley for guided mindfulness practice and support to reduce anxiety and increase your wellbeing. Connect with others in a nourishing, interactive session.
Drop-ins take place:
Tuesdays and Fridays,
11.00am-12.00 noon throughout April
Connect 5 minutes before the start time. (or 15 minutes if you are new to using zoom).
In these days when so many of us are facing financial hardship, we are happy to offer these drop-ins completely free of charge.
We look forward to sharing a drop-in with you soon!
Help with joining a zoom session:
When connected through the link above, ensure you click the buttons to connect your video and audio so you can be seen and heard.
Initially, you will see your own image. click the 'Gallery View' symbol (usually in the top right corner of your image) to see all participants.
You will need to be in a reasonably quiet room where you won't be disturbed for the hour.
It's best to have a straight-backed chair (leaning back in a sofa usually makes it harder to focus), or meditation cushions / stool if you prefer.
Having other devices with a microphone on in the room may sometimes cause problems with sound quality, if this happens try turning the volume down on that device.
Please avoid answering any calls / messages during the session apart from emergencies. If you are using mobile phone for the meeting try setting it to airplane mode to stop other messages coming though during the session.
Please set your own screen to 'mute' when you are not speaking. ('mute/unmute' can be seen in in the corner of your screen next 'Gallery View'). If you wish to speak, raise a finger then, when invited to speak, click on 'unmute' to speak. Don't forget to click back to 'mute' after speaking!
Please sit fairly near your device as it may be hard to hear you otherwise. If your head and upper body are in the frame , that is about right. If you are using a phone consider propping it on a surface such as a desk so your image does move about and distract others.
The drop-ins are conducted via the Zoom app. You can use a PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Clicking the link below will take you directly to the meeting on your browser.
You may also download the Zoom app on your device here. Clicking the link will then open the app on your device.
If you would like to donate to support this work, we would be most grateful. Suggestions could be £7.00 or £4.00 per session or whatever you think appropriate.
The donate button will take you to a PayPal page in a separate window.
"Thanks so much...I found it so helpful - an island of calm and peacefulness in an otherwise quite difficult day"