and Positive Reflection
Why do we need mindfulness?
Our mind is continually absorbing and processing new information every day and what we take in effects our choices in life by influencing our beliefs, values and how we view the world around us.
However, through the increase and speed of technology
over the last 20 years we are currently bombarded with too much confusing and conflicting information virtually 24/7 it’s become overwhelming, distracting us to a point we feel disconnected from ourselves and those closest to us.
The result is we become stressed and detached from our true feelings and senses and end up living on auto pilot, surviving, but not truly thriving.
Being Mindful can help us wake up from this autopilot existence. By using mindful techniques every day we can reduce our over thinking habits and reconnect ourselves back into the present. With practice, patience and perseverence we can come back to our senses and begin to feel joy and connectedness again.
What actually is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is literally ‘paying 100% attention to the here and now’ By practicing simple yet effective techniques we can develop the ability to stay calm and relaxed, even when chaos is all around. This practice has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress which means we are able to focus more on the moment we are in by paying full attention to what is happening right now. This allows us to gain more control over our own life and live in contentment with peace of mind.
Who we are?
Hello, thank you for your interest in Time4Calm CIC. We’d like to share with you our story so far. Sometime ago life coach Laura began practicing mindfulness, meditation and writing positively to let go of the worry and anxiety that were getting in the way of enjoying life. Finally discovering the ‘voice in our head‘ is not really us was such a relief!
Whilst experimenting with various techniques Laura attended Sunderland University and qualified in personal Coaching to enable her to facilitate workshops in the hope of raising awareness in the practice that helped her de-stress.
“Discovering these 3 techniques gave the best results in easing my ‘over thinking’ mind and connected me to inner peace, this discovery motivated my idea to create Time4Calm”
What does Time4Calm do?
Time4Calm is a Community Interest Company with Carers, Parents and Teachers at the heart of it. Therefore time is made available to custom programmes and tailor to people living and working in different situations.
Time4Calm CIC is split into 3 categories: Time4You, Time4Space & Time4Wellbeing
All of the sessions are completely inclusive and adheres strictly to the Chatham House rule, creating a safe, welcoming environment for all where people can discuss anything and everything without judgement
This 1-1 personal coaching is available to anyone needing direction and clarity either in their personal life or career.The sessions are based around mindfulness, meditation and positive thinking and is primarily designed for those seeking a more individual approach to issues causing discomfort and stress
Especially supportive to those who have experienced negative life situations, resulting in abuse, substance dependency and co- dependency. By calming our mind and finding the positive through self reflection we can change how we think and feel about our life situation. This helps us create a balanced view of ourselves and others which improves relationships and increases our confidence when dealing with day to day challenges. This ultimately reduces stress and anxiety and improves our health through increased self care.
These sessions are often reported to be the most impactful, due to the undivided attention you receive through 1-1 coaching
Prices : Per session £39, Block booking 6 sessions £200 ( Saving £34 )
A variety of group workshops are available, below is a sample of topics;
Time4Calm using discussion, theory and practical activities, participants gain an understanding of what mindfulness, meditation and positive reflection is. This work shop is perfect for beginners who want to understand and use the 3 practices to improve their lives
Time4Food is a workshop about our relationship with food and how we feel about it. The activities focus on our way of eating that tends to raise an awareness of what we are eating. We also reflect on our environment and how what we are taking in through our eyes and ears influence our choices that affecting our thinking and feelings.
Time4Change is a workshop about change and how we experience it. Usually when change comes ‘unexpectedly’ we become frightened due to our thoughts and feelings about it brought on by the fear of the ‘unknown’. Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable helps us deal with new situations in a calm and less stressful way.
Prices : 1 hour £120, 2 hours £180, 3 Hours £230
A Health and well being programme, made up of 4 x half day weekly sessions available for staff within organisations and members of community groups. Within these sessions attendees will raise their awareness of how our thoughts and feelings affect our choices using 3 techniques Mindfulness, Meditation and Positive Reflection to create a balanced approach to life situations.
By calming the mind and reflecting positively we can learn how to manage negative thoughts that influence our feelings and reactions as well as develop a habit of mindful practices to reduce stress and increase wellbeing
The above programme can be bespoke to the needs of the group. Consultation is recommended prior to booking to discuss needs and costs.
Community Groups supported by funding providers receive a 50% discount
Bianca – Past Participant
Using Mindfulness, Meditation and Positive Reflections has helped my own recovery from co-dependency ‘habitual thinking patterns’ and allowed me the chance to regain control of my life. Because of this, everything I coach is not only based on the training and qualifications I have, but also on my personal experience
Having worked within local communities for over 10 years, I learnt a great deal from others struggling with ‘over thinking’ and with new insight I reflected on my own thinking patterns which led me to practice mindfulness, meditation and positive thinking over the last 5 years .
During this time I have gained experience working alongside many people who come from different backgrounds with a wide range of ages, from as young as 5 right up to the age of 90.
I’ve worked within different environments such as schools, businesses, sheltered schemes, community groups & young people’s supported housing.
This has given me the opportunity to work alongside others who are each dealing with their own challenges such as stress, anxious thoughts, inability to say no to others, lack of confidence, people who require understanding and knowledge in developing self care.
Having developed empathy these experiences and listening to the needs of others, I have been able to tailor activities, discussions and practices specifically to the needs of participants so they get the most out of each session or workshop.