What is Mindfulness?
When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
“Mindfulness can be described as the energy of being aware of what is going on in us and around us. When we live with mindfulness, we have the capacity to touch life deeply, whether we are talking, taking our cup of tea, or walking.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Being outdoors in nature and in the garden is deeply healing for us as humans. Reconnecting with the earth, with the soil, with the seasons is nourishing. and restoring for our well being
Peer reviewed science has now scientifically demonstrated what every gardener always knew. That having your hands in the soil is good for you. Tiny micro organisms and bacteria found naturally in the soil when in contact with our bodies act as natural anti depressants stimulating the production of serotonin. The natural chemical that makes us happy!
This FREE 3 hour Mindfulness workshop will be based in the new POP UP Organic Community food Garden in East Belfast, developed by Environmental and Well Being Charity- Groundwork NI.
No experience of Mindfulness or gardening is necessary, come only with an open mind (and not in your best clothes- as we will be gardening). An introduction to Mindfulness will be offered and then collectively we will undertake some therapeutic gardening activities undertaken slowly, joyfully and with the energy of MIndfulness.
There will be refreshing herbal teas and snacks offered using organic food grown in the garden.
Only 10 places are available on each workshop and booking is essential and must be done by emailing Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place
The Community Garden is just off the Newtownards Road on Connswater Street, opposite the McDonald’s at Connswater Shopping Centre. There is a big polytunnel- you can’t miss us.