Mindfulness for Parkinson's
Please find here resources for accessing mindfulness courses and information, and if you would like to share anything else please email me and I can post it for you. Thank you and I hope you find what you need and please feel free to contact me.
Mindfulness course for people with Parkinson's, partners or carers:
This will be run as an introductory 4-week course on Zoom with the option to extend to the the 8-week course. Course outline is here.
FREE intro session: Wednesday 10th February 11.30 - 12.30am
Course dates: Wednesdays 3rd - 24th March 11.30 - 12.45 and then extended course Wednesdays 21sr April - 12th May
Cost: reduced cost: £55 for 4-week course, £100 for the 8-week course.
If you need help towards the cost of the programme please don’t be afraid to ask. You may be eligible for a Parkinson’s UK Grant. Please see the Parkinson’s UK website for relevant details. To apply, you will need to download and complete a grant application form and submit it for review. If you are successful, Parkinson’s UK will remit the grant directly to Teresa Gane, everydayspace, on your behalf.
Before applying for a grant please consider the following:
Grants can take up to eight weeks to process, therefore if you are applying you would need to plan in advance of the course start date to ensure funding was in place.
Individuals can only apply to the grants scheme once in a 12 month period.
Reflections on a mindfulness course
Not sure how mindfulness can help? Then have a look at this short video of a wonderful group of participants with early-onset Parkinson's, reflecting on an 8-week MBCT course they completed.
You are welcome to come along to the drop-in sessions, which run 1st Wednesday of each month. These are intended for those who have done a mindfulness course, but you are welcome to come along as a taster too.
Next sessions: Wednesdays 6th January, 3rd February, 3rd March (April date TBC depending on situation), 5th May and 9th June.
Please use the Zoom link on the home page to access the session.
Poems from the drop-ins
"Winter Afternoon, Early December" by Tom Montag
"Two Kinds of Intelligence" by Rumi