Online relaxation and mindfulness class - January 2021

12 January 2021 (All day) to 23 February 2021 (All day)

Are looking something for the New Year? Join this class and relax in the comfort of your own home while learning new skills to improve the quality of your life.

Meditation is a proven way to calm your mind and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. It has even been shown to reduce fatigue which for many people with MS is one of the most debilitating symptoms. (If you are interested in scientific research, here is a recent study that evidences the benefits of mindfulness: MS quality of life, depression, and fatigue improve after mindfulness training: A randomized trial. (2010) - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3463050)

Whilst you can’t change the world around you can change how you respond. Relaxation and mindfulness have been shown to decrease the effects of stress on our bodies and minds and improve our quality of life. So, if you would like to find ways to manage or decrease your negative feelings and stress join our online class. You will learn with practice how to take control of your mind and release the stress from your body. 

The MS Society has put together information about the benefits of Mindfulness and MS which you can read about by clicking here.

Feedback from people previously on the course:

'The class has definitely helped me to cope with this very uncertain time by showing me ways to deal with what's going on inside my head even if there's nothing I can do about what's going on in the world.'

'I have found that mindfulness has enhanced my yoga practice. The feeling of calm I get when I am on the yoga mat, I can now carry with me through the day.' - Lynne

'Online courses were great. I was able to relax in my own home. The effects stayed after the class which would have been lost on my drive home otherwise.' – Gill

Class details

This introductory 6-week class is starting on Tuesday 12 January at 10.30am. The class is open to all members of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, their family members, and carers.

About this class

The class is guided by our counsellor Leigh. He has been teaching meditation, relaxation and mindful movement since 2008.

What do I need to join?

Don't worry joining the session is really simple and you do not need special equipment.

All you need is a smartphone or computer with:

  • speakers
  • a microphone
  • a camera

We will try to offer some support to help you get set up.

Signing up

You can sign up online here or send us an email

If you have any questions please email pippa@bmstc.org.