Annette Boden MSc

December news 2018

Published 18 December 2018 Associated Categories Featured, News Tags: , ,

Hello and welcome to my December newsletter 2018

“Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.” Thich Nhat Hanh

What are you wishing for this December ? I hope that this December brings 2018 to a gentle close or all and a glimmer of all the bright shiny newness of all the delights awaiting us in 2019 and a full awareness of all that life holds.


This month is the final month of the year and we are already speeding towards the holiday break all and the Christmas festivities for many.
As you probably gathered from my November newsletter, this year has been a very busy and productive year but deeply poignant and I have much to reflect upon as I sit here sending my greetings to you all.
I am reflecting on all that I am grateful for and all I want to share with you as we begin a new year.
To celebrate the season and take care of you and your loved ones I have written a festive piece on awareness with alcohol and how to enjoy the season healthily. I also thought you might like this little gem of a stocking filler from Kristin Neff and Chris Germer on self compassion for the holidays.

 

 

The New year retreat “Setting our goals and intentions” is filling up fast but there are a few places left.

January 2019 a new year, new beginnings, time for a change or a little more of the same? what do you truly want for yourself and for others? what is your deepest dearest wish? What is the first step towards that wish becoming reality? Positive psychology and most faith based traditions suggest that what we focus on becomes our reality, so lets make good things happen in January 2019!  With a particular focus on awareness of our core values we can achieve all that brings comfort and, peace, and deep well-being.
I am setting my intention and focusing on a new clinical practice in Hale Cheshire and completing some online offerings, video blogs,and a book! So a busy year for me! And, the wheels are already in motion. You can follow my journey from intention to realisation in 2019 on my upcoming blogs and reflections and here in my newsletter as the months progress- I will be setting up a Facebook page for ‘worthy intentions’ where we can share our goals, dreams, and intentions, and where I hope to support you with any blocks along the way- this will be a closed group that you can sign up for in the new year so watch this space!

As we look forward to 2019 I am really excited to be getting the year off to a positive start and the New Year day retreat is proving popular but I have a few places left. This is a very powerful retreat and helps set the scene for the rest of the year- helping you to focus your intention on what you want to achieve and I look forward to sharing this day with you.
Get in touch here or call me on 07753 957371 to book your place. There is a gift of discount if you bring a friend too!
I have found that motivation and intention are powerful instigators of positive lifestyle change and I found this article on ‘the science of achieving your goals’ interesting and thought I would share it here with you once again.

Look out for links to all the latest news and courses and offerings from Anxiety UK!

I am so thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to accept the position of chair of the board of trustees on the board for Anxiety UK.   I look forward to supporting AUK and offering discounted courses and retreats to its members! and keeping you posted on all the news from AUK HQ!

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970, by someone living with agoraphobia, for those affected by anxiety, stress, and anxiety- based depression.

To read more please Click Here »

The Mindful Self compassion programme is waiting for you!
To build resilience and emotional strength, The Mindful self-compassion training first dates for 2019 are now on offer and registration is now open!
It is good to remember and be drawn to the fact that in amidst the pain and suffering there is always light and enduring beauty when we look mindfully and with gratitude for all that we love that surrounds us in each present moment, all that we accomplish, and all that this precious human life we are given can enjoy.
All MSC courses will now take place in Disley on Saturdays and Adlington Village Hall South East Cheshire on Friday afternoons. The original ‘six weekly gathering’ will continue to be held at Disley Quaker meeting in East Cheshire which borders with the High peak. Other gatherings will take place in South Cheshire also as the year progresses.
For more information about this empowering programme take a look here 
Places are limited and this course is starting soon so treat yourself to an early new year gift –  the gift of self compassion and get in touch here to learn more and get the application form

Annette’s MSC course background information for applicants 2019

or call me on 07753 957371.

More big news!
2019 sees the launch of The Mindful Compassion partnership. I am thrilled and proud to be a part of the team and I hope to bring you lots of information in my next news letter. We are a partnership of mindfulness practitioners dedicated to the well-being of others. I will be sharing lots of information about the partnership in the weeks and months ahead so there will be a dedicated page on my website coming soon. For now here are the first offerings from the partnership. These retreats are led by Ann Burgoyne and David Oldham and are the first of many.
Please find attached here the information flyer for the retreats in 2019 and booking form

MCP 2019 Retreats Flier

MCP Booking Form 2018

Looking forward- towards light of a new year and new beginnings.
 Jack Kornfield describes the benefits of gratitude and abundance and I hope you enjoy this short piece from one of my favourite teachers.

As always, do get in touch if you are looking for support and help. My clinics in the High Peak, Macclesfield and Knutsford are open and I welcome you.

In my private practice I teach mindfulness based compassion focused- approaches alongside psychotherapy and cognitive counselling to bringing about change and improving quality of life and I have the privilege of seeing huge change and success from these approaches. So do get in touch  or call me on 07753 957371 if you would like help with anxiety issues, low mood, or other issues you feel I may be able to help you with.

Corporate and Community well-being

This year I have continued to focus on  corporate and community well-being as I continue with teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion programme
NEW FOR 2019: 
At Sett Valley medical centre  in New Mills I am offering monthly well-being workshops at affordable prices.  Here is the link to the flyer:

A4 generic poster for wellbeing workshops 2019

I am aiming to take this forward into Priorslegh and other East Cheshire GP practices and I am in the process of writing to the  practice managers to see if we can offer this to their patients – so if you are in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Alderley, Chelford, or Congleton then these workshops may be offered at your local GP practice with some look and positive goal setting intentions.

Other courses to look out for: ‘Emotional resilience’, and ‘Mindful compassion for well-being’ ‘New unique programmes of 4 week-weekly  training and personal development  incorporating the latest research based approaches including ‘compassion and mindfulness’ and imaginal exposure’ for valuable and lasting lifestyle changes and well-being.
I have found that motivation and intention are powerful instigators of positive lifestyle change and I found this article on ‘the science of achieving your goals’ interesting and thought I would share it here with you again.

In my private practice I teach mindfulness based compassion focused- approaches alongside psychotherapy and cognitive counselling to bringing about change and improving quality of life and I have the privilege of seeing huge change and success from these approaches. So do get in touch  or call me on 07753 957371 if you would like help with anxiety issues, low mood, or other issues you feel I may be able to help you with.

Wishing you all well and happy, this month of December 2018
Thank you so much for your continued support and as I continue to develop my programmes and offerings.

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