It’s here / and NOW! – Blue Monday

Well, I’ve had my call – apparently TODAY is going to be Blue Monday – seems a little later this year? Have we collectively become slightly more resilient? Or is it linked to changing weather patterns?
Anyhow I’m due to discuss again this year on Radio Suffolk‎ in around 30 mins.
We got off to a great start last week with the ‘winter’ 8 week mindfulness course; the next course starts after Easter: April 22’nd

sadclownAfter the partying’s over … there’s often a collective sense of grim resignation follows the Xmas holidays. The media has dubbed it ‘Blue Monday’ and around mid-January 2014 it will turn up as another news item. I’m often asked to talk about it on a Radio Suffolk morning chat show. What to say? Well yes, the collective societal momentum of looking forward to the Xmas break has just gone ‘pop’ – what’s to be ‘looked forward to’ now?  The weather IS often more challenging, and that lack of sunlight already beginning to deplete our Vit D resources …seasonal adjustment disorder, SAD? Already lost motivation for all of our new year intentions? And so on – but hey? These are the seasons, these things happen … we have our ‘seasons of discontent’ – and it’s not just in winter.

Mindfulness courses don’t pitch in to battling with the seasonal nature of life (neither climatic nor emotional); instead they work on cultivating resilience through strengthening and improving access to our inner resources.

And here’s the really relevant news – there’s a new MBCT/MBSR course starting either the Tuesday before, or after (depending upon which Monday the media decide upon) Blue Monday, 2014 …and that Tuesday is 14/1/14

More details and how to book:

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