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Fri, 25 Mar

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The Birches, Scout Hut, Priory Chase

Mocktails & Meditation

Join us for a meditation evening combined with a “social gathering”. Meditation is for the mind as exercise is for the body.

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Mocktails & Meditation
Mocktails & Meditation

Time & Location

25 Mar 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

The Birches, Scout Hut, Priory Chase, Rayleigh SS6 9NE, UK

About the event

This event will start with a relaxing meditation, to get into a more relaxed state using the environment around you. We will then venture into your mind with a stimulating meditation and get your mind to be aware why it thinks so much. Following the stimulating meditation, we will spend time with our breath and finish with a meditation to calm your mind and set you up for a great night sleep.

Following the meditations, we will move into our social event where you will get to meet like-minded people under the influence of a mocktail or two! There will be no alcohol at this event.

The venue is based just by St. Nicholas Primary School and behind Asda and is wheelchair friendly. Information on what to bring to the event will be provided closer to the date. 

Both meditation and social interaction can benefit your mind, body and soul. For more information on how this is possible, please continue reading:

Mental health benefits of meditation and social interaction

Most people are likely familiar with the positive side effects of meditation associated with mental health: increased awareness, clarity, compassion, and a sense of calm. Improved focus is another benefit commonly associated with meditation. In fact, one study showed that 4 weeks of doing daily meditation can increase focus by 14%, while another showed that just a single session cuts mind-wandering by 22%.

This article shows how social interaction is good for you: https://www.southuniversity.edu/news-and-blogs/2018/05/why-being-social-is-good-for-you it quotes a study that shows that individuals who participated in social or community activities were more likely to report good or very good health.

But there are even more ways meditation can benefit the mind. In a study researchers from John Hopkins University found general meditation programs helped ease psychological symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain related to stress. A published study conducted at Google and Roche, had similar results: participants reported a 46% reduction in depression and a 31% reduction in anxiety.

That’s not all... another study showed that 30 days of meditation resulted in an 11% increase in mental resilience. What’s more, people who used the meditation for just 10 days experienced a 7.5% increase in satisfaction with life. It’s clear that regularly setting aside a few minutes — even one minute — to let go, breathe, and recharge, can go a long way to improve health.

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    £20.00
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