Mindfulness class


Lisburn City Library is holding a free ‘Mindfulness’ workshop led by Caroline Stewart, founder of The Mindfulness Centre NI, on Friday 26 June from 2:00pm - 4:30pm.

The workshop draws on the ancient practice of mindfulness meditation in order to produce healing and transformation in individual lives. Mindfulness seeks to develop and nourish present moment awareness. Practicing mindfulness can show us how to let go of negative thoughts and feelings that can cause us to feel stressed, anxious or low. This will help us meet the inevitable challenges of life in a more relaxed and calm manner.

Caroline Stewart trained at Oxford to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and has been practicing mindfulness and working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for more than ten years. She is committed to helping people find skills and tools that will enable them to cope with the stresses that life causes for most of us at some point in our lives.

This course is one of many planned as part of Health in Mind, a partnership project which is funded under the Big Lottery Fund’s Live and Learn programme.

The project offers a wide range of positive mental health and wellbeing resources and services in libraries and other community venues. Libraries NI is the lead partner, working along with Action Mental Health, Aware Defeat Depression, CAUSE and MindWise.

The workshop is free and open to all but pre-booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Contact Lisburn City Library (Linenhall Street, BT28 1FJ) on telephone: 028 9263 3350 or email: lisburncity.library@librariesni.org.uk