We all know of the increased stresses and strains of these uncertain times and more people are suffering with stress, anxiety, sleep problems, and generally worrying about the future.
Most of us are stuck at home, working from home while juggling added pressures of childcare and isolated from our loved ones.
You’re not alone if you find yourself struggling with negative thoughts and feelings.
But when the uncertainty seems unbearable, there are tools which can help us cope. Meditation can help us to slow down, let our mind unwind and our body let go of stress.
Taking place over seven days in February, Manchester Let’s Meditate has been conceived and developed by Liane Grimshaw, a local small business owner who found meditation helped to overcome her own depression and anxiety.
The free online event is open to all to support people during these difficult times, and has been created in aid of Forever Manchester as a community and fundraising initiative.
Kick-start your mental wellbeing journey this February with the first session in the Manchester Let's Meditate series, created by host Liane Grimshaw, in aid of Forever Manchester.#ManchesterMeditates
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Co-created with a group of accomplished meditation teachers, many of whom are based in Manchester, Manchester Let’s Meditate offers the chance to learn skills for both body and mind, all while raising money for Forever Manchester to fund and support our local communities across Greater Manchester.
“I lead a busy life with many challenges, and I can honestly say that meditation has saved my mind and improved my experience of life,” says Liane.
“I am bringing many outstanding teachers, who have given their time and energy for free to support this event.”
Sessions include mindfulness for mindfulness for busy people, breathwork to release stress and introducing mindfulness for children.
You can take part in the comfort of your own home while connecting with communities across Greater Manchester and beyond, and though it’s a free event, any donations will help raise money for Forever Manchester.
“Manchester Let’s Meditate encapsulates the essence of what fundraising for Forever Manchester is all about – helping local people do extraordinary things together,” said Vicky Procter from Forever Manchester.
“It’s a tough time for everyone and Manchester Let’s Meditate is all about developing skills to improve our mental wellbeing, learn about mindfulness and generally bring our community together for something positive albeit online.
“We encourage everyone to book a session and donate however much or little as you can.”
Manchester Let’s Meditate will place over seven days from Monday 8th February – Sunday 14th February 2021. The full schedule is online and all sessions are now available to book at crowdcast.io/manchestermeditates. You can make a donation to Forever Manchester when you book a session.
You can book online here.