Mindful Driver | Stress Free Driving Workshop
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How to create a stress free drive

Leading to a healthier, happier you

Stress affects us all, and sometimes it can leave a bitter taste in our mouth, tainting the rest of our day.

 

However, it doesn’t have to.

 

Mindful Driving helps you re-frame how you look at your drive so you can let go of, move past, and even avoid stress completely.

 

This 3 hour morning workshop in Bristol City Center equips you with tried and tested tools and techniques inspired by mindfulness practices and concepts and adapted by a fully qualified driving instructor to make them safe to perform while driving.

Mark Coleman – Mindful Driver Trainer

How would a stress free drive help?

Picture a drive you find stressful. It might be to work in rush hour, to the shops on the weekend or a bank holiday trip down south on busy motorways.

 

When stress comes up for you, what other feelings and emotions do you notice? Where does your mind go? What does your body do?

 

Only you can know the answers to these questions for yourself, but a common reaction to stress is to spiral into negative thoughts either about other people, yourself, the reality of a situation, or a combination of all three. These thoughts can cause the body to tense up and tighten, and after a while this can lead to aches and pains, including headaches, which, along with the negative thoughts that created them, can stay with us long after we get out of the car.

 

So who would you be without these negative thoughts?

 

Calm? Relaxed? Positive?

 

How would that affect not only your drive, but the rest of your day?

Thanks again for offering this course, it has had a very positive effect on my driving and life
Your drive can be a rewarding experience that sets you up at the start of your day, or helps you unwind at the end allowing you to enjoy your family's company when you get home
Your well being does not depend on situations outside the car, or even outside of yourself. You can create an environment within where you can stay peaceful regardless of what is happening outside
Mindful driving is not complex and can be practised by anyone, no matter their driving experience

Who is this training for?

If you drive, or even if you’re learning to drive, then this workshop is built with you in mind. Anyone can attend and will benefit from the practice of Mindful Driving.

 

Every year the number of drivers and cars on the road goes up. Traffic gets busier, especially in the cities. Road works are ever present creating more queues. Delays get longer. Anger and frustration is common behind the wheel with drivers feeling the need to rush through already dangerous situations. It’s no wonder stress is such a buzz word at the moment.

 

Of course there are things that could be done out there to improve the driving situation on the road, like better traffic management systems, enforcing stricter penalties, increasing the number and size of roads. But all these things take time and, let’s face it, are outside your direct control.

 

Focusing on you, on the one thing you can actually control, is the fastest and easiest way to change your situation.

 

If you want to experience a consistently enjoyable drive, where it doesn’t matter how busy the roads get or how angry and frustrated everyone else is, then this stress free workshop is perfect for you. And at a price similar to a tank of petrol, it is a cost effective way to achieve a calmer, more peaceful, healthier and happier you.

It would be valuable for every driver on the road to consider the things covered on this workshop

What do you get from this workshop?

3 hours of classroom based Mindful Driver Training in a small group of like minded individuals
The ability to quickly identify stress as it comes up while you drive before you get swept up by it. This is an important part, as identifying stress is the first step to moving passed it
A complete tool kit of techniques to pull from to help you deal with and defuse stressful situations as they arise
An introduction to the 'Value Centred Perspective'. Unique to this training, the VCP helps you re-frame how you look at your drive as a whole leading to less stress coming up in the first place. This will completely change your relationship with driving and stress and give you power over your experience of situations
A structured plan of action to help you implement what you have learnt on the workshop into your daily drive
Continued contact after the workshop to help you keep motivated and make Mindful Driving a habit you practice without even thinking about it
and, of course, a selection of refreshments on the day!
I found the course really useful. Mark obviously knows his stuff and I loved the informality of it and interaction of the group work 😊

Where, when and how much?

HOURS, 10 Colston Yard,
Colston Street,
Bristol,
BS1 5BD
(www.hours-space.com)

 

The closest multistory car park is just 5 minutes walk away with ample spaces available.
Alternatively it’s just round the corner from city centre and the bus station making it easy to get to using public transport.

Next Workshops

 

Saturday 14th December 2019 (9:30-12:30)

 

Saturday 18th January 2020 (9:30-12:30)

 

Saturday 29th February 2020 (9:30-12:30)

 

£47.00