2500 years ago a great psychologist walked the earth. So great was his understanding of the mind, that 2500 years later, his teachings are being practiced worldwide in many cultures and religions, and evermore increasingly in the secular world. His methods are embraced by the NHS, and the field of neuroscience claim that his practices can literally restructure the brain, as well as regulate and even re-calibrate the nervous system. He knew the power of the mind to create suffering or shine with radiant peace. He became filled with compassion for the struggles of humanity and taught a way of self care and reflection through wise attention and present moment recollection. Perhaps he was not known as a psychologist, but he was certainly known as the Buddha - one who is Awake.
Come and learn the art of Mindfulness meditation.
The simple regular practice of Mindfulness meditation can bring a sense of calm and well being even in the midst of a busy life. My next six week course starts on Monday February 19th at 7.15 - 8.30pm.
This will be a simple yet comprehensive introduction to the basics of Mindfulness meditation and will give you the tools to get you started. It will be grounded in theory and practice, and also suitable for those who want to rekindle, or are looking for support for their practice.
Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes and will run as follows:
- Week One: Mindfulness of the breath – the anchor.
- Week Two: Mindfulness of the body – body scan.
- Week Three: Mindfulness of feelings tones – feelings and emotions.
- Week Four: Mindfulness of the mind – thoughts, images, fear of the future, planning, the inner critic, etc.
- Week Five: Loving Kindness meditation.
- Week Six: Hindrances to meditation – struggles with daily practice and committing to a daily practice.
The course is experiential. During each session you will learn the techniques of mindfulness meditation, and there will be time for sharing of experience and questions and answers. Participants will be expected to set aside time for daily practice and a handout will be given at each session.
The cost for the whole course is £72, and is held at Live Free Wellness, 265 Putney Bridge Road, Putney, SW15 2PT. To book call 020 8780 0898. If you have any questions about the course, you can call me directly on 020 8780 9449 or use the contact form on my website.
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