Meditation and Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a present moment practise which can enrich any area of your life, it can build a beautiful connection throughout your body, anchor the breath and ground your mind into the present moment.
Mindfulness can help us manage our emotions, reactions and our thoughts, to enable us to move through survival to thriving and then to flourishing.
This 10 week training in mindfulness stress reduction will take you through the tenets that under pin a mindful practice, using focused discussion, embodied practices and reflection.
Each week we will cover a different theme and topic:
Awareness: What is mindfulness, what is meditation - automatic pilot v mindful awareness? Patience: Blocks to cultivating mindfulness - shift in attitude to openness and willingness Breath and Body: Connecting and grounding into the body Impermanence: Breath and body movement – anchoring mind and breath into the present moment Acceptance: Allowing and letting go – an awareness Non Judging Non Striving: Thoughts are not necessarily facts - ways to view thoughts differently Trust: Beginners mind and curiosity - freedom to explore your mind and emotions to be comfortable with different perspectives of the world Resilience: Weaving the thread of mindfulness awareness into every fabric of your life
This mindfulness practice will strengthen a deeper understanding of being embodied, which builds resilience, kindness and compassion for one’s self.
Meditation is the basis for all inner work.
This course focuses on establishing or enhancing a meditative practice by exploring contemporary approaches to the art of meditation.
You will be encouraged to build up a core practice that works for you, using a more gentle and natural approach towards finding the stillness within you. We meditate to know ourselves- a process of coming into a caring and intimate relationship with our own consciousness and awareness.
Requirements for meditation which we will cover are:
Some of the many benefits of a regular meditative practice include a reduction in stress levels, bringing a sense of well- being, enhancing spiritual practices and a boost in intuitive abilities.
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