Mindfulness Workshop 9am -12pm
This workshop is a great introduction to mindfulness and the mindfulness based approaches (MBSR and MBCT) as taught and designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. We will also be learning about how mindfulness can be used in healthcare and education.
You will have the opportunity to experience all the different mindful meditation techniques from the mindfulness courses:
· Mindfulness of Breathing meditation
· Body Scan meditation
· Loving Kindness / Compassion meditation
· Mindful Movement (including Mindful Walking outside if weather permits)
*If you are considering attending the 8 week MBSR or MBCT course, with the intention of personal or professional development, this workshop is a great introduction to mindfulness based approaches.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Feedback from the August 2015 workshop participants:
“Today was a very special day. I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for several years. Today I felt peace for the first time in many months. The mountain exercise was very powerful. I feel this will benefit me greatly.”
“Today I learned not to feel guilty about setting time aside to focus on myself as this time is well spent and will benefit my family and friends. I was also able to reconnect with some family members I haven’t seen in a while which felt special.”
“You made me feel that Spring will come again and the mountain will still be standing strong.”
Mindfulness Retreat 12pm - 5pm
The retreat is for people who have completed the 8 week MBSR course, have attended a workshop or already have some mindfulness experience.
A retreat is an opportunity to reduce our distractions and focus on deepening our experience of a particular practice. You will guided through the four foundations of mindfulness in a silent and supportive environment and have the opportunity to really experience the peacefulness that mindfulness can bring.
Please wear loose clothes so that you will be comfortable to sit, lie down and perform simple yoga and qigong exercises.
Feedback from the July 2015 retreat participants:
“A real sense of peace and calm.”
“ I found today very soothing and restorative.”
“I have found that I have been able to let go of thoughts both past and present in today’s retreat. This is a big step for me as I tend to hold onto things that build up over a series of months.”
*All profits from the Day Retreat will be donated to our Sri Lankan children’s charity Mindful Kids Preschool and used to buy the children school bags and stationary for their new academic year starting in January.