My new courses for mindfulness meditation and awareness are now available for booking on the Surrey County Council website HERE.
Starting in Camberley on 1st October 2016 and in Guildford on the 5th November 2016 as well as a meditation circle at the Guildford centre please follow the link to the Surrey County Council website and use the search box to find all the dates and courses that will be suitable for you.
For those who have previously been on my Mindfulness courses you would be ideally suited to join the Meditation circle’s to continue your journey of mindfulness and awareness, we shall also begin to discuss and explore our spirituality through meditation.
It has often been said that if you learn habits especially good habits at a young age or before puberty then those habits stay with you for life. In Buddhist country’s mindfulness meditation is taught to children of primary school age and there is growing evidence that it enhances children’s learning in other subjects.
Below are two articles from the BBC on mindfulness meditation which I hope you find interesting.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35688048 – can mindfulness improve children’s concentration?
and another BBC article, about how meditation can, or may be able to slow down the effects of ageing.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35688048 – slowing down ageing with mindfulness meditation
As we strengthen our brain and our mind’s ability’s with regular meditation we find that our ability to do all sort’s mind exercise improve dramatically. A recent study using the fairly new technology of the Fmri scanners (functional magnetic resonance imaging) shows how the brain/mind will actually use different pasts of the brain when we start conjuring up thoughts, in fact we would use these different parts of our brain regardless if the story is real or made up.
If we make up a story in our mind’s and place it in the past, certain parts of the brain become engaged, if we take the same storyline and place it in the future we will use different parts of our mind and brain for this, and the same applies if we place that imaginary story in the present. This is called ‘Chronesthesia’ or commonly mental time travel, to read more on this interesting discovery, follow this link: