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.
Fresh dates for mindfulness meditation class in Guildford can be found below as all the dates for the March class’s are now full. To book, please ring – 0300 200 1044
The mindfulness meditation course will be run at the Guildford adult education centre.
Saturday 23/4/2016 – One off taster/Intro session, 10.30am-12.30pm
Saturdays 30/4/2016 to 21/5/2016 – 4 week course, 10.30am-12.30pm
The taster/intro session is a stand alone meditation course where I teach the technique of breathing to calm the body and then the technique of clearing the ‘monkey mind’ which so many people get stuck on, we shall also start to discuss the principles of ‘awareness’ of which there are many and how to start implementing them in your life. This is a must if you intend to also do the weekly course as it would be unfair to make those who have completed to wait for you to catch up.
In the follow up weeks of the meditation class proper, we shall practise all these techniques, we will also consider the mind images that some people can get and their meanings. I will outline the differences between various Meditation techniques and we shall also practise walking or open eye meditation alongside our sitting meditations. Each class shall finish with a guided healing meditation. I will provide handout sheets for the guided meditations so that you can also begin to practise these at home yourself. All lessons will have time for a question and answer between our meditations as well so that we can all learn together.
Part of our meditation course will consist of guided visualisation meditation which has also been shown (when practised regular) to increase parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus, a region critical to dampening stress was also found enlarged after prolonged visualisation meditation by practitioners, as were the precuneus and the posterior cingulate cortex, areas key to our concept of self. You can read the full article in the Scientific America where studies of Yoga mediation practitioners HERE
I was blessed during a stay at the Brahma Kumaris Global retreat in Oxfordshire to meet Dadi Janki during my stay at the centre, a beautiful energy that invigorated us all with love. Here is a short video documentary about her loving giving, throughout her life.
Dadi Janki : Beyond Words from Brahma Kumaris on Vimeo.
The Brahma Kumaris also hold a popular festival every summer called ‘Peace in the Park’ inside the grounds of their Global retreat centre near Oxford, you can visit their Peace in the Park website here