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Mindfulness Meditation in Guildford

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.

Summer Term
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

Thoughts & Deeds

Open Eye Meditation Walk


Today I found myself a bit short on patience with someone and after some contemplation I came to the conclusion that I probably needed to do some affirmations to help my Ego child grow a bit more. It is surprising how flexible and easy to teach our inner-self can be, we only have to think of what a hypnotist can do with suggestions to recognise the power of thought, think of the programming we undertake every day in a world where we are bombarded with ‘programing thoughts’ from advertising and other imagery that we get subjected to either willingly or unwillingly, over time these can all have an effect on our behaviour towards ourselves or those around us.

walkin meditation

It was a nice day so I thought I will go for a walk and do some open eye mediation while walking and perform my affirmations at the same time.

As the walk was about 2 miles (5km) I chose to do 3 affirmations over the course of the walk, they were as follows.

Every day I will treat people with love, respect and patience

Every day I will treat people with kindness

Every day I will treat myself with kindness

I can’t say how many times I repeated them, but at the end I felt tingly from the meditation and a warm glow from inside, which told me, I had done good work.