Introduction to Mindfulness
Whether wanting to learn meditation, finding more calm, happiness and resilience to face new challenges; ability to concentrate and enjoy tasks at hand, this course will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, meditation and art of living.
Karuna’s meditation sessions have been perfected for nearly 20 years, are designed to help busy people deal with stress and depression and focus on living in the present rather than holding on to the past.
6-week course dates: Wed 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb & 20 Feb 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Day Retreat date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
Time: 10:00 – 16:30
We offer payment options to suit your needs.
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I would encourage anybody who is going through stuff in their lives to come to this course to find peace of mind and connect with their being and bloom like a flower.
English former professional footballer
I have been meditating every day since we met.
Editor at Psychologies magazine
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Recharge your body and mind
Improve sleeping/waking patterns
Reduce stress and anxiety
Develop a better understanding of yourself and others
Increase awareness and resilience
Enhance focus and productivity
Re-discover a positive mindset
The course is a systematic approach to Mindfulness Meditation developed from the early Buddhist discourses on Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The syllabus covers meditation techniques used by famous Buddhist monks like Thich Nhat Hanh and Ajahn Brahm and also refers to the works of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dr. Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) – giving attendees opportunities to learn ancient insights and practices of Mindfulness and findings of modern science.
MEET THE FACILITATORS
Karuna is the co-founder and lead teacher of Akanista Mindfulness. He had been a Buddhist monk for 15 years in Sri Lanka and Thailand and holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London. He serves as an interfaith chaplain to Imperial College London and Royal College of Arts.
He is also a RYT500 Yoga teacher.
Nitima is an integrative counsellor, life coach and mindfulness teacher. She studied Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP & Counselling Skills at the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies (CCTS ) and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Nitima, besides running workshops at Imperial College, Royal College of Arts, Soho House, Coats, BAT, NeuLion and Save the Children, also facilitates residential and non residential retreats in the UK and in Portugal.
It has taken years to build stress into people’s lives. The negative effects of stress not only influence your sense of emotional fulfillment but your immune system, circulation, hormones and breathing. We teach people to protect themselves from the effects of stress and information. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to assist in releasing stress and anxiety which allows those who practise it to live a calmer, happier life.
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