6 Week Mindfulness Meditation Program
Fridays 10-11am Beginning 8th January
Put simply the aim of this program is to be more aware, more often. Through this awareness we can transform our experiences. We begin to practice stepping out of the habitual doing mode by paying attention, intentionally, mindfully, to sensations of the body and to aspects of everyday experiences.
The atelier will follow the following format:
- Tea meditation
- Sharing space
- Home Practice
- Closing Meditation
Home practice will involve a 10 minute practice and a worksheet to guide around the weekly topics. These will be emailed to you after the session.
6 weeks for 60€ including materials. Content will be recorded for those not able to attend the session to access, this will however, not include the group sharing space.
For an additional 15€ (75€ total) you can have access to the Monday Meditation class live or recorded if you’re not able to make it.
The session can be accessed as a stand alone practice if you wish, at 7.50€ per session.
Monday meditation Atelier
Offering an invitation to pause, a guided meditation, a poem and a cup of tea, a space held in companionable silence.
January 4th – February 8th
- 12-1pm (UK)
- 1-2pm (France)
7.50€ per session or 37.50€ for the 6 sessions.
The sessions involve a 30-40minute guided mindful compassion practice, a poem and a tea meditation, followed by a short sharing space (that can be held in companionable silence) closing with a short practice.
WHO IS THE GROUP FOR?
The meditations are secular, whatever your background or faith you are welcome. We explore specific, mindfulness and mindful self compassion meditation tools and techniques based on those taught within the evidence based 8 week Mindfulness Based Approaches and Compassion Focussed Therapy. The aim of the meditations is to equipe you with some new tools to handle challenging physical sensations, feelings, moods or social interactions.
The more frequently you meditate in this way, the more you’ll see the benefits. Overtime, with regular practice, you can increase the grey matter of the brain retraining thinking patterns giving new ways of responding to situations and experiences to achieve greater levels of peace, health, happiness, joy and wellbeing.
Who can attend? Anyone.
However there are certain conditions and circumstances where mindfulness practice may not be helpful. If you have recently experienced a major life event, or face significant challenges with your physical or mental health please discuss this with me in advance of the group and follow the guidance about self-care at the start of the session.
If you’d like to explore anything that arises within the sessions in greater depth the monthly Wellbeing Ateliers are an ideal follow up. More details here.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE?
- Wear loose comfortable clothing
- A yoga mat
- A blanket in cooler weather
- A chair for the sitting practice but please bring any props for your own comfort, meditation stool, cushions etc
- Please prepare a non alcoholic drink to have for the tea meditation, this acts as a transition from the quiet of the formal meditation and models how activities of daily living can be a meditation
For further information and payment details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text/iMessage/whatsapp +33677054246