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Mindful Rest - Half day mindfulness course
Sun 11 December 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM NZDT
Drop into a better head space
Find calm and peace
Relax and decrease stress
Treat yourself to this half day retreat at Houchen House and enjoy this lovely and peaceful venue. During the day we will explore mindfulness meditation and working with emotions to access the ease and joy of being fully present. This will be a mixture of doing sitting or lying mindfulness practices as well as exploring mindfulness in the beauty of nature. There will be a refresher on mindfulness, guidance on how to work with your mind and emotions so you can learn ways to experience acceptance and peace.
Who is it suitable for?
Designed to build on the introduction course and deepen your practice, this is ideal for people who have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction Course and is also suitable for beginners.
About your trainer
For the last 25 years my passion for kayaking and exploring has taken me around the world. It was during these travels, 20 years ago, that I first came into contact with meditation and mindfulness in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I attended my first 30 day meditation retreat. The first of many. Hooked, I spent the next several years in India learning the art of meditation under various teachers.
My deep interest in how meditation could be more fully integrated into my daily life took me around the world practicing mediation and living in retreat centers. Whilst living at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, USA, set up by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, I learned to face one of my biggest challenges in life; being with chronic pain.
I practiced mindfulness for 10 years, yet something was still missing, somehow deep patterns remained unmoved. This drew me to Psychosynthesis, a holistic therapy with mindfulness at its heart. Working with a Psychosynthesis therapist I started to uncover these patterns and drives and integrate what I had learnt through meditation.
Some of my other working background includes setting up and running projects for isolated and homeless youth, training organisations in social networks and communication, life coaching and working within the mental health sector.
I am a qualified counsellor working in private practice and training as an Psychosynthesis psychotherapist. I work in a way to help people transform and deeply accept themselves. I am interested in how we can be fully alive and present to all of life, even its challenges, while staying connected to a sense of ease.
Questions or More Information
For more information visit www.mindfullyalive.co.nz
To contact Blair click on the following link http://www.mindfullyalive.co.nz/contact/
Testimonials for the Half day mindfulness course
"I benefited by taking time out in a beautiful setting, with a group of people also interested in mindfulness"
"I went from feeling irritated/agitated to being really rested"
"I go home feeling like I've let go of tension and want to engage more than I do in mindfulness. Thanks for facilitating a great day"
"I learnt more about myself. I left feeling relaxed and calm"
"I felt ready to do it all again and for longer. Thanks Blair"