Join us for our ‘8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation’ mini-series at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The mini-series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you may be able to attend at another venue. If you miss all of them then you can listen in to a session recorded at one of the sessions free of charge on our podcast.
The focus is on practical experience backed up fully with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.
The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice.
About the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series
These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. For details of the day-retreat, click here: 8 steps to Mastering meditation Day-Retreat.
Meditation is officially hard. Every article on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience.
I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention.
My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily.
I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught.
My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice.
You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives.
You’ll learn the skills to:
- Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions
- Increase your well-being and happiness
- Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences
What you will get from the training
- The ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast
- Intensive in-person training
- Key meditation and mindfulness practices
- Stress management techniques
- Emotional resilience techniques
- Supporting information
- Online video clips
- Guided online meditation MP3s
- Supported homework for a month after the retreat
- E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references
- A springboard for your personal development or further study
- Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students. We run social events of all sorts over the course of the year.
- Telephone, text or email support
|7th Jan||Meditation. What is it, why would I want it and how do I get it?|
|14th Jan||Meditation and the busy mind|
|21st Jan||Meditation and stress|
|28th Jan||Meditation and mindfulness|
|4th Feb||Meditation and focus|
|11th Feb||Too busy to meditate|
|18th Feb||Meditation and relaxation|
|25th Feb||Meditation and fatigue|
About The Retreat
Who can benefit?
Our retreats are not just for stress reduction. According to Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tools of Titans’, 80% of the highly successful people he interviewed to learn about their habits have either a meditation or mindfulness practice.
Our tools and techniques can accelerate your personal development. Everyone leaves with new skills and for some, the experience can be transformational.
Location 1. Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY
Location 2. Tuesdays at 1.15 pm
Chantry Studios, 20 Chantry Ln, Bromley BR2 9QL
Location 3. Thursdays at 8 pm
Orpington Village Hall, 311 High St, Orpington BR6 0NN