The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.
You can step out of your daily grind and into our beautiful training space to experience a serene and inspiring escape from your busy life.
The retreat will be run in the sedate 18th century Georgian Drawing Room of the Grade II listed Beckenham Place Mansion which has a panoramic view of 237 acres of carefully tended gardens, lawns and flowers and woodland.The Mansion is a decorate and graceful space that sits in natural stillness, offering an inspiring and ideal place to practice mindfulness and meditation without distraction. You will feel better, happier and more relaxed from visiting our pleasant retreat designed to bring calm, comfort and quiet.
Beckenham Place Park is being recovered for the wider community with £4.9M of Lottery funding. We are fortunate to have access to such a perfect location which enables a connection to the stillness and serenity of nature into our meditation experience in such a graceful way.The Mansion is aWe are surrounded by transport links with four stations less than twenty minutes walk away, many buses and free parking directly outside the building. See below for details.A light lunch is included. The Mansion also has a cafe which is the social centre of our community.
The retreat introduces the most effective mindfulness techniques. The retreat is packed with with real life examples. There is personal guidance and support combined with the latest tools and techniques. The retreat will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to learn mindfulness and resilience.
You’ll leave the day with skills to:
- Reduce negative thoughts and emotions
- Increase your wellbeing and happiness
- Reduce the impact of difficult experiences
What you will get from the retreat
- Intensive in-person multi-channel training
- Key meditation practices
- Supporting handouts for the day
- 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 with regular meditation classes, retreats, retreat and social events
- One month’s telephone, text or email support
Agenda – Sunday 22 July 2018
Arrive at any point before 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.
|12:00||Stress, Anxiety and Worry|
|13:00||Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available|
|14:00||Peace of Mind and Relaxation|
|15:30||Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life|
About The Retreat
Mindfulness is a natural trait. Anyone can learn the state of mind that is mindfulness. You will learn to step into the present moment and get the very best from it. Our mindfulness training helps you to observe your thoughts, feelings and behaviour without being overwhelmed. You can unlearn unhelpful attachment and judgement.
The History of Mindfulness
Mindfulness training is an ancient collection of tools and techniques taught in a modern way. Thousands of scientific studies have produced evidence of reductions in stress and anxiety from meditation and mindfulness.
How Mindfulness is being used
Global organisations use mindfulness to advance themselves. Examples are: the NHS, Google, Intel, Bank of America, as well as sportsmen, athletes, the US military and many others.
What changes with Mindfulness?
We learn to step back from compulsive or repetitive thoughts and feelings. We learn to observe our surroundings with a sense of connection that brings fulfilment. These are simple yet powerful techniques. They can change how we think, feel and act in the face of the challenges of everyday life.
Who can benefit?
Our retreats are not just for stress reduction.
For high-achievers, our tools and techniques can accelerate your personal development. Everyone leaves with new skills and for some, the experience can be transformational.
Resilience is learning to cope with adversity in a way that helps us cope with future adversity. Resilience can be learned and there are a number of techniques that allow us to do so. We focus on these techniques during the retreat.
Dealing with stressful experiences
We teach tried and tested stress management techniques that you can use in the moment when you are expecting or experiencing stress. We teach techniques to deal with the aftermath and also how to return to a happy and balanced state of mind.
Finding calmness in the turmoil
By attending our mindfulness day-retreat, you will learn how to manage high-stress situations. You will learn to recognise and manage the after-effects. You can find that deep well of calm that only seems to be available to a few.