Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Retreat – July 22 2018

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.

Content

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
Click here to book

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.

Time Activity
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Emotional Intelligence
12:00 Stress, Anxiety and Worry
12:30 Mindfulness
13:00 Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available
14:00 Peace of Mind and Relaxation
15:15 Tea
15:30 Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life
16:30 Finish
Click here to book

About The Retreat

About Mindfulness

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.

About Resilence

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.

Training Location

Our Learning Space

Our learning space is a quiet retreat and ideal for mindfulness training. We are in a serene, high ceilinged, Victorian townhouse. Our training room has delightful patio with plenty of natural light for the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter. We are a four-minute walk from Bromley South station which is 16 minutes from Victoria.

The room is a perfect setting for practising and learning mindfulness. There is comfortable seating for all. Students can bring meditation cushions if they prefer.

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Pricing

Fees
£85
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One Day Forgiveness and Compassion Retreat May 2018

Letting Go and Moving on

A one day Retreat at The Mansion in Beckenham

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The Day Retreat

The day is an opportunity for healing and growth

Robert will guide and support you on a day of self-enquiry where you will learn to gently and cautiously discover, identify and question the beliefs, thoughts and fears that are the root cause of all of our suffering. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, to explore the cause and source of your suffering with clarity and focus.

Each topic will be supported with appropriate meditations that will enable you to strengthen your practices and assist you in your inner journey.

The process consists of acknowledging, accepting, releasing and moving on to a place of inner peace and happiness.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

Click here to book  
Robert
Robert set up Bromley Mindfulness in 2013. Since then he has developed the intensive Mindfulness-based Resilience course from which over three hundred students of mindfulness have graduated. Each week Robert teaches numerous students at a number of venues in Bromley and at a variety of organisations from local charities to global household names.

Mindfulness-Based Resilience offers a different way of being, a way of experiencing life from the perspective of the present moment rather than from the past, the future or an oppressive life-situation. Using the tools of Mindfulness-Based Resilience, we can learn to leave our pain out of our present moment and find the new perspective that really does lead to happiness.

Activities
The day will be a combination of activities and meditations designed to help retreatants to release the burden of memories and fears and doubts that we all carry courtesy of our complex artificial and unnatural lives.

The Venue

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 day-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.We 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.

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Agenda

Morning

Start at 11am
Compassion How can we practice it?
Self-Compassion Selfless Selfishness
Acceptance Can we really accept difficulties
Love How to love without being hurt
Lunch About 1 pm
Mindfulness The Foundation of Recovery

Afternoon

Gratitude How our modern perspective fails us
Inner Peace What is it and how do we find it?
Afternoon Tea
Forgiveness How we can release our baggage
The Truth How to discover our own personal truth
 Finish  16:30 pm


Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £75


Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday May 13.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1 pm
Finish at 4:30 pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

One Day Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat Sunday June 24

Learn to meditate or learn to deepen your meditation practice.

By attending our meditation retreat, you will learn the skills that will help you to build a sustainable and helpful meditation practice. Our meditation training will help you to build your repertoire of meditations. You will learn how and why they work, which meditations will give you what you need. This will help you to bring mindfulness, calmness, relaxation and peace of mind to your day.

The focus of the retreat is meditation. Robert will take you on a journey from the basic practices of mindfulness meditation, through intermediate techniques that exercise our perception and through to advanced meditation in a variety of styles while also including his personally devised meditations such as The Presence Meditation, The Four Tens Meditation, The De-Stress Meditation and The Candle and the Breath meditation featured by Ruby Wax.

Join us for our first this year’s first One Day Meditation Retreat on Sunday, June 24, 11 am – 4.30 pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park.

This day-long session will see you benefit from feeling more relaxed and less stressed and anxious, happier and empowered. You will also leave with tools and techniques you can practice and benefit from in your own time.

This intensive training session for the mind will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more balanced.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markedly)”

What new meditation skills will you leave with?
By attending this meditation retreat, you will benefit from five hours of carefully selected mood-boosting, mindfulness relaxation and gratitude meditations accompanied by practical, expert guidance.

Location
The Meditation Day Retreat will be held at:
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £85


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday June 24.
Please arrive before 11 am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Retreat – Beckenham April 29 2018

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.

The Venue

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.

Pricing

Fees
£85
Click here to book

Content

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
Click here to book

Agenda – Sunday 29 April 2018

Arrive at any point before 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.

Time Activity
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Emotional Intelligence
12:00 Stress, Anxiety and Worry
12:30 Mindfulness
13:00 Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available
14:00 Peace of Mind and Relaxation
15:15 Tea
15:30 Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life
16:30 Finish
Click here to book

About The Retreat

About Mindfulness

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.

About Resilence

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.

Click here to book

 

One Day Meditation Retreat Sunday March 4 2018

Meditation session at the Connection Retreat in March 2018

 

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Learn to meditate or learn to deepen your meditation practice.

By attending our meditation retreat, you will learn the skills that will help you to build a sustainable and helpful meditation practice. Our meditation training will help you to build your repertoire of meditations. You will learn how and why they work, which meditations will give you what you need. This will help you to bring mindfulness, calmness, relaxation and peace of mind to your day.

The focus of the retreat is meditation. Robert will take you on a journey from the basic practices of mindfulness meditation, through intermediate techniques that exercise our perception and through to advanced meditation in a variety of styles while also including his personally devised meditations such as The Presence Meditation, The 10×10 Meditation, De-Stress Meditation and The Candle and the Breath meditation featured by Ruby Wax.

Join us for our first this year’s first One Day Meditation Retreat on Sunday 4th March, 11.00am – 4.30pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park

This day long session will see you benefiting from feeling more relaxed and less stressed and anxious, happier and empowered. You will also leave with tools and techniques you can practice and benefit from in your own time.

This intensive training session for the mind will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more balanced.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

What new meditation skills will you leave with?
By attending this meditation retreat, you will benefit from five hours worth of carefully selected mood boosting, mindfulness relaxation and gratitude meditations with practical guidance.

Location
The Meditation Day Retreat will be held at:
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £85


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday 4th March.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

Mindfulness and Wellness Day at the Mansion in Beckenham Place Park – January 28

Travel the world of wellness in one day

Our Mindfulness and Wellness Day is a one day event that is open to the public. No need to book, just pay on the door. Come along to meet our wellness practitioners, working in a number of different disciplines and attend introductory classes running throughout the day.

Introductory classes showcasing our wellness practitioners

Learn new ways to feel healthier and happier, calmer and more energised. Led by practitioners in disciplines from around the world, each 30-minute class uses a different approach to help you learn how to improve how you feel, mentally and physically.

Get expert advice and guidance from our practitioners between classes

In between sessions you can speak to the practitioners one-to-one. They will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, as well as answering any questions you might have.

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Schedule

Timings of the 30 minute introductory classes. You can attend as many as you wish. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time Activity Practitioner
11:30 Iyengar Yoga (bring your yoga mats) Susan Harris
12:00 Health Coach Sarah Newman
12:30 Mindfulness Meditation Robert Mitchell
1:00 Kitten Socialisation Therapy Silvana from Romney House
1:30 Qi Gong Graham Warren
2:00 Reiki & Therapy/Counselling Carolina Yepes
2:30 Holistic Health & Fitness Jonathan Verrinder
3:00 Aromatherapy Elisabeth Knight
3:30 Panel Discussion Wellness and Wellbeing

Prices – pay at the door

Ticket Type Price
Day Pass (Couples) £15
Day Pass £10
Day Pass (Unwaged) £5
Children under 16 (no access to classes) Free
Passes cover all day access including all classes.
Attendance at classes is on a first-come, first-served queuing basis.
Pay on the door, come and go as you please during the day.

Transport

There is free parking directly outside The Mansion.
The Mansion is situated between four stations:

  • Beckenham Hill (ten minute walk)
  • Beckenham Junction (fifteen minute walk)
  • Ravensbourne (twenty minutes walk, almost all of which is through the park)
  • New Beckenham (twenty minutes walk)

The 54 bus passes the Mansion and numerous bus routes pass nearby.
Tramlink trams stop at Beckenham Junction which is a fifteen minute walk.

Transport Links

Times from the origin station to the Mansion.

Location Route Time
Bromley South Beckenham Hill 20 minutes
Orpington Beckenham Junction 30 minutes
Lewisham Station Beckenham Hill Road Stop W 35 minutes
Brixton Beckenham Junction 30 minutes
East Croydon Beckenham Junction 35 minutes
Victoria Beckenham Junction 35 minutes
Blackfriars Beckenham Hill 35 minutes
Hayes New Beckenham 30 minutes
London Bridge Beckenham Junction 50 minutes
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External Links offering information on Beckenham Place Park

Find out about other The Mansion (click here)
Friends of Beckenham Place Park (click here)
Lewisham Council’s Masterplan for Beckenham Place Park (click here)

Mindfulness Training in January and February 2018

It’s time to rediscover that elusive Peace of Mind

Remember that peaceful sense of calmness where everything just seems right with the world, and nothing needs to be done to change it?

Come to our mindfulness training and reconnect with that feeling.

Mindfulness for Busy People Day Retreat

For some, regularly attending an evening mindfulness course over many weeks can seem like a mountain to climb.
If you are one of those ultra-busy people, we have developed an immersive training session just for you.
On Sunday February 4th we are running a One-Day Mindfulness Training Retreat

Step out of your daily grind and into our beautiful training space to experience a serene and inspiring escape from your busy life. Our day retreat is held in the sedate 18th century rooms of the Grade II listed Beckenham Place Mansion with a panoramic view of 237 acres of carefully tended gardens, lawns and flowers.

The Mansion is a calming and graceful space that sits in natural stillness, offering an inspiring space to learn without distraction. You will feel better, happier and more relaxed from visiting our pleasant retreat designed to bring calm, comfort and quiet.

 

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Find Out More

January 6-week Courses

Join our 6-week mindfulness courses to learn mindfulness in a small group with expert guidance in an ideal training location.
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Learn about our courses

Our gentlest introduction to mindfulness and meditation

Come along to one of our regular mindfulness meditation sessions run in and around Bromley and Beckenham each week.
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Learn about our classes

Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Workshop – Beckenham February 4 2018

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.

The Venue

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 workshop 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.

Pricing

Fees
£75
Click here to book

Content

The workshop introduces the most effective mindfulness techniques. The workshop is packed with with real life examples. There is personal guidance and support combined with the latest tools and techniques. The workshop 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 workshop

  • 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 workshop
  • 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, workshops and social events
  • One month’s telephone, text or email support
Click here to book

Agenda – Sunday 4 February 2018

Arrive at any point before 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.

Time Activity
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Emotional Intelligence
12:00 Stress, Anxiety and Worry
12:30 Mindfulness
13:00 Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available
14:00 Peace of Mind and Relaxation
15:15 Tea
15:30 Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life
16:30 Finish
Click here to book

About The Workshop

About Mindfulness

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 workshops 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.

About Resilence

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 workshop.

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 workshop, 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.

Click here to book

 

Bromley Mindfulness Community Events and News October and November 2017

As our community grows, so do the news, events and happenings. We will start to send out reasonably regular newsletters with just community news which will be separate from our schedules of training.

November Social on Sunday the 5th of November


There is no meditation class at beckenham place park on Saturday the 4th of November so, on Sunday the 5th of November, we will meet at the cafe at Beckenham Place Park at 9:45 and walk around the park. Beckenham Place Park is 240 acres of forest and fields.
It is like being in the countryside so we intend to make the most of it. We think the trees will still be in late autumn leaf so that will be a real pleasure. We will get back for 11am then there will be meditation in the mansion and then we will walk up to Beckenham to meet for a coffee/tea/drink/chat and social.
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Bromley Mindfulness on YouTube

I have been using various videos to explain mindfulness, meditation and resilience so we now have a central place for all of these. We will also add videos from time to time with specific information.
Check us out on YouTube

Calling all Wellness Practitioners

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On January the 28th, Bromley Mindfulness will be running a Wellness and Mindfulness Day at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park.
We are looking for practitioners working in wellness, health and wellbeing.
We would like to invite ten wellness practitioners to attend. I will give priority to graduates and regular students.
Click here for a 3D tour of our presentation space  

We want a mix of practitioner skills so do drop us a line.
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Want to learn to teach mindfulness?

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Are you a Bromley Mindfulness course graduate and want to learn how to teach mindfulness meditation?
We are just about to start (once we have enough enrolled applicants) a course to train meditation teachers. We will run training sessions on Monday or Thursday evenings once or twice per month.
Click below to contact us.
Contact Us

Helping out at Romney House

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could borrow a cat or a kitten to spend some quiet time with?

Well now you can if you are happy to volunteer to help Silvana and Sharon…
Sharon and Silvana work at Romney House Cat Rescue. SIlvana runs it and Sharon is a key staff member.
One of the many tasks they need done to assist at the cat rescue centre in Downe is called cat socialization. The cats and kittens are often found in a difficult way in the wild, or having experienced trauma.
They need human company for a while so that they become calm and happy enough around humans to be adopted.
To do this, you will need to dedicate some time to spend with the cats and/or kittens. At first they just need to get to know that humans mean them no harm then over time they will accept contact and eventually become integrated into our mutually beneficial human/cat world.

If you are interested in helping, with cat and kitten socialization or any other work around the rescue centre or at the shop in Petts Wood, please click the button below.
I want to help the kitties!

Mike’s walk to visit his father

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Some of you know Mike Matania who is my Co-Founder at the Present Moment Project. Mike has been working hard setting up mindfulness for young people throughout the country with Mind the mental health charity and is currently walking from Charlton to Malaga in Southern Spain via Santiago de Compostela on a personal non-religious journey to meet his father.
His GoFundMe page has information on the what and why of his journey and he has also started a blog.
Over the last couple few days, Mike has descended from the foothills of the Pyrenees where the above photo was taken and is currently in the Pamplona area.
If you would like to learn more about Mike’s journey, click on the button below.
Mike’s GoFundMe Page

Midweek day retreat?

I have had a few requests for a midweek day retreat. It will probably be on a Monday or a Thursday. Please reply with an email and I shall add you to a list and run one once we have enough interest.
Midweek Day Retreat

Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Workshop – Beckenham November 12 2017

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.

The Venue

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 workshop 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.

Pricing

Fees
£75
Click here to book

Content

The workshop introduces the most effective mindfulness techniques. The workshop is packed with with real life examples. There is personal guidance and support combined with the latest tools and techniques. The workshop 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 workshop

  • 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 workshop
  • 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, workshops and social events
  • One month’s telephone, text or email support
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Agenda – Sunday 12th November 2017

Arrive at any point before 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.

Time Activity
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Emotional Intelligence
12:00 Stress, Anxiety and Worry
12:30 Mindfulness
13:00 Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available
14:00 Peace of Mind and Relaxation
15:15 Tea
15:30 Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life
16:30 Finish
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About The Workshop

About Mindfulness

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 workshops 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.

About Resilence

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 workshop.

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 workshop, 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.

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Bromley Mindfulness Autumn Social in Beckenham on Sunday November 5th 2017

For our next social we will make it close to home by incorporating a ‘country walk’ and a mindful walk at Beckenham Place Park before our regular meditation session then we will walk up to Beckenham for lunch/coffee/drinks at one of the numerous hostelries there.

We plan to meet at the cafe at the mansion in Beckenham Place Park by 9:45. We will leave from there and walk around the park which takes about an hour. The plan is to do the final part of the walk as a mindful walk which is a great form or mediation.

We will meditate as usual from 11am to 12am then walk up to Beckenham.

If you would like to, you can check out our facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/137729443632203/

Please click the button below and drop us a line if you want to know more.

Contact Us

Mindfulness Training in Autumn and Winter 2017

It’s time to rediscover that elusive Peace of Mind

Remember that peaceful sense of calmness where everything just seems right with the world, and nothing needs to be done to change it?

Come to our mindfulness training and reconnect with that feeling.

The Truth About You Day Retreat

For some, regularly attending an evening mindfulness course over many weeks can seem like a mountain to climb.
If you are one of those ultra-busy people, we have developed an immersive training session just for you.
On Sunday October 8th we are running a One-Day Training Retreat

Step out of your daily grind and into our beautiful training space to experience a serene and inspiring escape from your busy life. Our day retreat is held in the sedate 18th century rooms of the Grade II listed Beckenham Place Mansion with a panoramic view of 237 acres of carefully tended gardens, lawns and flowers.

The Mansion is a calming and graceful space that sits in natural stillness, offering an inspiring space to learn without distraction. You will feel better, happier and more relaxed from visiting our pleasant retreat designed to bring calm, comfort and quiet.

 

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Find Out More

November 6-week Courses

Join our 6-week mindfulness courses to learn mindfulness in a small group with expert guidance in an ideal training location.
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Learn about our courses

Our gentlest introduction to mindfulness and meditation

Come along to one of our regular mindfulness meditation sessions run in and around Bromley and Beckenham each week.
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Learn about our classes

The Truth About You – Day Retreat in Beckenham – Sunday October 8th 2017

The Truth About You

“You need to talk about you, and we all need to talk about us.”
In the 21st-century, life can feel like an infinite loop.
Get up, go to work, come home, watch the TV, go to bed, party at weekends.
Then there is the infinite loop of the mind.
Juggling infinite task, infinite lists of infinite tasks, going over past events, constantly rehearsing what to say, what to do and the endless judging: is this right?, is this wrong?, is this fair, is this unfair?, is this good?, is this bad?, will I won’t I? should I? would I? could I?
It is as if every waking moment is captured by the contents of our minds.
On this retreat, we will explore the nature of the mind and the content of the mind using powerful tools that can help us to find calmness and happiness in our otherwise hectic lives.

Understanding our minds

Science tells us that we spend half our waking lives in our own minds: thinking, remembering, imagining, shuffling the infinite task lists and worrying how it will ever get done. And yet, there is no public dialogue about our inner dialogue. There’s nothing in literature or in the media about that 50% of our waking lives.
Where are our lessons at school or at home about managing our minds? As a society we are constantly promoting a culture to nurture our physical body, but the health of our mind has never been on the social agenda unless we stop functioning when it is unhelpfully referred to as mental illness with all of the attendant stigma and baggage. The medical community, our National Health Service, are fully aware of the impact the mind has over our lives. Stress related illness and disease is on the rise, costing us billions.

Busy Mind

The Inner Voice – The Final Taboo

Michelle and Robert are determined to break the silence about this final social taboo, which is the contents of our own minds. We need to get the conversation into the public domain. With an abundance of self help books on the market, titles stretching from religion to science for guidance and support, it is often confusing to know where to begin. Leaving the spiritual or scientific jargon and dogma behind, Michelle and Robert will be discussing our minds, and the meditative tools we can use to explore them, in simple and useful ways that are accessible to everyone.

When is it?

The conversation about the inner conversation starts on Sunday October the 8th.

Where is it?

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 workshop 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 has been 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. We 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.

Pricing

Fees
£75 – Includes a light lunch and refreshments. Contact us for details.

Click here to book

Who is it for?

This isn’t a therapeutic group or a mental health intervention. This is for people with healthy and busy minds that want to learn the tools to use, and the insight they need, to explore their own inner experience in a useful way with practical day-to-day benefits. Knowledge and understanding are the first steps on the most important journey of our lives, the journey to understanding our own minds.

Agenda

Morning

Introduction – 11am
Michelle Neverending Story – the narration of you
Robert Who’s in charge? – an insight into our inner experience
Lunch About 1pm

Afternoon

Michelle Making Sense of it all
Robert Who am I? – what is the self?
Afternoon Tea
Michelle How our body talks to us – taking a look at intuition and trust
Robert Communication – what is it really?
Feel free to arrive between 10 and 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.

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Mindfulness Training in August and September 2017

It’s time to rediscover that elusive Peace of Mind

Remember that peaceful sense of calmness where everything just seems right with the world, and nothing needs to be done to change it?

Come to our mindfulness training and reconnect with that feeling.

Mindfulness for Busy People Day Retreat

For some, regularly attending an evening mindfulness course over many weeks can seem like a mountain to climb.
If you are one of those ultra-busy people, we have developed an immersive training session just for you.
On Sunday August 20 we are running a One-Day Mindfulness Training Retreat for busy people
at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park.

Step out of your daily grind and into our beautiful training space to experience a serene and inspiring escape from your busy life. Our day retreat is held in the sedate 18th century rooms of the Grade II listed Beckenham Place Mansion with a panoramic view of 237 acres of carefully tended gardens, lawns and flowers.

The Mansion is a calming and graceful space that sits in natural stillness, offering an inspiring space to learn without distraction. You will feel better, happier and more relaxed from visiting our pleasant retreat designed to bring calm, comfort and quiet.

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Get Peace of Mind on our day retreat

September 6-week Courses

Join our 6-week mindfulness courses to learn mindfulness in a small group with expert guidance in an ideal training location.
Robert at CMS2_680x510
Learn about our courses

Our gentlest introduction to mindfulness and meditation

Come along to one of our regular mindfulness meditation sessions run in and around Bromley and Beckenham each week.
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Learn about our classes

Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Workshop – Beckenham August 20th 2017

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information that gives you the why of mindfulness and not just the what.

The Venue

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 workshop 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.

Pricing

Fees
£75
Click here to book

Content

The workshop introduces the most effective mindfulness techniques. The workshop is packed with with real life examples. There is personal guidance and support combined with the latest tools and techniques. The workshop 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 workshop

  • 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 workshop
  • 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, workshops and social events
  • One month’s telephone, text or email support
Click here to book

Agenda – Sunday 20th August 2017

Arrive at any point before 11 as the cafe is open downstairs. We will be in the Drawing Room from 11am.

Time Activity
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Emotional Intelligence
12:00 Stress, Anxiety and Worry
12:30 Mindfulness
13:00 Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available
14:00 Peace of Mind and Relaxation
15:15 Tea
15:30 Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life
16:30 Finish
Click here to book

About The Workshop

About Mindfulness

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 workshops 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.

About Resilence

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 workshop.

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 workshop, 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.

Click here to book

 

Regular Meditation Classes

Regular meditation classes

Step out of your daily grind and into our beautiful meditation space to experience a serene and inspiring escape from your busy life. Find the inner peace that comes from expertly guided group meditations. The meditation classes are held twice each week 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.

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.

Click here for a 3D tour of our meditation space

 

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.

We 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.

The Mansion has a cafe which is the centre of the growing community so we can easily continue our regular social meet ups that are such a key part of the Bromley Mindfulness meditation and mindfulness community.

The sessions are zero-commitment, no need to book, regular classes where you can just turn up as it suits you in what must be one of the best locations possible for a calming and relaxing meditation and mindfulness experience.

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Schedule
Getting There
Prices

The Venue

The Mansion, originally the home of the Cator family, was built in 1760 and has been signifcantly remodelled over time. It is a Grade II listed building and is built in the Palladian style.

We are booked generally for the Drawing Room, also known as the East Room though in certain circumstances, we will locate in either the Dining Room or other rooms.

Gallery (swipe or click the arrows to view)

Facilities and Social

The Drawing Room and the Dining Room have disabled access. If you are disabled, please contact us before attending to ensure that we are using one of these rooms as from time to time we may be asked to use other rooms at the venue.
There is free parking just outside the mansion.
There is a cafe at the back of the mansion. It is open from 9am to 3pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm on weekends.

Community

The Mansion is the home of a thriving community of artists, craftsmen, designers and wellbeing practitioners. There is a yoga studio on site with a full programme of activities. See the links below for details.

Location

The Drawing Room in The Mansion,  Beckenham Place Park, off of Beckenham Hill Road, BR3 1SY.


Times and days

Note that sessions at both venues are subject to changes. Please contact us to confirm the days or visit our Facebook Events page. Details below.

Day Time
Saturdays 10am to 11am
Wednesdays 1pm to 2pm
Bromley Mindfulness Facebook Events
Click here to visit our Facebook events page which has details of the next classes.

Prices

Session Fee
Single Session £10
Pass – 4 sessions £34 (£8.50 per session)
Pass – 8 sessions £56 (£7 per session)
Concessions for the unwaged Pay whatever you can afford

Transport

There is free parking directly outside The Mansion.
The Mansion is situated between four stations:

  • Beckenham Hill (ten minute walk)
  • Beckenham Junction (fifteen minute walk)
  • Ravensbourne (twenty minutes walk, almost all of which is through the park)
  • New Beckenham (twenty minutes walk)

The 54 bus passes the Mansion and numerous bus routes pass nearby.
Tramlink trams stop at Beckenham Junction which is a fifteen minute walk.

Transport Links

Times from the origin station to the Mansion.

Location Route Time
Bromley South Beckenham Hill 20 minutes
Orpington Beckenham Junction 30 minutes
Lewisham Station Beckenham Hill Road Stop W 35 minutes
Brixton Beckenham Junction 30 minutes
East Croydon Beckenham Junction 35 minutes
Victoria Beckenham Junction 35 minutes
Blackfriars Beckenham Hill 35 minutes
Hayes New Beckenham 30 minutes
London Bridge Beckenham Junction 50 minutes
Click here for our information form

External Links offering information on Beckenham Place Park

The Mansion (click here)
Friends of Beckenham Place Park (click here)
Lewisham Council’s Masterplan for Beckenham Place Park (click here)

CHANGE OF VENUE – Beckenham Place Park Charity Walk Sunday 23rd July

Beckenham Place Park Charity Walk

We have changed the venue because of the weather!

Come along and join us on our Summer Charity Walk in Beckenham Place Park. We will be walking the nature trail and possibly extending it to walk by the Ravensbourne in Summerhouse Fields.

See the map below:

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The Walk is for the benefit of the Salaam Baalak Trust which does great work supporting India’s street children. There are more details below.

To come along on our walk, please contact us directly (you can click the button below) and we will send you the information. There will be long and short walks for people with all energy levels.

Click here to book onto the Walk
Donate on our Just Giving Page

Here are some images of Beckenham Place Park

Location and times

We will meet up in the cafe at the mansion at 11am on Sunday the 23rd of July.

About Salaam Baalak Trust

When I visited Delhi in 2013 I went on a Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk.

Salaam Baalak Trust was set up 28 years ago by Indian celebrities to provide shelter, food and medical help to the street kids that lived around the main railway station. Children arrive daily from all over India having stowed away on trains, running away from home, wanting to be in Bollywood, being abandoned or even just being lost in the crowds of one of the huge festivals they have there.

Salaam Baalak do city walks that are guided by the ex street-kids that now work in the charity. They take visitors around to show them the places they lived in when they lived on the streets themselves. Our guide was in his early twenties. He was abandoned at a mosque as a baby and the Imam gave him to a childless family to look after. They were subsidised through the mosque funds. He was abused however. He said that his foster mother rubbed chilli into his eyes. At seven he ran away and started living on the streets. Salaam Baalak picked him up and he now views them as his family. He was learning to code when I met him…

Some images from the walk around Delhi Station

I was really moved by this and now that I am organising walks I thought it would be good to run a charity walk in central London (routes to be published) and gather as many people as possible to donate towards the Salaam Baalak Trust.

Contact us for details of the walk
Click here for the details of our Charity Walk

If you can’t make the walk but think that Salaam Baalak Trust is a worthy cause then please go to our Just Giving page to donate.

May 2017 Meditation Retreat Images

Check out the images from our meditation day retreat in May

In May Robert, Mike and Graham hosted twenty students for a day of meditation and Qi Gong largely focused on the body and the present moment.

 

Robert, Mike and the meditation group at our May meditation retreat

Robert, Mike and the meditation group at our May meditation retreat

 

Robert guiding a meditation at the May meditation retreat

Robert guiding a meditation at the May meditation retreat

 

Graham taking a Qi Gong class at the May meditation retreat

Graham taking a Qi Gong class at the May meditation retreat

 

Mike teaching at the May Meditation Retreat

Mike teaching at the May Meditation Retreat

 

The Group setting off into the Seekers trust grounds for a walking meditation

The Group setting off into the Seekers trust grounds for a walking meditation

 

Some retreatants relaxing by the conference centre at lunchtime

Some retreatants relaxing by the conference centre at lunchtime

 

One Day Forgiveness and Compassion Retreat July 2017

Letting Go and Moving on

A one day Retreat at The Seeker’s Trust in Kent

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Agenda

Morning

Start at 11am
Forgiveness
Michelle The Butterfly Effect
Robert The Gaia Process
Lunch About 1pm
Mindful Walk In the Seeker’s Trust Grounds (weather permitting)

Afternoon

Compassion
Michelle The Phoenix Effect
Robert The kevlar vest for the 21st century
Afternoon Tea
Self-Compassion
Robert and Michelle Selfless Selfishness

The Day Retreat

The day is an opportunity for healing and growth

Michelle and Robert will guide and support you on a day of self-enquiry where you will learn to gently and cautiously discover, identify and question the beliefs, thoughts and fears that are the root cause of all of our suffering. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, to explore the the cause and source of your suffering with clarity and focus.

The process consists of acknowledging, accepting, releasing and moving on to a place of greater calmness and happiness.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

Click here to book

 

Michelle
Michelle has lived in or around London all of her life and knows first hand how stressful it can be. She has had careers in fashion, advertising and the media as well as running a shop, an interiors company and also has two kids – It’s exhausting just thinking about it.Michelle has experience of how our modern day life brings very high expectations, costs, time restraints and stress.

Michelle teaches meditation, relaxation and offers holistic healing to women and families in Hither Green. Her focus is on sharing practices, exercises, ideas and research that can assist YOU in increasing your own ‘zest for life’.

Robert
Robert set up Bromley Mindfulness in 2013. Since then he has developed the intensive Mindfulness-based Resilience course from which nearly three hundred students of mindfulness have graduated since 2014.

Each week Robert teaches numerous students at a number of venues in Bromley and at a variety of organisations from local charities to global household names.

Mindfulness-Based Resilience offers a different way of being, a way of experiencing life from the perspective of the present moment rather than from the past, the future or an oppressive life-situation. Using the tools of Mindfulness-Based Resilience, we can learn to leave our pain out of our present moment and find the new perspective that really does lead to happiness.

Activities
The day will be a combination of activities and meditations designed to help retreatants to release the burden of memories and fears and doubts that we all carry courtesy of our complex artificial and unnatural lives.

Location
The Meditation Day Retreat will be held at The Seekers Trust near West Malling in Kent.

The full address is:
The Conference Centre, The Close, Addington Park, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL.


Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £75


Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday the 16th July.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

St Christopher’s Charity Fun Walk in Keston on Sunday May 14th

Our next social event is taking part in the 2017 St Christopher’s Fun Walk to raise money for the world’s first modern hospice that was founded 50 years ago.

If you pre-register online, the cost is £5.  Pre-registration runs until the 7th of May and is £5 for adults, under 11s FREE (closes midnight on 7 May. You can register on the day. Cost is £15.00)

We will meet outside the Greyhound pub in Keston Common at 11am. Look out for the Green Banner.

Keston Common, Keston, Kent, BR2 6BP

There is very restricted parking but you can get the Free ‘park and ride’ service from Norman Park or the pick-up and drop-off service from Bromley South Station.

When you register, add Bromley Mindfulness to the ‘team’ field on the entry form.

One Day Meditation Retreat May 2017

Meditation session at the Connection Retreat in March

 

Click here to book

 

Learn to meditate or learn to deepen your meditation practice.

By attending our meditation retreat, you will learn the skills that will help you to build a sustainable and helpful meditation practice. Our meditation training will help you to build your repertoire of meditations. You will learn how and why they work, which meditations will give you what you need. This will help you to bring mindfulness, calmness, relaxation and peace of mind to your day.

The focus of the retreat is meditation. Robert, Mike and Graham will take you on a journey from the basic practices of mindfulness meditation, through intermediate techniques that exercise our perception, activities like mindful walking and Qi and through to advanced meditation in a variety of styles while also including his personally devised meditations such as The Presence Meditation, The Candle and the Breath meditation that was recently featured on Ruby Wax’s site and the De-Stress Meditation.

There will also be an emailed handout of the practices so that you can review what you have learned.

Join us for our first One Day Meditation Retreat on Sunday 21st May, 11.00am – 4.30pm at The Seeker’s Trust, West Malling.

This day long session will see you benefiting from feeling more relaxed and less stressed and anxious, happier and empowered. You will also leave with tools and techniques you can practice and benefit from in your own time.

This intensive training session for the mind will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more balanced.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

What new meditation skills will you leave with?
By attending this meditation retreat, you will benefit from five hours worth of carefully selected mood boosting, mindfulness relaxation and gratitude meditations with practical guidance.

Qigong
Graham Warren is a long-time and regular student at Bromley Mindfulness.
Graham has practiced Qigong for decades and has taught Qigong on a number of retreats run by Bromley Mindfulness which have proved very popular. Graham teaches Qigong in West Wickham every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
The venue is West Wickham New Church Hall, 142 High Street, West Wickham, BR4 0LZ.
There is a car park across the road in a rather hidden slip road by Carpet Right and there are many buses and trains to the area.
You can contact Graham on:
07711 733058
gwarren851@gmail.com

Meditative Walking
The day also incorporates ‘walking as a meditation’ within the The Seeker’s Trust’s  39 acres of grounds and gardens, a light lunch (menu available on request) and a range of non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks throughout the day.

To learn mindfulness in our lives, we need to transfer the experience from our meditation practices to our day-to-day experiences such as eating and walking. Mindful walking is a wonderful introduction to this. We can both do a mindful walk in the grounds and also visit the Seeker’s Trust’s famous healing tree.

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Location
The Meditation Day Retreat will be held at The Seekers Trust near West Malling in Kent.

The full address is:
The Conference Centre, The Close, Addington Park, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL.


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £75


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday the 21st May.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

One Day Connection Retreat – Sunday 12 March – West Malling – Kent

12th March, 2017
11.00am – 4.30pm
The Seekers Trust, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL

A collaboration between Bromley Mindfulness and The Present Moment Project

“Each person you meet is a doorway into another world”

About the retreat

Our ability to build and maintain authentic and meaningful connections plays a key role in maintaining our health & wellbeing. However, our ability to connect can be diminished by the nature of our modern 21st Century lifestyles. When this happens, we can be left feeling isolated, anxious and low.
In this retreat, Robert Mitchell of Bromley Mindfulness and Michael Matania of the mental health charity ‘Mind’ will guide you through a journey to help you deepen your sense of connection to yourself and others. Spend a day in the company of likeminded people as we explore the nature of human connectivity in new and novel ways. Through a series of meditations and practical exercises designed to challenge and inspire you, this retreat is less about your questions answered, and more about your answers questioned.

What you will leave with

A toolkit of meditations to foster:

  • A deepened sensitivity to your body
  • Intimacy with your inner experience
  • A heightened awareness of your natural environment
  • A reduction in the barriers between you and others

A set of experiences which will deepen our connection to other people by:

  • Softening our resistance to vulnerability and authenticity
  • Experimenting with eye contact
  • Activating our deep listening skills
  • Improving our self-expression

Connecting with others

  • Meet other people who value Mindfulness & authentic connection:
  • Lay the foundations for exploring new deep and meaningful relationships
  • Find support among peers who are also seeking personal growth and transformation

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

The full address is:
The Conference Centre, The Close, Addington Park, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL.


Connection Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £65


Connection Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday the 12th March.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Contact us and book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

One Day Mindfulness Retreat January 2017

One Day Mindfulness Retreat

29th January, 2017
11.00am – 4.30pm
The Seeker’s Trust, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL

A day’s pampering for the mind

Join us for next year’s first One Day Mindfulness Retreat on 29th January, 11.00am – 4.30pm at The Seeker’s Trust, West Malling. Back by popular demand this day long session will see you benefiting from feeling more relaxed and less stress/anxiety, happier and empowered. You will also leave with tools and techniques you can practice and benefit from in your own time.

This intensive detox for the mind will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more balanced.

The day retreat at the beginning of August was wonderfully uplifting and my mind was almost still for 3 days after!
(The inner chatter of my mind subsided markably)”

What will you leave with?
By attending this event you will benefit from five hours worth of carefully selected mood boosting, relaxation and stress management exercises, meditations, information and practical guidance.

Tailored to your goals
The day will start by each of us (anonymously if we wish) stating what we want to achieve from the day and in the long term. You may want to feel less stressed or anxious about something you are facing or faced with, for example.

This will inform us which exercises, practices and guidance given.

The day centres around four sessions focused on happiness, each containing techniques that are scientifically proven to increase long term happiness. These are:

  • Mindfulness
  • Gratitude
  • Compassion
  • Relaxation

There will be short introductory talks on each section followed by meditations, group and individual exercises. There will also be opportunities for group contributions from those that wish to do so.

Click here to book

Includes lunch and Mindful walking (weather permitting)
The day also incorporates a  ‘Mindful’ walk within the The Seeker’s Trust’s  39 acres of grounds and gardens, a lunch (menu available on request) and a range of non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks throughout the day.

Location

The Mindfulness Day Retreat will be held at The Seekers Trust near West Malling in Kent.

The full address is:
The Meeting Centre, The Close, Addington Park, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BL.


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Pricing and Payment

Cost for the Day
Day session including a light lunch and refreshments – £55


Mindfulness Day Retreat – Date and Times

Date and Times
Date: Sunday the 29th January.
Please arrive before 11am.
Lunch: 1pm
Finish at 4:30pm

Book your place now to avoid disappointment
Click here to book

Bromley Mindfulness Summer Walk 10 July at 11am

Bromley Mindfulness Summer Walk

Everyone is welcome to join us (members/non-members) our mindfulness walk at High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, BR6 7JH on Sunday 10 July at 11am. We will be meeting at Green Roof Café near the main car park.

This is a relaxed, easy walk which will take approximately an hour, including mindfulness meditation There will be an opportunity to socialise afterwards over cuppa and a slice cake in the Green Cafe.

High Elms Country Park offers 250 acres of countryside to explore combined with a 150-acre golf course, which together form the High Elms Estate, originally the country home of the Lubbock family.
The estate is 15 miles from central London, located on the ridge of the North Downs on the rim of the Thames basin. Visitors to the estate can enjoy the woodlands, nature centre, ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows.

Cost
There is no cost for the walk or parking, but if you would like to contribute to a charity please donate to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Brom-mind-summer-walk-2016. This charity is the St Mark’s Hospital Foundation and has really supported on of our members. You will need to pay for any refreshments you would like.

By Car
There are two car parks, both off High Elms Road Main car park (Sat Nav coordinates: N51.35238 E0.07449;) Cuckoo Wood (N51.34316 E0.06611)

By Bus /Train
The nearest bus route to Elm Highs Country park is a R8 which is a 16 minute bus ride from Orpington Station. There is train service from Bromley South to Orpington alight the train and no. R8 bus stop H is at Tubbenden Lane Station Road.

High Elms Cuckoo Wood

High Elms Cuckoo Wood

Green Roof Cafe

Green Roof Cafe

Mindfulness Christmas Gift Vouchers delivered to your door

Give the gift of presence to your loved ones and they will bloom like flowers
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Struggling to find a last minute gift for your loved ones?

Four sessions at our mindfulness meditation weekly classes over five weeks: £24
Eight sessions at our mindfulness meditation weekly classes over twelve weeks: £48
Any of our mindfulness courses £160-£180

Delivered to your door in the Bromley area only for bookings made before Monday the 21st of December.

Click here to contact us for details.

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Courses and discounts, our winter social, mindful weekends and free online guided mindfulness meditations

Here is a quick news update with links to click on for those of you that want to know more.

January Courses
In January, we are running courses at the following times/days:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • Wednesday daytimes
  • Wednesday evenings
  • Weekends

Details are here: http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/mindfulness-courses/

Earlybird discounts
To see our Earlybird discounts visit our mindfulness courses page:http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/mindfulness-courses/

Winter Social

Everyone is welcome and ‘Everyone’ means you too!
We have just passed the 300 members mark for our Bromley Mindfulness meetup.com group which is how I communicate our drop-ins and social events.

There is also a Beckenham Mindfulness meetup.com group which I run in tandem which has 160 members so that makes 460 mindfulness folk in and around the Bromley area!

We are meeting this Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm for a social. Details are here:

Bromley Mindfulness meetup.com group:
http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/226161800/

Beckenham Mindfulness meetup.com group:
http://www.meetup.com/Beckenham-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup-Group/events/226162172/

Free online guided mindfulness meditations
I have added some free basic mindfulness meditations you can download to Soundcloud here:
https://soundcloud.com/bromleymindfulness

Hope to see you at one of our courses or events!

Thanks,

Robert.

Mindfulness meditation stress and the military

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ABC US News | International News

Here’s a quote from Sgt. Nathan Hampton – US Marine Corps on the mindfulness meditation sessions that were included in his counter insurgency training prior to deployment in Afghanistan.

“A lot of people thought it would be a waste of time. Why are we sitting around a classroom doing weird meditative stuff? But over time, I felt more relaxed. I slept better. Physically, I noticed that I wasn’t tense all the time. It helps you think more clearly and decisively in stressful situations. There was a benefit.”

From Patrick Hruby – The Washington Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bromley and Beckenham Mindfulness News for June 2015

Mindfulness courses, drop-ins, talks and mindful country walks this month!

16th June Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience Course
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/courses/
Our May Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience course starts on Tuesday the 16th of June and runs for 8 weeks to the 4th of August.
If you would like to book or wish for more information, please contact me directly on the number or email address below.
This is the last course of the summer. The next courses will start on the week of the 7th of September.

Sunday Country Walk (Sunday July 12)
A country walk makes sense as getting out into the countryside is a great way of finding our way into the present moment. Nature is a portal into the present moment as Eckhart Tolle would say and we can walk into it.

We will leave from Bromley South station at 10:30am.

Book in here:

Bromley Mindfulness Meditation Meetup

Bromley, GB
314 mindful meditators

We are a friendly, mixed experience group interested in mindfulness meditation. Robert takes the guided meditations that are inspired by Eckhart Tolle. The mindfulness practic…

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The walk we will be doing is an easy but picturesque five miles from Eynsford to Shoreham. It is mainly on the flat by the river Darent so that it is not too difficult.
Discovering Britain has the details of the walk but in reverse. See the link below. We are walking in the Eysnford to Shoreham direction because Shoreham is a nicer place to finish the walk with a couple of tea shops and a few pubs to choose from:

Thursday 25th June – Talk and discussion – Mindfulness and the Power of Now
I have Eckhart Tolle to thank for helping me to learn the power of the present moment quite a while before mindfulness had become popular and found its way into the UK.
I often speak about Tolle’s concepts in my courses and so I get asked many questions about the concepts in The Power of Now and the New Earth which are Tolle’s books. This session will be quite open with a talk then a discussion. The talk will be largely focused on the differences between Presence and Mindfulness.
If you are interested in Eckhart Tolle and/or mindfulness feel free to drop in.

Drop-in classes
Sessions at St Marks, Chantry Studios and Venue28 in Beckenham are drop-in classes. Everyone is welcome, no need to book, just turn up though it would be helpful if you RSVP via meetup.com

Every Saturday at 11am – Mindfulness in Beckenham
This is the second month of the regular one hour mindfulness and gratitude drop-in meditation session at venue28, 28 Beckenham Road, BR3 4LS, just by the entrance to Beckenham Spa.
Get your weekend off to a calm and relaxing start and leave the stresses of the week behind with an hour of guided meditation in Beckenham on Saturday mornings. Venue28 is an immaculate new venue. We have a calming and airy room with natural light.
The venue has chairs but there is no disabled access as the room is on the mezzanine floor.
Please arrive a few minutes early so we are not interrupted during the meditations.

St Mark’s Bromley South sessions
The first Thursday of every month is dedicated to the basic meditations and practices and includes an introduction to mindfulness. The other Thursdays, except for the last Thursday of the month, are dedicated to mindfulness and gratitude meditations.

Introduction to Mindfulness
The next Introduction to mindfulness session will now be on Thursday July the 2nd.The second and third Thursday are meditation sessions.The last Thursday is a workshop focused on a topic.

Every Tuesday at 1:15pm – Chantry Studios
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/chantry-studios/
Come to our weekly 1:15pm meditations at the enchanting Chantry Studios in Bromley Common. Take a look on our site for details. I teach a combination of mindfulness and gratitude meditation here. Everyone is welcome.

Want to keep up on the latest news about mindfulness locally and globally?
I personally curate the content for our twitter feed. Unlike many Twitter feeds it is a personally selected collection of the following topics: mindfulness news, news and information on subjects associated to mindfulness such as neuroscience and mental health, some local information for Bromley and Beckenham, a smidgeon of stuff that I find interesting, details of our drop-ins and courses and links to online resources that I also collect.
We currently have over 900 followers and counting down to that first thousand!

You can access our Twitter feed here:
https://twitter.com/BromMindfulness/
Our Twitter handle is @BromMindfulness

The Bromley mindfulness blog
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/blog/
I have been blogging on: meditation, mindfulness and associated subjects since 2010. Most of these posts I wrote for other sites and I have now consolidated them all on the Bromley mindfulness site.

Have a great June and feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

Namaste,

Robert.
07590-489993
info@bromleymindfulness.org.uk
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/

This week at Bromley Mindfulness – 14th May to 21st May

As we have such a busy week I thought I would send out a bulletin

Today – 14th of May at St Marks – Introduction to Mindfulness

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222093466/

Due to the church room being used as a polling station on the 7th May the Introduction to Mindfulness session will be today. This consists on a talk on mindfulness for newcomers of about 15 minutes and the basic meditations so feel free to attend if you are a regular meditator and just want to experience the power of group meditation.

Saturday the 16th May at 11am – Mindfulness in Beckenham

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222254239/

Starting this Saturday the 16th of May, we shall have another regular mindfulness meditation meetup at venue28, 28 Beckenham Road, BR3 4LS, just by the entrance to Beckenham Spa.

Get your weekend off to a calm and relaxing start and leave the stresses of the week behind with an hour of guided meditation in Beckenham on Saturday mornings.

Initially, I shall teach a combination of mindfulness and gratitude meditations. We are a non-religious meet up but the practices are useful for both religious and secular people.

Venue28 which is an immaculate new events space. We have a quiet and airy room with plenty of natural light.

The venue will provide chairs but there is no disabled access to this room which is on the mezzanine floor.

Please arrive a few minutes early so we are not interrupted during the meditations.

If you’re in Beckenham, find details and RSVP here:

http://www.meetup.com/Beckenham-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup-Group/events/222253374/

If you’re in Bromley, find details and RSVP here:

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222254239/

This Sunday (17th) is the  St Christopher’s Fun Walk

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222182513/

You will need to register directly with St Christopher’s though please also RSVP so we can get together at some point.

http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/funwalk

RSVP and catch up with the other members here:

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222182513/

We are at Chantry Studios at lunchtime on Tuesday the 19th as usual

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222503436/

If you work in or near the City, on Thursday, 21st May at City of London Library, I am doing a talk – Learn Emotional Resilience with Mindfulness – Learn how to bounce back from the stress of modern life

https://www.barbican.org.uk/library/event-detail.asp?ID=18150

12:30, City of London Library in the Barbican centre

2nd floor, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

The talk is free but please book with Barbican to ensure a place

You can RSVP on either of our meetup sites:

http://www.meetup.com/Beckenham-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup-Group/events/222255493/

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222255449/

 The session at St Marks on Thursday the 21st will be the usual mindfulness meditation

http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222239918/

 Any questions about any of the events, feel free to either ask me directly or on the event page on meetup.com

 Thanks,

Robert.

07590-489993

info@bromleymindfulness.org.uk

http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/

For News for the month visit:

Bromley Mindfulness March News

 

Mindfulness News Bromley and Beckenham May 2015

A note about our drop-in classes
Sessions at St Marks, Chantry Studios and Venue28 are drop-in classes. Everyone is welcome, no need to book, just turn up.

7th May St Marks- Cancelled Session
There is no mindfulness meditation session at St Mark’s on the 7th as our room is being used as a polling station.

14th of May St Marks – Introduction to Mindfulness
http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222093466/
Due to the church room being used as a polling station on the 7th May the Introduction to Mindfulness session will be on the 14th.

16th May at 11am – Mindfulness in Beckenham on Saturdays
http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222254239/
Starting on Saturday the 16th of May, we shall have another regular mindfulness meditation meetup at venue28, 28 Beckenham Road, BR3 4LS, just by the entrance to Beckenham Spa.
Get your weekend off to a calm and relaxing start and leave the stresses of the week behind with an hour of guided meditation in Beckenham on Saturday mornings.
Initially, I shall teach a combination of mindfulness and gratitude meditations. We are a non-religious meet up but the practices are useful for both religious and secular people.
Venue28 which is an immaculate new events space. We have a quiet and airy room with plenty of natural light.
The venue will provide chairs but there is no disabled access to this room which is on the mezzanine floor.
Please arrive a few minutes early so we are not interrupted during the meditations.

How to find us
By Car
Venue28 is the large red-brick building to the left of the main entrance of Beckenham Spa.
There is limited parking in the venue or you can use the spa car park.
By Train
We are a 1 minute walk from Clock House Station.
We are an 8 minute walk from Kent House Station.
We are a 15 minute walk from Beckenham Junction.
By Tram
We are a 2 minute walk from Beckenham Road Tram Stop
By Bus
The 54, 194, 227, 354 and 358 buses pass the door or stop nearby

Sessions start at 11am and run for an hour.

21st May City of London Library – Talk – Learn Emotional Resilience with Mindfulness
https://www.barbican.org.uk/library/event-detail.asp?ID=18150
Discover how to bounce back from the stress of modern life – a talk by Robert Mitchell
12:30, City of London Library in the Barbican centre
2nd floor, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
The talk is free but please book to ensure a place

27th May Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience Course
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/courses/
Our May Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience course starts on Wednesday the 27th and runs for 8 weeks to the 15th of July. The course is 50% booked as of May 1st.
If you would like to book or wish for more information, please contact me directly on the number or email address below.
If you can’t make May, there is another course starting on 16 June for which I’m taking bookings so feel free to contact me about it.

28th May St Marks – May Mindfulness Workshop – Mindfulness and Spirituality
http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/222183072/
As many of you know I teach mindfulness from a perspective that is consistent with both science and spirituality.
Much of my study was done before the public had heard of mindfulness in the UK and many of the scientific studies were only beginning to make an impact.
My personal journey to mindfulness has taken me to some interesting spiritual places such as: Advaita, Taoism, Non-Duality, Drukpa, Zen and mainstream Buddhism to name but a few.
In this session I shall do a tour of the meditations that I have picked up from all of these different traditions and explain them in the process.
I will also include some meditations that I have derived from the original meditations.
Everyone is welcome, spiritual or secular. If you’re a secular meditator, I strongly suggest that you come along. You will get an opportunity to experience and hear about the practices without having to listen to dogma and hopefully add to your knowledge of meditation and mindfulness.

Every Tuesday at 1:15pm – Chantry Studios
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/chantry-studios/
Come to our weekly 1:15pm meditations at the enchanting Chantry Studios in Bromley Common. Take a look on our site for details. I teach a combination of mindfulness and gratitude meditation here. Everyone is welcome.

The Bromley mindfulness blog
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/blog/
I have been blogging on meditation, mindfulness and associated subjects since 2010. Most of these posts I wrote for other sites and I have now consolidated them all on the Bromley mindfulness site.

Have a great May and contact me if you have any questions.

Namaste,

Robert.
07590-489993
info@bromleymindfulness.org.uk
http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/

Bromley Mindfulness News April 2015

Hi All,

April MBER course

April’s Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience 8 week course starts on Tuesday the 21st. Some places are still available, contact me for details or visit our site: http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/courses

Beckenham and Bromley Mindfulness Meditation meetup groups are now over 250 members strong and the spring social

We now have 200 members in the Bromley meetup group and 52 in the Beckenham meetup group so come along and meet the others at our spring social at the Barrel and Horn in Bromley at 2PM on Sunday April 19th. There are 14 members currently RSVP’d to attend.

Everyone is welcome. If you are coming, please do book into the Meetup group and RSVP. You will find the URL here: http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/221174411/

I know there are many of you that can’t make the times of the drop-in classes and so you’ve never attended, but still do come along. It will give you a chance to meet like-minded people in Bromley.

We have booked the cool and quirky ‘Granny’s living room’ area at the Barrel and Horn. You can check it out here: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.405816,0.013502,3a,75y,326.54h,73.66t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sh9vxMRfw9mtWZ9t838XjiQ!2e0!3e2?hl=en

Changes to planned sessions
Chantry Studios Tuesday the 7th of April
There will be no lunchtime session at Chantry Studios tomorrow. I have been offered a session on Friday the 10th at 1:15pm by Chantry Studios. If you are interested in attending on that day, can you please contact me directly to confirm?

The Alhambra, Monday 13th of April is postponed
I had planned to take sessions from the 13th of April at 1a Balgowan Road but they have now been postponed as some administrative confirmation is required from the council to enable us to use it for meditation in the evenings. I shall keep you up to date on it.

Mindfulness Workshop, Thursday April the 30th
The workshop will be on Dealing with Difficult People. Do please RSVP. There is no limit on places but it is good to know who is attending. Click here for details: http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/220599210/

St Mark’s Bromley South sessions
The mindfulness meditation sessions at St Marks are now attracting a regular group and it is great fun.The first Thursday of every month is dedicated to the basic meditations and practices.The second and third Thursday are meditation sessions.The last Thursday is a workshop focused on a topic.

Monthly Introduction to Mindfulness
The first Thursday of every month is focused on the basics and is useful for newcomers to get an introduction to mindfulness and for experienced meditators to practice the basics.

Chantry Studios lunchtime meditation sessions
For this great lunchtime venue and fun, relaxed sessions I do a combination of mindfulness meditation and Metta Bhavana (Tibetan Buddhist loving kindness) meditations.

Guided Meditations Online
Guided basic meditations are available online to any group members or course graduates that want them. I am using DropBox so if you would like to download them please send me an email and I shall respond with the link.

Please do drop me a line if you have any questions about any of the above oninfo@bromleymindfulness.org.uk I hope that you all have a great April and I look forward to meeting you at one of our events, courses, workshops or socials!

One-to-one mindfulness coaching online and in person
If you would like some guidance on your mindfulness practices or meditations please drop me a line.

Thanks,
Robert.

Bromley Mindfulness March News

First lets start with the fun stuff. Get your diaries out!

Social Meetup
Come along to the Bromley Mindfulness Spring Social Meetup at the Barrel and Horn in Bromley at 2PM on Sunday April 19th.
Everyone is welcome. If you do intend to come, please book into the Meetup group and RSVP. You can book by clicking on this link: http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/221174411/

I know there are many of you that can’t make the times of the drop-in classes and so you’ve never attended, but still do come along. It will give you a chance to meet like-minded people in Bromley. I want to make the meetup group as inclusive, fun and useful as possible.

We have booked the cool and quirky ‘Granny’s living room’ area at the Barrel and Horn. You can check it out here: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.405816,0.013502,3a,75y,326.54h,73.66t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sh9vxMRfw9mtWZ9t838XjiQ!2e0!3e2?hl=en

Mindfulness courses starting at the end of March
I’m still taking bookings for the March 8 week courses but places are being confirmed daily so if you want to book up do contact me soon.
You can find the details here:  http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk/courses/

The Alhambra
From Monday the 13th of April I shall be running mindfulness meditation classes in Beckenham each Monday evening at 7:30pm.
The venue will be 1a Balgowan Road which is a community arts centre with a really cool upstairs room, one wall of which is covered with tiled islamic style isometric and geometric tiles hence the name Alhambra.
The venue is a few minutes from the Beckenham Beacon hospital.
The building is used as a community arts project run by a fascinating guy called Garnet and one of my students Tracie. Way to go Tracie!
The arts project provides facilities for local groups and they have a project working with the school opposite.
Garnet, the manager of the group is a fascinating character about whom a great creative Director Ed Perkins has done a documentary. You can see the documentary this Tuesday on BBC 4 On Storyville at 11PM. it is called The Lost Gold of the Highlands! I haven’t seen it but I can’t wait…
Link to the BBC4 site and programme is here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n756x

St Mark’s Bromley South
I believe that I have found the right format for the drop-in classes
The first Thursday of every month is dedicated to the basic meditations and practices
The second and third Thursday are meditation sessions
The last Thursday is a workshop focused on a topic

Introduction to Mindfulness
The mindfulness meditation sessions at St Marks are now attracting a lovely regular group and it is great fun.
The first Thursday of every month is focused on the basics and is useful for newcomers to get an introduction to mindfulness and also for regulars or experienced meditations and mindfulness practitioners to

Mindfulness Workshop
This month, March, the last Thursday is the 26th and I shall be doing a workshop on Work Related Stress. Do please RSVP. There is no limit on places but it is good to know who is attending.
http://www.meetup.com/Bromley-Mindfulness-Meditation-Meetup/events/220599206/

Chantry Studios
For this great lunchtime venue and fun, relaxed sessions (it is so chilled!), I do a combination of mindfulness meditation and Metta Bhavana (Tibetan Buddhist loving kindness) meditations. There are a wide variety of Metta Bhavana meditations and I widen my repertoire of them on an ongoing basis. In addition to providing a brilliant way to explore your inner experience and find peace of mind, they also leave everyone feeling good…

Guided Meditations online
At Last! I have finally completed the audio editing of a set of basic mindfulness meditations that I will make available to anyone that wants one. Just email me at info@bromleymindfulness.org.uk
I will use DropBox initially so if you would like to download them please send me an email. Don’t worry if you are not on DropBox, it is free to set up and as simple as just clicking on a link. In future, I will set these up on SoundCloud.

Please do drop me a line if you have any question about any of the above on info@bromleymindfulness.org.uk

I hope that you all have a great March and I look forward to meeting you at one of our events, courses or socials!

Namaste!

Ruby Wax comes to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley to speak about Mindfulness

Ruby Wax - Sane New World Tour

Ruby Wax – Sane New World Tour

 

I was just in the Churchill Theatre in Bromley buying some tickets for Ruby Wax’s show.

She is touring with a one woman show called ‘Sane New World’. I have always liked Ruby. She is an incredibly insightful interviewer and very amusing. A few years ago I was surprised that this woman that spent her life making other people smile and laugh was actually through it all suffering from depression.

To her eternal credit she has been very candid about her life and her experiences. She has the advantage of being able to constantly defuse the pain she obviously feels with her terrific sense of humour.

Some time back Ruby discovered mindfulness. It has helped her and she has become one of a growing band of celebrity advocates. More power to her P.R. I say!

I have posted it as a meeting on our meetup group here if you’d like to come along and meet up at the interval!

Outing – Ruby Wax speaking about mindfulness and depression at Churchill Theatre

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014, 7:30 PM

Churchill Theatre
Bromley High Street Bromley, GB

4 mindful meditators Attending

Ruby Wax is doing a tour called Sane New World which is about her personal battle with depression and how mindfulness has helped her.Ruby is at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. There are still a good tickets available as of Monday 8th of September.You can find out about booking here:http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/ruby-wax-sane-new-world/the-c…

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