The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information you need to understand the why of mindfulness and not just the what.
The retreat introduces the most effective mindfulness meditation and training techniques. The retreat is packed 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 unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions
- Increase your well-being and happiness
- Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences
What you will get from the retreat
- Intensive in-person training
- Key meditation practices
- Stress management techniques
- Emotional resilience techniques
- Supporting handouts for the day
- Online video clips
- Guided online meditation MP3s
- Supported homework for a month after the retreat
- E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references
- A springboard for your personal development or further study
- Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community with regular meditation classes, retreats, retreat and social events
- One month’s telephone, text or email support
Agenda – Thursday 14 October 2018
|12:00||Stress, Anxiety and Worry|
|13:00||Lunch – a light lunch with vegetarian options is available|
|14:00||Peace of Mind and Relaxation|
|15:30||Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into your busy life|
About The Retreat
Mindfulness is a natural trait. Anyone can learn the state of mind that is mindfulness. You will learn to step into the present moment and get the very best from it. Our mindfulness training helps you to observe your thoughts, feelings and behaviour without being overwhelmed. You can unlearn unhelpful attachment and judgement.
The History of Mindfulness
Mindfulness training is an ancient collection of tools and techniques taught in a modern way. Thousands of scientific studies have produced evidence of reductions in stress and anxiety from meditation and mindfulness.
How Mindfulness is being used
Global organisations use mindfulness to advance themselves. Examples are the NHS, Google, Intel, Bank of America, as well as sportsmen, athletes, the US military and many others.
What changes with Mindfulness?
We learn to step back from compulsive or repetitive thoughts and feelings. We learn to observe our surroundings with a sense of connection that brings fulfilment. The techniques are simple yet powerful. 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. According to Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tools of Titans’, 80% of the highly successful people he interviewed to learn about their habits have either a meditation or mindfulness practice.
Our tools and techniques can accelerate your personal development. Everyone leaves with new skills and for some, the experience can be transformational.
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.
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.
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.