Mastering Meditation in 8 Easy Steps Day-Retreat Beckenham January 13 2019

Join us for our Mastering Meditation in 8 Easy Steps Day-Retreat on Sunday, January 13, 11 am – 4.30 pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park.

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.

Content

The retreat introduces the most effective meditation 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 build a sustainable meditation practice.

About the 8 easy steps to mastering meditation

This day is being run in conjunction with the 8 easy stepins to mastering meditation mini-series. It can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. For details of the mini-series, click here:
Meditation is officially hard. Every article about meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the monkey mind. For most new meditators, the busyness of the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience.

I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention.

My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily.

I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught.

My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice.

You can learn, in a single day, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives.

You’ll 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
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Agenda – Sunday 13 January 2018

Step Topic
1 Meditation. What is it, why would I want it and how do I get it?
2 Meditation and the busy mind
3 Meditation and stress
4 Meditation and mindfulness
5 Meditation and focus
6 Too busy to meditate
7 Meditation and relaxation
8 Meditation and fatigue
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About The Retreat

Who can benefit?

Our retreats are not just for stress reduction. According to Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tools of Titans’, 80% of the highly successful people he interviewed to learn about their habits have either a meditation or mindfulness practice.
Our tools and techniques can accelerate your personal development. Everyone leaves with new skills and for some, the experience can be transformational.

Training Location

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

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Pricing

Fees
£85
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Mastering Meditation in 8 Easy Steps Mini-Series January 2019

Join us for our ‘Mastering Meditation in 8 Easy Steps’ Mini-Series at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The mini-series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you may be able to attend at another venue. If you miss all of them then you can listen in to a session recorded at one of the sessions free of charge on our podcast.

The focus is on practical experience backed up deeply with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.

Content

The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice.

About the 8 Easy Steps to mastering meditation

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These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to mastering meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. For details of the mini-series, click here:
Meditation is officially hard. Every article on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience.

I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention.

My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily.

I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught.

My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice.

You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives.

You’ll learn the skills to:

  • Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions
  • Increase your well-being and happiness
  • Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences

What you will get from the training

  • The ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast
  • Intensive in-person training
  • Key meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Stress management techniques
  • Emotional resilience techniques
  • Supporting information
  • Online video clips
  • Guided online meditation MP3s
  • Supported homework for a month after the retreat
  • E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references
  • A springboard for your personal development or further study
  • Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students. We run social events of all sorts over the course of the year.
  • Telephone, text or email support
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Training Sessions

Week commencing Topic
7th Jan Meditation. What is it, why would I want it and how do I get it?
14th Jan Meditation and the busy mind
21st Jan Meditation and stress
28th Jan Meditation and mindfulness
4th Feb Meditation and focus
11th Feb Too busy to meditate
18th Feb Meditation and relaxation
25th Feb Meditation and fatigue
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About The Retreat

Who can benefit?

Our retreats are not just for stress reduction. According to Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tools of Titans’, 80% of the highly successful people he interviewed to learn about their habits have either a meditation or mindfulness practice.
Our tools and techniques can accelerate your personal development. Everyone leaves with new skills and for some, the experience can be transformational.

Training Locations

Location 1. Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY

 

Location 2. Tuesdays at 1.15 pm
Chantry Studios, 20 Chantry Ln, Bromley BR2 9QL

 

Location 3. Thursdays at 8 pm
Orpington Village Hall, 311 High St, Orpington BR6 0NN

 

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Pricing

Fees
Passes can be used at any of our regular meditation classes and don’t expire so if you don’t complete all the classes you can use them in the future.
Pass to cover the entire mini-series (not including the day-retreat)- £56 (£7 per session)
Contact us to make payment.
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Mindfulness for Busy People One Day Intensive Retreat – Sunday 11 November 2018

Join us for our One Day Mindfulness for Busy People Retreat on Sunday, November 11, 11 am – 4.30 pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park.

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.

Content

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
Click here to book

Agenda – Sunday 11 November 2018

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 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. 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.

About Resilience

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

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

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Pricing

Fees
£85
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Retreats

 

The view from our regular retreat centre at The Mansion in  Beckenham Place Park

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