Join us for our Mastering Meditation programme at venues in Bromley and Beckenham in September and October of 2019. The 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 or attend the day retreat we shall run at the end of the series.
The focus is on practical experience backed up fully with all the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.
The series introduces the most effective meditation techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, and a friendly peer group to connect with and share our experiences online and at the socials that run after every class. All 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 7 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Programme
These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 7 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat to be held in October (date and venue yet to be finalised). The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the classes. Look out on here and social media for information on that day.
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 programme, 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
- Intensive in-person training
- Key meditation and mindfulness practices
- Stress management techniques
- Emotional resilience techniques
- Supporting information
- Online video clips
- Free Online Meditations and Training Sessions
- Supported homework for a month after the retreat if you choose to attend it
- 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
|1||Introduction to Meditation|
|2||Meditation and the nature of the mind|
|3||Meditation and Thought|
|4||Meditation and Emotion|
|5||Meditation and Calmness|
|6||Meditation and Acceptance|
|7||Meditation and Connection|
Who can benefit?
Our training not just for stress reduction though that is an important element of it. Tim Ferris has written a best selling book called ‘Tools of Titans’, in which he interviewed 100 wildly successful people to learn their key habits. 80% of these super high performers 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.
Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY
Tuesdays at 1.15 pm
Chantry Studios, 20 Chantry Ln, Bromley BR2 9QL