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Event; Mindfulness Workshop

Date; Saturday 24 September

Time; 9am -1pm (lunch 12pm-1pm)

Venue; Maryhill Burgh Halls

This workshop is a great introduction to mindfulness and the mindfulness based approaches (MBSR and MBCT) as taught and designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. We will also be learning about how mindfulness can be used in healthcare and education.

You will have the opportunity to experience all the different mindful meditation techniques from the mindfulness courses:

  • Mindfulness of Breathing meditation
  • Body Scan meditation
  • Loving Kindness / Compassion meditation
  • Mindful Movement (including Mindful Walking outside if weather permits)

A traditional Sri Lankan lunch of dhal curry and rice will be provided and participants are invited to bring something to share with the group. Lunch will also be an opportunity to be guided in the practice of Mindful Eating.

*If you are considering attending the 8 week MBSR or MBCT course, with the intention of personal or professional development, this workshop is a great introduction to mindfulness based approaches.

Feedback from the August 2015 workshop participants:

“Today was a very special day. I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for several years. Today I felt peace for the first time in many months. The mountain exercise was very powerful. I feel this will benefit me greatly.”

“Today I learned not to feel guilty about setting time aside to focus on myself as this time is well spent and will benefit my family and friends. I was also able to reconnect with some family members I haven’t seen in a while which felt special.”

“You made me feel that Spring will come again and the mountain will still be standing strong.”

 

Event; Mindfulness Retreat

Date; Saturday 24 September

Time; 1pm -4pm (lunch 12pm-1pm)

Venue; Maryhill Burgh Halls

The retreat is for people who have completed the 8 week MBSR course, have attended a workshop or already have some mindfulness experience.

A retreat is an opportunity to reduce our distractions and focus on deepening our experience of a particular practice. You will guided through the four foundations of mindfulness in a silent and supportive environment and have the opportunity to really experience the peacefulness that mindfulness can bring.

A traditional Sri Lankan lunch of dhal curry and rice will be provided and participants are invited to bring something to share with the group. Lunch will also be an opportunity to be guided in the practice of Mindful Eating.

Please wear loose clothes so that you will be comfortable to sit, lie down and perform simple yoga and qigong exercises.

Feedback from the July 2015 retreat participants:

“A real sense of peace and calm.”

“ I found today very soothing and restorative.”

“I have found that I have been able to let go of thoughts both past and present in today’s retreat. This is a big step for me as I tend to hold onto things that build up over a series of months.”