Mindfulness comes to Leicester
I'm continuously asked to run the sessions in Leicester.
So here I am....in the lovely village of Groby, just on the outskirts and about a 12 minute drive from the city center.
Its happening on Tuesday lunchtimes, fortnightly -'A Peaceful Place': Mindfulness for Beginners. Pay on the day, £15, but remember you need to book your place.
I am starting this class on Tuesday 2nd May at 1.00pm - 2.15pm in Groby Village Hall. Get in touch with me about it.
Managed to secure this beautiful space known as The Stable Block in the grounds of The New Plough Inn, Hinckley for the purpose of learning mindfulness for health! Yes indeed!
Monday lunchtimes, fortnightly, we will be coming together to lower stress in our minds and bodies, boost our immune systems, slow down our racing minds and hearts.... and all by learning how to change how we think. This is going to be the best thing you can do to transform your life.
So book on it. Its a regular class for 1 and a quarter hours and the cost is £15.00 pay on the day. We start on Monday 8th May.
The 3 reasons we use to not meditate
Meditation. It is very likely not what you think it is. Mindful meditation is very likely not at all what you think it is. Is mindfulness another word for meditation? No. Or the other way round? No. Meditation is a very effective way of practicing mindfulness. We call it formal practice. But in fact mindfulness is every moment of every day life. And day to day life is a brilliant teacher. But here, this video is outstanding. Because he captures, in a light-hearted way, just what most of us go through when we start to practice. And in its own way, I find this to be very inspirational. Enjoy!
Getting our selves out the way...
Oh how much I love this. He is a superb master. This is mindfulness par excellence. Its the kind of footage that even if we don't fully understand, in a funny way we are aware of a deeper part of us that knows it to be so. What we seek, we have already. It simply needs to be uncovered.
We are growing!
In oh so many positive ways! Our numbers are increasing... more and more people are coming along to the sessions/classes. More and more people are sensing that there is more to us than we realise, and that there is another way to approach our lives.
And so, therefore, a 3rd A Peaceful Place: Mindfulness for Beginners has now opened its welcoming doors to local people for a one hour weekly Mindful Monday Mornings, at 9.30am.
For me this is just the absolute best way to start the week. Coming together every week is very effective - it keeps us better connected with the practice, and with each other, which is very important as beginners. Its all too easy to slip back.
The other reason I am so happy about this one is because the venue is lovely. Its in the Serenity Rooms at Essentials Health and Beauty Clinic on Northfield Rd, Hinckley. Such a lovely peaceful space....
A gift for life
I'm not kidding! Mindfulness is a gift indeed and one without end. We gift ourselves freedom from our chaotic minds. And in so doing we gift ourselves control over our lives. There is nothing faddy or temporary about this. Its for life. Thank goodness!
So why not gift someone this beautiful opportunity - a personal one-one session with me? It will be a lovely way to introduce them to mindfulness and the calming breathing practices. Do you know someone who is looking to improve their well being? Someone who recognises that they need to change the way they deal with things?
Then buy them the gift of mindfulness. One hour session - at the practice in Hinckley(daytime) - a wonderful way to start on a new path of wellness. Just £45.00.
More are coming for a private one-to-one session with me
These sessions are wonderful. Quiet and peaceful we learn and practice and learn and practice.
Sitting on comfortable chairs we meet at my delightful consulting room at The Atkins in Hinckley. Sessions are for 1 hour and cost £40.00.
We are all so very different and people find that the personal attention helps to start off this wonderful process in a powerful way...
Book your session this spring 2017!
Heart is home
We need this news ... there is something remarkable about this video ... mindfulness is heartfulness. It was never an intellectual thing, always a heart thing. Always loving. Deep. Profound. Head stuff gets us from A to B, but heart stuff is the language of the universe. Always. A language we've temporarily forgotten...
Chaos and calm
The difference between chaos and calm is one breath. This is what the practice of mindfulness teaches us. And practice it is.
You don't come once and that's it, got it, sorted. Just like you would not expect to go to the gym once and that's it, got it, sorted. No, because it is a practice that is gradually absorbed... it soaks in.
Chaos and calm. Do you need this hilltop? No. Do you need the holiday? No. Do you need the.... ? No, because you already have it. We all do. Its already built in. So whatever happens in our lifetimes, however distressing, we can find a little piece of calm, inside. Inside.