How to Teach and Lead Meditation

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William Bloom & John Abdey

This week will be an inspiring and reflective oasis that will support you in deepening your own meditative practice and developing your group and one-to-one skills.

During the week we will follow a rhythm of extended meditations exploring different approaches and reflective conversations in a group of supportive and friendly peers. Our approach will be person-centred, exploring which strategies work best for you and would be most appropriate for your colleagues, groups and clients.

You will explore core similarities found in different meditation traditions: embodiment, compassionate witnessing and deep connection, as well as the diversity of different forms such as Vipassana, secular mindfulness, guided visualisations, mantras, mandalas, Christian mysticism, journeying, seed thoughts, inner dialogue, healing and prayer.

You will also gain a greater understanding of the science and physiology of how meditation supports and benefits physical health and psychological wellbeing. Research is showing how meditation works through the neuroendocrine system to improve heart rate variability and gut flora health, as well as reducing general tissue tension - huge benefits. Plus there are the psychological stability and confidence that come from the self-management found in regular meditation. As one meditator said: "In meditation I meet my wisest friend - me".

The week is led by one of Britain’s most experienced mind-body-spirit educators.

At a very practical level the week will support you in clarifying and designing ways to lead others into meditation:

  • Preparation through attunement
  • Clarifying the purpose
  • How to guide
  • Appropriate words and tone
  • Enabling embodiment, posture and breath
  • Closure

You can see therefore that this training works at two levels. It provides a space for you to deepen and develop your own practice, while at the same time it supports you in maturing your skills to assist and serve others.

This is a crucial training if you have a calling to lead people into calm space.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £1080 / £820 / £670

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

Inner peace as easy as breathing. William Bloom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of meditation.

The Independent

A genius. Finally someone who separates new age nonsense from spiritual reality.

Caroline Myss

William Bloom

William Bloom founded the Spiritual Companions project, is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, and co-founded Alternatives of St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London. His books include The Endorphin Effect, The Power of Modern Spirituality and Meditation in a Changing World. He has been leading and teaching meditation for thirty years.

William's background includes a two-year spiritual retreat and a daily meditation practice since his early 20s. He describes his approach to meditation as holistic and valuing the jewels in all traditions.

William's website.

John Abdey

John Abdey has been a student of the ageless wisdom and meditation for more than 30 years. He has the knack of being able to explain complex ideas in simple and practical ways.

John has been a part of the Findhorn Foundation staff for most of the last 20 years.