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
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: £1080 / £820 / £670
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.
Inner peace as easy as breathing. William Bloom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of meditation.
A genius. Finally someone who separates new age nonsense from spiritual reality.