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
We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.
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.