This day of guided practice is an opportunity to immerse ourselves more deeply into the core mindfulness practices. Much of the day will be spent in silence so we can deepen our experience of the practices, the spaces between them, and explore the impact of being in silence while we are together as a group.
The day is an opportunity to spend time with ourselves in a nourishing way, without our usual agendas and responsibilities. It is a protected time to be away from our diary of things to do, our mobile phone, our work or other demands. The structure of the day will be spacious and laid out for you, as we simply move from one practice to another, taking away the need to make decisions about what we need to do next and allowing our mindfulness practice to be relatively seamless. Throughout the day, we will be practicing as a group, and even though we will not be communicating in the usual way, we will be supported by the group.
We invite you to come with your curiosity and openness and simply drop into the present moment, allowing the day to unfold in its own way. We will be moving through the guided practices in silence, taking silent mindful breaks, eating our lunch in silence, and being together in silence. At the end of the day, we will have an opportunity to reflect and to share our experiences of the day in the group.
As usual, bring comfortable clothes for the day that are suitable for the mindful stretching exercises, with some extra layers of clothing or a blanket to allow for any changes in temperature.
Dr Bill Paterson has been studying and practicing meditation for over six years with the Mindfulness Association. He has three years’ experience of working at the front line of mental health in Fife; teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy; Mindfulness Based Living Course; Compassion Based Living Course and .b for young people. He has a depth of experience and seeks to learn from everyone he meets as well as seeking out teachers.
For: Anyone with mindfulness/meditation experience. If in doubt, just get in touch.
Date and location:
Saturday 17 November 2018
Times: 10am (doors open from 9.30am) till 4pm.
Cost: £30. Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re a problem just get in touch!
Things to bring: some vegetarian food for lunch to share, a shawl or blanket to be comfy during any lying down practices, warm clothes for practising outside and your favourite cushion/stool if you like.