(This course is being run by Cesare and not by Bodhicharya Kent, however it may still be of interest to its members)
Why not start the NEW YEAR by cultivating POSITIVE HABITS of MIND AND HEART while at the same time learning METHODS to LET GO, TRANSFORM or SEE THROUGH negative ones that no longer serve you or others. Develop the LIGHT of AWARENESS and WARMTH of KINDNESS in 2019 by treating yourself to this 8 Week MINDFULNESS Course in ROCHESTER, KENT :-) ♥
For FULL DETAILS please see here: https://www.cesaremindfultherapy.com/courses
Training in mindfulness, like anything needs to be consistent to bring results and that's what a structured eight week course, complete with group work and individual home practice is designed to do. It is perfect for those who are completely new and those looking to commit more to their current practice with the support of the course, the group and an instructor.
The course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a combination of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy techniques, through formal and informal practices that can be easily integrated into your daily life, including mindfulness of eating, breath, bodily sensations, thoughts, feelings, sounds and movement, as well as a number of other positive psychology techniques and thought experiments that support the process.
The Course will be supported by:
- An e-booklet helping you explore and deepen you understanding of the themes covered in your weekly sessions. It will also include weekly Home Practice Guidance and Record Sheets to help you keep track of your progress.
- Online guided Audio Meditations to guide and support you in your home practice.
- Email support in between sessions with Cesare to discuss or elucidate any points emerging during your home practice.
- Certificate of completion (issued only if attendance is 75% or more)
Each of the eight sessions will cover a particular theme:
1. Waking Up To Automatic Pilot
2. Living in Our Heads
3.Gathering the Scattered Mind
4. Recognising the Mind's Habits
5. Allowing and Letting Be
6.Thoughts Are Not Facts
7. Taking Care of Ourself
8. Maintaining and Deepening Practice
The course will also include a silent retreat day on the Sunday of the seventh week, where you will be guided through the techniques and methods learnt on the course while being in silence together, allowing us to deepen into and consolidate the practice we have put in over the weeks. The day retreat is a highly recommended aspect of the course.
***Please note that this course includes a daily commitment of up to 45 minutes of home practice in-between sessions. The home practice elements are a core feature of these courses, enabling participants to become familiar with them and explore their cumulative benefits. Simply attending the taught components of these courses, although useful, wont allow for the complete experience and benefits the course is designed to provide***
***Prior to the start of the course there will be a questionnaire (to assess prior experience and any physical and/or mental health needs) for all prospective participants to complete and return***
Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS
Sessions will be between 2 and 2.5 hours and the start time will be from 7:00pm.
Thursdays, January 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and 7th March.
Silent Day Retreat
10:30am - 4:30pm on Sunday 2nd March
St Andrews Arts Centre. Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BD
£250* (FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS available, please do get in touch)
To book your place now, please follow the PayPal link HERE:
You can make a bank transfer (preferred). Please email for details, thank you.
If you have any questions at all regarding the course, then please do get in touch.