What we're about
This is a group for people interested in mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction based in west London.
Everybody appreciates those moments when one is truly present and fully absorbed in whatever one is doing . Mindfulness is the art of being present. When our everyday life becomes stressful and distracted, mindfulness helps to restore our sense of balance.
It also enables us to be more naturally efficient and to access our inner resources.
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is now widely taught in businesses and organisations such as Google, the NHS, state secondary schools, Deutsche Bank and other prominent and cutting edge institutions.
The advantages of mindfulness have been scientifically established and it is rapidly being appreciated by more and more people. Mindfulness is for everybody.We draw on current mindfulness teachings and the wisdom and know-how of the buddhist meditation tradition. Everybody is welcome!
Erik Passig MA CPPT is a senior mindfulness trainer who has been practicing meditation since the late 1980's. He is also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and supervisor in mindfulness-based Psychotherapy ( Core Process Psychotherapy). Erik has led courses in mindfulness and meditation internationally, in various settings such as charities, health centers, school and traditional Buddhist environments. He has worked extensively in training others to facilitate mindfulness seminars, and brings humour and simplicity to his work.
Jude Cummins has 25 years of business experience working in consumer insight and consultancy. As well as spending four years as a Senior Civil Servant she has worked for Nestle and Unilever and for a number of consultancies with clients including AQA, Barclays, British Airways, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education. Jude has recently decided to combine her understanding of consumer and organisational psychology with her personal interest in Mindfulness to re-train and bring the benefits of Mindfulness to organisations. She has a regular meditation practice herself and as well as undergoing training with MindWorks attended the 2015 Oxford Mindfulness Centre's Summer School led by Professor Mark Williams.
Please note: Mindfulness Meditation at Mindworks is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counselling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.