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Mindfulness Teaching: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

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    Walton on Thames, Walton-on-Thames (map)

    51.372929 -0.414610

  • Price: GBP12.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • The aim of these classes is to teach the foundational principles of mindfulness, its objectives and benefits, and how to implement mindfulness into your daily routine for inner peace, clarity, and inner strength. We have designed our classes to be as comfortable, practical, and straightforward as possible so that you can implement the exercises at home. We firmly believe in the benefits of mindfulness and hope to encourage wider adoption. We would love to share our experience with you in hope to make your life a happier, more peaceful, and healthier experience!

    A taste of the topics we will cover:

    How mindfulness can help in everyday life

    The benefits of mindfulness

    The positive effects of mindfulness on thoughts, actions, and feelings

    How mindfulness can improve the quality of our lives

    The difference between living in the present moment compared to living in future and past thoughts

    The main principles and aims of mindfulness

    How to easily implement mindfulness into daily life

    How mindfulness can help us enjoy life more

    Over the years we have accumulated many techniques and tools from our travels, research, practice, and experiences, we have handpicked a straightforward selection of our favourites. These are techniques we have found the most useful and practical for regular use; they have also helped us to improve our practice. Some of the techniques have been crucial in helping us stay balanced and calm even in the hardest moments of our lives. We would love to share those tools with you, and hope like us you find them to be reliable helpers when life presents you with challenges!

    Here are some of the tools and techniques we will practice during our sessions:

    Breathing exercises (Pranayama), Guided Meditations (Yoga Nidra), Quick exercises to come back to awareness and mindfulness, Energization Exercises, Exercises to raise awareness of your feelings, thoughts, and emotions, Chakra meditations, The use of mantras (ancient and modern).

    Below is a rough outline for our classes:

    We have designed these classes for everyone; we will assume you know nothing and take you through the basics. Even if you have studied meditation before, going over the basics with us should act as a reminder and provide a different perspective.

    If you have previously tried to meditate and found it difficult, you are not alone! We often hear, "I tried to meditate, but I can't do it." To start with we all need to remember, this is a process, think of it like learning to ride a bike - in the beginning it will be hard, but with time and practice, mindfulness gets much easier! We aim to lead you through the initial challenging hurdles and provide you with confidence and reliable techniques.

    Each class will start with theoretical teaching including short exercises. We will then proceed to the main meditation practice, we will use a variety of techniques, each activity will last around 10 minutes, this is a good duration for starting. In the early stages of meditation, trying to force the mind to be quiet for extended periods is tough. To finish, we will outline details of the next class and take any questions.

    ABOUT GARY AND OLGA:

    Gary and Olga have extensively studied ancient wisdom and meditation. In search of answers to life's key questions, they have travelled thousands of miles; from the Andes in Peru, to the temples and pyramids of Egypt, and the Himalayas in India. Their studies, including indigenous wisdom, helped them realise something vital is missing from modern educational systems. Where was our education on emotional health and well-being? How should we handle stress when life takes an unexpected turn? Most of us have no idea what to do. To find useful and helpful tools, we have to look to other cultures and times long past.

    PRICE:

    Single Ticket: £12 GBP. We offer a package of 6 sessions for £59. If you would like to purchase a package, please, contact us via Meetup messages, or by filling in the Contact Form on the Contact Us page on our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk. 

    Concessions (students, pensioners, benefit recipients): 10 GBP. PLEASE, CONTACT US FOR PAYMENT DETAILS. We will ask for evidence of eligibility.

    LOCATION AND GETTING THERE:

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE– please, ensure you RSVP and pay to secure a place.

    WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION CLASSES?

    Our Mindfulness Teaching is aimed at those completely new to mindfulness, those who have just started practicing mindfulness, as well as those who would like to revise and expand their mindfulness techniques and practice.

    ADVISE FOR BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT:

    We advise you to eat light before the event and drink plenty of water before and after the event. This can help facilitate the detox process. We also encourage you to wear loose fitting clothes for your comfort.

    WHAT TO BRING:

    We will provide yoga mats, blankets, eye masks and pillows. You are welcome to bring extra pillows, meditation cushions, and covers if you prefer to use your own. We also advise you to bring a bottle of water.

    HOW TO BOOK A PLACE:

    To guarantee a spot, we ask you to RSVP YES on Meetup and pay via Paypal. If you are unable to pay via Paypal, please contact us as outlined below. Please, note that we can only take online payments up to 6 pm on the day of the event. “RSVPS CLOSED” means that all places for the event are currently booked.

    REFUND POLICY:

    Please, be aware that WE ONLY REFUND THE TICKET PRICE NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS (3 DAYS) BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EVENT STARTS. Please, contact us if you need a refund (please, note that Paypal charges will be deducted from the refund amount). PLEASE, KINDLY NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    We ask anyone attending the event to read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Please, be aware, that by clicking “RSVP YES” and paying for your ticket, or coming to the event and paying for your ticket there, you confirm you have read and agreed to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

    Minors:

    Please, kindly be advised that our events are aimed at adults due to the profound nature of the teachings. We ask that 16 and 17 years olds are accompanied by adults (guardians or parents), and bring the consent form from their parent/guardian. We can not admit anyone younger than 16 years old (sorry!).

    Medical conditions/prescribed medications/pregnancy: If you are pregnant, please, inform us before the event. If you have any medical conditions, are on a prescribed medication, are pregnant, or have any concerns, please, see your GP and inform him/her about attending our sound therapy sessions, this will allow your GP to give appropriate advice. If you currently experience or have a history of serious health issues (including mental health issues, operations, medical procedures, seizures, implants, special needs), please, inform us before the event.

    CONTACT US:

    If you have any questions, please, contact us by Meetup message or by filling in the Contact Form on the Contact us page on our website. You can also call us with any questions; our phone number is on our website.

    www.holistichealingtherapy.co.uk

    Please, be aware that we will not be able to answer emails or calls from 4.30pm to 10pm on the day of the event.

    We hope to see you at our event!

    Gary and Olga

    Holistic Healing Therapy

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