This half-day retreat is a wonderful opportunity to spend an extended period in silent, fully guided reflection and to experience a variety of mindful self-compassion practices.
The session is designed to help you deepen your awareness of your habitual patterns and deeply ingrain your ability to turn towards whatever arises in your experience – difficult thoughts, difficult people, difficult sensations and difficult emotions – with kindness and compassion.
Compassion meditation has been shown to help people improve their relationships with both themselves and others. They are also more likely to live a fuller life as they are better able to take healthy risks (growth mindset).
Additionally, there are able to be open to all of the goodness already in our lives, usually ignored owing to the many stressors and sense of lack that strongly grab our attention.
You will leave feeling lighter, calmer, more connected to yourself and others, less self-critical, more self-compassionate and with a renewed sense of spaciousness, clarity, focus and creativity.
Some practices will involve lying on the floor, some seated, some walking, some in movement and there will be a period of mindful eating. All of the practices are guided throughout.
Extra audios for home use, handouts, herbal teas and snacks will be provided.
Previous participants say:
“I was a little bit hesitant about being in silence for such a long time, but the many different types of practice kept it interesting and I couldn’t believe it was already over when the final bell rang- I could have kept going all day!”.
“I have found it much easier to practice every day since attending. I could really feel the benefits of the practices in a fenced-off, chunk of time (that was just for me), and it helped me see even more why I wanted to make it part of my everyday life. I can’t wait for the next one!”
“The practices were just beautiful and the teachings very profound. I can sense this experience will stay with me for a long time to come.”
To book, just reply to this email so I can put you on the list and please send £45 via:
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or transfer to my bank account:
Alex Newte Hardie
to secure your place. Spaces are limited, so please do book quickly.