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Reclaiming the Mind through Meditation and Mindfulness

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to our own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around us – can improve our mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness 'mindfulness', and we can all take steps to develop it in our own life.

This group retreat will offer a foundation for your own life-long development of personal Mindfulness, and is a perfect introduction for anyone dealing with stress, difficulty or change, or simply wishing to lead a happier life and enjoy the world more. 

Hilary Armstrong, an experienced Mindfulness practitioner and teacher, will be your guide. She writes: “We will look at how Mindfulness, as developed into a specific stress-reduction programme by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the traditional practice of meditation, has become mainstream in a wide range of secular contexts - from the NHS and schools to commerce. Through a variety of simple meditation practices we will learn to tune in to what the body is telling us, and to calm the busy, distracted mind. You will also gain the tools to become more 'mindful' in all areas of life, and to live more vividly with moment-by-moment awareness. By learning to let go of some of the anxieties, fuss and bother of life, you will start to tap into your own resources of well-being, kindness and wisdom.”

The week will combine teaching, discussions, and above all plenty of opportunities to practice what is being taught.

Hilary has been studying since 1991 with many distinguished Meditation teachers, especially at the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland. She has also trained in Mindfulness-based therapy with both the Oxford University and Exeter University Mindfulness Centres. She has been running regular courses and retreat days in the West Country since 2007.

N.B.  Please note that Hilary is also leading two one-day Taster workshops on Mindfulness Meditation on Saturday 6 February and Saturday 29 October.

 

Led by: Hilary Armstrong

Please arrive 6pm Monday. Course ends with lunch on Friday.

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to our own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around us – can improve our mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness 'mindfulness', and we can all take steps to develop it in our own life.

This group retreat will offer a foundation for your own life-long development of personal Mindfulness, and is a perfect introduction for anyone dealing with stress, difficulty or change, or simply wishing to lead a happier life and enjoy the world more. 

Hilary Armstrong, an experienced Mindfulness practitioner and teacher, will be your guide. She writes: “We will look at how Mindfulness, as developed into a specific stress-reduction programme by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the traditional practice of meditation, has become mainstream in a wide range of secular contexts - from the NHS and schools to commerce. Through a variety of simple meditation practices we will learn to tune in to what the body is telling us, and to calm the busy, distracted mind. You will also gain the tools to become more 'mindful' in all areas of life, and to live more vividly with moment-by-moment awareness. By learning to let go of some of the anxieties, fuss and bother of life, you will start to tap into your own resources of well-being, kindness and wisdom.”

The week will combine teaching, discussions, and above all plenty of opportunities to practice what is being taught.

Hilary has been studying since 1991 with many distinguished Meditation teachers, especially at the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland. She has also trained in Mindfulness-based therapy with both the Oxford University and Exeter University Mindfulness Centres. She has been running regular courses and retreat days in the West Country since 2007.

N.B.  Please note that Hilary is also leading two one-day Taster workshops on Mindfulness Meditation on Saturday 6 February and Saturday 29 October.

 

 

 

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.