Urban Retreat Days | Saturdays fortnightly | 9am - 1pm
Saturday 11 July, 2020: Meeting fear: remembering user-friendly practices for responding here, now
Fear is natural for humans. We live in an uncertain world and often have less control over things than we would like. We also may have had much training in fear throughout our early lives which continues to express itself in our emotional life and relationships, our body experience, thoughts and behaviours. In this four hour practice session we will draw on various traditions to access skilful ways to meet this pattern with curiosity, courage and compassion.
We are wanting to be inclusive, but this day of practice will suit people with some experience and knowledge of mindfulness practice - for example like the learning that happens in an eight-week program. So if you have some experience of practice - do feel free to register (even if you haven't done MBSR, MBCT or MiCBT.) If you haven't done any mindfulness training yet, have a look at the MBSR page to find a course near you. This will be a better fit, than leaping into a retreat day.
Some feedback from our first online retreat:
"A week has gone by since your life-enhancing retreat. I am so impressed that you made it feel like a real retreat, with all the important elements, even the personal conversations. I love all your mindfulness of body practices which combine elements of other fine traditions to create a dynamic experience of moving and stretching, which the body adores. The whole day created a wonderful sense of peacefulness and spaciousness, in the midst of all that is happening globally."
"Gratitude Tim, and everyone, This is lovely. Feels very grounding, and the weirdness is offset by seeing your familiar face and hearing your voice."
"I got so much out of the day. I’m surprised myself. Once I got over the feeling of sadness of missing being in a retreat together with the warmth & connectedness that comes with that, I realised how much is the same - a warm and engaging host, great content, familiar teachings from my previous MBSR courses - there is a warmth and connectedness that comes with those things."