An oasis of calm in the heart of London:
- start the week in a calm environment
- learn skills to help you let go of stress and nagging thoughts
- learn a natural way to deal with addictions
- improve you sense of self worth and confidence
- meet some nice people!
The evening consists of a series of guided meditations. No prior experience of meditation is needed as full instructions are given and you are guided into the meditation.
The evening starts with a body scan that takes attention to your physical sensations through an invitation to notice what you are feeling in different areas of your body. This creates a relaxed attentiveness and moves the mind away from a goal orientated approach of wanting results to an attitude of noticing in the moment. Once you have a strong experience of being present in your body attention is then directed to the sensations of the breath.
Mindfulness practice is a cultivation of the ability to attend to your moment by moment experiences of sensations, thoughts and feelings through gently placing attention on the sensations of breathing. You do not have to get it right, and there is no getting it wrong. In mindfulness practice all we do is place attention on the breath, notice when this has wandered and then gently place our attention back on the breath – doing this as many times as we need to without self judgement or criticism.
Friends Meeting House
8 Hop Gardens (off St Martins Lane)
6.15 – 7.15 pm
£8 (£6 concession)
Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Charring Cross
To find the venue look for a pedestrian lane between Cote and Gym Box: