8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat
13 January @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm£85
Join Robert and Bromley Mindfulness for our Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat on Sunday, 13 January, 11 am – 4.30 pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park.
The cost is £85.
The Day-Retreat is being held in conjunction with a series of classes run at the Mansion throughout January and February and all with the same focus. The classes are zero-commitment no-need-to-book sessions that you can attend without the need to book. Check on our site for details.
The focus of the day is on practical experience backed up with of information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.
The retreat introduces the most effective meditation training techniques and is packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The retreat will equip you with the skills you need to build a sustainable meditation practice.
About 8 easy steps to mastering meditation
This day is being run in conjunction with the ‘8 easy steps to mastering meditation’ mini-series which consists of 8 one-hour meditation classes that run through January and February 2019 on Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately, or if attending any of all of the sessions in the mini-series. Visit our site for details of the mini-series.
This will all be backed up with recordings of the sessions made available for free on our ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast.
Meditation is officially hard. All the articles and books about meditation explain this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the ‘monkey mind’. For most new meditators, the busyness of the ‘monkey mind’ becomes a frustrating experience.
Being taught meditation in the traditional way actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention.
Robert’s 30 years of experience meditating and five years of experience teaching meditation to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has given us the experience to help you to learn how you can build a frictionless meditation practice.
Robert will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. These occur not because that is how meditation is, but because of how it is taught.
You can learn, in a single day, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic, and sometimes overwhelming, lives.
You’ll leave the day with the skills to:
- Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions
- Increase your well-being and happiness
- Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences
What you will get from the retreat
- Intensive in-person training
- Key meditation practices
- Stress management techniques
- Emotional resilience techniques
- Supporting handouts for the day
- Online video clips
- Guided online meditation MP3s
- Supported homework for a month throughout January and February
- E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and other references
- A springboard for your personal development or further study
- Membership of the active and engaged Bromley Mindfulness student community with regular meditation classes, retreats and social events
- Telephone, text or email support throughout January and February