Sun, 08 May|
Resonance- Introduction to Mindfulness
Learn to navigate lives difficulties, to defuse tension, gain clarity, concentration and inner peace. Meditation is a training of the mind to establish a discipline of liberation.
Time & Location
08 May 2022, 16:00 – 12 Jun 2022, 17:30
About The Event
Introduction to Mindfulness
A 6-week online course, Sundays May 8th – June 12th (4.00-5.30pm, GMT)
Key words: Professional development, Resilience, Well-being, Self-regulation, Compassion, Loving kindness, Introduction to mindfulness, Meditation.
Our journeys are mitigated by many seen and unseen circumstances, many of which we can't control. In particular grief, covid, war, social injustice and the increase in global prices mean we are experiencing unpresented levels of stress. This requires extra attention to our bodies and to each other.
This course is designed to give you the foundations of mindfulness, including tools to introduce a daily framework which works for your needs. With these simple practices you will be able to make better lifestyle choices, deepen your connection to your body, and build self-care and compassion.
This is a six-week course on Sunday afternoons for 90 minutes, designed as an introduction to mindfulness. It is open to everyone who would like to implement selfcare, learn simple practices to help increase a sense of self-regulation and agency, and learn to navigate life's difficulties, defuse tension, gain clarity, improve concentration and establish inner peace.
Mindfulness is a training to establish a discipline of liberation from afflicting states of mind. During these weekly sessions you will learn walking, standing, and sitting meditation, how to overcome hindrances, the benefits of mindfulness, our stress response, introducing mindfulness into our daily life, and the theory and research behind the practice of mindfulness. In addition, by being part of this course, you will benefit from the mutual support of a growing community.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to anyone to learn the basics of mindfulness practice. For experienced practitioners this can be a refresher course and an opportunity gain a different perspective and approach. For those coming to mindfulness for the first time this can be a very accessible and easy way to gain a grounding in the basic elements of mindfulness which has its roots in all ancient traditions.
This course is suitable for those wanting to get back to the basics of mindfulness, including those with limited time, who need to implement selfcare. This can include, but is not limited to, those working in the NHS, education and mental health sectors.
About the course
The course will run online for 6 consecutive Sunday afternoons.
How to register:
We want to make these spaces available for everyone. See price plans below.
We have the following price plans:
- £90 Standard fee
- £75 MNPC members/Breathworks
- £50 Students/concessions
- Limited number of free bursaries available- Soldout
First course: Sundays, May 8th to June 12th (4.00pm-5.30pm)
(An inclusive space, open to all)
We will invite you to fill out a questionnaire at the start and end of the course to inform us about your needs and level of experience, and to help us to measure the 'before and after' benefits of the course, which will inform and steer the content of future courses.
Presenter: William Fley (MA, PG.Dip, MBACP Accredited, BSsP)
A multi-heritage latino of the pan-African diaspora representing an eclectic mix of 3 continents. William’s approach and training represents this multiple inheritance, and diversity, vision and the ability to transgress different spaces. William’s diverse training includes training in African Psychology, training with Sogyal Rinpoche (author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying) and in the monastic Theravada Forest Tradition. The challenges of adversity in early life have equated to a broader outlook and perspective, and a radical approach to belonging. William has a Master’s degree from Birkbeck College in ‘Race, Ethnicity and Holistic Practices’ and a Master’s level degree in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of Surrey, has qualified as a Breathworks mindfulness teacher and is also studying with Tara Brach and John Kornfield.
William is the founder of the Mindfulness Network for People of Colour, which aims to bring awareness of racialized trauma through mindfulness-based interventions. MNPC is an organization consisting of the full range of the diaspora and the most ethnically-mixed organisation in the UK. Wiliam continues to pursue his passion to eliminate cultural and other barriers to accessing mindfulness by encouraging cultural awareness and responsiveness. In July 2020 MNPC was the first organization in the world to host a global POC online retreat; and is a community interest company offering retreats and online events, including with Rhonda Magee, an advocate, Lawyer and author of ‘The Inner Work of Racial Justice’.
The cost of a full ticket£90.00
If you purchased a £50 membership£75.00
You will be asked for evidence£50.00