Saturday, 26. October 2019, Sunnyside House, Train to Teach Mindfulness

from 26. October 2019 - 10:00
till 31. October 2019 - 16:30

Sunnyside House

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Train to teach mindfulness with confidence and ease and without cliches, and mindfulness jargon.

The cost of this 6-day training retreat is £650 which includes all lunches along drinks and snacks. You can secure your place by paying £100 deposit today.

Each day will consist of mindfulness and compassion meditation and the exploration of themes such as letting go, enquiry, trust, teaching from your own experience. There will be group work and the opportunity to teach a variety of practices. There will be a maximum of 12 participants.

THEMES COVERED ON THE TRAINING RETREAT INCLUDE:

The history and roots of mindfulness
The art of guiding meditations
Exploring the inquiry process
Using metaphor, stories and images in teaching
Teaching from your own experience
Teaching mindfulness in different settings
Using silence and pauses in our own practice and as teaching aids

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Looking at guidelines for living – how we live each day matters
Holding a group
What is mindfulness – a look at the subtleties of this ancient practice
Essential attitudes for a beneficial practice – sensitivity, courage, curiosity, warmth, kindness, receptivity…and lots more
Why mindfulness works and why it doesn’t
How to work with the tyranny of thoughts and difficult emotions
Setting your students home practice

There will be a day of silent meditation practice during the training retreat. We can also show you how to set up and run a morning or day retreat of your own.
The meditations which we will cover on the training retreat include:

Mindfulness of Breathing
Body Awareness/Scan
Compassion Meditation
Choiceless Awareness/Just Sitting
Three Step Breathing Space
Mindful Walking and Movement
Self-compassion practice – how to be with difficult emotionsEach participant will get the opportunity to guide meditations and to receive helpful feedback about what worked and what didn’t.

Each day will begin at 10.00am and end at around 4.30. There will be breaks and lunch (which is provided) will be at 1.00pm
The 6-day comprehensive train to teach mindfulness retreat will enable you to teach:
•    With more confidence
•    With a certificate in mindfulness skills from Mindfulness CIC
•    With the support and backing of very experienced teachers
You will also be able to:
•    “Plug into” our network of mindfulness teachers
•    Deepen your practice with our courses for further development
The cost of this option is £650 or £100 deposit. This includes all snacks and lunches. There is local accommodation available for those who will be travelling.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"This has been life changing for me. I will make this a huge part of my life and practice. The teachers and host of been so approachable and knowledgeable. Excellent lunch, perfect venue and thanks for arranging the sunshine too." Janie 
“It was a revelation to see how powerful and beautiful can be the use of metaphors and stories to convey meaning. They cut through confusion like lots of words never could.” Dan
“I have no hesitations in recommending any one of the courses at Mindfulness CIC and their brilliantly led retreats. It will be the greatest gift you could give to yourself. It provided me with a safe and supportive environment in which to build my own Daily mindfulness practice. Professionally run and delivered with kindness, I’ve also found being part of their online community a great way to grow and inform my own practice.” Louise Woodgate
“I never realised that keeping teaching simple is what makes it effective. I couldn’t have imagined that the use of pauses and silence could have such an impact.” Ady


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