Being Well in Suffolk

Day Retreat for Mindful Practitioners

Deepening in practice - a day of sustained engagement
A day for coming back to yourself - supported by others doing the same thing
2020 Mar 21
Sat - 10:00 to 17:00 £60 per ticket

Event Detail

A day retreat allows for a more sustained and intensive cultivation of the mindfulness perspective. These retreats are for people who already have some experience of the practices of mindfulness meditation; perhaps coming to the end of an 8 week course, or graduates of previous 8 week courses. They are also suitable for mental health & well-being practitioners who are exploring how to weave the mindfulness and acceptance perspective into their therapeutic work with others. (CPD certificates will be available on prior request )

Intended as a day for deepening personal practice, support, networking and facilitated group inter-vision; the balance between these intentions will depend upon the group composition and the stated individual needs and preferences of participants. As well as serving as a refresher for mindfulness practices typically used in an 8 week  course we’ll work with new practices such as: ‘loving kindness’ and ‘compassion’.

The first half of the day will proceed in 'noble' silence that extends to include a gourmet lunch eaten in meditative silence. Most practices are led; mindful walks in nature in the afternoon are self-directed. We will also explore topics of concern through a group process of facilitated mindful inquiry.

In the growing promise of spring, the theme for the mindful inquiry in the afternoon will be:                    
 "Mindfulness and regenerative culture"
We'll explore the potential of mindfulness not only for developing our own personal resilience, but also as a vehicle for the promotion of evolutionary, pro-social change.

This spring retreat will take place at "Dan's Meadow" on the Martlesham edge of Woodbridge. An advantage of this self-catering location is that the lunch will be lovingly prepared by my wife, and BWIS associate, Mary Foord-Brown

Gourmet luncheon menu

Hummus with tangy harissa chickpeas (vegan) GF ...Warm pitta slices.
crispy herb polenta (v) with garlic and pesto mushrooms (v)
GF Irish potato cakes (v) with smoky paprika garlic and basil beans GF (optional vegetarian parmesan)
Beetroot, olive, and coriander salad. (vegan) Tangy Greek Salad (v)
Exotic fruit kebabs with Belgian chocolate dip and raspberry coulis (vegan)
If we're going to eat our meal together in mindful silence (and that's the plan - the practice of mindful eating) - then we may as well make lunch an experience to be truly savoured! 

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