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, though you could bring a friend if you have prepared them! 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 )
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’ and 'insight dialogue'.
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.
With the resolution of our best new years intentions, following a morning of cumulative mindfulness practice 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. A very spacious hall, well heated and well ventilated, offering ample social distancing for our selective group of mindfulness practitioners. An advantage of this self-catering location is that the lunch will be lovingly prepared by my wife, Mary Foord-Brown
Gourmet luncheon menu
Hummus with topped with harissa fried chickpeas
Horseradish, and beetroot dip. GF/V
Black bean, spring onion and bbq spiced fritters with sweet mango chutney (Vegan V and GF)
Italian salad. Leeks, parsley and cucumber in a garlic, olive oil and lemon dressing (Vegan V and GF).
Exotic beetroot salad, marinated in lemon, herbs olives and dressing. (Vegan, V and GF)
Greek Salad with authentic cheese and pomegranate. (V and GF)
A selection of flatbreads.
Gluten free raspberry brownies. (Vegan, V and GF)
Dairy free ice cream