Next Course starts: Tuesday 26th June At Raindance near Charing Cross
Cost: £98 for six 90 minutes classes (if you miss a class don't worry you can catch up the class on another course at any venue)
Upcoming Courses starting on:-
Tuesday 26th June At Raindance near Charing Cross (6 consecutive classes )
Wednesday 18th July At Shaping Change near Gt Portland St (6 classes over 8 weeks no class on 8th and 15th August)
Wednesday 12th September at Shaping Change near Gt Portland Street (6 consecutive classes)
Tuesday 25th September at Raindance near Charing Cross (6 consecutive classes )
Tuesday Classes: Charing Cross
Raindance 10a Craven Street London WC2N 5PE - 7 pm - 8.30pm Google Map
Charing Cross 2 minutes Charing Cross 2 mins, Embankment 3 mins
Wednesday Classes: Gt Portland Street
Shaping Change, St Bedes Hall, off Albany Road London, NW1 4EE - 7 pm - 8.30pm Google Map
Euston 12 mins Kings Cross 14 mins Gt Portland St 4 mins, Regents Park 5 mins, Warren and Euston
What you’ll learn
Whether you are drawn to Mindfulness to ease stress, relieve depression, improve your performance or even to achieve spiritual enlightenment - This mindfulness course is for you. It is perfect for complete beginners and mindfulness masters alike.
These six 90 minute Mindfulness Classes are all you need to discover a happier, healthier and a profoundly better way of living. Not all Mindfulness courses are the same – No McMindfulness here!
This is REAL MINDFULNESS - Click on the tabs below to see what each weeks class is about.
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Real Mindfulness - Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzz word lately, and it's great that people are waking up to the amazing benefits of mindfulness practice. But inevitably as it has become more popular it's become commercialised and trivialised and sadly a lot of mindfulness classes only scratch the surface. Mindfulness classes are often taught by people who have very little real understanding themselves, they may have read books, passed exams but few have ever really experienced a deep state of mindfulness and their own practice is very much in it's infancy.
Unfortunately many mindfulness courses seem to be nothing more than intellectual study. And you can't learn mindfulness that way. Lots of thinking about mindfulness isn't going to clear your mind, it's just more thinking and there's far too much of that going on already! Mindfulness is learning to quieten your mind and stand back from your thinking and creating some quiet space in your mind - it's most definitely not more thinking.
"Mindfulness can't be understood in your head, it's a state of being which is only available when you aren't understanding in your head!"
"If you really want to understand mindfulness, get all your mindfulness books together, build a pile, sit on them and meditate. Because meditation will give your a direct experience of what the books can only point towards."
Real mindfulness is an experience, it's a state of mind - a state of being. Right from the outset this class will give you a direct experience of mindfulness for yourself, because, nothing else is important and ultimately there is no other way to teach you. Having had this experience there really is no going back and throughout the course we will build on this, we'll explore the infinite possibilities this offers you and I'll show you how to maintain and deepen your mindfulness and make it an integral part of your day to day life.
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How To Cultivate Mindfulness
The basic principles of mindfulness are very simple and there really isn't much to learn. Mindfulness is not something that requires a lot of brain work or needs to be understood intellectually, so there's no exam I promise. Mindfulness is a state of being, a particular way of paying attention that bring things into a new focus, it's a whole new way of experiencing the world. There's no point in trying to explain really, because for it to mean anything it has to be experienced directly.
This class is designed to help you experience a deep state of mindfulness for yourself and to give you the basic tools and principles to help you to cultivate a state of mindfulness for yourself.
- Mindfulness of breathing meditation
- Introduction to mindfulness and meditation
- How to experience mindfulness
- How to become the watcher of your thoughts
- Hunting head monsters
- The Power of Now
- The Mindful Witness meditation exercise
The Way of the Body
The Way of The Body is a wonderfully simple approach to Mindfulness and it is the technique that we promote the most at The Now Project. It the most effective way of bringing mindfulness into your routines and normal daily activities and making it an integral part of your everyday life. By giving mindful attention to your senses, your experience of everything is heightened and you may start to gain new appreciation of life. With practice you'll discover that your life is really a beautiful sensual experience for you enjoy, not a mental problem that you need to solve.
- The Body Scan mindfulness meditation
- The way of the body
- How to get out of your mind and into your body
- Body awareness
- Using the 5 senses
- Mindful eating exercise
- Mindful walking
- Chi Kung standing meditation
Sweet Surrender and Going Deeper Within
The Greater Mind
In this class we explore the spiritual dimension to mindfulness. We'll explore the practice of surrender which is central to many schools of mindfulness. Surrender is not weakness, it is strength, powerful action arises from surrender but it is clear action based upon reality, rather reaction created by resistance to what is. Surrender is the wisdom of cooperating with the flowing of life.
We will also explore the role of attention in mindfulness and the logic and science behind, the mindful practice of gratitude, compassion and loving kindness. We'll explore how mindful attention is crucial for enhancing personal well-being and how it can a vehicle for world transformation
- The wisdom of surrender
- The power of surrender
- Flowing with life
- "The Tommy Cooper" meditation exercise
- Einstein and the Buddha
- Exploring chi
- Mindful Intention
- Introduction to energy work
- Inner Body meditation
When you have been mindful of your thoughts for a while you'll quickly see how thoughts and emotions are connected. In this class we will explore mindfulness of emotions, you will learn how emotions manifest in the body and how to manage painful emotions mindfully without reacting and causing more pain and suffering to yourself and others. You'll learn you to turn anger into love, fear into peace and how to master yourself and act mindfully in the world rather than being unconsciously driven by our emotions.
- The difference between thinking and feeling
- The three types of feeling
- The cycle of pain
- The painbody, karma in action
- How not to deal with feelings
- How to effectively manage painful emotions
- Dissolving pain meditation – from pain to joy
- Heal within heal without – dissolving Karma
Beyond the Self
You are not who you think you are. That is just a thought about who you are, and you are infinitely more than that. In this class we will unpick your programming. If we live without mindfulness we are living in a false consciousness, made up implanted beliefs, past experiences and layers of learning and indoctrination. You will learn how to stand back and observe yourself, how to step outside of your programmed perception and see things as they are. You'll learn how to observe unhelpful beliefs, unconscious reactions and ultimately raise your awareness beyond your programming. You can then override your conditioning, break bad habits and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and self imposed limitations, and choose your conscious response to situations and live a conscious and authentic life of your choosing rather than the one that has been determined for us by our programing
- Who are you?
- Meet your ego
- How to observe the ego
- How to transcend your programming
- Freedom from control
- Escaping the matrix
- Beyond the Self
- How to access your higher intelligence
- The conscious you meditation
The Energy Of Mindfulness
Mindfulness not only allows you the possibility of personal transformation, but it also changes the world around you. If you are happy and at ease with the world, then people feel that and they behave differently towards you. A big part of Mindfulness is paying attention to our attitude and what we are putting out into the world. If we are projecting fear or anger , loss or lack then that is the world that is reflected back to us. Mindfulness offers us the opportunity to consciously chose the quality of intention that we put out into the world . Adrian with demonstrate how mindfulness practices such as loving kindness, and gratitude and radically improve your life experience and that of everyone around you. You'll learn how to make every interaction an expression of your mindfulness and how project into to the world a profoundly better way of living.
- The energy of mindfulness
- Loving Kindness meditation
- The wisdom of Kindness
- How to bring mindfulness into everyday living
- Tips and suggestions to create space in your life
- How to deepen your practice
- Questions and answers
- What Now?
- Ongoing support – how we can help
- Summary of the whole course
Long Term Support With Your Practice
Mindfulness is really simple to learn, but it takes ongoing practice to master. We know first hand how challenging that can be! The Now Project is committed to helping you to maintain and deepen your practice. NowProject.community is a thriving mindfulness community, supporting and helping each other to find mindfulness in a Mindless world. We have an online mindfulness community, with help forums and experienced and advanced practitioners and teachers on hand to give advise and support. We have hundreds of inspiring articles and posts, to guide your practice, teaching videos, downloadable meditations and everything you need to bring mindfulness into your everyday life. We run advanced classes and weekends retreats, have social events and generally look after each other. Sign up for our classes or retreats and you'll automatically be included in the NowProject.community, book now - together we can transmit more mindfulness and compassion into the world.