Recording of my Edinburgh seminar now available
Dramatherapy Workshop 11th November 2016 in Chepstow
Creative Mindfulness Programme - Available Now!
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What if our Mindfulness practice was more Beautiful?
This course follows the established arc of an eight-session structure, common in many Mindfulness trainings. However, the focus here is on a balance between learning and consolidating a range of meditation practices through an exploration of the psyche using poetry, art and creativity itself as the main lenses for attention. This Programme explores Mindfulness as an art for living by and in so doing seeks to reintroduce beauty and mystery to the heart of practice.
Practices of body, breath, awareness, movement, focusing and generating compassion for self and others can be found here alongside nature practices, and working with mantra and sound.
Explorations of personal and collective psychological structures, cultural conditions, Eastern and Western traditions of knowing, the many crises of our age and of the social dimension of relationships are all undertaken and considered as living expressions of and opportunities for Mindfulness.
My intention is to build a holistic understanding of how the practices and teachings of Mindfulness work in the conditions we experience in modern life, enhancing our relationship to our own being and the beingness of all around us. It is intended, in particular, for anyone who seeks to live vividly an engaged, creative life.
Each session is 2hrs log on average. Sessions are available for download individually, priced at £20/$30 – or the eight sessions of the complete course are available for a discounted rate at £120/$180 see www.keithhackwood.com for details
Individual Mindfulness guidance and coaching sessions, informed by the Creative Mindfulness Programme, are also available in person or via Skype, contact email@example.com for details.
Summaries of the major themes in the individual sessions are detailed below:
Session One – Introduction & Overview
The 3 modes of approach
Practicing with the breath
The Age of Anxiety
Session Two - Embodiment
The wisdom of the body
Body scan and body awareness practices
The body as a creative ally
Session Three – On Thoughts & Thinking
The nature of thoughts
Practices of radically open awareness
Loosening the constrictions of identity
Session Four – The Moisture of Compassion
Between relative and absolute expressions
Compassion as creative response to a suffering world
A new foundation for Ton Glen (Giving & Receiving) practice
Session Five – Beauty & the Power of Aesthetics
Beauty as the Way of the Heart
Living brightly in an age of anaesthesis
Voidness and Incubation – practicing beyond the senses
Session Six – Interconnectedness
The circle of the breath and the wheel of life
Flower as teacher
A cosmic context
Session Seven – Being of the Earth: Mindfulness & Ecology
We are all indigenous
Healing the repression of the sublime
Mindfulness is a Nature Practice
Session Eight – Creative Mystery
Creativity and Our True Nature
Words of the Tongue or Words of the Heart
Cultivating Creative Flexibility
In Appreciation of Roberto Assagioli
A day organised by the London Wellspring Group, exploring the life, work and legacy of Roberto Assagioli, founder of Psychosynthesis.
See the flyer for event details.
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