Event: 2-Day Retreat: How to Teach and Lead Meditation.
Facilitator: William Bloom.
Venue: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX.
Dates: Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September 2017.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Retreat: 10am-5pm.
Event Description: These two days will be an experiential oasis in which you will deepen your own practice; at the same time you will explore, learn and prepare to lead and teach meditation. Led by one of Britain’s most experienced mind-body-spirit educators.
The many different approaches to taking people into silence - including sound, breath and movement.
The nature of the meditation ‘zone’ itself - its physical, psychological and spiritual states.
The science and physiology of how meditation benefits physical and psychological health.
The different meditative activities taught in different traditions - such as emptying, compassionate witnessing, mindfulness, healing, inner dialogue, seed thoughts, prayer and consciousness expansion.
The core skills needed to remain in a meditative state when the monkey-mind and inner daemons begin to sabotage the calm.
Psychological risks, health and safety.
The appropriate approach and words to use with your own students, clients and service users.
Spiritual preparation for leading meditation.
Planning and clarifying your own sessions.
There will also be plenty of time for Q & A and discussion.
This is a crucial weekend if you have a calling to lead people into calm space.
CPD certifcates available.
William Bloom's background includes a two-year spiritual retreat and a daily meditation practice since his early twenties. He describes his approach to meditation as person-centred, holistic and valuing the jewels in all traditions. He has been leading and teaching meditation for thirty years.
He founded the Spiritual Companions project, is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation and co-founded Alternatives of St. James’s Church, Piccadilly. His books include The Endorphin Effect, The Power of Modern Spirituality and Meditation in a Changing World.
He also holds a doctorate in social psychology from the LSE and a Cert.Ed. specialising in adult education.
‘Inner peace as easy as breathing. William Bloom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of meditation.’
‘William Bloom is a modern western mystic and considered by many to be Britain’s leading and most experienced mind-body-spirit teacher.’
Cost: £100/£80 (Concessions). For a Registration Form: