Mindfulness in the east of England, here in Boxted or maybe where you work.
Paths to Peace offers a number of different options to learn mindfulness in the East of England – in a group setting as part of a ten week grounding and mindfulness course, for individuals with stressful lives or a history of anxiety, sleeplessness and chronic pain conditions and for children and adolescents who are suffering in the classroom with concentration deficit or anger management issues. The children and teen yoga and mindfulness course is under development currently so watch the space for a new page coming soon or email email@example.com for further details.
Staff wellbeing compassion and mindfulness courses for health and harmony.
Paths to Peace is also able to tailor make corporate wellbeing courses for your organisation and place of work. Having spent time in the financial services sector as well as the retail and teaching sector over many years, Louise is fully aware of organisational stress in the face of endless targets and tired management teams. Learn how smiling, grounding and meditation techniques not only promote compassion and support within a team but also provide respite to giving employees with anxiety, sleeplessness, back and shoulder pain or stressful home lives as well as demanding careers. How is the stress of the organisation and the attitude of staff enlivening or suffocating the wellbeing of the company in terms of thriving enterprise and creative staff? This is an exploration that can be undertaken with the help of the team at Paths to Peace. Email Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01206 272453 to discuss your requirements.
And just to clarify….
As mindfulness is often given bad press for being the next best thing for all ailments and stresses no matter what the cause, the term mindfulness will mean different things to the doctor, the social worker, the yoga teacher and the buddhist monk. The pali word used to link the term mindfulness and wisdom based meditation that we have adopted as practice in the west is the term Sampajana which is to remember and to discern in meditation for the purpose of truth seeking and enlightenment. However, the meditations that are typically confused with therapy or wellbeing strategies in the West (outside of buddhist circles) are not entirely the only forms of practice that a monk or student of some forms of eastern meditation would undertake in isolation to the sangha or community of teachers and peers. As a result, here at Paths to Peace, I believe that the pure meditation practices given in many of the eight week formats that are offered to so many distressed people are concerning in terms of the ungroundedness of the teachers and students. We believe that so many of our students and clients would benefit from blended body based and relaxation strategies before attempting meditation of any description, as has been identified in the ancient texts of yoga and by respected yoga sanghas and teachers for centuries. Having said this, the form of mindfulness taught here at Paths to Peace will always use grounding techniques however varied these might be for an individual or in any group setting.