Meditation for Beginners
with Matt Harvey
6 week course, starting Friday 7th June
11am (50 minutes)
Meditation is a great way to find some stillness, focus and peace of mind.
Often we feel as though we go about our days as if we’re running a race, with a busy head full of things to do and sort.
This is a six week course because it takes time and regular practice to feel the benefits, which include helping with anxiety and depression, reconnecting you with your life, helping you to find your place in the world and treat yourself kindly.
This course is for complete beginners or those that have concluded that “I can’t meditate and that’s that”.
This is a great opportunity to find out what benefits meditation can have for you.
Each session will include instruction and short practice sessions, with optional discussion and Q+A.
You can sit on a stool or the floor, whichever you’d find more comfortable.
Each session will be standalone but over the 6 week course we’ll build up a bigger picture.
We'll offer a range of ways to support your practice between sessions, using guided meditations and other resources.
OUTLINE OF EACH WEEK:
WEEK 1 : Introduction, mindfulness as an approach to difficulties, mindfulness in daily life.
WEEK 2 : Mindfulness of body, working with difficult emotions, forgiveness.
WEEK 3 : Open-hearted relationships, kindness and compassion, gratitude.
WEEK 4 : Who am I? Roles, self-concepts, liberating ways of looking.
WEEK 5 : Focus, stability and inner well-being.
WEEK 6 : Timelessness, just being, acceptance. Bringing it all together to support your on-going practice.
The Yoga Studio, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1HX.
£50 for the 6 week course, including access to recorded meditations to use at home.
14 spaces available.
Friday 7th June
Friday 14th June
Friday 21st June
Friday 28th June
Friday 5th July
Friday 12th July
Matt has been practising meditation and mindfulness for over ten years. He has benefitted profoundly in his own life from meditation, and believes passionately in sharing with others for the benefit of all.