Authentic living

 

‘Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover’.

Mark Twain 

 

Become more confident and authentic,

and connect more deeply

with yourself and others

Compassionate
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Compassionate-Communication

Compassionate communication offers a paradigm shift in how we relate, where quality of connection is primary. It moves away from authoritative, power and control strategy into a more collaborative approach, serving both the shared task, and respect and care for the individual concerned.

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Mindful intuition training

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Mindfulness intuition training takes you to the heart of what it means to be living in a spontaneous, fresh and in the moment way that is grounded and rooted in the richness of the sensing body.

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Meditation

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Meditation is one of the most direct and effective strategies for personal growth and anyone can learn. It is well researched that even if you meditated for 20 minutes a day, you would reap multiple health benefits, and areas of the brain reconfigure in as little as 6 – 8 weeks, bringing you major shifts in wellbeing and vitality.

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Focusing

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Focusing is innately mindful and compassionate, subtle and profound. This amazing process offers a unique and powerful way of connecting with those parts of you most needing attention in a way that is respectful and gently transformative.  

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Compassionate communication

Compassionate Communication offers a practical and doable means to authenticity where the emphasis is on quality of connection and appreciation.

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Compassionate Communication will help you to

  • Inspire greater trust and meaning in all your relationships
  • Make clear requests that others will willingly respond to
  • Community build
  • Work more collaboratively with others
  • Empathise a way that will enrich your connection
  • Resolve conflicts to ‘connect and empower’, rather than ‘divide and fall’
  • Give and receive feedback safely and in a non-threatening way
  • Naturally increase your self-confidence and sense of wellbeing
  • Breathe new life and inspiration into stagnant relationships

Watch a video featuring Marhsall B Rosenburg, who developed Non-Violent Communication

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Everything we do is in service of our needs. When this one concept is applied to our view of others, we’ll see that we have no real enemies, that what others do to us is the best possible thing they know to do to get their needs met.

Marshall B Rosenburg

Mindfulness intuition training

This innovation comes from a blend of Mindfulness and Focusing where there is a shift from the rational, cerebral two-dimensional, to the intuitive, spontaneous Being level – where life is more about quality of connection (inwardly and outwardly) and resonance with a deeper level of self trust and that of the Universe.

Whilst there is obviously an important place for the rational, and analytical, it is not uncommon to feel and be oppressed and trapped by our thinking faculty.

We are not engaging here with any psychic level development, but working in the realm of presence and body wisdom, that is rooted in common sense but not constrained by it.

 

This training will offer you

  • an understanding of mindfulness and intuition
  • a means to explore and develop your intuitive side
  • a way of increasing your creativity
  • an exploration of spontaneous and in the moment sense of wholeness
  • fun and engaging exercises
  • a sense of whole-body connection, free of the constraints of analysis & judging
  • a more simple and profound sense of who you are
  • an ability to listen in and sense ‘the more’ inside of you
  • an ability to be more receptive to nature and others for a richer quality of  living
  • skills in how to enter a more curious and explorative in the moment attitude
  • a greater sense of freedom based on a deeper trust and confidence
  • decision-making that is inclusive, organic and ecological to your and other needs

We are not engaging here with any psychic level development, but working in the realm of presence and body wisdom, that is rooted in common sense but not constrained by it.

Who for?

For people who are wishing to refine their humanity and open to increasing their levels of creativity, vitality, wellbeing and choice in life.

 

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At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda

 

If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

 

 Meditation

Meditation empowers us with immediate access to the potential of what it means to be truly human. We offers skills and supports to develop and maintain an effective meditation practice.

Benefits of meditation

  • Enhanced Mental Agility
  • Offers relaxation, Peace and Wellbeing
  • Improved Clarity and Focus
  • Builds Self-confidence and Self Esteem
  • Increased Creativity
  • Enhances Energy, Strength & Vitality
  • Offers Direction and Purpose
  • Quality Sleep
  • Reduces Anxiety Attacks (lowers the levels of blood lactate)
  • Improved Perception, Memory and Intelligence
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Slowing of Aging Process
  • Helps with Weight Loss
  • Enhances a Spiritual Awareness
  • Aids Freedom from Addictions
  • Better Work Performance
  • Improved Relationships
  • Improved all-round Health
  • Increases Serotonin the Feel good hormone (low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia)

What skills and practices does meditation offer?

  • Mindfulness based practical skills and approaches for everyday life
  • Body scans and guided meditations
  • Mindful movement and whole body movement
  • Soothing and calming techniques
  • Whole body awareness and development practices and approaches
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How?

Either in person, by Skype, or on the phone – at a time or place most convenient for you. Sessions are an hour long 

Meditation Courses: meditation instruction can also be offered in course format

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The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime

Sogyal Rimpoche

Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Focusing

Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing may be described as:

Coming home to yourself. Discovering within you that which is innate and welcoming, in which there is often a deep sigh of relief and the open space of Ok-ness with whatever if present in you.  Focusing offers a doorway to the heart home of your being, and with it a new lease of care-free living.

Learning how to abide in the home of your being and in presence is really the theme of the workshop, or one to one session.

 

Focusing will teach you

  • Befriend and soothe hurt, scared or anxious parts of yourself
  • Say ‘Hello’ to whatever is present within you
  • Become more at ease and carefree by ‘clearing a space’
  • Invite the light in – qualities you would like more of
  • Increase your intuitive, spontaneous side
  • Make more balanced, integrated and fruitful decisions
  • Develop a more grounded, intuitive and creative sense of yourself
  • Develop a heightened sensitivity to your and others’ needs
  • Manage your stress levels towards greater wellbeing and wholeness
  • Be congruent and authentic to your deeper sense of who you are

Focusing was developed on the basis of research by Eugene Gendlin and Carl Rogers in the 1960s when they were trying to understand if success in psychotherapy could be predicted.  What they discovered was that change for a client was more likely if the client was more connected to their inner experience as it happened in the moment, with all its ambiguity, and not just expressing intellectual judgments and causes of their behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

 

UPCOMING COURSE: details here

 

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Your physically felt body is in fact part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times, you and other people – in fact, the whole universe

Eugene Gendlin

author of ‘Focusing’

Watch a video introducing Focusing by its creator