Saturday January Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

The theme this session is New Year, New Me.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

New Year, Fresh Start self-compassion workshop

The theme this session is cultivating freshness in the here and now and beginning anew.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

NEW YEAR 2021 Retreat – Reflect, Recharge & Renew

Start the new year with a deeper vision of how you want to live your ‘one wild and precious’ life. For most of us 2020 was a time of unprecedented challenge or change, good or bad we we’re all shaken. Now is the time to reflect and consciously decide how you would like your next decade to unfold..  Preferably in a peaceful beautiful place, like Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, Co. Antrim.

On this special retreat there will be lots of space, time and silence and kind restorative body based practice. There will be time to read, reflect and ease our way into 2021.

We will start with a tea on arrival from 6pm on the Friday evening and finish with a cup of tea at 4pm on Sunday.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, outdoor mindful walks and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness throughout.

Some experience of meditation, mindfulness and/or yoga is desirable.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

What people said about my previous MSC retreats: “Great experience! Peaceful setting, couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran”It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. My room was beautiful.  The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce”Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens and staff.” Eric Morrison”I liked the mixture of style of meditation/mindful practice, the permission to opt out, no pressure, no judgement. Loved the whole programme options and choices. Private room, very clean, lovely location. It was wonderful nurturing and supportive, thank you Bridgeen.” Julie”I loved all of it. It came at really opportune time in my life, the loving kindness was especially great. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable. The surroundings very beautiful.” Terri”I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have.Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful.  The rooms were very comfortable.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time.  I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial.  I liked the food and the clean tidy room and peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay offline contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.