Meditation,Mindfulness & Open Awareness
Learn the act of Mindfulness, practice of meditation and experience open awareness.
MEDITATION is known as "the anti-dote to stress" for good reason. The effects of meditation have been proven to be the exact opposite to "fight or flight' in the body. This means that at a physiological level we are over stressed and because of the constant mental barrage we are all forced to face we are in a constant state of "fight or flight".
Our body believes itself to be under threat and so releases physiological responses to combat the perceived threat. Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased breathing, increased stress hormone release, sweating, weakened immunity & clotting of blood platelets occur in response to the threat.
During meditation the body shifts into a state of 'restful awareness' with the following effects: decreased hearty rate, normalisation of blood pressure, quite breathing. reduced stress hormones, reduced sweat, strengthened immunity system.
The more stress you accumulate the less efficient your mind and body become. The deep rest gained during meditation helps the body to support greater balance and vitality.
MINDFULNESS is an integrative, mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences – especially stressful experiences – and is recommended as a treatment for people with mental health problems.
Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they’re better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationship
OPEN AWARENESS (OA) can be described as the flow of pure experience interconnected with the rest of reality. More specifically: OA is a mindful mode of perception accompanied by a calm and receptive state. OA cultivates meta-cognitve introspective awareness – in which the mind can observe its own state and activities – an awareness of the mind itself. OA enhances extro-spective awareness – sensory perceptions and bodily sensations.
OA reframes one’s current experience of self, placing phenomena within one’s awareness, as opposed to these being experienced separate from oneself. This calms the mind, relaxes the body and promotes a sense of interconnection with the rest of life. OA can be visually represented through the image of a zen circle (Ensō), depicting the connection between inner and outer through the open space in the circle - which is itself representative of both cyclical movement and infinity
All training done in 1:1 format in person or by Zoom Video
Primordial Sound Meditation also available. In depth training over 2 sessions over three days.