Over the summer we will be holding two daylong mindfulness workshops. These workshops are primarily designed for people who have completed at least one eight-week course (with Nottingham Mindfulness or elsewhere) and begun to develop a regular mindfulness practice.

 

Summer Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness days of practice – Nottingham summer 2014

Venue: 1st Floor, 4 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NU

Saturday July 26th – THE ATTITUDINAL FOUNDATIONS OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

In Full Catastrophe Living Jon Kabat-Zinn identifies seven attitudes that underpin the practice of mindfulness: non-judging, patience, beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, letting go. In this workshop we will explore these attitudes through longer periods of guided practice, talks and discussion. The day will include long periods of silence but also allow time for questions and inquiry.

Saturday August 2nd – THE BUDDHIST BACKGROUND TO MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

The secular approaches to mindfulness (including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) draw on practices within the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha’s discourse on the ‘four foundations of mindfulness’ is particularly important in understanding the roots of these practices. We will explore how the teachings in this discourse may shed light on the secular practice of mindfulness. The workshop will include longer periods of guided practice, talks and discussion. The day will include long periods of silence but also allow time for questions and inquiry.

Who are these workshops for?

These workshops are primarily designed for people who have completed at least one eight-week course (with Nottingham Mindfulness or elsewhere) and begun to develop a regular mindfulness practice. They are not designed to be teacher trainings but may also be useful for the on-going practice of those who use mindfulness in their work.

Timings

9.30 – Arrival and registration

10.00-1.00 – Morning session

1.00-2.15 – Lunch (not provided but there are many local places to get food near the studio)

2.15-4.30 Afternoon session

Cost

£60 for each workshop

Booking

Advanced booking is essential

 

 

 

About the teacher

Jake Dartington has been practising meditation since 1995 and has completed many extended periods of silent retreat, including three months at Gaia house in 2003.

He trained as a meditation teacher with Christina Feldman, the co-founder of Gaia House, and has been teaching retreats and courses throughout the country since 2007.

More recently, Jake attended an MBCT teacher development retreat (level 1) run by Dr Patrizia Collard and Helen Stephenson in order to gain a greater understanding of the structure of the eight weeks Mindfulness courses. He has also completed mindfulness courses run by Dr Karen Neil in Beeston and Michael Chaskalson in London.

In addition to his mindfulness teaching, Jake works part-time as a teacher of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Bilborough College in Nottingham. He has Masters degrees in Philosophy (Sussex) and Buddhist Studies (Sunderland) and completed a year-long foundation in Counselling Skills at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute