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Deep Listening and Enquiry

I have worked with meditation for some years now and have had experiences of awakening/knowing which have shown me that things are not at all what we think and that there is a great peace that is absolutely available to every single one of us.
I was/am still getting caught up in old painful patterns, unmet sadnesses, grief and fear. Still being held in cycles of trauma. Always trying to see the other's point of view (in the name of 'spirituality') and in so doing abandoning my own experiences and abandoning myself. We don't need to give up on seeing the other's point of view, but we can bring that same level of compassion to ourselves.

And then there's the anger... So many of my guests have spoken about how they struggle to own or express their anger; this course may give us an opportunity to do just that in a safe and held way.

Deep Listening and Enquiry first gives us the tools to feel safe and supported - this is so important when coming to look at those places within ourselves that feel anything BUT safe.

Next we come to the tools of discovery - how to gently reach into those parts of ourselves that feel sore, unmet, difficult or blank, within this we'll incorporate the honouring of resistance.

And finally the tools of allowing and integrating - how do we accept that which feels unacceptable? How do we integrate that that we've been keeping at arm's length?

Deep Listening and Enquiry is all about acknowledging the thoughts and memories, but also bringing the body into play and acknowledging the feelings we may have associated with them. So many of us either ignore the body or just feel completely blank or frozen when we look within (we can work with that!). When we finally give space to the sensations, thoughts, memories they can be truly felt, relieved, stood down.

The course requires honesty, bravery and a big dollop of kindness and self support (we'll start off with the self support!) and draws on influences of self compassion, Zen, and the Kiloby Inquiries.

I also offer one to one Kiloby Inquiry sessions via Zoom that can be booked here. The first session is free.

How much does it cost and how long is it?

The course is spread over four mornings for 1.5/2 hours per session. The cost is £120 including a 30 min one to one with Kim. Numbers are limited to ten.


Kim founded Serenity Retreat back in 2010. She is a trained Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher with over twelve years experience and has also trained in Self Compassion with Kristen Neff and Chris Germer. Most recently, Kim became a Kiloby Inquiries Facilitator in January 2022.

Her passion is to discover what really lies beneath, both for herself and others, and to encourage open-heartedness and fearlessness to the adventure of life. She's straightforward, no nonsense, and has an earthy sense of humour.

'Kim is an exceptional teacher; courageous , authentic, wise and compassionate She brings real humility and appropriate humour to her sessions and has an impressive ability to relate to everyone within diverse groups; there’s no sense of needing to be “one of us”. I have experienced Kim’s meditations, group discussion and exploration sessions and also one-to-one work and I am stuck by her ability to express and share the depth of her knowledge and insight in such an enjoyable, informative and impactful way. Oh and she’s a really lovely soul as well!' - Sarah

'My perception of you as a mentor/teacher/deliverer of content is that you are extremely intuitive and I notice you often see beyond just the words that someone may be saying, and are really good at peeling back the layers (gently and comfortably). In addition it is the raw honesty that ultimately enables a trusting relationship.' - Pankti

Courses In Greece in 2023

Mini Meditation Retreat, with Kim

Two periods of meditation with time for questions and discussion
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Finding the Strength in Surrender, with Donna

... and relinquishing the struggle
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Qigoing - Learn Shibashi Set One, with Kim

Dropping into the body, meditation in movement with this series of moves
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Deep Listening and Enquiry, with Kim

Learning to recognise our own wisdom through deep listening, and feeling into the wisdom of others
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Pointing The Way, with Kim

Discussion of various modern spiritual texts and feeling into where they're taking us.
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Stop and Rest - Personal Retreat, with Kim

Two periods of group sitting over five days.
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