Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing with Gill Hack
Based on centuries old teaching, this course aims to give you the tools you'll need to improve your general wellbeing, lower your stress levels and to feel more satisfied in your life - whatever it might throw at you. This course is currently running at Oxford University (and throughout the UK) in its 8 week form. Come and find out why the undergraduates and staff at Oxford rate this course so highly that the University is in the process of running clinical trials to prove its benefits in the areas of stress relief, life satisfaction and well-being.
Please note: We ask anyone who comes on this course to be in a position to able to commit to doing 30 minutes of meditation every day for 8 weeks when they get back home - after that.... Well, it'll be up to you but we have a sneaking suspicion you'll quickly see its benefits and reap the rewards for years to come.
What we'll cover:
- A look at what the scientific world has discovered about the power of meditation
- Considering mindfulness
- Discovering what stress really is and how it affects our lives
- Learning how meditation can improve our relationship with physical pain
- Emotional Stress, anxiety and depression - the evidence to suggest how meditation helps
- Finding the 'flow'
- How meditation practice can increase our all-round life performance
- Seeing how things really are
But mostly we'll see what comes up for us and go with that.....
How much does it cost and how long is it?
The course is donation-based and is spread over four sessions of about 2 hours each.
Biography - Gill Hack
Gill has been practising meditation in one form or another since 1989 when she first began training in complementary medicine. After several years practising sports massage/bodywork in London, she pursued further studies in Asia, exploring the spiritual significance of massage, bodywork and meditation in Eastern cultures. She felt compelled to study acupuncture and oriental medicine after living amongst Buddhist monks in a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas.
During the course of her acupuncture studies, she went on to develop her meditation practice in various parts of the world including China, Sri Lanka, India, America, Europe and UK.
Gill is the founder of Acupuncture Tao Dao (formerly Tao Dao Complementary Health Clinic in London N6). She taught for many years at the former LCTA college in London, where she trained and also has 11 years of experience teaching Theatre to young people.
Gill later chose to complement her work by training with Daizan Roshi of Zenways to teach Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing. This adds a further dimension to her work. She's a regular guest of Serenity Retreat and is open-hearted, gentle and kind. We are really looking forward to welcoming her here to teach in 2017.
Courses In Greece in 2017/18
Mini Meditation Retreat - donations
Let's just sit! 3 lots of meditation with discussions
Breathworks Introduction to Mindfulness with Alison - donations
Alison is a Breathworks qualified teacher and brings their approach to us in Greece.
The Most Gentle Art of Self-Compassion
Combining mindfulness and self-compassion to become our own best friend.
Living Softly with Jane Matthews - £100
Does life feel hard? Does it have to be this way? No! Learning how to live softly...
Mindful Ways of Writing with Liz - £110
Finding space to explore our writing in whatever form that may take.
Zen Practices for Developing Insight - donations
Energetic and meditative practices to ground us when looking within.
The Adventure of Meditation - donations
Lots of opportunity to ask questions and to add some additional tools to our meditation toolkit