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Reconnect: Mindful Compassion Online

Tutor: Annie Akasati McAuley
Next start date: to be confirmed.  Please email info@evolutionarts.org.uk if you are interested as bespoke sessions for groups can be arranged.

For people who have completed a mindfulness course.  Are you missing the support of being on a course? Would you welcome a chance to reconnect with mindfulness practice and in the process with yourself, as well as with like-minded others? These are themed small-group sessions including guided practices, enquiry, sharing and relevant theory.  

May workshop theme: Mindful Compassion

This session on Zoom is for people with some experience of mindfulness practice who would like to explore practices for cultivating greater kindness and compassion, for themselves and for those around them.  

Recent years have seen a great wave of mindfulness reaching across the globe. Now a second wave is following - a wave of kindness and compassion.

There is now a huge body of research showing that training in compassion helps us to have healthier relationships with ourselves and others; to be more fit and well, both mentally and physically. Just as anxiety and stress have detrimental effects on our immune systems, positive emotions have been demonstrated to boost our body's immunity. Studies show that people with more compassion (including the all-important self-compassion) are better able to cope better with adversity, less fearful and take better care of themselves.

Having practiced mindfulness and kindness meditations for over 3 decades, Annie draws both on a wealth of experience from her Buddhist background and her secular mindfulness and compassion training, personal practice and teaching.

Annie Akasati McAuley

Annie Akasati McAuley is an experienced teacher and is trained to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living. She has been practicing mindfulness and kindness meditations for over 30 years and teaching them for 20 years in a variety of contexts including courses, retreats and schools. Annie has a background in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, but has enjoyed training more recently to pass on the ancient skills of mindfulness practice in a contemporary, secular context. 

For more details about Annie and her colleague Carolyn Drake, please see https://www.lovemindfulness.co.uk/ or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/lovemindfullness/ for regular mindfulness tips,mindfulness courses, updates and events.