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Awakened Men Weekend Retreat November 2018

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Awakened Men’s 

Weekend Retreat
November 30 – December 2rd

Find out more

What does it mean to be awake as
a man in the 21st century?

What does it mean as man to be in relationship (single, partner/married or divorced)?

This retreat is an opportunity

To nourish the body and mind

Experience authentic communication

Rest in community

Transform limiting beliefs

and

Recognize freedom

We encourage you to bring an attitude

of curiosity
playfulness
and
willingness to look wholeheartedly at yourself.

This will be supported by

a community atmosphere of trust
openness
and
an encouragement to recognize
the freedom of the heart

This weekend retreat will explore what is to be man through the seminal work of Robert Moore PHD rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine: king, warrior, magician, lover. It combines a contemplative shabbat service (the torah portion for Shabbat Vayeishev), interpersonal mindfulness, shadow work, story telling and will include periods of silence.

This weekend includes

learning and experiencing TRE (Tension/Stress Releasing Exercises)  which is a simple technique that uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body. The exercises aims to release deep tension from the body by evoking a self-controlled muscular shaking process in the body called neurogenic muscle tremors.

This technique is particularly beneficial to those experiencing stress working in the helping professions eg doctors, nurses,  counsellors and therapists.

Amaranatho has taught this to at least two hundred people including professional in the mental health sector

Amaranatho a former Buddhist of 15 years who has had a complex and uncertain life, he has learned how to deal with this through presence and clarity. He has run large residential retreats, corporate coaching programs as well as spent long periods alone contemplating the deeper questions in life.

Whether you meet Amaranatho in a workshop, retreat or personally, his approach is to respond to the situation as it unfolds. He facilitates a safe space enabling you to recognize your own wisdom, through co-exploration, playfulness, and love. He is interested in finding ways of being authentic whilst recognizing that everything is already okay. By exploring the dynamics of the way we relate to each other, we can start to recognize the limitations we impose on ourselves and access more energy, abundance, peace and wisdom.

He has facilitated Buddhist/Jewish mindfulness retreats, mentors Rabbi’s, and spoken at JCoss, JW3, Leo Baeck, and Limmud.

You can find more about what he trained and about his background here

Amaranatho Approach to the retreat

The retreat is based on co-exploration I consider myself a facilitator and so provide a space to help you explore who you really are. Some of the sessions are based on sharing your meditation experience (which can include your emotions) with another person or with a large group (if you want to ) or listening to other people doing the same.  The retreats encourages periods of silent reflection.

Whether you have no meditation experience or lots , whether you are used to sharing your emotions in public or not, the space provided will accept you. The work is based on what I believe is a universal truth that you are innocent. Sometimes your beliefs will be actively challenged and this is held as best as possible in light of your innocence.

During retreats/workshops you can use a chair, cushion or any other comfortable position that keeps your back straight and your body relaxed (which at times can include lying down).

The talks that I give are reflective, that means that they are not about content but are more about how your receive them.  The workshops use various contemplative exercises to expanded on our understanding of ourselves, some involve physical contact, talking and sitting in a group in silence.

The focus is looking at process rather content, looking at the way the mind works rather than what it produces (although sometimes I use it the other way round!).

The key method is to use mindfulness/awareness to centre ourselves in the present moment and to understand who we are. 

The basic attitude is accepting and welcoming the way life is and allowing our natural wisdom to arise.

There is always time to ask questions

Reading before retreat

If you are not familiar with the archetypes of King Warrior Magician Lover – you can read a very good introductory article here.

What retreatants say about coming to this retreat

“it was well prepared and well run and
you are a real master about holding a safe space whilst being flexible”

“Great opportunity to explore who you are as a individual
and within community whilst nurturing the mind/body.”

“Unique experience combining group work and silent meditation.
The most worthwhile and rewarding experience of my life so far.
The power, happiness and relief you feel from honesty, authenticity, and opening your heart”

“Great opportunity for healing in a supportive environment”

Timetable

Friday 30th November till Sunday 2nd December

This retreat will focus on using the archetypes to explore who we are and how to recognize inner freedom.

For participants that have been on my retreat before it will remind you that you are already free and will help in the ongoing integration of hidden personality traits that can restricts us from seeing who we really are. 

For new participants it offers a welcoming space to explore who you are and the practical skills needed to embedded peace in our daily life.

Timetable

Friday / Erev Shabbat

2 pm                              Arrive (Shabbat begins at 3.38pm)

2.00pm – 2.15pm         Welcome
2.20 -3.40pm                 Introduction to TRE 
3.48pm                            Light candle

4.30pm – 5.30pm         Kabbalat Shabbat
5.30pm – 6.30pm          Check-in
6.30pm -7.00pm          Meditation
7.00 – 8.00pm               Kiddush and Dinner and Grace after Meals
8.00 – 8.45pm                Introduction to weekend

Shabbat / Saturday in Noble Silence
8.00am – 8.30am        Sitting
8.30am – 9.00am        Breakfast in silence
9.00am -9.45am          Session 1
9.45am- 10.30am         Niggunim – Singing / Chanting meditation as preparation for davening
10.30am – 12.00am      A contemplative approach to Torah study; personal time for prayer, meditation, study. We will make Kiddush and eat something prior to Torah reading.

12.00pm – 2.00pm      Lunch and Rest
2.00pm – 2.30pm        Break (individual Mincha)
2.30pm – 3.30pm        Session 2
3.40- 3.50 pm              Break
3.50 -4.50pm               Session 3
4.52  – 6.52pm              Shabbat Ends  – Evening meal
7.00 – 8.00pm              Session 4 and closing


Sunday  

8.30am – 9.00am     Sitting (optional)
9am – 9.30am           Breakfast
9.30am – 10.30am     Checkin
10.30-11.45 am          Session 5
11.45-12                       Break
12pm -1pm                 Closing

Are you ready to book?

Awaken to your true potential

The early bird rate is 130 pound for up to five people.
and valid till 30th Sepetmber *

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The Investment

The early bird rate is £130
valid till 30/9 for five people (all five places have been taken 15/9)
Two hours of training in TRE usually costs 70 pound
It is then £150 - it is possible to pay in instalments

Where

The retreat will be held in a residential house in a quiet area in Stoke Newington, London. There is limited accommodation available.

Limited Place

Don't miss out! There is a limit of 12 places, and filling fast.

What you need to bring

Simple breakfast and lunches are included, you will need to bring vegetarian food to share for the other meals. A camping mat or blanket to lie down and your beautiful heart.

Refunds

Full refunds are available up to three weeks before the retreat starts, less credit card fee if applicable, two weeks admin charges (75 pound) and credit card fee if applicable, one week no refunds – please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.

The retreat requires 10 people to attend if we do not get the full number you will get a full refund or ask if you would consider covering the costs.

Assistance
Participants are asked to assist with the smooth running of our retreats by helping with various jobs both during and at the end of the retreat.

Find out more about what amaranatho does here

Retreat Center Coaching

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Is your retreat center

realizing its full potential?

 

I create space for organization to awaken

to their true potential through

developing presence and clarity


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 Bring more energy, peace
and
joy to your life

and to your customers

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Get a wider perspective
on what is blocking
your retreat center
from its full potential

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Improved clarity
Innovation
More effective Communication

IMG_4940Who is Amaranatho and what experience does?

Amaranatho has accumulated many skills having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and run over a hundred events including residential retreats for large groups of people, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia.

 

Amaranatho mentors and supervise spiritual leaders across different faiths, facilitators and run workshops to understand vicarious trauma, mental health and organizational development.  Since disrobing he has been asked by other retreat managers to support their centers. He knows how much work it takes to organize a retreat and support retreatants.

He is passionate about embodied grounded spiritual practice and avoiding spiritual bypass.  He is fully insured and in therapeutic supervision.

You can find out more about me here

 

Organizations have I worked with

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What have I done?

"We were recently privileged to host Amaranatho as part of a one-week mindful experience program aimed at supporting and improving the mental well-being of our staff.
Feedback from participants have been overwhelmingly positive and staff have commented on the benefits of the one-on-one sessions and group workshops.
We strongly believe workplace health has a direct relationship with our work/life balance and organisational productivity and we would like to thank Amaranatho for facilitating the week-long mindfulness program."

read report of program here
Chris Bone, Executive Director, Armadale Health Service

Who is the coaching for?

• Managers
• Retreat Center owners
• Team Leaders
• Supervisors

 This can be one to one or group coaching either on site or via the internet. I also facilitate onsite training and facilitate community conflict, trauma and communication.

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One Skeptical Scientist’s Mindfulness Journey

By | Mindfulness

What this daydreaming researcher learned
from eight weeks of mindfulness meditation

Little by little, the nature of my generalized anxiety did start to change. I use the word ” change” very carefully here. I can’t say my anxiety completely went away, but my relationship to it changed. Instead of feeling the emotion and acting on it (e.g., wanting to run home and curl up under my covers and hide), I started to just notice it. Yes, non-judgmentally. But I’d also dare to say, compassionately.

Which brings us to the mindfulness-creativity connection. Before I took the 8-week course, there was a particular paradox in the field that just didn’t make any sense to me. On the one hand, the neuroscience of creativity literature shows that the ” default mode network” — which is involved in mind-wandering and the construction of our sense of self– is absolutely essential for creative thinking. On the other hand, some mindfulness studies were showing that mindfulness practice reduces default mode network activity but simultaneously increases creative thinking. How can this be??! How can the brain network most associated with daydreaming both contribute and not contribute to creative thinking?

 

Source – read the full article at One Skeptical Scientist’s Mindfulness Journey

You and Your Shadow

By | Events, workshops

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If you look over your shoulder when the sun is shining you will see a bag you’ve been carrying, it contains some wonderful medicine to allow you to be who you really are.  Shadow for me means aspects of ourselves we have hidden, be they positive or negative.  This workshop will involve looking into our bag and making the load lighter, giving us more energy and abundance in our lives.

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The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Testimonial

I had a very quick opportunity during the evening after returning from the shadow workshop to consider how my shadow projection reacted to an unexpected and difficult letter. In bearing what I'd learnt in mind, I was able to recognise that the trait that I felt critical of in the person writing was one that I'd displayed myself, to put this in context and to respond non-defensively and in a way that dissipated what otherwise would have come across as a burden of negative energy on me.

Clive - Business Coach

The synthesis of psychology, spiritual exploration and magickal practice that Amaranatho embodied for me in the workshop I found highly inspiring. It was like working with a shaman; someone with genuine spiritual experience, but also someone deliberately in the overlap between traditions, positioned between them as a gifted translator.

Read the full review here

Duncan Barford -Author

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“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
The latter procedure, however,
is disagreeable and therefore not popular.”
― C.G. Jung

This workshops involves meditation, group and pair sharing. It includes actively looking at your emotions, mind, thoughts, feelings, habits, belief and sharing them within the group in appropriate ways that respects your privacy. (More information here).

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This is only for people that want seriously reflect on their lives

This not a quick fix or a set of funky tools you will forget in a week. 


 

This is an opportunity for you to see what blocks you
from seeing who you are
and
to put your life into context.

 

This will leave you feeling energised,
awake to the possibilities life may hold
and an opportunity of this becoming
an embodied reality.

Why me?

I have made radical changes in my life, based on listening to my heart, I did not write a list or evaluate the options, or do some 360 degree personality test. I have deeply listened to myself and trust what arise when it comes with clarity and put that into action. The choice is always with clarity, the process is not always easy and the actions after that are not always straightforward. The result is a life of authenticity, meaning and ultimately freedom not based on any conditions

Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have?

IMG_4940As a Mindfulness facilitator, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to the retreat, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and run residential retreats for large groups of people, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here

My personal experience with change

I left a very good job managerial job at the age of 21, went to university and studied Artificial Intelligence, I then traveled around the world for four years. I left the wordily life to become a Buddhist monk, where I lived ten years without money and on trust. I spent another five years as wandering freelance monk, living on a oragnic farm in England, run retreats and workshops in Perth Australia. I left the monks life to return to the market place and embrace life and relationship in it’s fullest.

 

I have encouraged 1000’s of people to open their hearts to their highest potential. As David Whyte a great poet that writes on the conversational nature of reality in his poems Sweet Darkness suggests

"You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in"

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Explore

Co-explore what is going on in your life
Set health boundaries to do this

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Be spontaneous 

open 
and
innovative

Love

Be kind 

and direct

 

This workshop is not for people with serious mental or physical health issues.
Please consult with your doctor or mental health provider if you are unsure.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us.

Additional information

In Jungian psychology, the shadow or “shadow aspect” may refer to (1) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious, or (2) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not recognize in itself.

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Compassion Fatigue

By | Events, workshops

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Vicarious Trauma

 A day workshop for the helping professional, whether you are in the volunteer sector, councilor, therapist, nurse, doctor, policeman, fireman or career.  This workshop focuses on developing the understanding of the basics of vicarious trauma (the trauma you get from working with others) and uses the Trauma Release Exercise developed by David Bercelli.

 

TRE or Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises is a simple technique that uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body including traumatic life experiences (e.g. natural disasters, social or domestic violence).  The exercises aim to release deep tension from the body by evoking a self-controlled muscular shaking process in the body called neurogenic muscle tremors.

Testimonials

I have run this workshop around the world for therapist, counselors and mental health staff this is what they say

I am confident in continuing with the exercise myself. The information on stress was very engaging and was new information for me. It is a short and thorough look at the biology of stress and trauma and  it’s effect  on humans. An enjoyable session followed by a hands on practice of a stress release exercise to take away. I enjoyed it all.

          Jenny Lynch Manager Training and Education Services at Richmond Fellowship WA

Thank you for facilitating an amazing day on Saturday !
It was really brilliant and very well designed and structured .
That’s from someone who has led similar days for over 30 years. I got a lot from it myself.

It gave me great insight into the background of the technique and
the associated biology/ neurology as well as practical experience.
The workshop was enjoyable, engaging, practical and informative. All in all, a memorable experience shared with a lovely group of people.

I loved that the group and facilitator were so supportive.
Additionally, setting firm boundaries for the group at the outset
made the environment feel safe.

Read the full testimonial here

As a therapist & an individual continually healing myself
to maintain equilibrium I was intrigued, to experience it as a resource
for my clients. From start to finish the way the workshop started was brilliant
& the mirroring of acceptance, love & gratitude by the facilitator
enable a remarkable experience.
A resource I will definitely learn more about
using myself for the benefits of my clients.

Superb, workshop an experience with the [‘playful’ monk] Amaranatho is a Must.

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Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have?

IMG_4940As a Mindfulness facilitator, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to the retreat, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and run residential retreats for large groups of people, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here

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Co-explore what is going on in your life
Set health boundaries to do this

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Be spontaneous 

open 
and
innovative

Love

Be kind 

and direct

 

If you’re wondering why vicarious trauma is so important watch this powerful video?

More about the video here

 

 

 

Mindfulness at the Museum

By | Events, workshops

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Mindfulness at the Museum: A Secular Sabbath

What is worth remembering? The word Sabbath and mindfulness have similar meanings; to remember.

Over two Saturdays we will we introduce mindfulness through interacting with objects from the museum, led by former Buddhist monk Amaranatho.

Just as the museum creates a space to explore heritage, identity and culture from a Jewish perspective, we will explore what they mean personally and collectively through our shared stories.

This is not a course in Judaism or just mindfulness it is a journey into centre of who we are and how we relate to one another. This course will give you an opportunity to create community and reflect on life as well as developing presence, non judgmental awareness and a heart of peace.

in conjunction with

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Use the artifacts of  Museum to
Transform how you think about yourself

 

This is an opportunity for you to see what blocks you
from seeing who you are
and
to put your life into context.

 

This will leave you feeling energised,
awake to the possibilities life may hold
and an opportunity of this becoming
an embodied reality.

Program

Session 1: The Heart of the Museum

The word Sabbath means to rest; what do you rest in?During this first session we will introduce what mindfulness is and explore it practically by connecting to the objects in the museum.

By opening our eyes to what we see, we can develop attention and clarity.

The ability to rest with life’s difficulties be they in the mind or externally is based on attention and clarity. Mindfulness is a tool that is scientifically researched to improve attention and clarity. By doing this the heart can have more joy, abundance, kindness and ultimately freedom.

Date: Saturday 12 March 2016

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Session 2: The Museum of Freedom

Would you like to know what freedom is? Current scientific research on Mindfulness is about become a better person, the art of mindfulness is about deeply inquiring into who we are. During our time together we will again explore the museum to see what we are looking at and what are looking from. It will take us on an inner journey to the core of who we are; giving us an opportunity to see for yourself a freedom not based on artifacts.  (This workshop is particular usefully if you are experienced meditators and stuck in your practice.)

Saturday 19 March

10.30am – 4.30pm

If you would like to meet Amaranatho and hear him speak about  Mindfulness and his personal journey please join him for a free talk at the Jewish Museum London on 10th January
from  2-3pm book here

These sessions are open to anybody regardless of  faith or belief.

Price: £120 for both sessions (£90 for one session only)

 There are limited place for this course book here
 
 
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Whether you want a breakthrough because
you are stuck in your
spiritual, personal, work or family life.
The answer is within you
and
I facilitate a space that brings clarity and presences to this.

 

Why me?

I have made radical changes in my life, based on listening to my heart, I did not write a list or evaluate the options, or do some 360 degree personality test. I have deeply listened to myself and trust what arise when it comes with clarity and put that into action. The choice is always with clarity, the process is not always easy and the actions after that are not always straightforward. The result is a life of authenticity, meaning and ultimately freedom not based on any conditions

Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have?

IMG_4940As a Mindfulness facilitator, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to the retreat, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and run residential retreats for large groups of people, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here

My personal experience with change

I left a very good job managerial job at the age of 21, went to university and studied Artificial Intelligence, I then traveled around the world for four years. I left the wordily life to become a Buddhist monk, where I lived ten years without money and on trust. I spent another five years as wandering freelance monk, living on a oragnic farm in England, run retreats and workshops in Perth Australia. I left the monks life to return to the market place and embrace life and relationship in it’s fullest.

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What Clients say about the Day

I would highly recommend Amaranatho if you are feeling stuck or simply in need of seeing life from another angle so as to gain a way, perhaps, of approaching the same issue you have but from another perspective".

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I spent a whole day with Amaranatho and I was pushed out of my comfort zone and challenged to think in ways I had not even considered before.

Sometimes, Amaranatho, turned things on their head, helping me to look at them in a very different light. Amaranatho is facilitating a process of self-inquiry. I was helped to come up with my own answers to certain dilemmas/problems I have been facing rather than being given ready made answers or quick fixes which most likely would not have worked long term because they had not come from me myself. Amaranatho is sensitive to your needs yet he will also call you on your shots when needs be.
 

Piers  July 2016

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Explore

Co-explore what is going on in your life
Set health boundaries to do this

play

Be spontaneous 

open 
and
innovative

Love

Be kind 

and direct

 

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One year staff development mindfulness program for Educationalists

By | Events

One year mindfulness staff development program for educationalist

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This is a year long program to bring mindfulness into a educational setting. There are many mindfulness programs and books where you can learn mindfulness in a short time. Mindfulness out of the box takes an embodied view, which means allowing mindfulness to physically come into the body. This is similar to learning to drive a car in the beginning your learn the actions and after a while the actions become embodied: you can start to notice the way your feet/hands move without thinking about the moves themselves. This leads to a more effective understanding of well-being and will have a better chance of reaching long term benefits of a well-being program.

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This programs includes developing mindfulness with personal and professional development

A introductory session about the program.

From Stress to Freedom – A six week Mindfulness course with  90 minute live training and includes a one day retreat. This is supported by a online learning module – more details can be found here


More details here

The six week mindfulness course includes a day long silent retreat, which would include training in Tension Release Exercise and one of the best ways I know to understand and deal with the immediate impact of a stressful situation and to help others when they are in stress.

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Each month after the six week course there is a module to develop mindfulness in relationship with others and is based on the needs of the group/institution. 

Starting a Fresh  – Explores how we can best take care of ourselves

Resting in uncertainty – How to use mindfulness to deal with change

Your Presence makes difference – An important aspects of bring mindfulness in the classroom

Mindfulness and the teenage mind – How to embrace educating teenager mind.

Mindfulness and Spirituality –  Amaranatho brings over decade of working with young people from a faith and no-faith perspective, as well as running Jewish Buddhist retreats. 

Interpersonal mindfulness Practice – This day workshop explores how we can effectively relate and communicate with other people from a mindfulness perspective. One day workshop

It’s always now – A chance to reflect on the program and reminder ourselves of the essence of a mindfulness practice. 

Other modules are available on request

 

Outcomes

  • Participants will have a practical and personal understanding of mindfulness
  • Improved attention skills
  • Improved self regulation of emotions
  • They will know the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice
  • They will have some practical suggestion to applying mindfulness in classroom management
  • They will experience well-being, nourishment and community spirit
  • That the explore-play-love framework is a vehicle of personal transformation to a happy, healthier and more peaceful life.

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Supporting critical thinking
Applied mindfulness
Social and emotional intelligence

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Encouraging curiosity and creativity
Embodied and experiential learning
Innovation and fun

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Developing a sense of appreciation and awe
for ourselves and others

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IMG_4940Who is Amaranatho?

As a Mindfulness consultant, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to working with young people, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and ran residential retreats for large groups of families, young people and adults, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here and read about my other workd with young people here.

 

My approach

I support educational establishments  in mindfulness based learning with social and emotional intelligence influenced by a developmental and neurosciences perspective of young people. I use the Explore – Play – Love framework to embody wisdom, creativity and self-reliance in both students and staff, leaving them inspired to be life long learners and live a life of meaning and purpose both individually and in society.

 

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Testimonials

What previous participants have said about six week Stress to freedom course

“I can remember a week or so ago when I had resolved an issue by allowing an uncomfortable feeling to be welcome for a while, and then feeling it lift and my spirit expand and saying spontaneously ‘yay I am free’ and I grinned, all this time I knew there had been a shift, but never before had I felt free, damn that Amaranatho I had gone in skeptical and his course worked ?

Transformative course. More than any other retreat attend.
Very applicable to everyday life. 
Come along to experience a change

Course was very practical and thought provoking
whilst equipping me with very useful techniques to utilize

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The Stressless Entrepreneur

By | Events, workshops

While we may spend hours on websites, statistics, goals and marketing, how much time do you put aside for yourself? While you may believe in the product, do you believe in yourself to do that? While we get overwhelmed by being our own boss and what stress it throws at you, you are probably not aware and present of how much control you have over this. In this workshop you will experience your own thought processes and how it affects your daily working life in a profound way.

Mindfulness has become a buzz word in the business world and companies are now installing meditation rooms in there offices.  Scientific research has dramatically increased over the last few years on how mindfulness benefits productivity, personal well-being and resilience. During this interactive session we will see how to use mindfulness in the workplace as well as for personal use, leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and abundant. The session will be facilitated by mindful consultant Amaranatho from Mindfulness out of the box. He is a former Buddhist monk with 20 years experience of mindfulness, leadership, personal development and applying this in the business world.

This workshop is free and sponsored by Place to work

7th September 2016 7pm book here

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