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Interpersonal Mindfulness

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Does your job require you to constantly relate to people?

 

 The world is too complex to solve with simple management techniques based on a few good practises. If you have hit the limits of what individual mindfulness can bring to you, it’s time to explore how interpersonal mindfulness can make you a better leader.

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Learn new listening skills to hear oneself and others more deeply

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Reduce stress and anxiety in relationships
 Increase awareness in interactions
Recognize habitual ways we react to stress and anxiety in relationships

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Improved clarity
Innovation
More effective Communication
Feel more alive and have more energy

Mindfulness is an ability to see more clearly what is happening in the present moment, and, with an attitude of accepting the way it is, to respond both skilfully and appropriately.
With this quality of attention, we can better understand our own concerns and anxieties and feel more alive to the many situations which life presents.

To be able to respond authentically to each situation, we need to be able to vulnerable and to learn from our mistakes. A lack of tolerance for failure is a lack of tolerance for growth. In this workshop you will explore your willingness to risk short term failure (or learning) to gain longer-term success.

This workshop is for leaders who already have a good grounding in mindfulness techniques and want to take this to the next level. If you want to be able to positively influence those around you and deepen your self-awareness, this workshop is for you.

We will quickly work out what stops you being the most effective in relating to other people. In this workshop you will practice mindfulness as a social and embodied process that supports organisational change.

This mastery level introductory is facilitated by Amaranatho a master of interpersonal mindfulness and supported by Mary McGuire a master of organisational change.  

 

Amaranatho is an expert in applying mindfulness interpersonally to support behavioural changes that are catalysts for transformation and well-being of an organisation. He  was a Buddhist monk for 15 years leading large residential family, young people and adult retreat/workshops around the world, as well as facilitating corporate workshops.

He has been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. 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

Mary McGuire has worked on transformation and change in global organisations for over 20 years. Her work has included executive coaching and group-wide leadership development programmes. Since bringing mindfulness practice into her daily life, she has integrated this into her client work and written a book on how to make mindfulness an everyday activity.

Who Should Attend the Workshop:

• Leaders
• Managers
• Supervisors
• HR Professionals

Workshop Details:
Costs:    £100

Date: 16th May 9.30-1.30pm

Location:   Central London

You and Your Shadow

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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

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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.

Super duper!

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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The Mindful Experience

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The Mindful experience

A week long employee engagement promoting well-being,
leadership, community and innovation

 

 

 

How mindfulness can benefit your organization 
and its members

Employee engagement, involvement and commitment

A sense of connection, belonging, empowerment and purpose
which can lead to:

Better working relationships, reduced conflicts, and
the ability to thrive under pressure
as well as,
Innovation, productivity, and better customer care.

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What does the program consist of ?

Each day can start off with a very short mindfulness session (5 minutes),
followed by workshops on such themes as:

Introduction to mindfulness
Change management
Leadership
Parenting
Compassion fatigue
Community building
Innovation/Creativity
Stress management for Professionals
Communication
Large public talks

Short 15 minute, 1 to 1 coaching sessions to explore personal issues.

Optional extra’s including training in Trauma/tension Relief, inquiry, facilitation, emotional intelligence, mental health. For educational establishments working with teenage brain can be included. The program is tailored to the needs of the organisation and staff

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All session are secular and based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom, and creative use of multi-media presentation.

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Mindfulness based change workshop at Landgate Innovation Perth Australia 2015

Testimonial
From Chris Bone, Executive Director
Armadale Health Service

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.”

 You can find more about the Armadale program and the full feedback here

Feedback from participant


“I loved how you guided the session and
paced the group from an external framework
towards curiosity and self inquiry - loved the videos.”

“interconnection of biology, psychology and practice”



“discussion with colleagues - thought provoking”



“very down earth presenter”

"Opportunity to bring humanity and mindfulness to the hospital
in a deeper sense gives me total satisfaction.”

Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have?

IMG_4940Amaranatho was a Buddhist Monk for 15 years and is a expert in Mindfulness. He has been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He developed a lot of skills running residential retreats for large groups of people and later in corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspects 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.


Creating space for people to awaken to their true potential
through 
developing presence and clarity


His work has brought him in contact with corporate organisations, educational establishments, families and young people. He has run over hundred retreats, workshops, and public talks around the world, impacting thousands of people. He has trained in many different modalities both for his personal development and to support people that he works with.

Amaranatho is fully insured and has been in therapeutic supervision for ten years with a accredit supervisor.

You can find out more about me here

 

Organization are full of deadlines, information overload,
and complex communications, all of which we need
to manage in positive ways.
However, if we are responding to these situations
with a mind full of worries about the past
or concerns about the future, our energy can be depleted,
often leaving us exhausted.

Learn mindfulness from a expert

 

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Increase productivity
Decrease absenteeism
Employee engagement
Personal well-being
Increasing amount of scientific research on mindfulness

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Improved clarity
Innovation
More effective Communication
Feel more alive and have more energy

Mindfulness is an ability to see more clearly what is happening in the present moment, and, with an attitude of accepting the way it is, to respond both skilfully and appropriately.
With this quality of attention, we can better understand our own concerns and anxieties and feel more alive to the many situations which life presents.

Organizations have I worked with

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see my portfolio here

This is a unique program offering life changing skills

for your work and personal life,

with an expert that has applied

and tested mindfulness realistically in daily life.

Mindfulness in the Construction Industry

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Construct a different view of how you deal

with stress and communicate.

Increase your effectiveness to deal with

complex and changing situations.

The construction industry is full of deadlines, information overload, and complex communications, all of which we need to manage in positive ways. However, if we are responding to these situations with a mind full of worries about the past or concerns about the future, our energy can be depleted, often leaving us exhausted.

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Learn mindfulness from a expert in a beautiful residential setting with other senior members of the construction industry.
Will help with integrating BIM to your organization

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Increase productivity
Decrease absenteeism
Employee engagement
Personal well-being
Increasing amount of scientific research on mindfulness

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Improved clarity
Innovation
More effective Communication
Feel more alive and have more energy

Mindfulness is an ability to see more clearly what is happening in the present moment, and, with an attitude of accepting the way it is, to respond both skilfully and appropriately.
With this quality of attention, we can better understand our own concerns and anxieties and feel more alive to the many situations which life presents.

aerial-view Why a Three day retreat at the Innovation Center, Seaton Hall?

Seaton hall is situated in the heart of where the industrial revolution started - Yorkshire. It provides a stunning backdrop of nature, history and contemplative communities to explore why we react to life the we way do.

Seaton hall is the residential assessment centre for the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers (ISSE) and  the Awarding Body of the Built Enviroment (ABBE) - which is the leading awarding body of the built environment and has a deservedly high respect among property professionals.

Three days gives enough time out of the workplace to reflect on the way we do our jobs, to speak with other members of the industry and most importantly to learn mindfulness experiential.

This is a unique retreat offering life changing skills

for your work and personal life,

with an expert that has applied

and tested mindfulness realistically in daily life.

IMG_4940Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have for this retreat?

As 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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My personal experience with the construction industry

Shortly after leaving the monastery I converted a basement to a flat for my London base. This conversion went horrible wrong, it left us with raw sewage in the basement, mould and a battle with Thames water, and an insurance bill that will probably come to over 200,000.

When the insurance adviser first came on site we were told that because we had been persistent, calm and fair, we had probably saved ourselves three years work.

Not only did my mindfulness/trauma training come in useful it allowed me to deal with complexity and uncertainty,  liaising with the all different people involved.

Read rest of story here

I was moved into temporary accommodation for eight months, the house was condemned as toxic and everything, and I mean everything needed to be cleaned or disposed of.

My mindfulness practice helped me in finding the right contractors and project manager. I did this by investing a considerable amount of money in the initial in investigation, as well as making sure they where eco-friendly. I had suffered from black mould poising and did a huge amount of research on finding the best way to heal myself and why I got I'll in the first place. I found that this is sometimes called sick building syndrome.

After a year of working on this project nearly full time, I now have a lot of experience working with contractors, insurance claims, toxic buildings as well the necessary changes in lifestyle to recover from all of this.

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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 Should Attend the Retreat:

• Managers
• Team Leaders
• Supervisors
• HR Professionals

Retreat Details:

Costs:           From £690
Includes all meals
• Luxury accommodation ensuite
Group online meeting before and after retreat
Tuition fees

Location:     The Innovation Centre,  Seaton Hall, Yorkshire

Further information and timetable

The retreat has amble time for rest, conversation and will include walks in nature. The retreat will be a mixture of interactive exercises as well as periods of silence. Some exercise will require the sharing of thoughts and feelings in pairs and in the group. 

Look at the timetable

Monday
Arrive after 5.00 
Supper 7.00 - 8.00pm
Introductory session 8.15pm

Tuesday
Breakfast 8-8.30pm
Morning Session:  What do you want to build?
Lunch break and rest 12.30 - 2.15pm
Afternoon Session:  The foundation of Mindfulness
Tea Break and rest 5pm
Evening Meal 7pm
Evening session 8pm

Wednesday
Breakfast 8-8.30pm
Morning Session:  What are you talking about?
Lunch break and rest 12.30 - 2.15pm
Afternoon Session:  Constructing the mind
Tea Break  and rest 5pm
Evening Meal 7pm
Evening session 8pm

Thursday
Breakfast 8.-8.30am
Closing session: The official opening

Lunch break and depart 12.30pm

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Tea and coffee will be available all day long and breaks will be fitted in with the natural flow of the group. Three vegetarian healthy meals will provided for the retreat and food intolerance/ dietary needs can be catered for.  The retreat will also include aspects of nutrition and looking after the body/mind.

Bespoke Retreats

Bespoke retreats are run on mindfulness based communication, innovation, facilitating change, leadership and mastery level mindfulness. We can also develop specific retreats for your organization. You can contact Amaranatho via email here or contact the Innovation Center on 0800 915 6363

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One Day Executive Mindfulness Retreat

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One Day Executive
Mindfulness Retreats

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Is your day full of deadlines, information overload, and complex communications, all of which needs to be managed in positive ways. Are you responding to these situations with a mind full of worries about the past or concerns about the future, leaving you depleted of energy, or even exhausted?

Why not take a day out for yourself to nourish, reflect and restore?

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Learn mindfulness from a expert in a beautiful setting with other executives
Find out how to apply mindfulness in your business and personal relationships

 

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Increase productivity
Work more efficiently in meetings
Better communication with your staff
Personal well-being
Increasing amount of scientific research on mindfulness

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Improved clarity
Innovation
More effective Communication
Feel more alive and have more energy

Mindfulness is an ability to see more clearly what is happening in the present moment, and, with an attitude of accepting the way it is, to respond both skilfully and appropriately.
With this quality of attention, we can better understand our own concerns and anxieties and feel more alive to the many situations which life presents.

This is a unique retreat offering life changing skills

for your work and personal life,

with an expert that has applied

and tested mindfulness realistically in daily life.

IMG_4940Who is Amaranatho and what experience does he have for this retreat?

As 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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My personal experience using Mindfulness with a complex situtaion.

Shortly after leaving the monastery I converted a basement to a flat for my London base. This conversion went horrible wrong, it left us with raw sewage in the basement, mould and a battle with Thames water, and an insurance bill that will probably come to over 200,000.

When the insurance adviser first came on site we were told that because we had been persistent, calm and fair, we had probably saved ourselves three years work.

Not only did my mindfulness/trauma training come in useful it allowed me to deal with complexity and uncertainty,  liaising with the all different people involved.

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I was moved into temporary accommodation for eight months, the house was condemned as toxic and everything, and I mean everything needed to be cleaned or disposed of.

My mindfulness practice helped me in finding the right contractors and project manager. I did this by investing a considerable amount of money in the initial in investigation, as well as making sure they where eco-friendly. I had suffered from black mould poising and did a huge amount of research on finding the best way to heal myself and why I got I'll in the first place. I found that this is sometimes called sick building syndrome.

After a year of working on this project nearly full time, I now have a lot of experience working with a complex situation and difficult communications. I had to deal with many contractors, insurance claims, toxic buildings as well making the necessary changes in lifestyle to recover from all of this.

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Organizations have I worked with

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What have I done?

I found the retreat to be engaging, enlightening, eye-opening and very helpful. I've taken a lot from it. It helped highlight to me the power of the body and mind, and the important connection between the two as a unified whole. I've often found meditation approached from a purely psychological perspective and to have the physical elements magnified has really helped me become more mindful, and helped me to understand mindfulness on a more practical level. The day has given me a number of tools that I've taken into my daily life to help me understand my mind and my body better, and start on a journey that will hopefully lead to a more peaceful life.

Charlie July 2016

Who Should Attend the Retreat:

• Managers
• Executives

• Team Leaders
• Supervisors
• HR Professionals

Retreat Details:

Costs:     200 Euros

Includes all meals
Tuition fees
Date :   By arrangement

Location:     Secluded, quiet, peaceful setting in Lelystad, with plenty of off-street parking

Further information and timetable

This mindfulness retreat is a day of silent practice with periods of interpersonal mindfulness inquiry.  The day starts  with a simple set of exercises to release tension followed by guided mindfulness session in sitting and walking. There is plenty of time for questions and the timetable is adjusted to meet the needs of the people attending. 

Look at the timetable

Timetable

9:45 AM: Arrive
10 – 10.45 AM: Welcome , Guidance for the day, Tension release exercise and Guided Meditation
10.45 – 11.15 AM: Walking Mindfulness
11:15 – 11.45 AM:  Sitting Mindfulness
12:00 Lunch and rest
1.30– 1.45 PM: Chi Kung (physical energetic) exercise
1.45pm – 2.30 PM: Sitting Mindfulness
2.30pm – 3.15 PM: Walking Mindfulness
3.15pm – 4pm PM: Interpersonal Mindfulness
4.00pm – 4.30pm PM: Walking
4.30 - 5.15PM: Sitting Mindfulness and closing

 

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Tea and coffee will be available all day long and breaks will be fitted in with the natural flow of the group. A vegetarian healthy meal will  be provided for the retreat and food intolerance/ dietary needs can be catered for. 

Bespoke Retreats

Bespoke retreats are run on mindfulness based communication, innovation, facilitating change, leadership and mastery level mindfulness. We can also develop specific retreats for your organization. You can contact Amaranatho via email or whats app here

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Courageous Conversation

By | Events

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A one day workshop
one to one
to change your life.

 

 

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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.

 

 

This is only for people that want seriously change 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.

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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"

Timetable and format

The day has no set format,  the foundation of my work is to stay in relationship with situation and see what is needed.  The day start at 9.45 and finishes at 5pm, with time for lunch, rest and a walk.

 

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

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Be spontaneous 

open 
and
innovative

Love

Be kind 

and direct

 

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