Why does stress affect you?
Why is your mind racing all the time?
Find out how mindfulness can help.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is attitude one takes towards life by accepting the way the present moment is.
It allows us to explore our thoughts, feeling, emotions,
and senses, noticing how we may judge them,
whilst not reacting to those judgments.
With this quality of attention, we can understand our
stress, anxiety, pain better and feel more alive,
responsive to the what life presents to us.
From Stress to Freedom Course
This course is a great introduction to mindfulness and allows you develop mindfulness with a group over a number of weeks. It will give you:-
core skills to deal with stress and anxiety
improve the quality of your sleep
more energy in life
What participants say
“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
This highly participatory practical course includes:
- Guided Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation
- Gentle stretching, movement and mindful yoga
- Inquiry exercises promoting awareness in everyday life
- Daily practices of mindfulness
- Online course material
- Participants must commit to attending all sessions, including the all-day practice.
- The group will be a maximum of 20 people.
What participants learned from the course
Slowing down enough to feel how I am moving through life
To be more open, sharing, connection, being aware and grateful
I learned to accept myself for who I am
To be in the moment and just sit with an emotion.
Breath listen to your body , learned to check my emotion, my physical feeling.
Then to choose to stay with that experience or change my emotions or feeling.
I learned what a caring, forgiving man Amaranatho is and
how committed to creating a better world for all
“….everything is okay”
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?
As a Mindfulness facilitator, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to the course, 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 organic 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.
Dates and Cost
The eight week course costs 350 Euros.
Included in this course is TRE (Trauma release exercise) which cost 150 Euros to learn.
That would be a total of 500 Euros
This course is on special offer if you book before December 15th for 235 Euros including BTW
after 15th December the course is 300 Euros
Payment can be made over three payments of 90 Euros for early bird fee and 105 Euros for fully fee.
The dates on Thursday between 7.30-9.30pm
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Jan.
2, 9, 16, 23rd Feb
One day retreat 4th Feb.
If you wish personal tuition on a one to one basis the course costs 680 Euros including BTW
You can meet Amaranatho for a free introduction to Mindfulness on Thursday 24rd November between 7.30 and 9pm
Register here for full details.
Download the guided meditation as a MP3 file
There are no refunds one week before course starts or if you have to leave the course (it maybe possible to use this for another course), otherwise admin fee of 50 Euros.
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This course does not contain any formal Buddhist teaching and is secular. This course is taught in English only. It is not suitable for people with serious mental or psychical illness please check with doctor or mental practitioner first.