fbpx
Tag

Personal and Professional development Archives - Amaranatho

You and Your Shadow

By | Events, workshops

shadow

 

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.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

“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).

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

 

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"

Save

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

 

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.

image from here

 

 

Compassion Fatigue

By | Events, workshops

4331097922_7694d187e8_zCompassion Fatigue
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!

show less

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

Save

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

 

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

12859616113_9ee94c77ab_z

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

JML logo

 

 

Save

Save

 

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
 
 
image from here

 

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.

Save

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".

read the full feedback

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

show less

 

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

 

Image from https://flic.kr/p/9qSeyk

 

 

Courageous Conversation

By | Events

5532251255_e655e70829_b

 

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

 

 

Save

Save

Save

 

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.

Save

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".

read the full feedback

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

show less

 

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

 

Image from https://flic.kr/p/9qSeyk

 

 

From Stress to Freedom Course

By | course, Events

 

Why does stress affect you? 
Why is your mind racing all the time?
Worried? Anxious?
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"

 

Explore

play

Love

 

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 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.

Save

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

* indicates required field

Cancellation Policy

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.

Image is from here and creative commons applies

Please note:
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.

 

 

Professional stressed

By | Events, workshops

6273248505_43d0b56424_o

Are you professionally stressed?

This workshop is open to anybody experiencing stress in their lives. Particularly it may be beneficial to those experiencing stress working in the helping professions eg doctors, nurses,  counsellors and therapists.

Additionally those in other often stressful occupations such as  ambulance crews, police & fire fighters, as well as those helping others in a voluntary capacity, such as carers, may also find the workshop helpful for managing stress in their lives.

TRE (Tension/Stress Releasing Exercises) 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.

Testimonials

Thank you again for last Sunday`s TRE workshop.
Your dedication to passing on your detailed knowledge in a lively accessible and interesting way was much appreciated.  I found the  way you taught the Trauma Release Exercises ( TRE ) clear and easy to understand so I also found them easy to do.  
I achieved a very noticeable result that left me feeling very pleasantly more relaxed in my body afterwards.  I`ve been able to replicate & build on this since returning home.    Thanks again for an excellent workshop.
John (Psychotherapist) 2015

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

This is one way to deal with stress

and coming to the workshop provides a safe way to deal with stress and understand how stress affects the body and mind.  My workshops are not just about giving you a technique, I offer a safe space to connect with others in the workshop and be nourished. I have been running these workshop around the world and have trained hundreds of people in this technique including many therapist. I have trained with the founder of TRE in levels 1 and 2. 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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.

 

Save

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

 

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 or
would like to learn TRE one to one please contact us.

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.

 

And here just reminder about stress.....

stressed

Images are from here and here