Meditation has been practised for thousands of years, with techniques of meditation found in most cultures and faith systems. Meditation has come back into the mainstream of Western society over the past 50 years, with renewed focus on its health and well-being benefits, in addition to its spiritual connection.
You have likely been told at some stage that you would ‘feel better’ if you meditated. But what does that mean, exactly?
Some of the benefits of meditation can be:
- reduced stress
- enhanced focus and concentration
- greater creativity
- increased sense of well-being
- greater sense of connection and empathy
- better decision-making ability
- better ability to respond rather than react
- improved health
- spiritual connection
Stress reduction is key to improved health; chronic stress can cause or exacerbate many serious physical and mental health problems.
In order to experience the full benefits of meditation, you need to make it a regular daily practice. This is where most people encounter their first difficulty in meditating. In addition to finding it hard to make time in their daily routine, they don’t really know what to do when they sit down to meditate. So, it just doesn’t happen.
In my Learn to Meditate course, I address this issue head-on.
I teach you clearly and step-by-step how to meditate, using a classical, secular, yogic meditation technique that is powerful and transformative, yet very simple. I answer your questions about meditation, and clear up the common misconceptions most people have. We discuss ways to bring meditation into your daily life.
In Part 2 of the Learn to Meditate course, held 4-6 weeks later, we reinforce your meditation technique, answering any questions that have arisen and exploring other types of meditation to bring variety into your daily practice.
The course is casual and friendly, held in a comfortable and cosy small-group setting (maximum three students).
Private group bookings are also available, or one-to-one private courses, scheduled to suit you. Contact Kathy to book these.
Click HERE for upcoming course dates.
Students from my Learn to Meditate courses are then invited to attend my Drop-in Meditation Group, to help them keep their practice going and to enjoy the experience of meditating in a small group.
If you’re not sure you’re ready to learn to meditate yet but would like to experience it, you can book yourself a private Meditation Hour.
I will lead you (and up to two others who book with you, if you want to bring friends or family along) in an hour of meditation tailored to suit your level of experience. Create a little pocket of peace, just for you, in your busy life…
This is also a great session to book if you’re just looking for some calm, relaxation, and stress relief.
All my meditation courses, groups and sessions are suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
Courses, groups and sessions are not religious.
Certain mental health conditions can potentially cause discomfort for someone practising deep meditation; I screen for these with a questionnaire prior to working with a new meditation client to ensure their well-being.
Learn to Meditate COURSES
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: £45/person (public group, max. 3 people), £50/person (private group, 2 or 3 people), £75/person (private one-to-one course)
Duration & cost: Same again, as for Part 1 above
For upcoming course dates, click HERE.
Duration: 60 min.
Cost: £40/session (private session for 1-3 people booking together)
Drop-in Meditation Group
I lead the group in various meditations: 90 minutes of peace and calm in your busy week.
Attendance at these small-group meditation sessions is by invitation, to those who have attended my Learn to Meditate courses.
I am an Associate Teacher with The Meditation Centre in Dent, where I trained as a meditation teacher.