Silent Mindfulness Retreats in UK
A Space Day - restoration, reflection and relaxation
For Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Counsellors
In-Person and Online
Empty your mind, don’t fill it!
This one day meditation retreat is led by international meditation teacher and author Suryacitta and psychologist Dr Kendra Gilbert.
The meditation day will be a blend of short teachings from the leaders followed by guided meditations, punctuated with silence and stillness time.
MORE INFORMATION BELOW
£135 in Person which includes lunch and snacks.
£85 for online option
A certificate of attendance can be requested for your CPD records.
Relaxing Meditation Retreats in Leicesteshire
Silent Meditation Retreat - One Day
Next Date: 1st October
10:00 - 16:00
SPACE DAY FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS AND COUNSELLORS
In-Person and Online. In-person will take place in our Kuti (meditation space) and it will also be broadcast online for others.
Lunch included for in-person option
In-person option - £135.00 - Limited spaces!
Can't make it face-to-face?
Online option - £85.00
As therapists, you are probably spending long periods using your mind, often to the neglect of engaging with your senses. Increased workloads are resulting in pressures to ‘do rather than to be’ with clients. Being in the mind inevitably moves you away from the intuitive and creative essence of therapeutic work that you may have once enjoyed, and been fulfilled by. Consequently, colleagues are experiencing tiredness, frustration, reduced motivation and enthusiasm.
The aim of the day is to simply be still, to ‘be not to do’, to learn how to move away from the chattering overactive mind, to connect with yourself and the beautiful environment in silence and wonder. We hope that you can use this day to begin to notice and experience the restorative nature of meditative contemplation and reflection, and to access your natural intelligence and intuition. This gets lost when the mind becomes overactive.
The leaders will show you how to get out of your head and into your senses and to become more open to the wonder of life.
There will be teachings and opportunities to practice meditation. Short teachings will include the underpinnings of meditation and ways to put these into practice, including:
The four truths of life
The observing self
How to work with your busy over active mind
Tools and techniques to take away
There will be opportunities to ask questions or to simply enjoy being quiet and still the whole day. This day is for your own personal development rather than it being focused on techniques to take back to your clients. However, you will find that regular meditation practice will inevitably be beneficial in your clinical work by enabling you to be more present and engaged.
09:30 - 09:45 arrivals for a 10am start in The Kuti (meditation space in the picture above)
The day will be a blend of short teachings followed by guided meditations punctuated with silent breaks for mindful walking, drinking tea, or just relaxing in the beautiful garden.
Lunch will be at 13:00 - 14:00 and you can explore stunning Bradgate Deer Park on
the doorstep if you wish.
Suryacitta is the author of five books on mindfulness, happiness and compassion. He started meditating in 1989 and ordained into the Triratna Buddhist order in 1999. He runs retreats in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Kendra Gilbert is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She has worked for the last 20 years in the NHS, charitable sector, in private practice and as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Counselling Psychology. She has been actively practising meditation for 6 years.