Mindful Magic - 8 Week Course

  • Mon 13th Jul 2020, 7pm – Mon 31st Aug 2020, 9pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
  • Online
Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
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"It's honestly changed my life... it really has." - Elena Pearce

Mindfulness is often seen as something that you do when you're stressed or depressed. But it's so much more than that. This course will teach you simple, fun and effortless practices that will take your life satisfaction to the next level. 

One of the most universal experiences people have when they take psychedelics is a sense of oneness - a feel of love, interconnection and belonging. We'll be doing exercises to help you experience the same thing without taking the substance. It is such a  relief when the feeling of separation falls away. This course will help you experience that more of the time.

You will learn how to:

  • Love and accept every part of yourself.
  • Love everyone else.
  • Make peace with your past.
  • Find joy in everyday activities.
  • Overcome insomnia.
  • Feel the most peaceful you've ever felt.
  • Improve your focus and concentration.
  • Feel more positive, optimistic and confident. 
  • Overcome depression, anxiety and repetitive negative thoughts.

In the sessions we will be using Big Mind, a modern technique from Zen Buddhism that allows you to switch between different aspects of the self, including transendent states of mind; meditation, including body scans and loving-kindness and I'll be giving you exericises to do at home.

 

Course outline

Week 1  - Discovering your inner Buddha. 

Week 2 - The secret to happiness. 

Week 3 -  Making peace with your body. 

Week 4 - Mastering your mind. 

Week 5 - Healing your inner child. 

Week 6 - The joy of gratitude. 

Week 7 - Cultivating compassion. 

Week 8 - Wrap up and what next

 

Testimonials

'I’m not afraid of my emotions anymore. I can talk to them like they’re friends. It will no longer be a challenge but an adventure, a curiosity to talk to them and fall in love with all the parts of myself. I feel peace. I’m very grateful. '- Natalia

‘It was enlightening, uplifting, revealing, scary, pushing my comfort-zone... I was able to acknowledge feelings I’ve suppressed for a long time. It felt like a healing space.’ - David

‘Revelatory. Hugely valuable. Really revealing of how much potential there is to work with in the human mind, where we can go with those states of mind, how creative we can be and how empowered we can feel as a result. I’ll take away huge comfort that’s there’s always potential to grow and we don’t need to get stuck. Huge comfort and joy.’ - Kate

'I have found the different techniques extremely beneficial to my life and I look forward to continue to practice each day for personal development and to make me a better person. I am ready to meet my authentic self.' - Ros

'I thought it was masterful – with a very light touch, you conveyed the essential points of meditation and opened up the nature of the mind.' - Linda

‘This course has helped me to be more accepting of things when I have problems, I’ve got more tools to deal with them and it’s actually made me feel happier.’ Suzanne

How the course is delivered

It will be eight weekly sessions, 7-9pm on Mondays of teaching, meditation and discussion, delivered on Zoom, which is free to download.

Meditation, Big Mind… Gempo Roche, LBC… be prepared to up your meditation practice

The group will be limited to fifteen people and we will have a Facebook group to support each other.

Between the sessions, I will give you daily practices to do in order to reinforce and deepen what we have covered in the session.

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • A tablet, laptop or desktop computer
  • A high-speed broadband connection
  • A webcam

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

Guided meditations to practice at home: You will access these using the free app Insight Timer

8 x 2-hour live online interactive classes: Experience learning mindfulness in a group with a highly experienced facilitator.

On-going access to a private Facebook practice group: This will allow you to continue to support one another and practice during the course and beyond.

No-risk money back guarantee If you attend all the classes (complete the course) and don’t feel it was worth the money, you are entitled to a full 100% money-back refund.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This course is suitable for beginners as well as people who have experience practising mediation. It is suitable people aged 18+.

YOUR TRAINER - Andy Hix

Andy Hix

The way I understand it, at the root of not only the climate crisis, but mental illness, loneliness, homelessness, the burgeoning prison population, biodiversity loss, and just about every problem we face in the world today, is a story: a story of who we are, what is valuable, where we are heading and how we relate to each other.

It is a collective cultural story; a mythology — something every culture develops in an attempt to answer life’s basic questions, all the way down to ‘Who am I?’, ‘What does it mean to be a human being?’ and ‘What is reality?’ Philosopher Charles Eisenstein calls the dominant story, the Story of Separation.

But as we’ve grown up with it, we haven’t seen it as a mythology, we’ve seen it as the truth — just the way things are.

In the Story of Separation, you are a discrete, separate individual, competing in a world of other individuals for finite resources, in an external, meaningless universe that is separate from you.

This concept of self has poisoned our planet because Mother Nature has been treated as if she were an ‘other’ that we can limitlessly extract from and dump waste into, without it harming us.

Eisenstein believes that our Story of Separation is becoming increasingly intolerable, and is actually breaking down. What is emerging in its place is what he calls the Story of Interbeing. In this story, what I do to you I do to myself, because everyone and everything is interdependent; part of a whole that cooperates in order to evolve and flourish.

My life's mission to play an active part in the transisition in to the New Story. You can read more about my life story and my mission here.

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