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Life can be so frantic that we've no space in it to stop and reflect. Learning mindfulness approaches can make a huge difference to the quality of our lives. We can feel like we're just surviving- living on auto-pilot. Mindfulness has a range of elements- not just meditation! Learn to create a mindful life that isn't about just adding more into your already-full life.
As Christians, we're told to trust in God and that we don't need to worry. But, for many of us, this can be such a struggle. A Christian mindfulness approach can be a great help with helping to develop an attitude of peace and wellbeing. It's not sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting (you can of course do that if you like...)- it's a bank of strategies to enable us to explore our attitudes and become aware of when our minds are being negative and unkind to us. This can be linked to scripture to further enhance our relationship with ourselves and God.
The NHS prescribe a course of Mindfulness to help people who suffer from depression, overwhelming stress or anxiety. This course is not suitable for those who are in a state of clinical depression or anxiety at the moment, but has been shown to greatly reduce or stop relapses when used to prevent further attacks. A Mindfulness course with a Christian foundation also helps those wishing to deepen their relationship with God and gain more energy and a greater sense of purpose in their lives.
Our retreats are especially likely to include people who've never been on one before. Therefore, there will be times for quiet and silence between sessions to give you a chance to experience the stillness, but meal times and evenings won't be- unless you particularly request it..
Rev'd Sue Joyner will be available for private appointments, if required. The sessions also include opportunities for group support. All participants are asked to honour confidentiality.
Worship will be built into the Christian Mindfulness course sessions. Other courses will have optional Morning Prayer and Compline. All worship will be simple and ecumenical in nature.
All meals will be deliciously simple, nutritious and homemade. Some dietary needs can be catered for, gluten free, for example. Please let us know at the time of booking (or as soon as you find out, if it's a new need)
Alcohol won't be provided as part of your retreat but you are welcome to bring it with you. Or to wander down to the pub in the village to buy some.
Towels and soap will be provided. Basic toiletries, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, are available in the local pub shop (approximately 100 metres from the house.)
There is free wifi available but we don't have a mobile phone signal yet.