Do you ever wonder if there's a way to thrive in the face of the challenges in your life?
Meditation shows us how we can live from a place of quiet strength, rather than feeling caught in a constant struggle. You probably know this calm, clear place - you've touched into it before - but mostly it eludes you.
The good news is, it is within your reach, always available. Connecting to this place is what truly supports and nurtures you.
Let me guide you into a mindfulness meditation practice that you will love as it grows with you.
Take a look at the classes below, register and come along. All classes are suitable for beginners. You’ll be warmly welcome.
If you would like to learn and practise meditation in the company of friendly, like-minded people, this class is for you.
Perhaps you want to enjoy some peace and quiet in your busy life, or you're navigating difficult times, or you long to be in touch with a deeper part of yourself.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to meditate, these short lunch-time sessions will help you to get started, and encourage you to keep going with your practice.
The classes are easy to follow, with guided meditations. There is plenty of support for your individual needs, with time to share experiences and ask questions.
Each block of sessions will include meditations on: - Pausing to be present - Developing self-compassion - Calming anxiety and stress - Easing everyday pain - Tuning in to your inner wisdom
Wednesday lunchtime Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm (45 minutes) January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6 February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27 Cost: £32 for a block of six sessions (6 sessions for the price of 4) or drop-in rate £8
Thursday evening Time: 6.00pm - 6.45pm (45 minutes) January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7 February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: £32 for a block of six sessions (6 sessions for the price of 4) or drop-in rate £8
If you prefer, you can telephone the Isbourne Centre on 01242 254321 to let us know that you'd like to come.
You are welcome to turn up on the day and pay at reception before the class. Please be aware, though, that in the event of any changes we can only let you know if we have your details beforehand.
What people are saying
'I need to regularly meditate in a group, otherwise I don't do it. I like that it's friendly, there's no pressure, and Claire gives gentle guidance through some tricky subjects. I find now that I'm more mindful in everyday things.'
'Since coming to the class, I stop and breathe when I'm feeling stressed - I take time for myself. I like that the classes are based on a theme or feeling.'
'I like Claire's relaxed and open style, and the meditations are interesting and useful.'
Workshop : 'I would meditate, but ...'
with Claire Seabrook & Kathryn Buxton
Claire and Kathryn give heart to discouraged meditators and would-be meditators in this relaxed and supportive, half-day workshop. With sensitivity and a fair bit of humour, they will show you how you can enjoy the benefits of meditation – even if you feel you haven’t got time to meditate, you're too stressed-out, you have pain, or you’re convinced you can’t do meditation.
The workshop includes short guided practices along with practical tips. Numbers are limited so that your particular needs can be addressed.
When's the next one? January 2020 at the Isbourne, date to be confirmed Contact me if you'd like to get a reminder nearer the time.
What people are saying
'What I like most about the class is sharing experience with other people. Now, when I'm feeling overwhelmed and struggle to cope, I use meditation.'
'What's changed for me is that I'm able to find a place for 'me'. To be kind to myself.'
Claire has taught mindfulness to her clients for many years, alongside her craniosacral therapy practice. Her work focuses on helping people who are caught up in pain or emotional overwhelm to enjoy ease in their body, calm their mind and find peace within.
Kathryn found meditation ten years ago when going through challenging life circumstances. Now trained as a meditation teacher, she is dedicated to helping others through her regular groups and retreats.