Mindfulness Half-Day Retreat

photo of woods in Autumn

Reduce stress, let go of anxiety and enjoy peaceful moments. These are the hallmarks of mindfulness…

A retreat is an opportunity to replenish your energies and take your mindfulness practice further than you can in normal life.

Melt away the November blues with peaceful meditations and soothing mindfulness.
A lovely day of gentle practices to re-connect with your body and be more conscious.
This Mindfulness Class & Retreat is a rest and recuperation time during this hectic month.
It is also a chance to learn or rekindle one’s interest in Mindfulness.

The schedule for the retreat is:

  • 11am-1pm The Community Centre Cafe & Craft Market is on that day so come early and have a cuppa and check out the crafts by local people.
  • 12-12.30pm beginners practical introduction to Mindfulness (optional for those who know mindfulness well or have been on my previous classes)
  • 12.30 -1pm Mindful eating and drinking in the cafe – great to practise watching your mind – and a gentle stepping toward quiet retreat
  • 1-2pm Mindfulness Practice *
  • 2-3pm – a mindful walk in the woods
  • 3-4pm Mindfulness Practice * and a cuppa (snacks allowed)
  • All done with an emphasis on gentleness,  the beginners mind, acceptance, and kindness toward yourself
  • * a combination of…
    • body awareness practices
    • outer (not mind or emotions) awareness practices
    • Mind & emotion awareness practices
    • Meditation practices

If you are new to Mindfulness and Meditation, please come along by 12 noon, but also use this link (CLICK HERE) to get Colin’s mini course on “What Is Meditation?” It is FREE only by using this link (normal price = £60)

Cost: £15 (please bring cash)

For the full 4 hours (3 hours if you miss the 12-1pm slot), including a cuppa or two. Bring your own snacks :-)

Although the community centre is generally nice and warm, you may still want to bring a blanket and warm clothes.

This is a mini retreat with Colin Ellis, an established meditation and mindfulness teacher.

I’m really looking forward to being at this event with some lovely people and allowing lots of peaceful moments to de-stress us. :-)

Colin: 07776 380 324

Venue

Blackhall Mill Community Centre
River View,
Blackhall Mill
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE17 7TQ
See the MAP on Google: https://goo.gl/maps/ecYVVZa7B2G2

NEXT STEPS

There is an event page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/787504548307932/

Here is a poster (pdf). If you can put it up somewhere or hand it to friends, that would be great!

Here are a few articles on the Myths of Meditation

If new (or not so new) to meditation or mindfulness I suggest you join my online mini-course on “What Is Meditation?”, where I go through the 4 DNA Strands of every meditation – check it out – it’s a lot more useful than it sounds :-) BTW, it is only FREE via this link for a limited time.

 

Map Your Prosperity – workshop

Map Your Prosperity

Was a huge success for participants, with 5 STAR reviews from all who attended

Saturday 20th Oct. 2018

Find out when the next LIVE workshop is on.

See the full

Re-Create Your SELF

suite of workshops (so far)

 

What is this workshop about?

Map Your Prosperity – is unavailable – but will be back!

When was the last time you felt completely free; when you just knew you were valued and worthy?

Let go of old pathways that take you nowhere. Instead, recover your inner map so you can unearth YOUR gold

Energize To Re-Vitalise Your True Worth

Align With Your True Nature, Free From Worry & Stress

Make Your Own Prosperous Magic

Relax & Open To New Possibilities Of Wealth

Discover The Mirror Of Your Soul's Whisper

Fuel Your Soul With Creative, Nourishing Fun

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How will we do this together?

 

Following the great success of Re-Create Your SELF – Live Your Vision we are continuing with the format of astrology, meditation, direct coaching and creativity to bring you this new workshop.

The workshop has 4 sections:

  1. What do you value and how does it effect your sense of self-worth? This goes deeper than life-coaching because your astrological blueprint will reveal how to align your financial goals with your potential and sense of purpose.

  2. You will also feel energized with guided meditations. These will loosen your mental boundaries and dissolve obstructions to see greater possibilities. Please bring a lunch to share together (vegetarian or vegan)

  3. You will dive deep to make the concepts, values and feelings from the first half – real and usable in your life.

    It helped bring together disparate and vague thoughts into a clear focus. Something very tangible to work with.

  4. Ending with great fun and creativity, making your dream real with something beautiful to take home. This will be a directed play-time – especially for those who feel they are not creative.

You will receive expert untangling from Colin, who will calm & energise you then help you clarify your direction. Plus, you will receive captivating Astronomical Astrology guidance and creative fun with Rikki. This workshop is an opportunity to recover your prosperous nature so you feel worthy, valued and free to receive.

 

Each section is easily worth the full cost of the whole workshop

Who Are The presenters?

High Quality & Professional Teachers

Over the decades Colin has developed courses and taught in colleges, charities and privately on subjects such as esteem & confidence building, assertiveness, stress management, goal setting, overcoming anxiety using mindfulness, and many more topics.

He is known as a pioneer – pushing the boundaries of personal and spiritual development – discovering through his experience new, original insights to share.

See more about Colin, here at QCEllis.com

Colin Ellis

FREEDOM Coach | Meditation Teacher | Author, Company: All One Planet

Contact Colin:

  • 0800 249 42 40

  • colin@qcellis.com

Both the presenters for this workshop have been mastering their craft over decades and taught many, many workshops/courses.

Rikki is one of those few people who has mastered, and is inspired by, her work to such a degree she now wants to herald in a new Astrology – Astronomical Astrology. Powered by her integrity, she has shown how the two main Astrological traditions can be brought together to give deeper, more accurate insights about one’s earthly blueprint and the challenges/learning we are here to explore. As an artist (with a 1st Class Honours Art Degree), she brings beauty and play into her work and teaching.

See more about Rikki at www.fishtailarts.com

Rikki Blythe

Astronomical Astrologer | Artist | Author, Business: Fishtail Arts and Astrology

Contact Rikki

  • 079 55 66 1249

  • rikki@fishtailarts.com

The Venue

In the beautiful home of Astrologer, Rikki Blythe. She discovered during our “Live Your Vision” workshop, welcoming & nurturing people as a host in her home is important to her vision – so we are doing it.

In the village of Catchgate, next to Annfield Plain, near Stanley – just a bus-ride away from Newcastle or Durham
Car parking available next to the house.

Since it is her home, you’ll get full instructions on how to get there after you buy your ticket.

100% 5 STAR reviews – What did participants say about previous workshops?

Powerful techniques for insight and inquiry!

participant

"Live Your Vision"

I thoroughly recommend this to anybody, except perhaps the more closed minded among us.

participant

"Live Your Vision"

Go! I very much enjoyed it – gained useful insights into myself & feel clear about what I want.

participant

"Live Your Vision"

A very dynamic approach. Well balanced between the Astrology and the processes.

participant

"Live Your Vision"

A great workshop to attend if you are looking to experience an insight into your prosperity and how your astrological chart effects you.

participant

"Map Your Prosperity"

Very informative and creative. Very relaxed and informal

participant

"Map Your Prosperity"

Very well constructed workshop with lots of various activities. I felt that I was given an excellent tool kit to take away with me too. Very special

participant

"Map Your Prosperity"

Fascinating and very insightful. The food was delicious too! The meditations were brilliant. I felt so relaxed and managed to visualise with clarity.

participant

"Map Your Prosperity"

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A Life Worth Living

What is your vision for a life worth living?

If you could choose the most appropriate and beneficial future for yourself, what might it include?
What kind of people would you most love to have in your life?
What would you most love to do, or share, as your contribution to the world?

I call this ‘a life worth living’.

Could it be, ‘a life worth living’ is what you are meant to live?
Maybe you got lost somewhere so ended up missing out on our true calling?
Maybe a life worth living is possible to manifest but somehow you have felt unable to create it?
You may have found you had inconsistent moods and thoughts (sometimes self-sabotaging) therefore couldn’t sustain enthusiasm for your goals? I am saying ‘you’ but I know I definitely have.

If you have consistency in your environment of emotions, mind-states, enthusiasm and encouragement and are achieving your potential, read no further.

If you would prefer a consistent environment of emotions, mind-states, enthusiasm and encouragement to help you achieve your potential, read on.

Personally, my LIFE WORTH LIVING is one where I support people like you to achieve your very own LIFE WORTH LIVING – Yay! That’s part of the reason why I create courses so people can have the tools to succeed in life (not just in a job).

If you could choose the most appropriate and beneficial future for yourself, what might it include?
This is a serious question – please ponder for a moment before going any further.

If you could choose the most appropriate and beneficial future for yourself, what might it include?

Now, how are you going to get there and who will support you in your efforts?

I have created a new Transform Your Life – breakthrough session, specifically to support people like you to achieve a life worth living.

Maybe this one-to-one, 45-80 minute (phone/online) session has arrived at just the right time to help you achieve your vision of a life worth living? It is super-focused on the one part of your life you feel is the most important (it would be unrealistic to try to produce a full Life Worth Living map for all areas of your life in under an hour) so you can make changes now and gather momentum for other changes or redirection.

I love doing these sessions because I see again and again how it works as a catalyst for people to change what’s most important so they can truly live a life worth living. It is a breakthrough session which empowers you to get going and become what your soul is urging you to be.

I give extra time at the end of the session in case you have any questions about how I may be able to support you further (not obligatory). This is an ideal 1st session for people thinking about using my services since it is a stand-alone session well worth doing even if there is no other support I can give at this time. Because I love doing these so much, I give away these sessions via a competition in the All One Planet Newsletter – for those who cannot afford the fee.

If you can afford to pay – don’t delay, book your session today – your soul is calling you to begin living a life worth living, now.

CLICK HERE to enrol and get the new Transform Your Life session preparation form and application form. This will help you immensely, to prepare for your session so you can get the most from it. Alternatively, give me a call on 07776380324 (for those outside the UK, call +44 77 76 38 03 24 )

Meditation Is Religious Or For New Age Hippies & Yoga Students

Almost every religion, Yoga teacher, and lots of New Age hippie types use meditation in some form or other. Does this mean meditation is religious, or only for certain types of people? The short answer is no. Let me explain.

Certain types of people?

Doctors, executives, nurses, accountants, engineers, bank managers, factory workers, cleaners, reception staff, soldiers, cooks, chefs, porters, pilots, stewards, retail assistants, psychologists: people from every walk of life, every occupation, in every country – meditate.

So, is it a religion?

No. Although almost every religion uses a meditation practice, meditation itself doesn’t need to have any religious meaning. What if you come across a meditation which DOES have religious connotations? It means this particular meditation was adapted to suit their religious beliefs.

When I teach the Meditation: Absolute Beginners Class, I explain:
“You will learn how to meditate, but there will be NO:

  • religion

  • philosophy

  • theory – except to enhance the practical “how-to” of meditation

  • psychic stuff

  • or uncomfortable sitting position”

You see, meditation is a practical application of specific methods that have definite psychological benefits. These benefits can – over time – become quite awesome. If the meditations are directed toward gaining spiritual insights then they can awaken a person to profound understanding – hence the use of meditation in religions.

If the intentions for your meditations are to relax deeply, gain peace, have clarity of mind, enjoy life more, and love yourself and your family more – then your meditations* can help you with this.

* Not all meditations will bring you these results. You should use meditations that can bring you the results you desire in ways that are the most uncomplicated and easily practised anywhere (and affordable).

Learn what meditation is. I give you a framework for knowing precisely what you are doing with your meditation, so you can understand what to emphasise and what you need to correct –

join the course FREE today.

photo of person meditating at sunset

What Is Meditation?

See more myths via this page (link)

Progress In Meditation Is Linear Therefore One Must Feel Deep Peace

Does EVERY meditation have to go DEEP to be classed as a meditation?

Is there a point when you never have to paddle in the shallow end again?

 How do you progress in meditation?

Advanced, experienced meditators find some days they are unable to get to the deeper states, they have experienced many times. This notion, of meditation practice leading to deeper states and then you never have to go back to battling a busy mind, is a myth (until you reach Tranquil Abiding).

My course, “What Is Meditation?” informs you of the 4 brain-wave states people dive into during meditation – enrollment is FREE today

An expert in meditation is such, not because they never have a busy mind but because they have stopped struggling, have done their time in meditation, and never given up on the process. I tend to talk about meditation as a process. As a process, you do not have to worry about achieving the goal (this creates stress). Instead, your goal is to meditate (without expectations) and meditate some more. Thereby giving your mind and body the chance to heal your stress – which leads to experiencing peaceful states (but not all the time).

image of a snake and ladders game: close-upI liken it to a game of snakes and ladders (see my future post on this). Although it may seem as if you are climbing the ladder of success with your meditation (for a little while), it is inevitable you shall land on a snake and feel as if you are back to the beginning. Some days you are up. Then, for no apparent reason, you are struggling to find the peace you expect. This process is entirely natural.

On the days when your meditation sucks, it gives you a chance to practise patience, to be gentle with yourself and use mindful awareness while relaxing into the tension created by expectation.

My definition of meditation is: “A family of intentional activities that produce psychological changes“. The “family” is the three (or more) DNA strands that make-up meditation. If you are intentionally using the three core DNA strands* of meditation – to try to relax, and focus on trying to observe your stresses and strains (expectations?) – then you are meditating, even though it doesn’t feel like it.

* The online course tells you all about those 3 DNA strands of meditation – enrollment is FREE today

Re-Create Your SELF – Live Your Vision

Re-Create Your SELF – Live Your Vision

Was hugely successful, with 5 STAR reviews from all participants

Saturday 8th Sept. 2018

Find out when the next LIVE workshop is on.

See the full

Re-Create Your SELF

suite of workshops (so far)

 

What is this workshop about?

Live Your Vision (NOT AVAILABLE TILL 2019)

The image you have of your future determines how you feel about today

Energize To Re-Create Your Life - Now

Align With Your Truths So There Is No Holding Back

Magnetise Your Ideal Future

Relax & Open To New Possibilities

Discover The Mirror Of Your Soul

Fuel Your Soul With Creative, Nourishing Fun

.

How will we do this together?

 

When you are enthralled by your ideal future you will be naturally magnetized to it. Whereas, if you allow distractions to impinge on your sense of future, goodness knows where you will end up! So the important thing is to have a vision aligned with your deepest SELF.

The workshop has 4 parts:

  1. Being clear about your ideal future brings meaning and happiness today. Yet this goes deeper than life-coaching because your astrological blueprint will reveal how to align your goals with your potential and sense of destiny.

  2. You will also feel energized with guided meditations. These will loosen your mental boundaries and dissolve obstructions to see greater possibilities. Please bring a lunch to lunch with other luncheoners (vegetarian or vegan) to share together

  3. After lunch you will face unspoken concepts which have held you back; once realized, a path is cleared to live your ideal future – today. “What had seemed like a huge step of immodesty becomes the natural, confident next step.”

  4. Ending with great fun and creativity, making your dream real with something beautiful to take home. This will be a directed play-time – especially for those who feel they are not creative.

You will receive expert untangling from Colin, who will calm & energise you then help you clarify your direction. Plus, you will receive captivating Astronomical Astrology guidance and creative fun with Rikki. This workshop is an opportunity to envision a positive, nurturing and motivating future.

Just 1 or 2 sections is easily worth the fee for the whole workshop

Powerful techniques for insight and inquiry!

participant

"Live Your Vision"

I thoroughly recommend this to anybody, except perhaps the more closed minded among us.

participant

"Live Your Vision"

What would I say to someone considering this workshop?

Go!

participant

"Live Your Vision"

It helped bring together disparate and vague thoughts into a clear focus. Something very tangible to work with.

participant

"Live Your Vision"

Who Are The presenters?

High Quality & Professional Teachers

Over the decades Colin has developed and taught in colleges, charities and privately on subjects such as esteem & confidence building, assertiveness, stress management, goal setting, overcoming anxiety using mindfulness, and many more topics.

He is known as a pioneer – pushing the boundaries of personal and spiritual development – discovering through his experience new, original insights to share.

See more about Colin, here at QCEllis.com

Colin Ellis

Transformation Coach | Meditation Teacher | Author, Company: All One Planet

Contact Colin:

  • 0800 249 42 40

  • colin@qcellis.com

Both the presenters for this workshop have been mastering their craft over decades and taught many, many workshops/courses.

Rikki is one of those few people who has mastered, and is inspired by, her work to such a degree she now wants to herald in a new Astrology – Astronomical Astrology. Powered by her integrity, she has shown how the two main Astrological traditions can be brought together to give deeper, more accurate insights about one’s earthly blueprint and the challenges/learning we are here to explore. As an artist (with a 1st Class Honours Art Degree), she brings beauty and play into her work and teaching.

See more about Rikki at www.fishtailarts.com

Rikki Blythe

Astronomical Astrologer | Artist | Author, Business: Fishtail Arts and Astrology

Contact Rikki

  • 079 55 66 1249

  • rikki@fishtailarts.com

more workshops to come – soon

What Else Is In This Series?

There shall be 12+ amazing events in this suite of workshops.
Each self-contained but building on each other also.

“The most successful people are living their Astrological Blueprint”

To ensure your place – sign up for updates

Due to the individual attention given on these workshops, space is limited to 8 max, so to get the best chance to book on the workshops you want, subscribe now to ensure you’re informed.

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The Venue

The Vault Well-being Centre
36 Station Road
WALLSEND
NE28 6RL

 

www.The-Vault.org

 

Click the map to go to Google maps. The RED marker shows where The Vault is

Purchase Your Ticket

Space is limited so book on the workshop now to ensure your place.

Just £45 to live fully NOW because you will create a vision of YOUR future which is magnetic and completely aligned with your deepest SELF.

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Those who join before September will get a Transform Your Life – Empowerment Session (worth £90) FREE so BOOK NOW!

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