Through practising and teaching Insight Meditation, I have developed skills to train and assist people interested in learning and understanding how meditation can transform their lives.
At the heart of training is the development of mindfulness through a set of simple and powerful practices.
Whether working with individual clients in my work as a clinical psychologist (click HERE for details), or directly teaching Group Insight meditation classes (click HERE for a link to meditation classes) or retreats (click HERE for retreats) training will:
- Bring more meaning to life
- Assist with mental health issues
- Introduce more understanding into relationship difficulties
- Lead to clarity over confusion and a way out of our suffering
Meditation: means mental development through practise– different meditation techniques develop different mental qualities or skills – meditation is not what you think – it is not a cognitive (thinking) activity
Mindfulness: meditation techniques that develop mindfulness, or observing power, train the practitioner in the skill of mindfulness – to observe closely and with clarity
Skill: The skill of mindfulness in turn assists to develop associated mental qualities, such as empathy, kindness and equanimity, that are essential to transforming our conditioning and embracing things foreign to us, including our difficulty and distress
Living: With mindfulness means the willingness to meet with our life experiences in order to understand rather than reject them. In this way intuitive intelligence – an experiential intelligence not an intellectual one – is developed, driving our capacity to respond to life with composure instead of stress, with reliance and integrity, instead of being repeatedly caught in our old patterns of reactivity and confusion – through insight we can learn to live in the present, beyond discontent.