Sunday, 12 October 2008
relaxing weekend anyone?
“Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart Workshops and Retreats” are designed to do just that, quiet the mind and open the heart. When the mind is more quiet, contrary to what one might think, we become more focused and effective, more patient and creative, and we can then far more enjoy whatever we’re doing in the moment, be it the so-called fun stuff or the not-so-fun stuff. Once we become more content and happy within ourselves, we more naturally enjoy being with others.
In the programs, we work on recognizing thoughts and perspectives that we carry within us that cause us more pain than our actual circumstances. Often, we’re not even aware we have them.
Learning a tapping technique that can be used at home or anywhere is also part of the program. This technique works with the acupuncture points (no needles) to release stress, negative emotions and unwanted responses.
This is something I've been wanting to experience for sometime, but never thought I'd get the chance as the workshops are held in the USA. So I was delighted to hear from a friend who had organised for Lindsay to hold a workshop here in the UK. I know most people know Lindsay as the Bionic Woman, but she has studied meditation and other holistic therapies for years, and runs a program (in LA county jail) for people affected by domestic violence, both the abuser and the abused.
The weekend will be held in Sheffield, Tankersley Manor hotel, all who wish to find ways and methods to relax and find relief from the stress of daily life are welcome. The 2 day workshop is £117, they run from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Check out Lindsay's own website for testimonials from those who have attended the workshops: www.lindsaywagner.com