We hold Guided Mindfulness Practice Sessions every Tuesday mornings from 0900-1000hrs. The content varies but typically we begin with a discussion, followed by guided meditation and we end with a Q&A session.
So what is the value of Group Meditation? In Buddhism, a group is called a Sangha which roughly translated means a Community. There are several advantages of meditating in a Sangha:
Firstly: we can all share our experiences and learn from one another
Secondly: there is immense support that comes from others in the group
Finally: When several people share a space, albeit cyber space at the present time, their individual energies intermingle to create an atmosphere that is more powerful than simply their own. In Meditation sessions, the calmness grows as do the feelings of Compassion and Empathy. Scientists call this ‘limbic resonance‘ and have now identified the fascinating neurological process by which this takes place – Mirror Neurons. Those who wish to read a more detailed article on the connection between Mindfulness, Mirror Neurons & Resonance might like this article.
Here are some comments from recent attendees:
May I thank you so so much for the uplifting evening on Mindfulness. I feel a lot more positive today and felt less stressed Suzy Kirkwood, Director, Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents
I just wanted to say thank you for a fascinating evening. You are really impressive at delivering a great experience and I would certainly like to come to more of your events. Malcolm Wicks, Business Consultant