For all your mindfulness and meditation needs in the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire region
Mindfulness and Meditation is fast becoming the healthy and manageable way to combat many of the stresses and strains of everyday life. Many people today complain of being stressed out by work and difficult relationships. They are over anxious, lacking in vibrancy and often over whelmed by the challenges of life.
The ancient discipline of Meditation and Mindfulness practice has shown to have a remarkable effect in reducing stress; opening us up to joy and wisdom and improving our relationship with ourselves and others. Health practitioners are turning to Meditation and Mindfulness practice instead of the usual dependency on drugs to reduce stress and anxiety.
A daily practice, building up to 20 minutes of meditation a day, for 8 weeks will make a significant difference. And the great thing is, with a little guidance and support, anyone can do it.
I offer a range of different meditation experiences in and around the Cheltenham area, from weekly classes, monthly sessions, day and weekend retreats or simple one to ones. There is bound to be something to suit you.
Please take the time to browse this site and decide for yourself if meditation and mindfulness is for you.
There are regular classes you can attend in Cheltenham, courses, one off workshops and
one to one sessions if you prefer.
Something to suit all tastes and needs.
Did you know...
I regularly teach meditation and mindfulness to the female inmates of Eastwood Park prison near Dursley.
The sessions are sometimes two 45 min sessions with two different groups or an hour long session depending on the needs of the inmates on the day.
The work is challenging but very rewarding. A lot of the women have experienced domestic abuse and are being detoxed from alcohol or drug addiction. So concentration is difficult for them as is feeling relaxed enough to close their eyes.
I've learnt so much from the experience and it's really helped my teaching. I remember during my first session trying to do a 20 minute meditation which clearly was not appropriate! Now I do a variety of 5/10 minute meditations and we talk a lot about making wise and skilful choices in their lives.
I do this work through the Isbourne's Outreach work which takes a range of holistic and complementary therapies into Eastwood park with the aim to help reduce re offending and to offer something different to the inmates.
"Kathryn has been a kind and gentle guide during my discovery of meditation. You can do a lot of work by yourself, using books and CDs, but it is so helpful to have someone to refer to, who can answer questions and give guidance. Best of all, she knows that ‘stuff happens’ and is always supportive and understanding." Kate