CPD Accredited Courses & Retreats

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Open the Heart and Still the Mind: Finding a Safe Home Within

5 May – 9 June 2018 | 6 week course, including a daylong retreat

“Open the Heart and Still the Mind” courses are an integration of the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and meditation, a powerful practice for deepening our awareness of the present moment and developing a more compassionate relationship to ourselves and others.

This 6 week course consists of 5 Saturday morning retreats at Somersault House in Claremont and a daylong retreat at Mont Fleur near Stellenbosch on Saturday 19th May.

In a contained and nurturing atmosphere, we will explore different ways to free ourselves from the habitual, fear-based beliefs and patterns which keep us trapped in a state of suffering. We will cultivate the conditions for understanding, inner calm and balance to arise through a combination of meditation, self-reflection and psychological inquiry. Each session will include a meditative movement practice – either qigong (chi kung), an ancient gentle movement meditation or walking meditation, both of which greatly enhance our experience of the integration of body, heart and mind. There will be an opportunity in each session for analytic reflection, as well as for contemplative silence, providing an experience of both the psychological and meditative approaches to inner healing and transformation.

This course is open to newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. No previous experience of psychotherapy or meditation is required, but if you are involved with either or both, this process will support and complement that work. The course requires an intention to attend all sessions and payment is required for the course as a whole. The dates outlined may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances and any sessions cancelled by Sue will be rescheduled.