Graham runs 9 week MBLC courses from various venues around Kent, including Deal, Canterbury and Margate, as well as Dulwich and Crystal Palace in South London. Although it is generally taught as a class-based programme, the MBLC can also be taught one-on-one from Deal in Kent.
The MBLC course consists of 8 weeks of 2 hour weekly sessions, with a full day in the middle of the programme.
Weekly topics include dealing with an unsettled mind, mindfulness support, working with distraction, mindful movement and body scan practices, mindfulness in daily life, exploring the undercurrent, attitude (self acceptance), loving kindness and compassion. The two hour sessions are a mixture of practice and learning with group feedback.
We all now lead busy lives and it can be difficult to find this time and can even feel indulgent. However to gain the most from the course, regular practise is necessary. Although reading books and contemplating ideas can improve practise, mindfulness is fundamentally experiential, with insights into how our mind operates bought about by sitting still in meditation. Although this can be relaxing it can also be taxing!. As French philosopher Blaise Pascal states “All of man’s troubles come from his inability to sit quietly in a room by himself”.
A mindfulness teacher will be able to show broad concepts in mindfulness and helping each participant to facilitate their own journey, with understanding and clarity coming from within.
Graham will always be available through messaging/email/telephone if a student is experiencing difficulties or distress. Whilst sometimes the waters can get choppy, mindfulness training is generally a life enhancing, positive experience, that can create long term changes to the way we choose to live our lives.
Mindfulness training is not suitable for people with schizophrenia or severe mental health issues. Graham is happy to speak to anyone wishing to gain more information before committing to a course.
Venues will provide seating, but many students prefer to bring their own cushion/ support. Loose, comfortable clothing is also helpful. All course materials are provided, including an app and MP3’s for home practise.