A Wellspring Workshop:
The Seven Factors of The Enlightenment Process
Mindfulness in Relationship
Edinburgh Oct 15th, 2017 9.30 – 5.00pm
Mindfulness has the potential to transform how we experience ourselves, others and the world. Grounded in the belief that awareness is inherently healing, the workshop explores how cultivating awareness, compassion, presence and spaciousness can help us to move beyond wounded perceptions and emotional habits, and deepen our capacity for relationship. This 1-day workshop offers a ‘taste’ of Core Process Psychotherapy, which is rooted in a Buddhist understanding of mind and embodied sensitivity integrated with the relational understanding of early life developmental psychology. The workshop will include talks, experiential exercises and enquiry into the seven factors of the Enlightenment Process:
- Mindfulness (sati) i.e. to recognize the dhammas (phenomena or reality)
- Investigation (dhamma vicaya) of dhammas.
- Energy (viriya) also determination
- Joy or rapture (pīti)
- Relaxation or tranquility (passaddhi) of both body and mind
- Concentration, clear awareness (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of concentration of mind, or clear awareness
- Equanimity (upekkha), to be fully aware of all phenomena without being lustful or averse towards them.
The workshop is open to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how mindfulness in relationship can be drawn upon as a profound basis for enquiry within personal relationships, and how it can be applied in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping roles within the workplace or community life. It may also be useful for anyone considering applying for one of Karuna Institute’s professional pieces of training.
No affiliation to Buddhism is required.
Tutor: John MacFadyen, Core Process Psychotherapist and member of the teaching team at Karuna Institute, Devon
Enquires contact John MacFadyen: email@example.com or 07788976022