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March 2019

Heart to Heart – solving relationship problems, the embodied way

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 30 tickets left

The first of Alistair's London meditation courses this year is looking at relationship problems. This March,  Alistair is looking at how we can use embodied meditation to help us relate better. How can we connect heart-to-heart and avoid relationship problems? The answer is to be more embodied. All Alistair's courses point to the importance of knowing what's happening in our bodies. This is especially true in difficult relationships.  Can we stay present to our physical and emotional bodies as we…

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June 2019

Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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An introduction to Meditation and Energy Psychology Energy psychology is the name given to therapeutic tapping techniques like EFT, AIT and EMDR. For example, EMDR is a NICE approved treatment for trauma.  This Summer, Alistair Appleton is giving a weekend introduction to how these techniques work together with somatic meditation. For more than 10 years, Alistair has used tapping with his therapy clients to untie the knots of their bodily trauma. On a personal level, he also consistently used tapping…

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August 2019

Worried Minds, Peaceful Bodies: working with anxiety and panic

August 31, 2019 - September 1, 2019
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 26 tickets left

The importance of working with anxiety and panic  So many modern people live in an almost constant state of anxiety. We might be conscious of it: in panic attacks, anxious moods, obsessive worry or phobias. Or we might be unconscious of it: compulsive busyness, addictions, self-criticism or grandiosity. Anxiety and the avoidance of anxiety is at the root of a whole host of mental disturbances. But shockingly, few of us know sensible ways of working with anxiety and panic.  Effective…

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October 2019

Maitri: the Buddhist practice of self-acceptance

October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 30 tickets left

What is maitri?  The Buddhist conception of compassion is profound. On one level there is a strong drive to let go of 'self' and put others first. But, before we can truly do that we need profound self-acceptance. Otherwise we might waste our life-energy in self-hatred. Or worse still,  our 'compassion' will be eaten up in unconscious agendas.  This is why the practice of 'maitri' or self-acceptance is central to what Buddhists call bodhicitta or the awakening heart. We have…

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