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Loving from the Open Field – Somatic Compassion

Somatic Compassion is effortless Many of us, especially Buddhist practitioners, feel that we need to work at being compassionate. Subtly or not a sense of effort and tension creeps into our loving. Shoulds and shouldn’t start popping up.  Exploring the Buddhist path of compassion or ‘awakening heart’, Alistair Appleton reconnected to the effortless quality of […]

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Autumn Retreat: Compassion, the Great Connector

Our annual Compassion retreat on Holy Island  This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat on Holy Island is again looking at the subject of compassion – this year completing our exploration by moving from maitri (loving self) to karuna or compassion (loving the ‘other’).  Held by Alistair Appleton, Jenny White and   Kirsty Davidson Every Autumn we create a space […]

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Holy Island Summer Retreat 2020: Sitting With The Body

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Our annual Summer retreat on Holy Island for beginners Mindsprings summer meditation retreat on Holy Island is aimed at anyone who is looking to explore practice in a more body-based way. Taught by Alistair Appleton and  Kirsty Davidson. Suitable for practiced meditators and complete beginners alike, the 7 -retreat is a chance to visit meditation afresh in […]

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Yorkshire Compassion Retreat – Loving All Our Parts

Yorkshire Compassion Retreat. March 2020

Alistair is back for a 4-day Yorkshire Compassion retreat Following last years Tender Heart retreat, Alistair is back to lead a 4-day Yorkshire Compassion retreat at Londesborough Lodge in Scarborough. The focus of this retreat is “Loving All Our Parts” – the somatic meditation of ‘maitri’. This 4-day intensive practice course is designed to deepen […]

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Sitting with the Body – Somatic Seated Practice

Sitting With the Body Meditation practice usually conjures up images of people bolt-upright in full-lotus with beatific smiles. For many of us coming to meditation as beginners, it’s cramping legs, sore backs, busy minds, and needles-and-pins.  It’s a shame that sitting meditation comes with all these ideas of stillness and perfect poise, because properly inhabited, […]

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Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

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 Winter, Alistair Appleton is giving a weekend introduction to how these techniques work together with somatic meditation. For more than 10 years, […]

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Mindsprings News

Here’s the Mindsprings news for the second half of 2019 and into 2020. What’s been happening 2019 has been a really rich year.  I started teaching the practice of tapping (EFT, AIT etc) alongside somatic meditation this Summer which was a very powerful combination. There is more coming in the future. Including a weekend in […]

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Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

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, […]

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