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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Ryton

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The final session of the MBSR course in Ryton village hall near Shrewsbury. It was a real pleasure to facilitate the group, to practice and learn alongside you. It looks unlikely that there will be a course next Autumn as I will be running an MBSR course for Parabl in North Wales but there is possibility of a course in 2015.

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Mindfulness In the Mountains – Trigonos Residential

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Yet again we were blessed with fantastic weather for this autumn residential retreat at Trigonos. Thank you to all who came and shared in this experience and to the Trigonos team for providing such fantastic food and hospitality. I look forward to the next residential retreat in April.

Last wild camping retreat of the year

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Okay so no one braved wild swimming in the mountain lakes on this retreat but for the first two days the weather held out and we had impressive views camping up by a secluded mountain lake. On the second night we returned down to the valley and set up a bell tent as there was a forecast of high winds in the early hours. The night was stunningly clear and starry and after dinner around a fire we fell asleep to the sound of the river.

Wild Camping and wild horses

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For this weekend of wild camping and mindfulness practice we headed up into the Carneddau mountains of Snowdonia. We made camp by a beautiful mountain stream, had peaceful encounters with wild horses and picked fresh bilberries for breakfast. Three days and feeling thoroughly refreshed.

Mindful Wild Camping July 2013

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Three days spent in a stunning and remote part of Snowdonia wild camping and engaging with mindfulness practice in this dramatic landscape.

Returning to the simplicity of just being in this environment, along with guided meditation practices  allowed us to settled and connect more deeply with the momentary experience of  the senses and  the wilderness and nature around us.  The fine weather granted us with the opportunity to swim in cool mountain lakes and watch the sun setting over the mountains of Snowdonia.

A deeply nourishing experience was had by all and an aspiration to carry some of this stillness forward as we return to our daily lives.

 


Testimonial from Sonia

Thanks again for such a rewarding introduction to Mindfulness. I really enjoyed the Coastal Awake To Your Senses day and was genuinely surprised to find how easy it was to focus on things in the moment instead of allowing other distracting thoughts to intrude. I came away believing that Mindfulness really does have the potential to mitigate stress that can make life feel so chaotic.

Mindfulness in the Mountains

The weather couldn’t have been better for this day of mindfulness in Snowdonia. A small group of us set off from the village of Abergwyngregyn in the cool and clear Sunday morning. For the next five hours we spent time in mindfulness practice, inquiry and silent walking, enjoying the stunning views of  Aber falls and looking East out over the Carneddua from the top of Moel Wnion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections at the end of the day

Mindfulness at Golygfa Gwydyr – Strategic Insight Programme

 

Mindfulness at Golygfa Gwydyr – Strategic Insight Programme

From June to September 2012, through funding from the Strategic Insight Programme (SIP), Sholto has been working with Golygfa Gwydyr through his role at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) to help integrate mindfulness into their community service provision. The initial stages involved running an eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course for staff members, volunteers and members of the community. Sholto has also been developing ways to deliver mindfulness in Golygfa Gwyder’s unique forest labyrinth and provided mindfulness tasters and introductions for other local service providers. The placement has just finished and the report will soon be available on the SIP website. Sholto is looking forward to continued involvement with Golygfa Gwydyr and running mindfulness events in their forest labyrinth with Wilderness Minds.


 

Mynydd Tal-y-mingnedd pictures

Here are some photos from the Sunday mindful walk which was part of the Living with Ease and Connection three day retreat led by Sarah Silverston and Sholto Radford for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. After a morning together walking and practicing mindfulness by the Nantlle lake and waterfalls, Sholto led half the group up Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (653m) with dramatic weather and spectacular views.

 

 

Mindfulness taster day Shrewsbury

 This mindfulness taster day run by Wilderness Minds founder Sholto Radford came together with the support of Caro Schiansky, a yoga teacher based in the Shrewsbury area. The interest seeded by this day has lead to the organisation of a full eight week mindfulness course which will begin in January 2013 – please see further details .