Juniper-J Therapies
LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE
Meditaion workshops/classes
with
Jan McLaughlan


There are over 3,000 scientific studies on the benefits of meditation.

There is evidence that the practice will be most beneficial for you if you find a technique that you like.

These sessions include a range of meditations from mindfulness and insight that have proved popular over the years. Some meditations will be simple guided meditation, where you follow the voice of the Leader – the ultimate of this style being Hypnotherapy - and some will give your mind a bit of a workout - helping you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings.
The teachings are non-religious but many stem from ancient teachings of Buddhism, Hindi and other traditions.

If you begin to meditate today you will find that in a short time you will notice



While this list is by no means exhaustive, meditation and mindfulness are said to be the keys to happiness and joy. Building a daily practice can be challenging, and including a weekly session can help increase your motivation to make meditation a habit - and stick with it, while giving you the opportunity to share your experience and insights with others on a similar path.



I came to meditation as a natural progression from years of yoga practice. I have studied Meditation with Clive Holmes over several years at the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre as well as becoming a certified Meditation Leader with Peter Radcliffe’s Skillful Mind Meditation School. I am continuing my study with Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Stress Relief.

I have been a practicing Hypnotherapist and Life Coach for more than ten years and have helped many people overcome various obstacles in their life, adding Emotional Freedom Techniques to my tool box nine years ago.

I have come to realise through my study and practice that the answers really do lie within and I feel it an honour and a privilege to be able to guide people to find the answers to their seeking.

Whilst I believe that a general meditation class would benefit everybody, I am also aware that certain groups may require something a little more specialised and am happy to accommodate by customising delivery to specific needs.


What Meditation Is Not:

Only for people who are on a spiritual search.

The benefits of meditation are manifold. Chief amongst them are the ability to relax and to be aware without effort. Useful tools for just about everyone!


A practice to gain “ peace of mind.”

Peace of mind is a contradiction in terms. By its very nature the mind is a chronic commentator. What you can discover, through meditation, is finding the distance between yourself and the commentary, so that the mind, with its constant circus of thoughts and emotions, no longer intrudes on your inherent state of silence.


A mental discipline or effort to control or “tame” the mind, to become more mindful.

Meditation is neither a mental effort nor an attempt to control the mind. Effort and control involve tension, and tension is antithetical to the state of meditation. Besides, there is no need to control the mind, only to understand it and how it works. The meditator does not need to tame his mind, to become more mindful, but to grow more in consciousness.


Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information and details of how to organise a class.



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