Mindfulness retreats

The Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness (NCM) is offering a five day residential retreat, led by Jake Dartington, Sonia Moratto and Tim Sweeney.

This retreat is suitable for people who have attended an eight week mindfulness–based cognitive therapy course, or similar. It is also relevant for those training to be mindfulness teachers, as well as more experienced teachers.

During the retreat we will deepen our personal engagement with the meditation practices taught on an eight week mindfulness-based course. In particular, we will look at the four ways of establishing mindfulness from Buddhist psychology. We will also explore four qualities (friendliness, compassion, joy and equanimity) and reflect on how these qualities are cultivated in mindfulness practices.

Attending residential retreats is an integral part of a pathway to developing competency and ethical practice as described by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Formerly UK Network) Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers. Attending this retreat would go towards mindfulness-based teachers meeting the annual retreat requirement for inclusion on the Network’s Listing.

The retreat will be held in silence to provide the optimal conditions for deepening our practice. However, there will be opportunities to talk to the teachers and be guided and supported throughout the retreat.
 

Deneholme

Deneholme is a large mansion that’s sits on the outskirts of Allendale Town amid the North Pennies Area of outstanding natural beauty, a 10 minute drive from Hexham, 40 minutes from Newcastle or Carlisle. There is a total of 5 acres of grounds, lawned areas to the sides, woodlands and a little river at the bottom of the property.

Picture of Deneholme, a large mansion near Newcastle.


Dates and cost

The retreat consists of five days from March 19 - 23 March 2020. The price for the retreat is £450.00.

For further information, or to apply, please contact Joanne Lee - tel: 0115 8440535, email: mindfulness@nottshc.nhs.uk or sonia.moratto@nottshc.nhs.uk.