8 week Meditation Course
Saturdays 17th October to Saturday, 5th December 2009 From 14.30 - 16.30
3, Avenue Tourre, Antibes 06600
1 full day session
CD’s and all course notes provided.
To achieve positive results students commit to one lesson per week and 60 minutes of home practice 6 days per week.
The UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) recommends the training as means to significantly reduce the incidence of depressive relapse
Contact Alison Prideaux - firstname.lastname@example.org
+33(0)6 17 05 82 41
Alison Prideaux M.A. B.sc
ITEC Massage Therapist
Vipassana Meditation Practitioner
Alison has been working as an independent massage therapist in the South of France for 18 years with a winter clientele in the Alps and a summer practice both on and off-shore along the French Riviera.
Alison's hands-on work include Swedish and hot-stone massage as well as Shiatsu and Polarity therapy see www.formevityal.com. She has taught at the Body Therapy Centre, Mougins and in conjunction with the Wilbury School, Brighton to prepare students for their ITEC massage exams.
Her desire to "make a difference" has led her on a path of self development and spiritual discovery through 20 years of 12 step work, Vipassana meditation, yoga practice and optimum health detox training. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as an 8 week intensive course see www.mindfulnessfrance.com
Mindfulness based Stress reduction is the largest and best known stress reduction programme in the world
Mindfulness training was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn,at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre over 25 years ago. It has benefited people suffering from stress, stress-related conditions and chronic pain as well as many others whose needs were less acute but who sought a better understanding of the self and an improved quality of life. Jon Kabat-Zinn is author of (amongst others) `Full Catastrophe Living`, `Wherever You Go There You Are` and `Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life` in which he says “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. There is nothing cold, analytical or unfeeling about (mindfulness). The overall tenor of mindfulness practice is gentle, appreciative and nurturing. Another way to think of it would be heartfulness”
This technique has been taught to over 17,000 participants at the medical centre of the University of Massachusetts in Boston and is now frequently recommended by uk doctors to patients with depression and other stress related illnesses.
In mindfulness training one develops a warm and kindly curiosity to whatever happens in the mind. This stimulates the part of the brain which is responsible for active renewal, greater overall health and increased happiness. We are now operating in a part of the brain that allows us to respond to a situation with choice rather than react automatically and while we are still `feeling beings` we are less and less a slave to our moods and emotions and to the physiological havoc that they can cause.
Mindfulness is keeping attention where you want it and being aware.
Mindfulness is not about trying to get somewhere. Rather, it is simply being aware of where you are, how you are and allowing yourself to be that.
It is suitable for anyone of any belief system and courses are available worldwide.