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Silent Mindfulness Spring Retreat

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Oblate Centre

Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Lane

Crewe

CW2 8JS

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Welcoming - Silent Mindfulness Spring Retreat

Ordinarily our days are spent meeting the demands of life and often attending to the needs of other people. This silent retreat is an opportunity for deepening our mindfulness practice and pausing for our own wellbeing. It will give us a chance to stop and recharge, returning back into our lives with that little bit more wisdom and enhanced capacity for care for ourselves and others.

The theme

The theme of this silent mindfulness retreat is ‘Welcoming’. We will be working with opening and welcoming our experience and ourselves just as we are, moment by moment. We will be encouraged to be aware and curious about our experience and ourselves and to explore meeting it with openness and friendliness.

There will be periods of formal and informal practice each day with guidance from the teachers on how to develop our awareness, openness and friendliness towards ourselves.

What happens on the retreat

Participants will spend most of their time on this retreat engaged in silent sitting and walking practice. Formal and informal practice periods will take place both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

Silence will be maintained throughout the day as well as meal times. Participants will be guided by a daily schedule from the teachers.

Participants will be asked to turn off their phones for the duration of the retreat and there will be a number through which the centre staff or retreat teachers can be reached in case of an emergency.

Retreats always teach us a lot about ourselves and our relationships to others. Building our capacities and insights through moments that feel more easeful and moments that can be challenging.

Most people find that being in silence with others is less hard than they initially anticipated. There can be a strong sense of connection and common intention, co-created in our companionable silence.

"The quieter you become the more you are able to hear" Rumi

There will be opportunity to meet with the teachers in smaller groups to check in during the 5 days. Private one to one meetings can also be requested.

Who is this retreat suitable for

Anyone attending will have at least completed an eight week mindfulness programme and a silent day of practice and have a regular mindfulness practice. The retreat is suitable for those too who have previously attended silent mindfulness retreats.

Places are limited so early application is recommended.

The fee includes teachings, accommodation and all meals.

Accommodation and Location

Accommodation is comfortable and will be in single rooms. (If demands exceeds expectations, some shared rooms may be offered to those applying later). The food will be all vegetarian.

The location is peaceful with gardens surrounding the centre for practice periods and enjoyment. There is a country park across the way also for longer periods of walking in you private time. The location is about 5 mins taxi ride from Crewe train station which is about an hour and a half from London, and less than an hour drive or train from Manchester.

The teachers

All of the teachers are very experienced practitioners with a passion for mindfulness and compassion based approaches and their transformative effects in their own lives and in the lives of those they work with. They adhere to the UK Mindfulness Teachers Good Practice Guidelines and are on the UK register.

Miia Chambers works as a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor at Mind CHWF and in The Contribution CIC. She has trained with Bangor and Oxford University Mindfulness Centres in MBCT, MBSR and Mindful Self-Compassion. She also works as a 1:1 practitioner with Mindfulness and ACT.

Markus Greenford is a mindfulness teacher, trainer, supervisor and CEO at Mind in Salford. Markus trained with Oxford Mindfulness Centre in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and is also a trained practitioner of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He is also a psychotherapist.

Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher is a mindfulness and mindful self-compassion teacher having trained with University of Bangor. Zoe is also a counsellor in person-centred approach. She runs her own company GoMindfully and also works at times at Mind CHWF.


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