Lois “I got my life back”, Reflections on the benefits of an 8 week Mindfulness training with Alison Prideaux at OMindfulness.com. “I really do feel like a completely different person”
Anthony had a breakthrough in week 6
Debbie experienced a greater ease and a faster pace in her marathon training after her regular session of formal mindfulness practice
Carolina “with Mindfulness tinnitus no longer makes me panic”
Mindfulness practice gives Wendy the impression of having more time and being less reactive to difficult situations
Mindfulness helps sustain yacht crew working long hours on charter
Captain maintains focus and manages stress with mindfulness
Jaqueline “Maintenant je peut garder mon calme même dans les situations les plus stressantes”
Cécile arrive a gérer les émotions fortes
I would like to share the following experience i had few days ago, feel free to share it on your website and translate it if you like See below in English
” J’étais sur la pelouse de l’hotel à 10 h du soir à faire un mindfull marche, puis deux enfants marocains et leur père se sont arrivés et me regardaient intrigués depuis le perron . Je sentais leur regard et je me suis dit que je ne pourrais continuer sereinement . Alors j’ai dit , vous semblez surpris je fais une sorte de yoga, ca vous dit de venir essayer les garçons? ” et les deux jeunes enfants ont immédiatement dit oui ! j’ai fait pendant 10 minutes le mindfull walking avec eux. A la fin le plus jeune a mis plus de 2 minutes à réouvrir les yeux. Ils ont adoré et la maman arrivée entre temps m’a remercié. je leur ai proposé de revenir le lendemain et ils ont dit oui.
le lendemain matin , je croise la maman qui m’embrasse en me disant que les enfants avaient très bien dormi sans regarder la télé et qu’elle voulait venir aussi .
A 10h je me rends au point de RV et surprise ,ils avaient rameuté les copains ! Je me suis retrouvé avec 7 garçons marocains entre 7 et 11 ans ( du genre plutot turbulent ) et la maman à fare le mindfull walking! Ils étaient très impliqués et ont beaucoup partagés après : pour eux c’était une grande découverte ”
merci Alison !
“I was on the hotel lawn at 10pm doing a mindful walking exercise when two Moroccan children and their father started watching me intrigued from the edge. I felt them watching me and said to myself that I couldn’t focus like that. So I said « you seem surprised, I am doing a kind of yoga, what do you say that you boys come and have a try?» The two youngsters said yes straight away. I did some mindful walking with them for 10 minutes. At the end the youngest boy took a full 2 minutes to open his eyes. They loved it and their mother, who had arrived in the meantime, thanked me. I invited them to join me the next day and they agreed to come. The next morning I came across the mother who greeted me saying that the children had slept very well without watching television and she said that she would like to come too.
At 10am I went to the meeting place and was surprised to see that they had brought their friends ! I found myself with 7 moroccan boys between 7 and 11 year old ( normally a boisterous lot) and the mother. They really got into the mindful walking and had lots to share afterwards, it was a big discovery for them.”
Foundation 2014-15 Presentations Feedback, Bangor University
This was a fully embodied, gently-paced presentation reflected in your open presence to yourself and to the group. You demonstrated a watchful and gentle presence to yourself on a number of occasions when you allowed yourself to feel the emotion attached to what you were saying – this is great teaching. It was wonderful to ‘see’ how the power of being listened to is now reflected in your practice to self. Your articulation of ‘listening’ to the body was also evident right from the beginning by pausing and sensing into the body. It was interesting to hear how greater understanding of the Buddhist background to mindfulness-based approaches has lent a softening (in terms of ‘turning towards’) and legitimacy to your practice. You articulated the more compassionate movement within of turning towards some painful and difficult challenges in your life beautifully. The simple power of being with what is ‘here, now’ was apparent in how you embodied this approach. This was, all-told, powerful yet highly sensitive teaching. You have much to offer in continuing to teach and externalise your practice in this way. Well done.