Anthony Fidler

Anthony Fidler

"Weathering Storms": Mindfulness based Approaches for Emotional Pain, Trauma and Psychosis : November 16th 2018

Embodied Mindfulness is a way of being in which you are fully connected with your body and you feel safe.

Your mind is quiet and present to your experience of life happening that moment and you heart feels warm and open to yourself and to those around you.

In this state there is no mental illness, there is no 'psychosis'.

In this workshop we will research together how Mindfulness based practices can help us to move closer towards this state of well-being.

We are not looking for 'cures' or 'fixes', we are learning to be with ourselves and to be ourselves. Just as important we are learning to be fully present with others.

As we transform the way we relate to ourselves, our experiences and the world, it is possible that the symptoms which distress us may also change.

The day will start with an exploration of Mindfulness, helping us to understand what happens when we have a psychosis.

We will then make a journey through simple mindfulness practices drawn from movement work, qi gong and yoga, along with breath and sound work to bring us fully into our bodies.

Anthony teaching Sei Ki HeartTouch in Thailand

Anthony teaching Sei Ki HeartTouch in Thailand

We will then have some time to be with ourselves in stillness without distractions. We do this as a group together in resonance. You will not be alone!

And then we can share something of what it is like to be 'us' and be heard.

Our final practice will be mindfulness and touch based in which we learn to enter into resonance with another person.

When we share this work together, we learn for a short time what embodied mindfulness truly is and from this state we can grow.


About Anthony:

He is British, 47 and has been exploring Meditation, Tai Chi and Ki based Therapeutic Bodywork for the past 20 years. He had his own journey of anxiety and what we can call psychosis over many years and now shares his experiences as a mindfulness teacher.

Details:

The event is being hosted by Dr. Tamara Russell, Mindfulness Centre of Excellence

Dr. Russell will introduce and close the session and bring a little of her knowledge of neuroscience, psychiatric and mindfulness research to frame the work we will be exploring.

This workshop is open to those with their own experience of what may be considered serious 'mental illness', (Nb. I prefer more human language and not labels) as well as professionals and academics working in the psychological / psychiatric / mindfulness field.

We encourage everyone to leave behind their 'hats' and participate in an exploratory and open way. Much of this work encourages us to become more familiar with ourselves and how we are in relation to others. I believe this is very relevant in our professional work with others.

The event is by invitation. The application process is as follows:

  • We request that people apply by contacting us
  • Then complete the application form we send out and return it to us.
  • We will then come back to you and may ask to speak on the phone.
  • We will send an invoice for the workshop fee which can be paid by bank transfer or by credit card via Paypal
  • We will then confirm your place on the workshop

Nb. The intention with the application is to get a feel whether applicants are in a good 'space' to benefit from the practices being offered with the support we will have available on the day. I have been through this myself in the past and am very aware of how it can feel. We are not intending any blanket decisions based on 'diagnosis'. Please don't be put off! Thank you, Anthony.

Pricing:

  • Organisation Fee: £120
  • Individual Fee: £90

Nb. We are happy to offer a concessionary price for those in an unwaged / low waged situation and don't want to turn anyone away because of 'money', but also recognise the need to value the places on the workshop. Please contact us to discuss this. Again I've been in this situation myself. Anthony.


Testimonials from a similar workshop recently offered for emotional pain and anxiety:

Your workshop was very useful because it gave me a lot of tools to help me relax in a more profound way, acknowledge my feelings and come back to my body. I also loved the compassionate touch practices & I found them very rewarding, a great way to connect with other people and to honour our basic humanity. Monica

Thank you so much for the course on Sunday, it was very good, and I felt so relaxed. Solveig

For me the workshop appeased my emotions and some blockages around my heart were gone after the first parts of the training, especially during the Sei Ki [touch practice] and also when moving freely around the room. It was also of great help when you told me that sometimes people overwhelmed with emotions make a deep sound coming from their throat, pulling out whatever reactions held within themselves and translated into emotions that were choking them. Aurora

Testimonials from my Zen Mindfulness for Emotional Pain & Anxiety Courses:

Thank you very much, it took me a long way to deal with my "anxiety". You and your sessions were playing a big role on this by bringing me more close the concept of mindfulnees and learning me some exercices I can easily integrate in my daily life. Thank you very much for this. I never told you how greatful I'am that I had the chance to meet you, but I think it since a while! M.P.


Please Contact Me if you would be interested in attending. Thank you.

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EasternPeace - Mindfulness Psychosis London. The Therapeutic work of Anthony Fidler.


Anthony Fidler 2016 - EasternPeace : Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi. I teach daily classes & short workshops wherever I am living as well as running Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi Holidays. I also offer Seiki Bodywork as a one to one therapy and facilitate Sei Ki workshops.
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