This past weekend I hosted a mindfulness workshop and two kittens presented with me. Their energy lifted the space into one of playfulness and joy. Thank you Gaia for sending two of your magickal children to help me out.
Did you know you can train your brain to act the way you want it to? Yes you can! All you need is to be mindful. Mindfulness exercises weren’t invented just to help monks who live in those ancient temples. It’s for anyone who wants to see life from a different perspective.
Recognise this? You wake in the morning and decide that today is the day that you are going to be nice. You are not going to lose your temper. You are going to stay calm. But, long before you arrive at work you’ve already grumbled at your partner or spouse or kids for not putting the toothpaste cap back on, shouted a few choice words at the rude taxi driver who stopped in to the middle of the street and felt an overwhelming anxiety for the big amount of work waiting for you at the office.
enter … mindfulness
Mindfulness is not obscure or exotic. It’s familiar to us, because it’s what we already do, how we already are. We can be present. And guess what? It doesn’t require us to change who we are. All we need to do is allow ourselves to cultivate these natural qualities with simple practices – that are scientifically demonstrated by the way – to benefit us in many ways.
So, come and join me for a fun-filled afternoon. We are going to laugh, go quiet, taste raisins, play with crayons, do some breathing and the find stillness in our bodies and minds.
When you go home, you will be armed with practical tips and exercises that you can apply anytime to bring yourself back in the moment. As a bonus, you will also know how to taste your food, really taste it, not just gobble it up as quickly as possible.
During this Workshop, you will learn how to…
Increase your ability to relax while resting in the present moment
Improve your ability to cope with stressful situations
Release tensions and increase energy
Cultivate skills in being present and so bring more joy, creativity and happiness into your life
Time and Location:
Saturday, 20 January 2018, 2pm to 5pm
Kaleidescope, Villiers Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth
RSVP to Laurika Bretherton
phone: 063 617 7751
Who can attend?
Basically anyone. Gown-ups. Kids older that 14. People who meditate. People who don’t meditate. Anyone curious about mindfulness. Anyone looking for ways to bring more peace into their lives.
All you need is an open mind and the intention to have FUN!
Laurika is a writer, artist and energy worker. A South African by birth, she’s lived in Namibia, USA, the UK and Sweden. Laurika has been a Reiki Practitioner since 2002 and a Reiki Master Teacher since 2005. She works with healing energies. It is part of her life’s goal to help people find their purpose, to help them find their stories and the courage to express them freely. Laurika provides regular Reiki treatments and meditation classes in Lund, Sweden and London, United Kingdom. She also holds a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Her first book: A Dreamer’s Life: finding freedom is published on Amazon.