Mindfulness Frame by Frame with Mark Williams

Mindfulness Frame by Frame with Mark Williams

These eight weeks offer a taste of a new course that has been developed for those who have already completed a mindfulness course and want to explore mindfulness more deeply. It is informed by recent psychological findings that offer fresh insights into the way our attention works, how preferences are formed, and predictions are made.

We are 4 weeks in however you are still welcome to join us as we explore how new findings reveal that every waking moment, our understanding of the world is dominated by predicting what actions we need to take next, coloured by what is called ‘feeling tone’ – that is, the moment-by-moment ‘read-out’ of whether any contact with mind or body feels pleasant, unpleasant, or neither. Based on this moment-by-moment ‘read out’, the body elegantly allocates its resources as it gears up for real or imagined action. This can prepare us well for action, but it can also put us at risk of becoming exhausted without our realising it.

Ancient traditions saw feeling tone as a fundamental element of every moment of experience and an important aspect of mindfulness practice. Registering the feeling tone of what is arising allows us to see clearly the very instant where we may become caught up in pursuing or rejecting something and become entangled in a web of emotional distress. Meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein has said that mindfulness of feeling tone is one of the master keys that both reveals and unlocks the deepest patterns of our conditioning.

During these eight weeks we will use meditations that prepare us for, then tune in to our experience of feeling tone frame by frame, providing an opportunity to see more clearly the underlying causes of much of our distress and how to free ourselves from it.

You are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions however as this is a taster series, it is possible to join sessions as you are able (including joining during the series) – on the understanding that every session is typically building on knowledge from the previous weeks and therefore you benefit most from continued attendance.

The 8-week course has a few breaks as we continue to offer our usual (first Wednesday of the month) Keynotes, plus one week of recap.

Mindfulness Frame by Frame with Mark Williams

Wednesdays 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time)

12th May 2021  –  Week 1 – Finding your ground

19th May 2021  –  Week 2 – The Pause – Befriending and Gathering the Scattered Mind

26th May 2021  –  Week 3 – Discovering the feel-of-things

2nd June 2021  –  Keynote Session – Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield

9th June 2021  –  Recap first 3 weeks with Andy Phee and Ee Lin Ong

16th June 2021  –  Week 4 – Restoring balance

23rd June 2021  –  Week 5 – Feeling tone at the fringes of consciousness

30th June 2021  –  Week 6 – Exploring difficult emotions

7th July 2021  –  Recap first 6 weeks with Mark Williams and Claire Kelly

14th July 2021  –  Week 7 – Reclaiming your life

21st July 2021  –  Week 8 – Integrating mindfulness into everyday life

To register and join the sessions please visit here