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Testimonies

Below are some comments from end of course feedback forms which are returned anonymously to allow for honesty of appraisal.

“It was lovely to have facilitators who really embodied the values and principles of mindfulness/compassion – both in their presence and responses to people’s experiences”.

“I had no expectations and came in with that attitude. That said, the course was fantastic and has helped me completely refresh my practice. Major learning was how essential loving kindness is to the programme as a whole”.

“I loved the Centre and its food. Its atmosphere helps. I felt so much kindness from the teachers. Thank you”.

“I really found the course beneficial and useful. Thank you very much for your support and help.”

“Jamyang is such a lovely location to hold this course. It’s really calming and inspirational”.

“I was very impressed with the teachings skills. The course met all my expectations. I have learned many things. However, the most important for me has been to recognise my triggers/stressors”.

“The course book was very good and helped keep me connected with the practices”.

“The course exceeded my expectations. It helped me to focus on being kinder and more connected. Thought it was well structured”.

“Practising as a group and sharing experiences was very powerful, informative and a source of comfort, reassurance and learning.”

“The course has changed my life. My fears and anxiety have reduced. I am more present, bolder, braver, healthier and more content. I cannot recommend the course highly enough. Thank you.”

“The course more than met my expectations. It was deep, profound and insightful. I will take this experience with me for life. Thank you.”

“I began the course with expectations of learning how to meditate (I think). The inpact of the sessions has far exceeded this and the different focus and discussions each week have really impacted on how I think and act in every day life.”

“I like the way mindfulness pulls you away from the maelstrom of your day. It’s like setting the ‘reset’ button. Thanks to the sessions, I am now better able to cope with stressful situations and to help others to do the same. I have more skills which enable me to get on with people I would otherwise have found difficult, and I have more confidence and drive to reach out to others with a helping hand or an encouraging smile.”

“Taking part in the sessions is my favourite 30 minutes of my working week! It makes me feel like I can really experience the here and now. A place where I can acknowledge how I am feeling. I know that clarity of mind is only a breath away and this gives me great comfort in my hectic life”.

“The sessions absolutely relaxed me, having had a mad few days, so it was great to find some down time in the middle of the day. It’s definitely nice to chill at lunchtime”.

“I find that the sessions have helped me to feel relaxed, calm, happy, conscious and caring of other people. They are such a lovely addition to our work days. Everyone comes out of them feeling relaxed and rested enough to continue on with their work.”

“It’s been wonderful!”

“I’m very grateful to have come across the course. The beginning of a lifetime journey”.

“A beautiful, calming space!”

“The facilitators were wonderful. I most loved how my awareness has grown to being able to feel tension neglected in my body”.

“Just to say thanks. I had an enjoyable course and learned some interesting techniques which I will put into practice. I also enjoyed hearing others’ experiences. Most especially, I enjoyed taking some quiet time away”.

“A big thank you. I will miss the course and enjoyed it very much. I am more than glad to have attended the course as I learned tools which will be so useful.”

“Genuinely useful, something that I look forward to taking with me. A very open, supportive environment to explore this work. Thank you.”

“What a rare and precious opportunity to enhance all aspects of my life. Thank you!”

“One of the most well thought out courses I have ever attended.

“The course facilitators were fantastic. I can’t thank them enough for their thoughtfulness, their lovely personalities, their authenticity. I really liked how the course was structured. It was a very useful introduction to various tools.”

“I have tried very hard to find some area of improvement, but honestly I cannot think of any recommendations”.

“I thought the teaching has something new/a slightly different perspective. What was impressive was the serene atmosphere of the teachers, the Centre and the sense of goodwill all imparted.”

“Thank you so much for this course. I loved it! It has been a pleasure to come every week in such a beautiful, peaceful place”.

“I couldn’t fault the course. It has been invaluable. Thank you so much.” 

“It was such a thorough, beautifully presented course with lots of lovely, inspiring extracts, poems etc, to reinforce the ideas. The teaching of the meditations really helped the home practice”.

“Thank you very much for a very special course”.

“The course has been really useful in consolidating a lot of what I already know and in giving me a structure on which to hang. I still battle my demons, but am a lot less self critical. Thank you for all your lovely words of encouragement”.

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