MINDFULNESS & EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES 2018
at the iconic Coventry Cathedral
The Flame's national Mindfulness events are revolutionising health and wellness, together with the understanding and impact of mindfulness practice.
The 6th ground breaking event includes real life case studies sharing their transformational experiences, challenges and discovering solutions.
Jessica Blocker, PhD, is an applied performance artist and transpersonal psychologist with a passionate interest in expressive arts and sacred ritual for consciousness evolution. In her work she combines physical theatre, dance and vocal work with martial arts and mindfulness practices. Jessica leads Creative Alternatives, an arts and mental health service which operates in Merseyside, UK. Jessica is also a Founding Director of the Alef Trust, a global learning provider which offers education programmes in consciousness studies, spirituality and transpersonal psychology.
Dav Panesar, one of the pioneers of mindfulness based intervention in health and personal development, will explore the understandings of “extraordinary” experiences associated with meditation and the support required.
The highlights of the event will include an interactive experience designed to cultivate awareness of what may nurture greater balance and flow in your life, by that brings together deep insight into the body, flow of the breath and playing with rhythm and sound, as we collectively bathe in the beauty of vocal resonance.
Ms Sanghera, Co-Director of The Flame stated "We are overwhelmed at the success and support for the events and the impact of this event on the health, mental and physical health of individuals. Every year we will give people the chance to be part of a unique and rewarding experience. The event offers individuals a chance to transform their life with right-mindfulness-based practices. It is a privilege to be able to host these events, especially at such a prestigious and iconic venue like Coventry Cathedral, and to have leading world experts and pioneers”.
Mindfulness & Extraordinary Experiences 2018 will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 18.00pm – 21.00pm in the world renowned Coventry Cathedral.
SPEAKERS AT THE EVENT
Jessica Bockler, PhD, is an applied performance artist and transpersonal psychologist with a passionate interest in expressive arts and sacred ritual for consciousness evolution. In her work she combines physical theatre, dance and vocal work with martial arts and mindfulness practices. Jessica leads Creative Alternatives, an arts and mental health service which operates in Merseyside, UK. Jessica is also a Founding Director of the Alef Trust, a global learning provider which offers education programmes in consciousness studies, spirituality and transpersonal psychology.
Specialist in transforming health and wellness, Dav Panesar is a mind-body medicine advocate, pioneer of mindfulness based health intervention and a prominent figure in transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) & transformative health and wellness medicine, as well as a Public speaker. He is a pioneer of mindfulness and contemplative based health interventions in the UK, with over 25 years of experience in developing, teaching and working with mindfulness, and mindfulness-based approaches and models within the health, public and the private sector that has earned him international respect and recognition, making him and his approaches highly sought after.
The Bells of Three Spires
Classical Indian Raag
The impact of mindfulness on stress, depression and anxiety are now well researched, verified and established, what is much less well known, let alone researched is the impact of mindfulness and “extraordinary experiences”.
Extraordinary experiences refer to telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, destruction of “defiling impulses” (destructive tendencies), predictive dreams, healing or spiritual experiences and such like.
Recent research has confirmed significant relationships between PSI and meditation, over 60% of meditators report extra ordinary experiences, about 50% report telepathy or clairvoyance and almost 60% endorsed these events as being meaningful for them.
Of course, this is well known in traditions that have meditation and cultivating states of consciousness as their core practices. Buddhist, Sikh and Yogic teachings all confirm state that a person who attains a higher state of consciousness will manifest psychic powers (siddhis). All meditation traditions state that advanced meditators will exhibit reliable and strong psychic phenomena.
Once again, the Flame Centre for Mindfulness, Holistic health and Wellbeing is pioneering a dedicated space to document, discuss, explore and research extraordinary experiences and meditation with practitioners.
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