beyond anxiety meditations

Beyond Anxiety

A Two Day Retreat For Everyone

Anxiety has many forms.

It is everywhere.

It can ruin just a brief moment of pleasure.

It can ruin your life.

It has causes.

The causes can be identified, reduced and abandoned.

Why not make a start?

Listen, contemplate, meditate.

This retreat will introduce a set of practical meditations based on Buddhist wisdom. With a better understanding anxiety, stress and fear we can learn new ways of responding to anxiety.

 Everybody is welcome. No meditation experience necessary.

The programme

Attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. Or watch later on catch-up and make your own schedule.

Day 1: Correctly Identifying and Reducing Anxiety

Saturday 20th March

Session 1  (10:00 – 11:00)

What needs to be done – where to begin

Session 2  (11:30 – 12:30)

Finding mental space – finding relief

Session 3  (2:00 – 3:00pm)

It’s not your fault, it’s not a weakness

Session 4  (3:30 – 4:30pm)

First aid for anxious moments

Day 2: Abandoning Anxiety

Sunday 21th March

Session 1 (10:00 – 11:00 am)

The problem with problems

Session 2 (11:30 – 12:30)

Make your world less harsh

Session 3 (2:00 – 3:00pm)

Who is it that is anxious?

Session 4 (3:30 – 4:30pm)

Putting anxiety in its place

About the teacher

Jeff Simm is a long time practitioner and meditation teacher based in Manchester. He has taught meditation for over 20 years.

He has a diploma in psychotherapy and counselling, as well as a doctorate from Manchester Business School.

He spent 15 years as a senior project manager for a criminal justice reform organisation, addressing issues such as racism, mental health and educational disadvantage.

He also worked as a commercial copywriter for a national newspaper group.