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The School of Mind

Meditation Centre offering Guided Meditation Courses and Self-Hypnosis Workshops in North London and South Devon
Opening at 15:00
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Meditation and Self-Hypnosis Courses

  • Afternoon Group Meditation Workshop (Saturdays)

    Initially your expectations and goals will be discussed. To set the mood we will then run through some simple relaxation techniques. The importance of how we must sit, so that we remain alert whilst comfortable, is then covered. A firm cushion and mat will be provided. A simple 'breath awareness' exercises will be experienced to round off this section of the afternoon. During the second half of the course you will be gently introduced to varying techniques to promote increased mindfulness. Time and weather permitting, this will include a 'walking mindfully' exercise, alongside a beautiful stretch of the river Dart. During the afternoon, should any concerns or misgivings arise, as a consequence of your meditation experience, it will be your teacher’s responsibility to place your mind at ease. All in all our aim, is to create a solid and secure grounding, for you to build upon, in your future daily, meditation practise. A no nonsense approach to being fully engaged with life.
  • Five week course

    Each week, for five weeks, you will spend one hour in the company of our trainer. Over this time you will be taken from the very basics, through to developing a meditation technique, most likely to be of the greatest benefit to you as an individual. Establishing excellent grounding, for your future daily meditation practise, is our aim. When placed securely on the right path, fully aware of the importance of self-nurturing, you will be sufficiently empowered to improve your well-being and quality of life.
  • Self-Hypnosis Workshop

    What do you need Hypnosis or Meditation? During a meditative state, we seek to raise our conscious awareness, so we may better understand the nature of our thoughts. Hypnosis differs in some respects to this. Even though the word hypnosis originates from the Greek word hupnos, meaning sleep, we must not confuse it as such. Whilst 'under' hypnosis, we are in fact wide awake. All that has altered is our state of mind. This altered state concerns the bypassing of consciousness, so we may open the mind sufficiently, to gain access to our unconscious processing. It is often our unconscious beliefs and understandings, that directly conflict, with our conscious desires. As such, learning the skill of self-hypnosis, awards us the ability to directly alter those things that unconsciously hold us back.

About the school

The School of Mind (a division of The Freedman College) is based in Dartmouth South Devon, also offering training, in North London. The school specialises in meditation classes and self-hypnosis workshops. 

It is now well understood how the power of meditation can help us in our everyday lives. From reducing stress, to releasing many of the worries modern day life can bring, we will help you train your mind in methods established thousands of years ago. 

During the very first session, you will experience a brief history lesson, devoted to understanding the origin, of these ancient ways. You will then be gently introduced to meditation, bringing the mind into the present moment, through correct posture and breath awareness. 

How far you choose to advance and explore meditation and self-hypnosis techniques, will be entirely, up to you. Initially, group sessions of guided meditation will be recommended, before being offered the opportunity for more advanced training in self-hypnosis techniques.
The school has been recently established, as a division of The Freedman College, by the author and former Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapist Philip Whittingham (DCAHyp). Philip closely adheres to a number of Buddhist beliefs and philosophies, yet believes the art of meditation, can never be tied to any specific religion. He remains passionate about imparting the knowledge and wisdom he has gained from over twenty years of study. 

Currently we have a myriad of valuable life skills, and self-help techniques, available to us all. Skills and techniques, that have empowered many individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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Administration Office 1 Victoria Road
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:3:00 – 7:00 pm
Tue:3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wed:3:00 – 7:00 pm
Thu:3:00 – 7:00 pm
Fri:3:00 – 7:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 7:00 pm
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