Workshop: ‘The wisdom of Fear’

The wisdom of fear is a workshop meant to understand the experience of fear and to get some understanding of the tendencies of the mind and body when we are experiencing fear. Let’s do some different practices to get us through the storm of fear.

This workshop takes place Sunday 17th November at the Newcastle Meditation Centre from 1 – 4PM

When we have a settled mind we are generally aware of the present moment, we can be in flow, or just sitting and breathing, we can be aware of current emotions or sensations in our body. When our mind is unsettled, or even stronger, when our mind is in fear mode, our awareness can be cut off from solutions, from strategies and the mind can go to places from long ago, searching in its database for other similar events.

Often we barely know what our mind is up to when it is unsettled, often we experience emotions but are not quite sure why. In times when we experience struggles it can well be that our mind is preparing for flight or fight and we experience a perturbed feeling in our body while our mind goes to places we rather avoid. It is this tendency of the mind that we all share and that can sometimes lead to low mood, depression or anxiety (one in four people in the UK). To become comfortable with uncertainty is what we all want.

In this workshop we experience practices that can help our mind to become more comfortable with uncertainty, even if only for a very short moment… It is an invitation to be present and become present with whatever is here.

This workshop is suitable for people who experience anxiety and also for mental health workers who want to learn more and experience how to deal with anxiety in a way to better understand others. To walk in someones else shoes. It will count towards your CPD.