EasternPeace Zen Mindfulness Classes

Transpersonal & Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Mindfulness based Approaches for Anxiety, Trauma, Burnout & Psychosis - Thu 6th-11th June 2019

This short series of workshops is open to anyone interested in exploring how Mindfulness based practices may be of use for someone experiencing serious anxiety, trauma, burnout or patterns of psychosis, however this is understood.

I welcome those currently experiencing symptoms, as well as those caring for people with issues whether as a family member or friend or as a mental health professional.

Other than MBCT for depression, there are currently no officially recognised Mindfulness courses designed for people experiencing extreme states, but from my own experience, relatively simple practices can be life saving and provide a path to a more stable and satisfying relationship to our lives.

My intention with these workshops will be to facilitate a relaxed group based exploration of this field. There will be a balance between exploring helpful practices and discussions and sharings helping us to understand what is happening when we go into high anxiety states and possibly into non-ordinary states. How things go will depend on who is present. I will be happy to answer questions on my own experiences.

I don't want to present myself as a qualified medical specialist of any kind, other than having completed a general Mindfulness training. My interest in this topic is as an individual with deep personal experience of all of the above life issues, over a twenty year period. There was no Western Mindfulness available to me at the time and so I made my own way, exploring Buddhist Vipassana, Zen, Tai Chi and Japanese Ki Therapy and they have helped enormously.

I am excited about the applications of mindfulness based work for people experiencing serious emotional, mental suffering (it was my original reason for going through the mindfulness training) and hope it will be prove useful to those attending.

Workshop Details:

Workshop 1: Come home my love!

In this first workshop we will explore our capacity to relax, feel safe and 'be' in our body with a quiet mind present to our experience. At the same time we will discuss from a mindfulness perspective what happens when you enter a high anxiety state, or re-trigger a trauma or cross over into a 'psychosis'.

Date: Thursday 6th June 19.00-21.30

Workshop 2: Turning toward the path.

In this workshop we will work more deeply with practices to release us from the emotions of our past, using movement work, voice work, formless Qi Gong, spontaneous hara practices. Finally we will sit with our inner difficulties, face them as best we can and then share whatever needs to be heard with the group. We will finish with compassionate touch based practices to soothe and heal any wounds that have come up to the surface from our journeys. Through the day, I will also share how Mindfulness based approaches enabled me to navigate through acute spiritual crisis / psychosis events and deal with the challenges of living in the world afterwards with all of its emotional challenges and difficulties.

Date: Sunday 9th June 10.00-17.00

Workshop 3: The Journey Begins...

In this workshop we will continue with the practices from Workshop 2, seeing what we can take into our daily life, both as tools for handling extreme states and for quiet times in between when we can build greater resilience. There will be a wider discussion on the types of practices which I see as being useful.

Date: Tuesday 11th June 19.00-21.30

Nb. It is important to understand that these workshops cannot be considered medical treatments. The emphasis is on empowering individuals to deal with their own life difficulties, not on fixing or taking responsibility for another person.

Nb. I may need to know a little about experiencers beforehand, so we can chat on skype perhaps. I may request you to come along with a friend / family member. Individuals will need reasonable stability before exploring this kind of work. Thank you.

Practical Details

Class size: 6 people Max

Location: Strassen, Luxembourg : Private Address

Workshop Fees:

  • Workshop 1: 2 1/2 Hours - 30 Eur
  • Workshop 2: 6 Hours - 90 Eur
  • Workshop 3: 2 1/2 Hours - 30 Eur

Attendance for the whole series of workshops is: 150 Eur

It may be possible to attend for part of the series also but I will give priority to people wishing to attend the whole series.

One place is available on a 'Dana' basis for anyone on a low income.

Payment can be made by SEPA bank transfer, please contact me for details

Nb. Your payment secures your place on the course which is for a limited number of people. Refund is at our discretion and may be subject to administration fees.

Please Contact Me if you would be interested in attending. Thank you.



EasternPeace - Zen Mindfulness Classes. The Therapeutic work of Anthony Fidler.

Anthony Fidler 2016 - EasternPeace : Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi. I teach daily classes & short workshops wherever I am living as well as running Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi Holidays. I also offer Seiki Bodywork as a one to one therapy and facilitate Sei Ki workshops.
Location : UK & Luxembourg. Zen Mindfulness & Tai Chi Retreats, Holidays & Workshops may be in the UK or around Europe and Thailand.
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