Relaxation courses are about experiential learning that is supported by guided exercises during meetings and at home, handouts and suggestions for home practice, as well as sharing and learning together. For most people, the small-group context of a course is the most appropriate context for learning about the pathways to relaxation I teach. Regularly meeting with others can support your motivation, and also offers inspiration and a broader perspective on experiential learning as you hear from others about how they are practising and their experience.
I offer regular courses at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre; and some private courses. At the moment the courses take place online due to covid-19.
Relaxation Foundations Course Introducing a range of relaxation traditions through specific exercises and background information, the course offers an experiential learning environment where you can find out what type of practice might suit you. Includes active relaxation traditions (gentle movement relaxations), autogenics, breath relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, relaxation-oriented meditation, yoga nidra, as well as ways of using mindfulness and your imagination to support your practice.
Intermediate Course: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training Comprehensive training in progressive muscle relaxation, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Intermediate Course: Autogenic Training Comprehensive autogenic training, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Intermediate Course: Flow Training Training in two relaxation pathways that emphasise flow and play: yoga nidra and gentle somatic movement exercises from the Feldenkrais tradition.