Anthony

Welcome to EasternPeace Zen & Tai Chi

My name is Anthony Fidler.
I'm a practitioner of Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi and have had a lifelong passion for Buddhist meditation, especially Vipassana and Zen.

I have also had an extensive 'spiritual' journey dealing with my personal emotional and mental health and over the years gained deep insights into working with trauma, abuse, anxiety and what is generally called spiritual emergency / psychosis.

My vocation now is to support others in their transformational journeys, whether that be from a position of good physical and mental health towards greater sensitivity and vitality or from a state of extreme distress and suffering, including spiritual crisis / psychosis.

I work both one to one and with small groups, sharing the many practices that have been helpful in my own life along with hard earned survival wisdom and hopefully plenty of good heart feeling.

I am happy to consider working with people with any conditions, mental or physical.

Contact me to arrange a one-to-one to see whether you can benefit from my work.

Events Coming Soon

New: HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

When: August 21st 2022 10am to 5pm

Where: Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour, London

What: A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing extreme states and those who care for them.

Why: To come to a good feeling within yourself & enhance your capacity to hold safe space for others, even if you are an experiencer (at times) of emotional pain, trauma or 'psychosis'.

Who: For Psychotherapists / Clinicians, Shiatsu / Bodywork therapists, Family Members & Experiencers of Extreme States.

Fee: £60 / £40 Concessions

More information...

Offerings

Zen Mindfulness

I offer Zen Mindfulness as a support for physical and mental well-being as well as a spiritual path relevant to the needs of modern life.

Zen Mats & Cushions at Bodhizendo Zen Centre
  • Traditional Zen shared in a spiritual but non-religious context
  • Informed by Western Mindfulness teaching and relevant to the 'real' world.
  • Fused with Japanese Hara based practices for authentic aliveness and embodiment.
  • Enriched with Compassionate Touch practices for Connection & Human Feeling

As the Dalai Lama says, "Misery is a Reality, but Suffering is a Choice".

I hope to give people that choice with these sharings.

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Hara Conditioning

Hara Conditioning is the 'Embodied Mindfulness' aspect of my Zen Mindfulness training and can be learnt as a standalone practice.

It is a blend of Japanese Katsugen Undo Regenerative Movement and Tai Chi Body Conditioning Exercises.

Anthony teaching Katsugen at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London
  • A rejuvenation practice which helps us regain our inner vitality and aliveness.
  • A training to recover our body's natural wisdom and protective powers.
  • A mysterious healing practice, in which health issues may cease to be 'required' and disappear.
  • A great way to deal with body pain.
  • An amazing embodied mindfulness practice which cuts through states of emotional / mental imbalance and trauma.

What more can I say!

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Sei Ki HeartTouch

Sei Ki HeartTouch is the mindfulness and compassionate touch based bodywork I share in my Zen Mindfulness courses.

I also share it as a standalone practice alongside my Hara Conditioning work.

Anthony giving a Sei Ki treatment in Thailand
  • A connection practice helping us to not feel alone.
  • A training to help us connect with others better in daily life, whether personally or professionally.
  • An amazing soothing practice to ease any level of anxiety or agitation.
  • A trauma releasing 'body psychotherapy' able to free us from our suffering.
  • A Way of growing as a human being through meeting others in resonance.

Sei Ki HeartTouch is a simple yet profound practice which touches the core of what it means to be a human being.

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Tai Chi Qi Gong

Tai Chi Qi Gong comprises practices which prepare the practitioner to do Tai Chi well. They are superbly good for our health and for many are enough in themselves.

Anthony pracising Qi Gong in China
  • The various forms are easy to learn for most people.
  • They don't require too much time each day.
  • They can be adjusted to suit people of any age with any health condition.
  • And they are incredibly good for both your physical and mental health.

What more can I say!

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Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi

I offer training in both Yang & Chen Style Small Circle Tai Chi as a path for personal well-being, therapeutic journey and spiritual evolution.

Anthony teaching Tai Chi in Thailand
  • Embodied mindfulness - eyes open, body active, mind connected with the external world yet still and quiet.
  • Therapeutic movement, not performance work or martial training (though the forms are clean).
  • Quality of movement, not quantity.
  • A whole new way to experience and explore life in a body

As the old Chinese saying goes, "While there is still breath in the body..."
With a little heart and effort, everything can change.

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Mental Health Work

My writing on mental health and spiritual emergence / emergency and my mental health wellness coaching service is hosted on its own dedicated site www.sensitive-being.com.

SensitiveBeing Website

My philosophy is simple:

  • There is something positive and resourced at the heart of human beings (even if it needs a bit of work to uncover)
  • Challenges are an invitation to journey and grow, not to repress with medications.
  • Non-ordinary states / psychosis can be mindfully navigated and lived with.
  • We enter them for a reason, and once that reason has been faced, they stop naturally or become a healthy part of the life.

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News / Events

New: HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

When: August 21st 2022 10am to 5pm

Where: Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour, London

What: A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing extreme states and those who care for them.

Why: To come to a good feeling within yourself & enhance your capacity to hold safe space for others, even if you are an experiencer (at times) of emotional pain, trauma or 'psychosis'.

Who: For Psychotherapists / Clinicians, Shiatsu / Bodywork therapists, Family Members & Experiencers of Extreme States.

Fee: £60 / £40 Concessions

More information...


New: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

When: September 18th 2022 9.30am to 1.30pm

Where: Shiatsu Milano Editore, Milan

A Sei Ki HeartTouch Training morning for Shiatsu therapists and psychotherapists

Fee: Please contact the school

More information...


New: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

When: September 23rd-25th 2022

Where: Kientaler Hof, Switzerland

An Intensive Sei Ki HeartTouch Training. Beginners and experienced therapists welcome!

Fee: See Kientaler Hof's website

More information...


New: One to One Online Wellness Coaching

These sessions will include a combination of tailor suited practices from Zen Mindfulness, Qi Gong, Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi & Japanese Hara Training / Katsugen Undo.

We usually have a good conversation at the same time. No topics are off the table. I am not a psychologist or counsellor. I'm a human being who has had plenty of tricky experiences and come through them.

I am happy to consider sessions with anyone whatever their state of physical or mental health.

Session Fee: £50 / hour

Contact me to book a session...


New: Hara Conditioning Online Classes

  • Tuesdays: 7.15-8.30pm - Hara Conditioning

These classes have much to offer us to develop greater embodiment and enhanced physicality which serve us well when we need to strengthen our physical or mental health resilience.

Open to people with any physical or mental health condition.

Class Fee £15 / session. £7.50 concessions. Maximum 5 people per class.

Contact me to find out more...


New: Tai Chi Qi Gong Online Classes

  • Thursdays: 7.15-8.30pm - Tai Chi Qi Gong

These classes have much to offer us to develop greater embodiment and enhanced physicality which serve us well when we need to strengthen our physical or mental health resilience.

Open to people with any physical or mental health condition.

Class Fee £15 / session. £7.50 concessions. Maximum 5 people per class.

Contact me to find out more...


New: Tai Chi based Movement Therapy (Online)

  • Wednesdays: 4.00-5.00pm - Fall Prevention & Body Confidence

This is a very gentle class inspired by the needs of a friend with osteoperosis and other health issues associated with advancing years!

Open to people with any health condition.

Class Fee: £15 / session. £7.50 concessions. Maximum 5 people per class.

Contact me to find out more...