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EasternPeace Zen Mindfulness

EasternPeace Zen Mindfulness is contemporary zen shared in a spiritual rather than religious context, enriched with the pragmatic teaching framework of Western Mindfulness.

Whether life is kind to us right now or challenging, what we all have in common is that absolutely everything we 'have', will be taken away from us at some stage.

Along the way, we will be separated from states of being, experiences, people and objects we love and value and at the same time will attract and experience things we would rather not, usually on a daily basis.

There is often nothing we can do about this...

And this basic truth of life has been the same for human beings since time began.

How one deals with life though, ones relationship to it and understanding of what it is about make all the difference and this is what we will explore in my Zen Mindfulness courses.

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

I hope to give people that choice with these sharings.

Courses & Workshops

Zen Mindfulness : Embracing Life in it Beauty and Pain

This is a six stage journey exploring what the Buddha's teachings and recent Mindfulness research have to offer as an aid to living a happier, more fulfilling and richer life whatever ones present situation.

The titles for the six modules are :

  • It is Good that You Are!
  • You are a Sensitive Human Being, not a Doing!
  • You are also the Dark Side!
  • Because the Wind loves to Caress the Leaves of the Trees!
  • You are 'An Open Heart' - Abide where there is no Abiding!
  • Love is all there is!

The course is built around embodied mindfulness and introduces my Hara Conditioning and HeartTouch work, alongside mindfulness training.

This course has much to offer to people dealing with stress, anxiety, mild depression, work related burnout, health issues and manageable mental illnesses.

Upcoming Zen Mindfulness Courses

Apologies - no courses planned right now. If you contact me, I might be persuaded!

News / Events

New: HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

When: October 22nd 2022 10am to 5pm

Where: The DOJO, Kensal Green, NW10 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: £90 / £45 Concessions. £120 Family of 2

More information...


New: Sei Ki HeartTouch: Trauma-Informed Touch Training for Therapists

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: Trauma-Informed Touch Training for Therapists

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: HeartTouch: The Therapist & Clinician's Thai Island Holiday

When: January 25th - Feb 4th 2023

Where: Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

A HeartTouch training with a focus on 'self-nourishment' exploring the embodied foundations of co-regulation and trauma-informed care essential for assisting people experiencing complex trauma.

Fee: tba

Contact Me to join the list.


New: The EasternPeace Tai Chi & Qi Gong Thai Island Holiday

When: January 25th - Feb 4th 2023

Where: Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

A 10 day, 20hr sunrise & sunset introduction to Small Circle Yang Style Tai Chi in an amazing setting. Maximum 5 people.

Fee: £400

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One to One Zen Mindfulness Coaching

Sessions can take several forms:

  • A complete tailor-suited personal Mindfulness training over 6 weeks or longer.
  • Complementary sessions to support a student attending a group based training course.
  • Occasional sessions offering Mindfulness based support to someone not wishing to take a full training.

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.

If you have complex mental health needs, please check out my other website: SensitiveBeing

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...


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...


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...