Annette Boden MSc

October 2015

Published 23 October 2015 Associated Categories News Tags: ,

Hello Everybody

This afternoon, I find myself reflecting on the past months, and what I am learning about pain,

 resistance,and self-compassion.

A couple of weeks ago I had a bad fall and subsequently have been unable to drive.

This has caused me to reflect on my own attitude

towards suffering,and seeking help from others. I am fortunate to have

 my dear husband to ferry me about and take good care of me,but I am looking

forward to regaining my independence and driving again in the next week or so.

This has not hindered my learning,and growth, moreover, it has afforded me the

opportunity to reflect on all I teach and continue to learn with mindful

self- compassion,and all the work I undertake in the privileged place

of a therapist, where I hear of people’s courage, and determination when

they are at their lowest ebb, and struggling with difficult issues.

This reminds me about ‘common humanity’ one of the three

branches of Kristin Neff’s definition of self-compassion

 I am really happy to be sharing news about the winter day retreats and

my fist annual spring weekend retreat at the beautiful Willersley Castle Hotel

in the mews. 

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Jill Phillips and I are celebrating three years of Natural awakening

and on November 21 our final offering of the year sees us introducing

a very special guest yoga teacher-Barbara Hastings-asatourian .

Barbara teaches Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, yoga nidra and

Tibetan Buddhist meditation in my classes.She has also been

very privileged to learn teaching yoga with Manju Jois and David Swenson. 


This November finds us at one of our favorite places 

 Chinley Chapel Sunday School

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