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Mindfulness Retreat 2024 **MORE PLACES NOW AVAILABLE**

15th July, 4:00 pm to 18th July, 2:00 pm


Do you find prayer & stillness are filled with distractions and difficulty in focusing? In this retreat, we explore the foundations of mindfulness, as taught in secular mindfulness courses, and we discover how these can support our prayer life, attentiveness and stillness. We will be focusing on Scripture and its wisdom about prayer and stillness and exploring the connections with mindfulness practices. And maybe we’ll begin to discover or rediscover “that a deep and God-given stillness and peace was available to us even in the midst of the brokenness and chaos of our lives.” (Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford).

This Mindfulness for Life retreat is suitable for people who are new to mindfulness, anyone who has tried mindfulness before, either a course or an app, or perhaps read a book and wants the structure of a retreat led by an experienced teacher.

Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith is an experienced, BAMBA-registered Mindfulness teacher, having done her training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with the University of Bangor’s ‘Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice,’ and then further training in the ‘Mindfulness for Life’ courses with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. She has taught mindfulness both individually and in groups to university students and staff, school staff teams, workplaces, churches and the general public, and is very enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of mindfulness through her courses and retreats! In her local church in Northamptonshire Nicola is a Lay Worship Leader, is involved in running a Julian Contemplative Prayer Group and is also very actively involved in campaigning for social and climate justice through ‘Transform Trade’ and ‘Tearfund’ both locally and nationally.

Retreat price: £480 (standard room) or £525 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £450 (standard room) or £495 (character room) if booked by 6th May 2024!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay with us by adding an extra night before or after this retreat. Please contact the Abbey directly if you would like to extend your stay.

Please complete and return both the ‘Pre-arrival Information Form‘, and the ‘Retreat Questionnaire‘ as soon as possible to the retreat leader after you have booked your place. **CLICK TO DOWNLOAD**    

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For any questions, or queries or if you’d like to know more, please call  01572 717254 or alternatively email us: info@launde.org.uk


15th July, 4:00 pm
18th July, 2:00 pm
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