We live busy, distracted and highly connected lives. For many of us, it’s difficult to find time for calm and reflection outside of work, let alone during the working day.

How do we stay productive, creative, focused and calm in the face of never-ending ‘to do’ lists, flooding inboxes, the increasing demands of others and ‘knock off’ hours that run long into the night? While there are great advantages to being connected 24/7, it can cause stress and exhaustion to the detriment of our health and wellbeing.

This workshop is designed for people who are curious about mindfulness, meditation, and the benefits of bringing both into everyday working life. You will be introduced to meditation and mindfulness as formal and informal practices, and the ideas that underpin them. This class explores how pausing to connect with our present moment can cultivate the equanimity needed to get the best from a hectic working life.

ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS

In our Special Events philosophers, psychologists, authors, artists and other thinkers present their ideas and concepts as guests of THE SCHOOL OF LIFE. In formats such as seminars, lectures, excursions and talks they offer inspiration and advise for a good, fullfilling life.

COURSE LEADER

Megan Spencer is a professional broadcaster, film critic, journalist and media-maker. Her interest in meditation came about after a work-related health issue caused by sustained stress. She has practiced Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation since 2009, first learning at The Gawler Foundation Australia, then MBSM Teacher Training.

Relocating to Berlin from Australia in 2015, she’s taught and co-presented courses and workshops such as 'Deep Storytelling', teaching empathy in storytelling; 8-week guided mediation program 'Open Your Heart'; mindfulness and movement workshop 'Express Yourself' , 7-week course 'Meditation For Creativity', also presentations at Paypal Berlin and TSOL Australia.

Attending retreats and study-courses is part of her ongoing professional development, with Mindful Self-Compassion of particular interest. In April 2017 she undertook MSC Teacher Training in Sydney, Australia.

WHEN

Saturday, March 11th. 2017

13.30 - Welcome & drinks

15.30 - Break (with snacks and beverage)

17.30 - Workshop finishes

WHERE

The School of Life Berlin
Lychener Straße 7
10437 Berlin

EARLY BIRD 

We offer a discount on tickets booked up to 5 weeks in advance.

DISCOUNTS

We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.