Date: 7th & 8th September

Workshop Leader: Ondy Willson

Requirements: Suitable for everyone

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount). 

Start and Finish times: The workshop will begin at 9am on the 7th and finish at 6pm on the 8th. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, double and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Weekend

Unless we’re alone on a desert island then relating well with others could be considered simply the basis of any kind of happiness. One could argue that relating to family, friends and colleagues are what brings us the greatest joy and satisfaction. When we fall out with others, or feel badly treated then we can be overwhelmed by hurt and confusion. 

In this weekend course we shall consider how to train our minds to get the best from our relationships and be able to open our hearts to anyone, regardless of whether we like them or not.

Concepts covered:

  • Dealing with destructive emotions

  • Empathy and compassion

  • What makes a difficult person? Am I one?

  • Barriers to communication

This course will be presented in a workshop style and include teaching, discussion, meditations and relaxation.

About the Teacher

Ondy Willson is a UK-based, international mindfulness trainer, writer and teacher of Buddhism and has been studying mind-training techniques since 1979. Her commitment to good psychology is based on her own training over 37 years, from experts in the field of meditation, Buddhism and mindfulness. 

Originally trained as a Drama teacher, Ondy has been both teacher and facilitator in a variety of settings since 1976. Her last teaching post was as Head of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics in a large comprehensive school, contributing to primary and secondary school educational books on moral issues. 

Ondy specialises in making her training accessible and relevant to contemporary life and for all ages. Having developed a Mindfulness Based Mind Training Programme that includes Emotional Intelligence and Ethics, she has much experience of delivering teaching and training in both the public and private sectors.