CARELIV Techniques – Calming, Relaxing, Living

Course code: 19033
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time:  Wednesday 2pm-4pm Weekly
Starts: 6-Feb  Ends: 3-Apr

 Course code: 19034
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time:  Wednesday 2pm-4pm Weekly
Starts: 9-Oct  Ends: 11-Dec

This course includes techniques for relaxing and calming the mind and body and for competent handling of life’s challenges, especially those we face as we get older in a tech-heavy and rapidly changing world. Participants will be taught ways of thinking and behaviour to aid personal harmony and positive relationships with family, how to cope with change, how to relax and to calm the mind. The course comprises teaching and practical implementation, and is based on a mix of eastern and western philosophies, meditation, martial arts, yoga, practical living examples from business negotiation, habits and teachings of famous influence leaders (incl. Edward de Bono, Leonardo da Vinci), and numerous other eclectic sources. Participants should have a yoga mat, cushion and/or bolster, blanket and wear loose comfortable clothing. They must be able to lie down, be quiet, and able to sit for a reasonable period (on floor or chair). Taking notes and class involvement will be encouraged. Although techniques for managing our passage through the world are taught, the object of the course is adaptive change of the outlook and inner attitudes of the individual. Students must be open-minded and prepared to work to change their life and implement the techniques. This is not simply a weekly soft session ( though participants should float out the door) but a way to improve lifestyle and relaxation, and life performance, long term. Prospective students may be contacted to assess readiness and commitment to the course.

Students should bring a yoga mat, and bolsters/pillow to help them seat upright on the ground or on chairs. A notebook or a diary etc is required. A meditation bench or cushion can also help.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required but students MUST be prepared to implement and practice the techniques throughout the course. This is a participatory and active course, with successive sessions building on earlier sessions.

Stephen Le Page
Stephen has been a personal practitioner of yoga ( all formats/styles ) for 50+ years; of Zazen ( Zen Buddhism meditation) for 50+ years; and of other forms of meditation for almost as long. He has a life-long interest in the practical application of philosophy (especially Stoicism and Buddhism), historical lessons, economics, theories of gaming and thinking, and of Positive Psychology/optimism. That is, how to apply discoveries and life observations made by great men and women over the years to improve an individual’s life.

Last updated 3 November 2018