Psychedelic Meditation: Play Attention
We're back for mambo no. 5 of our psychedelic meditation series where we will be paying attention to our attention.
Human beings specialise in a very specific form of awareness called 'conscious attention'. In this Psychedelic Meditation workshop, we will be paying some attention to our attention.
We only have one attention. You decide what you do with it and your mental health will be profoundly shaped by those decisions. The first thing psychedelics and meditation teach us is that, for the most part, what we decide to do with our attention is based primarily on unexamined assumptions and beliefs about what is 'worthy' of being noticed. There is a war raging for your attention (in case you haven't checked, Facebook are currently winning) so its up to you to examine why you decide to pay attention to the things you do.
As a random quote we found on google images once said
"The world will drag you by the hand, yelling 'This is important! and This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this!' And each day, it is up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say 'No, this is what's important'.
In this session, we will play around with our attention, explore techniques and approaches to bring more awareness, skill and discipline to where you shine that spotlight of your attention.
* We recommend bringing a blanket to keep cosy and warm.
* Cushions, chairs, and floor chairs will be provided.
* Tea will be provided.
DISCLAIMER: If you have struggled with your emotional wellbeing, or are currently moving through something particularly difficult, please get in touch with us so we can discuss whether this is the right time for you to explore these practices, and make sure we support you as best we can.
Who will be guiding this session?
Michael is a London-based meditation teacher who co-created 'Mindkit', a London-wide program with the mental health charity 'Mind', which introduced 16,000 young people to meditation. He is also the co-founder of 'The Present Moment Project' where he teaches meditation to organisations and the public, with an emphasis on teaching the most marginalised and hard to reach groups.