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The Festival of Mind is sponsored by the Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Studies and the International Atiyoga Foundation.

The Nature of Emotions – Explore practical, life-enhancing ways to work with your emotions

The Festival of Mind is an international cultural festival whose purpose is to establish a discussion forum for the integration of human knowledge in the fields of medicine, psychology, arts and spirituality in both the Western and Eastern traditions.

Each year, the Festival explores a new theme and invites internationally recognised speakers to conduct talks, round table discussions and practical workshops in which everyone is welcome to participate.

The Festival of the Mind is based on the principle of integration: there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ methods, all methods can be useful according to the ever changing circumstances of each individual. It is important, however, to understand each approach concretely, gain a solid understanding of its principles and learn to integrate it in everyday life.

After a successful launch in 2018, the Festival of Mind returns in 2019 with a new focus: The Nature of Emotions. This year we explore how to understand human emotions: What are they? What is their nature? How can we work with our emotions in a practical and useful way to benefit our life? Book Now!

Join us this year, as we explore the nature of emotions, together.

Programme Schedule

Friday 10th May: LECTURE

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Charley Morley: Shadow work within Vajrayana Buddhism Book Now!

Saturday 11th May: TALKS

10.00am – 10.15am: Registration

10.15am – 10.30am: Opening Remarks by Julia Lawless, Director of SSIUK 10.30am – 11.00am
Igor Berkhin: Exploring Emotions from the Inside – A Contemplative Approach 11.15am – 11.45am
Elio Guarisco: Working with our Emotions – Three Different Perspectives 12.00pm – 12.30pm
Patrizia Pearl: The Art of Breathing – The Direct Route to Relaxation & Equanimity 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Lunch Break 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Stoffelina Verdonk: Dealing with Stress & the Challenges of Everyday Life 2.45pm – 3.15pm
Nigel Wellings: An Unexpected Hurt 3.30pm – 4.00pm
Jeremy Ryokan Woodcock: Love – Its Gifts and Dilemmas

4.00pm – 4.30pm: TEA 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Round Table Discussion & Questions with Dr Alex Studholme & John Renshaw

6.00pm – 9.00pm: RECEPTION Book Now!

Sunday 12th May: WORKSHOPS

11.00am – 1.00pm
Elio Guarisco & Stoffelina Verdonk Healing Emotional Distress via our Senses 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Igor Berkhin: From Victim to Explorer – Changing our Attitude towards Disturbing Emotions 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Patritzia Pearl: Yoga & Benefits of Harmonious Breathing Book Now!

Festival Extended!
Follow-up Weekend: Workshop & Therapy sessions

Friday 17th May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm: WORKSHOP
A Practical Workshop with John Renshaw Helpful Ways of Working with Anxiety, Depression & Stress Book Now!

Friday 10th May: LECTURE

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 11th May: TALKS

10.00am – 10.15am

10.15am – 10.30am

10.30am – 11.00am

11.15am – 11.45am

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.30pm – 2.00pm

2.00pm – 2.30pm

2.45pm – 3.15pm

3.30pm – 4.00pm

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 11th May: ROUND TABLE

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Saturday 11th May: Reception

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Sunday 12th May: WORKSHOPS

11.00am – 1.00pm

2.30pm – 4.30pm

5.30pm – 7.30pm

Festival Extended! Follow-up Weekend: Workshop & Therapy sessions

Friday 17th May: WORKSHOP

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Saturday & Sunday 18th – 19th May: INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS

Indivudual sessions each day from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Alternatively you can also call John directly on:   0793 909 0412

Order Tickets Here
(tickets also available onsite)

Join us this year, as we explore the nature of emotions, together.

The Festival of Mind is sponsored by the Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Studies and the International Atiyoga Foundation.

© 2019 Shang Shung UK Ltd