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Frequently Asked Questions~ Deepening Into Being Together

‘I have found it extraordinary how powerful and intimate meditating online can be. It is very touching to feel the genuine, nourishing and tangible connection with others that are on the other side of the world!’ Jenny Rose Smith

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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to commit to come every week?


You can come to as many or as few Monday sessions as feels right to you.




Do I have to be an experienced meditator?


You do not have to be an expereinced meditator. Having a wondering or curiosity to try it out is enough. If you are an expereinced meditator you are very welcome to join ~ the sessions are designed to support anyone at any level of practice.




What will I need for the sessions?


~ A space to sit comfortably, ideally with some space around you.
~ A journal or something to write in and a pen.
~ Some water.

~ It can also be very valuable to have some time before our session to set your meditation space up, and afterwards to let your experience settle in you if you are able to.




Is this suitable for me if I have health issues?


This is hard to answer generically and without knowing you.
A practice like this may help with physical, mental or emotional difficulties, however it is not a replacement or subtitute for any therapy or medical choices you are already making.
The whole session will be offered as an invitation and you are encouraged to stay aware of what feels right to you moment to moment in the experience and choose accordingly.




Does it cost anything to attend?


The Monday meditation calls are offered for a donation and any amount is genuinely appreciated. The oney made from these calls will be split betweenn my living costs and donating to various causes that are close to my heart such as reforestation, women's work and supporting the work of artists. You can donate here




How does meditating together online work?


Meditating together online is surprisingly powerful. The combination of being able to be in your own familiar space, anonymously if you choose to be yet consciously connected with a group of us all sharing the same intention at the same time can result in a tangible felt sense of being together.

We are connecting through our energy fields which expand far beyond the physical bounds of our bodies and do not recognise physical limitations such as computer screens.

There will be a clear start and finish to our sessions to support a smooth transition from what you are doing before and after meditating.




Can I ask questions?


There is an option to share your experience and ask questions at the live event on the live event page on the Q and A box.. I will guide you with that at the beginning of each session.




What does Deepening Into Being Together mean?


Thanks for asking.
Deepening into Being Together has two meanings ~ the first is that coming together to practice something like meditation is found to be more effective when more of us do so at the same time. So the weekly group gathering is a way for us to strengthen in our meditation practice simply through Being Together in our togetherness.
The second meaning of Deepening Into Being Together is an invitation to orientate ourselves more towards the field of aliveness that permeates our body and all of life. Doing this supports a settling our nervous systems and allows more spaciousness and aliveness to come into our experience. The name I give to this experience of aliveness is Beingness.




Are all your meditations online?


The weekly Deepening session is always online.
I will also be offeirng in person group Meditation in West Wales.
Please join our mailing list for updates about these sessions.




How will I know if I am psychologically well enough to meditate?


This is a really good question. It is importantl in meditation to be honest with yourself about your experience and your intention.

If you are drawn to meditation to avoid or escape from feelings, sensations or memories then it is likely that it is not the right tool to support you. It would be wise to consider what else might be more appropriate for your support needs right now.

Meditation is about becoming more present to our experience by engaging with it honestly and kindly. As we become more steady and rooted in the present moment, we can slowly increase our window of tolerance for any aspects that are challenging to us. If you notice that your levels of distress are increasing ongoingly, as opposed to in the moment, or that you are disassociating during meditation it is important to pause, open your eyes and find a way to soothe yourself and gently bring yourself back to the here and now. It doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you if you are not able to meditate. it is simply your body's wisdom letting you know that something else is needed at this point in time to help you take the next step on your journey.





Frequently asked questions

Do I have to commit to come every week?


You can come to as many or as few Monday sessions as feels right to you.




Do I have to be an experienced meditator?


You do not have to be an expereinced meditator. Having a wondering or curiosity to try it out is enough. If you are an expereinced meditator you are very welcome to join ~ the sessions are designed to support anyone at any level of practice.




What will I need for the sessions?


~ A space to sit comfortably, ideally with some space around you.
~ A journal or something to write in and a pen.
~ Some water.

~ It can also be very valuable to have some time before our session to set your meditation space up, and afterwards to let your experience settle in you if you are able to.




Is this suitable for me if I have health issues?


This is hard to answer generically and without knowing you.
A practice like this may help with physical, mental or emotional difficulties, however it is not a replacement or subtitute for any therapy or medical choices you are already making.
The whole session will be offered as an invitation and you are encouraged to stay aware of what feels right to you moment to moment in the experience and choose accordingly.




Does it cost anything to attend?


The Monday meditation calls are offered for a donation and any amount is genuinely appreciated. The oney made from these calls will be split betweenn my living costs and donating to various causes that are close to my heart such as reforestation, women's work and supporting the work of artists. You can donate here




How does meditating together online work?


Meditating together online is surprisingly powerful. The combination of being able to be in your own familiar space, anonymously if you choose to be yet consciously connected with a group of us all sharing the same intention at the same time can result in a tangible felt sense of being together.

We are connecting through our energy fields which expand far beyond the physical bounds of our bodies and do not recognise physical limitations such as computer screens.

There will be a clear start and finish to our sessions to support a smooth transition from what you are doing before and after meditating.




Can I ask questions?


There is an option to share your experience and ask questions at the live event on the live event page on the Q and A box.. I will guide you with that at the beginning of each session.




What does Deepening Into Being Together mean?


Thanks for asking.
Deepening into Being Together has two meanings ~ the first is that coming together to practice something like meditation is found to be more effective when more of us do so at the same time. So the weekly group gathering is a way for us to strengthen in our meditation practice simply through Being Together in our togetherness.
The second meaning of Deepening Into Being Together is an invitation to orientate ourselves more towards the field of aliveness that permeates our body and all of life. Doing this supports a settling our nervous systems and allows more spaciousness and aliveness to come into our experience. The name I give to this experience of aliveness is Beingness.




Are all your meditations online?


The weekly Deepening session is always online.
I will also be offeirng in person group Meditation in West Wales.
Please join our mailing list for updates about these sessions.




How will I know if I am psychologically well enough to meditate?


This is a really good question. It is importantl in meditation to be honest with yourself about your experience and your intention.

If you are drawn to meditation to avoid or escape from feelings, sensations or memories then it is likely that it is not the right tool to support you. It would be wise to consider what else might be more appropriate for your support needs right now.

Meditation is about becoming more present to our experience by engaging with it honestly and kindly. As we become more steady and rooted in the present moment, we can slowly increase our window of tolerance for any aspects that are challenging to us. If you notice that your levels of distress are increasing ongoingly, as opposed to in the moment, or that you are disassociating during meditation it is important to pause, open your eyes and find a way to soothe yourself and gently bring yourself back to the here and now. It doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you if you are not able to meditate. it is simply your body's wisdom letting you know that something else is needed at this point in time to help you take the next step on your journey.





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