Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden Green, London
Historically, silence has often been linked to negative feelings, such as suppression or loneliness. But more recently, there has been a wave of interest in silence as having more positive associations. Ancient Eastern practices and Western scientific research come together to show that silence, used in the right way, can raise self-awareness, enhance feelings of well-being, give space to step back and appreciate life, as well as a simple tool for peace and stillness. This evening, we explore the benefits of different aspects of silence - and how to find it.
Speaker: Sarah Cavanagh is a primary school teacher who has been meditating with the Brahma Kumaris since 1994. She has led a variety of courses and activities designed to facilitate relaxation and self-development in Brighton and Inner Space, Oxford and for the last five years in Newcastle upon Tyne. Sarah is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology with a focus on how the brain works and on mindfulness and meditation. Her thesis is on Silence.