Stillness in Mind
a companion to mindfulness, meditation and living
by Simon Cole
counsellor, therapist, meditation teacher
> no Sanskrit terms, no gurus, no mystique
> less a set of instructions... more a challenge to the reader to work on themselves.
Simon Cole has formulated a meditation path for a modern age, grounded in Western therapeutic tradition.
He invites the reader to sit alongside themselves and discover the person they truly are.
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Everyday mindfulness "Being with" Visiting our pain Clear Space
Simon Cole's mindfulness blog : A Mindful Life
|Simon Cole: "I am a senior-accredited practitioner, a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have worked in the field of counselling and therapy for around 30 years. I trained at Newcastle University and the College of Ripon & York St John (now York St John University), being awarded a Masters in Counselling with distinction. I also studied transactional analysis for a year, and relationship counselling with Joseph Zinker.
"As well as working with the Samaritans, I have worked professionally as a counsellor, in drug and alcohol intervention services, primary and secondary care in the NHS, and have maintained a regular private caseload of counselling and supervision.
"I practise meditation and I have a personal and professional interest in the integration of a practise of mindfulness and the transformative possibilities of meditation, with the sense of presence in relationship expounded by Martin Buber... the possibility which these offer of a channel for spirituality in all of us. Working now from Le Sentier Tranquille retreat centre in France I am able to add walking and our outside world to offer a counselling of mindfulness and nature."