About the programme
Life has its ups and downs, and for many, even an ordinary day can lead to one emotional rollercoaster after another. Being unable to regulate our emotions and having sudden changes in mood can leave us feeling mentally and physically exhausted and with a desire to escape or run away.
Our emotions are important – they shape our experience of our reality. They can be wonderful, and they can be unbearable. Sometimes we want to hold on to them forever, and other times we want rid of them. Whatever the experience, for most of us, emotions seem beyond our control, as if they happen to us, and we have no say in whether they stay or go.
Why this programme?
Our ‘Becoming Bulletproof: Emotional Resilience’ program is all about cultivating a profound sense of mental and emotional balance. It’s not about suppressing negative emotions, but about learning to experience and govern our emotions in a healthy, dynamic way.
During this 7-week course, drawing on practical experience of meditation, psychology, and Buddhist wisdom, we will cultivate the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. Meditation will help us to deepen our understanding of emotions, and discover the ability to regulate our emotional responses. Cultivating this emotional balance will promote physical health, and will be a prerequisite for enhancing personal wellbeing and growth.
What to Expect Over the 7 Weeks
Live sessions take place on Monday evenings, 6.00pm-7.30pm (UK time)
Please note that this a rough outline, our programme will cover the above themes but the order may change as we adapt to our group’s needs.
About the Group Leader
International Buddhist Meditation Teacher & Retreat Leader
David will lead this online programme, running the workshops and guided meditations, and supporting you as a mentor throughout the course.
David designed the Becoming Bulletproof: Emotional Resilience programme based on his practical experience of meditation, Buddhist wisdom and modern psychology. The programme first ran in January 2021 to much success and he has spent the last few months adapting and adding to the course material. His aim is to introduce a practical, evidence-based and easily applicable approach to emotional regulation and the cultivation of genuine wellbeing.
David is an experienced Buddhist contemplative and meditation guide who has studied and taught internationally for several years. He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a qualified mindfulness teacher, Mental Health First Aider, and an active member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity. His teaching style is clear and practical, and his warm and humorous approach makes him a popular mindfulness teacher.
Feedback from previous attendees
Details & Schedule
This programme runs on the basis of dana (donation). The recommended donation for the 7-week programme is £75.
All proceeds go towards the development of future programs and our vision for The Samadhi Retreat Centre. Teachers do not receive any payment for leading groups at Samadhi.
Join the programme
Please register your interest for the next intake. When we have enough interest, we will organise for the course to take place.
We believe that no-one should be excluded because of low income. Please contact us here if you would like to apply for a funded place. If you would like to support our vision of making these teachings as accessible as possible, please consider making a donation, supporting future groups, events & retreats.
After the course is finished, all recordings, meditations, and notes will be made available through an online learning portal, which you will have lifetime access to.
The first thing is: don’t give up! Overcoming a lifetime of bad emotional habits takes time and work, but we’re here to support you. If you feel able, please share your experience in the Facebook Group as there may be others who can identify with your experience and offer their insights. It helps to know you’re not alone. You’re also welcome to email the group leader who can help you find the necessary resources to work with your experience skillfully.