About Me

I first started exploring meditation in 2003. I was 40 years old with a busy life, and I was a merchandise manager in a very fast paced retail head office environment which included travelling a great deal. I enjoyed my job, but was stressed a lot of the time with erratic sleep patterns, and felt “off” (like something wasn’t quite right) regularly. I had also experienced anxiety and panic attacks. I had read that meditation might help, so i booked myself onto a 10 day silent meditation retreat. Talk about throwing myself in at the deep end! It certainly was a life changing experience, but even though i tried for a number of weeks afterwards, the meditation technique that i learnt, wasn’t sustainable for me back in everyday life. So i explored other practices until i found the one that worked for me.

 

Since the start of my meditation journey i have learnt and practiced a number of individual techniques to find the one(s) that particularly resonated with me including Mindfulness, Vipassanna, iRest™, concentration on the breath and mantras. I found the practice that works for me and have a daily seated meditation practise and i also practise iRest™.

With a regular meditation practise I have experienced many benefits including improved focus and energy, reduced symptoms of stress and improved sleep patterns.

Having experienced the benefits first hand, i wanted to share this transformative practise with others and completed my meditation teacher training and I am also a Certified iRest™ Teacher (iRest Guided Meditation)

I believe that meditation is a valuable tool that everyone can use to reduce stress, cultivate calm and enhance a sense of wellbeing – particularly in these times of overstimulation and uncertainty.

iRest™ was developed by Richard Miller who is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar who among his mentors, he credits T.K.V. Desikachar and Jean Klein.

  Meditating regularly can help you to:

  • Improve focus and concentration

  • Experience reduced levels of anxiety and stress

  • Reduce feelings of being overwhelmed

  • Be less reactive and more responsive 

  • Increase patience, intuition and empathy

  • Develop clarity of mind

  • Develop greater perspective in life 

  • Become more resilient to challenges in relationships and life

  • Feel more centred and happy

  • Improve self awareness 

  • improve self-discipline and encourage other positive habits i.e. exercise, diet changes, reading).

Meditationwithsimonhoten

West Hampstead

London

simon@yoga360.co.uk

 

Tel: 07984 613826

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