In life we are surrounded by people, machines, noise, pollution, responsibilities, and pressurising situations. All of these things can make you feel like the walls are closing in on you, as if you are being suffocated. We need a way to be able to deal with such stress and anxiety. If the outside world provides no breathing space, then one must find one's inner space. Search within yourself, declutter your mind, and create a spot of calm.
On a more concrete level, Inner Space is a meditation and personal development centre in Covent Gardens. They run regular free courses during the week on site and at Templeton House on Chiswell Street.
If you are looking to find an oasis of calm and insight, here are eight ways to enhance your inner space:
The amount of energy we have is as much a thing of the mind as it is of the body. Pessimism and negative thinking can lead to depression, loneliness, and ill health. Change your mind set by learning to:
Control your negativity Think positively Develop positive self-awareness Explore principles that sustain positive living
4th August, 6:00pm, Covent Garden
12th August, 6pm, Temple House
What is your opinion of yourself? Are you confident or full of self doubt? Learn simple techniques to develop your self-awareness, self-acceptance, and discover:
The causes of low self-esteem
How to build self-worth by reconnecting with core strengths
How to change what you don't like and bring out the best in yourself
Ways to improve your mood
How to deal with mistakes, setbacks, and criticism
How to express yourself confidently
5th August, 1pm, Temple House
Find out how to deal with stress through relaxation methods that:
Help understand the true causes of stress
Stop you being affected by other people's stress
Ensure 'me time'
Help you cope whilst under pressure
5th August, 6pm, Covent Garden
7th August, 1pm, Temple House
Learn the practice of Raja yoga meditation. This method is performed with the eyes open, and helps you to relax, concentrate, and get those creative juices flowing. It can help bring personal enlightenment and recharge your batteries.
5th August, 4pm, Covent Garden
6th August, 6pm, Temple House
Some people can get along with others easily; it just comes naturally. But not all have this gift. Some have a knack for rubbing people up the wrong way, or have difficulty communicating. Learn how to
Connect with people
Deal with difficult people
Respond effectively to others
28th August, 6pm, Temple House
Do you procrastinate? Do you underestimate how long a task will take? Are you always late for appointments or missing deadlines?Find out how to:
Save time instead of waste it
Manage your time wisely
Make informed choices about what you do and when
Achieve more by working smarter, not harder
14th August, 6pm, Temple House
16th August, 3pm, Covent Garden
Sit back, relax and be guided through a mind and body meditation that encourages visualisation. It should create a sense of well-being, with a positive and peaceful state of mind.
28th July, 1pm, Temple House
30th July, 1pm, Covent Garden
Take a half-hour guided relaxation and visualisation meditation. Allow yourself to step back, de-clutter. and just be.
31st July, 6pm, Temple House
1st August, 6.45pm, Covent Garden