Steve Gooch is the author of Reiki Jin Kei Do: The Way of Compassion & Wisdom and Mindfulness Meditation & The Art of Reiki and is a regular freelance writer on the subject of mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong, Reiki, and wellbeing in general. He is a Breathworks certified mindfulness meditation teacher and has been teaching mindfulness and Reiki for the past twenty-four years. Steve founded both Reiki Jin Kei Do UK and Reiki Jin Kei Do International, was the editor of the short-lived magazine Focus: The Journal of Reiki Jin Kei Do UK, and has taught meditation, Qi Gong, and Reiki in the UK, Egypt, Cyprus, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Lithuania and regularly receives requests to teach in other countries. He is also a noted artist with work in collections around the world.
About the course
AVAILABLE ONLINE AND ONSITE
This is an official Breathworks course.
Scientific studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness can not only enhance and boost the body's own natural healing mechanisms but can be as effective as some of the most powerful prescription painkillers. It has also been shown to reduce those emotional states that can arise out of chronic pain and other illnesses: anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion, and insomnia.
Mindfulness for Health, developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks and author of the course textbook: Mindfulness for Health, developed the course to help her cope with her own severe pain and other health complications following spinal injuries. The course is backed up by extensive research evidence for the efficacy of mindfulness as a beneficial health practice.
Adaptations of the standard 8-week course are available on request.