What I loved about the course was how simple it was. I was feeling very overwhelmed by life and making another decision or learning something new felt just too much but the technique is so simple. It was lovely to find something in life that didn’t feel like a battle and was actually an easy, fun and very enjoyable experience.
Jillian and Michael were so reassuring and calm. There’s no question that they don’t have a great answer for and they find humour in nearly everything. You occasionally meet people who you just want to be like or be around, and Jillian and Michael are definitely those people.
I remember sitting in the intro talk with Michael and just having a huge sigh of relief – this was what I was looking for and hadn’t even known it. Before meditating I used to have massive arguments in my head prior to almost every event that always ended up in the worst situation possible and my emotions would ride the rollercoaster with my thoughts. I remember walking home after the first evening of the course and my only thought was ‘my mind is quiet, oh thank you!’
As I continued my meditation practice my emotions became much calmer and as a result I’m much happier, so my relationships have dramatically improved. I also noticed very quickly an increase in brain capacity – being able to manage more tasks, recall information much quicker and a thirst to learn more about everything. I also lost weight quite quickly – stress really does make you fat!
To some people the concept of meditation is a bit weird, so it’s really reassuring to see how many ‘normal’ people there are out there doing what you do and that we nearly all have the same issues or concerns. It’s also great to hear how many people are having similar benefits to me. Meditating in a group is also a lovely experience, as is being around Michael and Jillian who always make time for a quick chat afterwards if you need them.
I really enjoyed the weekend retreat that I attended. I felt invincible for weeks afterwards. I’ve also completed several courses with the group – on nutrition, the Power of Speech and the Veda’s, the body of knowledge this technique comes from. The courses are always well run, packed full of information and the discussions with the group during the courses are some of the most fascinating, thought provoking and enlightening I’ve had.
Meditation has changed my life. I have no doubt I would be on anti-depressants and spending a fortune on therapy had I not discovered this technique. As a result I’ve discovered new passions, a new career path, made some amazing new friends, and have some of the answers I was always seeking but never knew where to look for them. I can’t recommend this technique or London Meditation Centre highly enough.