You are invited to a study day entitled:

‘Balance – To Simply Be’ Workshop

at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

On Sunday 19th November 2017, 9:30am to 4:00 pm

Cost £22 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

Tea and coffee will be available from 9am till 9.30am before the workshop begins, please arrive in good time.

Everyone is invited, including family and friends.

The idea of the termly workshop/study day is to give students an opportunity to meet together in good company, apply the practicalities of philosophy that have been presented during the term, hear more material and with the practical experience gained take things a little deeper and therefore gain useful insightful knowledge.

The overall theme for the day this term is ‘Balance – To Simply Be’

Throughout the day this we will explore:

  1. Practise an extended version of the mindful awareness exercise.
  2. Look at awareness and attention.
  3. Balance simply be mindfulness workshop BirminghamStudy a universal holistic model of man.
  4. Discuss what takes us out of balance and how it may be regained.
  5. We will show a short video of an international educational advisor talking about creativity and education.
  6. We will have a discussion on the right hand/left hand brain and the part these play in Mindfulness and Meditation practices
  7. Activities offered to help us explore all this will be: Tai Chi and Calligraphy. Both demand attention, raise awareness and work on different aspects of our physical/mental/emotional being.

The aim of these workshops is to provide a useful opportunity for students, friends and family to meet together and practice with a little more focus in a conducive, friendly environment, what has been discussed to enable us to discover more fully from a practical point of view what is presented at the evening philosophy meetings. A very useful and enjoyable day for self-discovery.

The day will be conducted in the school’s usual open and relaxed manner, beginning at 9:30am and finishing at 4pm. The cost for the day is £22 which includes a vegetarian buffet lunch and all other refreshments.


Because of the practical aspect of the day the numbers will be limited to 20. The tutor will be David Nock with the help of a few other students from the Senior Group. Doors will open at 9am for registration, coffee and biscuits. You can reserve your place by enrolling below.


Parking is available on both sides of Plough and Harrow Road and the top of Beaufort Road, if these places are taken then there is also free parking in; Waterworks Rd, which is opposite Plough and Harrow Rd down the bottom end-the other side of Monument Rd, Highfield Road (opposite Plough and Harrow Road on the other side of the Hagley Road past the Harborne Road traffic lights, and at Duchess Road Car Park (B16 8JD) – this can be accessed by driving down Beaufort Road and as the road bears right and continues into Huntley Road the car park is on the right (there is a charge for parking here of £1.80 for 3 hours, not sure how much it is for all day).Please allow time to walk to School from your vehicle so we can start at 9 30 am.

I look forward to working and sharing with you as we continue this journey of Self-discovery through practical philosophy, enabling us to understand more of the nature of our self, reality and the here and now.

The workshop/study days are a useful opportunity for students from all groups to meet and enjoy an interesting, peaceful and happy day.

Look forward to seeing you


ENROLMENT (Sorry – the workshop is now fully enrolled)

To reserve your place on the next workshop please keep an eye on the Events page. The next workshop will be early 2018.