Hanging out on the Corner

I am Alastair Reece, and I would like to welcome you to the Hockley Corner Website. Herein is set out:-

  • The Basis of Mindfulness
  • The Eight week Mindfulness Course
  • Study Days on Mindfulness, Yoga, The Chakra system
  • Details of the Clinics run at the Hockley
  • Corner Centre.
  • The successful Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I hope you will find the website a resource point and information centre as well as a diary of events. At the end there is a Blog Spot for contact and comments. PS currently teething problems with Blog and Diary please e-mail if information needed.   alastair.reece17@gmail.com

Carrot people don't take to the stick.

The holistic message that underpins the Centre is that human society and individual health works best when working through the neurological pathways of calm instead of those of tension and resentment. This may seem obvious yet somehow our best intentions keep slipping through our fingers.

We are carrot people who somehow have ended up ruled by threat. We work and learn best when our minds are open and curious. Our minds begin to narrow when we are under pressure.

Mindfulness is a time honoured way to get back to our 'carrot-ness'

A Shoe-horn to the Slipper of Truth. An Instruction Manual for the Human Species.

Underpinning the Hockley Corner approach is modern research in understanding the alternative nervous pathway that is invoked whilst feeling threat. When allied to the ageless Spiritual Writings this body of work can form the Instruction Manual for the Human Species (which somehow got separated from the delivery note). However, the words that accompany this (my) understanding are the sense that I make of it at this moment. Nothing is finite.

All amicable rebuttals gratefully accepted.

The words and understandings here are a work in progress. The book of the Tao Te Ching starts with the immortal lines 'The truth that can be spoken is not the eternal truth.' meaning we can only grasp at the ultimate explanation.. In this spirit I welcome amicable rebuttal.


Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through alastair.reece17@gmail.com   Also register your interest in any of the areas mentioned (or others) and we will respond.

The ethos of the Centre:-

is to spread a holistic approach to health and the message and benefits of Mindfulness (and other Meditations) at a reasonable cost to all who are interested.

   Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
On purpose,
In the present moment.
And non-judgementally.
                                       (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
 Just as the water of the lake can reflect perfectly the sky,
 the trees and the mountains but only when it is still,
 so too the mind can reflect the true nature of the person…
...only when also it too is still.
                                      (Indira Dev)