Bespoke mindfulness and wellbeing for bands and solo artists
Anyone familiar with the music industry knows how stressful the life of working musicians can be. From rehearsing to songwriting and recording, from touring to dealing with media commitments, the pressures can be immense, even intolerable at times.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Our meditation-based techniques not only help cultivate a calmer working environment for musicians and bands in all situations, they are also scientifically proven to aid creativity.
Our techniques blend cutting edge neuroscience with modern, secular applications of centuries-old practices, tailored uniquely and personally for every client, to help deal with:
- Group politics
- Writer’s block
- Tour preparation
- Life on the road
- Staying in recovery
- Media dealings
- Sleep issues
- After-tour comedowns
- Creative flow
- Building resilience
- Stage fright
We can help keep clients on the right road, in a positive, peaceful state of mind.
We are available to work directly with artists:
- On tour
- In the studio
- In rehearsal
- At home
Who are we?
Jon Wilde and Gerard Evans are the founders of Brighton Mindfulness Centre and both have wide experience of working with musicians.
Jon began his writing career at Melody Maker in the mid-80s and went on to work for a broad range of publications. Along the way, he interviewed some of the biggest names in the business including Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Roy Orbison, Keith Richards and Elton John. Jon qualified as a mindfulness teacher in 2016.
Emerging from an anarcho-punk-activist background, Gerard wrote for Sounds and Amnesty International, moving onto books about the Levellers and Crass, amongst others. For many years he toured extensively with his punk band, Flowers In The Dustbin. He is fully qualified to teach mindfulness and wellbeing in the workplace.
Together they authored ‘The Turning Point’, an acclaimed book on mindfulness.
Jon explains, “The reason I teach mindfulness is that it radically changed my life and I figure that, if it worked for me, it can work for anyone.
Before I discovered this practice, I lived almost entirely in my head, forever ruminating on the past and worrying about the future, rather than showing up in my life and living freely in the moment.
Living more mindfully means that I can enjoy a healthier, happier, far more creative life; a life travelled lightly rather than weighed down with fears and anxieties.
As teachers, Gerard and myself can help anyone attain greater contentment and peace of mind, cope more skilfully with challenging situations, and connect with their passions and creative energies.”
What’s the damage?
Prices start at £200 an hour for local work (Brighton / London) or £1000 per day if you’d like us to come to you – anywhere in the world.
Call Gerard on 0778 615 7763 for more details.
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