MCKS Charitable Foundation UK – Highlights

Charity Today Awards

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK (Charity Reg. No: 1148690) is delighted to announce that it has won ‘The Charity Today Awards Community Impact Award 2019’

The charity wishes to extend its thanks to all those who have made this possible. Your support is essential to the continuing development of the charity.  Your generous donations meant we were able to donate a total of £301,000 in the year ending 31.1.2019

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK donates funds to a diverse range of carefully selected UK registered charities. The charity only chooses charity partners where the funds go directly to helping those in need.

 Recent Donations

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK recently donated £20,000 to First Days Children’s Charity.

First Days helps families at a time of crisis – when they need something for their children and simply cannot afford it. 

4 million children in the UK are living in households whose income falls below the poverty line. This means that, after they’ve paid for their housing and utilities, they have just £19 per day to live on. 2019 has seen a marked increase in referrals to First Days who in the four-month period March-June has helped on average 175 children each month.

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK learnt of families who had to choose between purchasing food and buying school uniform. Some children had never owned a ‘new’ pair of shoes until they’d received a pair from the charity.

Some of the donations will be used to fund three ‘Referrals Co-ordinators’ who will help put together essentials packages for families living in poverty.

To find out more about First Days Children’s Charity, visit https://www.firstdays.net

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK will be announcing further donations to worthy causes soon. Keep a lookout on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for updates

 Where do donations come from?

 The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK receives funds from a variety of sources including Individual donations, Relaxation & Wellbeing groups, Volunteers run over 200 Relaxation groups and those attending these events are able to make voluntary donations,

Charity donation boxes at the Institute of Pranic Healing UK & Ireland courses, Fundraising activities

How we work with Charities

As well as financial support the MCKS Charitable Foundation UK offers voluntary services and support for the future including:

 Relaxation & Wellbeing Pranic Sessions for Charity users, Staff & Volunteers

Children’s Relaxation and Wellbeing sessions

Wellbeing Seminars

We would like to thank those that regularly volunteer on behalf of the MCKS Charitable Foundation UK at our selected partner charities.

 Prana Sports

‘Prana Sports’ team have been busy taking part in various activities. These include an Inflatable Obstacle course, Run Gatwick, Two Hour Dance Marathon, Run Reigate and the recent Windsor 10k. Not only do members of the team participate in these events, but they also offer Pranic Sports treatments to event participants and supporters for a donation to MCKS Charitable Foundation UK.

If you could spare a few hours at one of these events, please contact the team at pranasportuk@gmail.com

UK Charity Week

 #UKCharityWeek

The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK is pleased to be an official partner of UK Charity Week – 2nd to 8th December 2019.

The ‘Prana Vibes’ team are busy organising a dance marathon for Saturday 7th December. There will be various Relaxation and Wellbeing groups taking place during the week. 

If you would like to host your own ‘fun’ fundraising event during UK Charity Week, please get in touch at charity@ukpranichealing.co.uk

The team would love to hear from you!

Protection, It’s not just about umbrellas.

Umbrellas protect from the rain.

Sunglasses protect from the sun. 

Clothes protect from the elements. 

Alarms protect from intruders.

There are many practical ways which keep you, your home and workplace comfortable and safe from physical harm and danger.

Did you know that there are techniques you can learn to protect yourself from unseen things, like the negative thoughts, words and actions of others for example?

Have you noticed how some people can leave you feeling drained and weary. You may even recognise the people in your life who give you that ‘weighed down’ feeling. Maybe they are work colleagues or friends, they could even be loved ones. 

Can you recall speaking with someone and feeling uncomfortable.? You may have used this phrase “ It’s not what you said , it’s the way that you said it” 

Are you a parent? Have you ever experienced being out in public with your child, one minute they are fine and the next  they are having a tantrum for no apparent reason? Would you like to understand why this may have happened?

Perhaps you have gone shopping and then felt a compulsion to buy non essential items? Sound familiar?  Why is this?

Do you sometimes find the minute you go into the office you feel uncomfortable but can’t quite put your finger on the reason as to why?

By understanding the mechanisms of the mind and equipping yourself with simple, effective practical self defense techniques using energy you are able to protect not only your personal space but also create balance and harmony at home and work.

Learning the secrets that lie behind the negative thoughts and emotions that some would term ‘psychic attacks’ is now easier than ever and gives a fantastic opportunity to improve the quality of your life and that of your family on many levels.

In MCKS Psychic Self Defense you will learn a vast array of techniques including;

·      How to stop people draining you of your vital energy

·      How to safeguard your children from the influence of peer group pressure e.g. negative behaviors, bullying and drug abuse.

·      How to experience inner peace and calmness in the midst of a chaotic work or home environment

·      The science of shielding

·      What causes “bad luck” and how to change it to good fortune.

Psychic Self Defense is being taught by Les Flitcroft from the Institute of Pranic Healing UK & Ireland on the 16th November 2019 at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead

To read more and to book a place click here: 

Pre – Requisite: Self Development Level 2

End of Term – 5 Ways to Sail through the Summer Holidays

The summer is finally here, and for parents with school children, there’s a long six weeks holiday looming. Many may be feeling relieved at the thought of a break from the rigorous term time routine but for others, this may bring feelings of trepidation about how to juggle childcare, work, daily activities plus how to cope with challenging behaviours that might rear up from children during this time.

Here are 5 simple but effective suggestions to help you sail through the summer: 

1.     Downtime and Stillness  

The end of term is typically accompanied by extremely tired and emotional children so allowing them to rest and recuperate is a crucial element to the start of any holiday period.    Slower mornings and easy days at home, reconnecting with toys, books and games that don’t involve the internet will help children to relax and clear their minds. The popular ‘Children’s Meditation on Stillness’ by Les Flitcroft is a great technique to introduce to them as it gives them a sense of happiness, calms their emotions and helps them to better manage friendships.  

2.     Get Active

Fresh air and physical exercise offer so many benefits to the emotional and mental health of children. Days out will not only help them to discover new places and try new activities, but the fresh air will also help them to unwind and sleep well at night. Days by the seaside are particularly good as they are not only fun, the sea air is extremely therapeutic and enhances feelings of well being. 

3.     Plan and create a new routine

Just because you don’t have the rigorous timelines of a typical school day doesn’t mean you can’t establish a “School Holiday” routine for you and the children – albeit a bit more relaxed. Planning the activities and structure of the day with input from the children will help them to feel empowered and encourage collaboration.  For some children, knowing what’s coming next helps them feel safe including retaining a bedtime routine. 

4.     Boundaries and Praise

It’s all too easy to take a laid back, no rules approach during the summer holidays, however, children still need both boundaries and praise to feel safe and secure whatever the circumstances. You might want to get input from your children, age-dependent, to help set some of those boundaries (e.g. how many ice creams a week) so it’s all clear up front.  And then, of course, be prepared for those boundaries to be pushed, your buttons to be pressed and for emotions to run high when you say ‘no’ but know that your firmness now will pay off in the future.  

5.     Look after yourself

Your own well being is more important than ever when you are out of your normal routine.  Your physical and mental health will have a direct impact on your children and when you are spending so much time together, it’s important that you are feeling good. 

Try to build in some ‘me’ time whether it means getting up earlier than normal to do some meditation, in particular, the Twin Hearts Meditation, which is backed by scientific study and has been found to rapidly reduce stress and anxiety, or by planning in time to exercise. Running, dancing, a yoga class or some other activity you enjoy doing, will help revitalise your system, you’ll be less fatigued and have more energy to keep up with the children. 

Above all else the summer holidays offer a positive and unique opportunity to reconnect with our children after a busy school year, treasure this time with them. 

10 Creative Ways to Declutter your Life

10 Creative Ways to Declutter
Your Life

Clearing out cupboards and drawers?
Streamlining the wardrobe?
Cleaning out the car?
Emptying the loft?

But have you ever thought about de-cluttering your mind?

Our minds are just like computers processing data. This data consists of our thoughts and emotions. Like our attachment to physical clutter, we often hold onto many unnecessary thoughts and emotions.
Sound familiar?
By de-cluttering your mind you can feel less stressed, calmer, relaxed and have the clarity to make better decisions… such as what stays and what goes from the loft.

Here are ten ways to maintain a decluttered life, from the inside-out:
1) Healthy eating – a well-balanced and nutritious diet are important for a healthy body. Incorporate fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables into your meals as they contain more energy (prana) than cooked and processed foods. Throw out all of the out of date foodstuffs in your cupboards.

2) Exercise – aside from your body releasing ‘feel good’ chemicals, certain types of exercises can expel stress and tension from your system, invigorate your body and give it a boost of energy.

3) Be at one with nature – spend time outdoors and allow your body to absorb revitalising energy from the sun, the air and the ground. 
4) Breathe –try deep abdominal breathing for 2 minutes, pausing after the inhale and again after the exhale to relieve stress and tiredness, the rush of fresh prana into your system will invigorate you.

5) Meditate – scientific research has proven that certain meditations, particularly the Twin Hearts Meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety, increase focus, improve physical health and enhance overall well-being.

6) Clear your space – whether it’s your house, workplace or even your car when it is clear you become less cluttered in the mind. This allows for a calmer outlook, less distraction and greater focus. 

7) Get organised – schedule and keep a diary to stay on top of commitments. This helps to keep your mind in check so that it doesn’t need to continually think about everything at the same time. Once it’s scheduled for a specific date and time, you can park it until it’s time to action that task.

8) Express gratitude – spend at least five minutes a day thinking of the things you have to be thankful for. If there’s something you did that could have been done better, visualise yourself doing the right thing and move on. Let go and go on living.

9) Be selective – do you notice that some people just seem to drain you of your energy? Find people who are upbeat and positive, they will make you feel uplifted and energised.

10) Forgive, forgive, forgive – a truly priceless way to unchain and de-clutter from the past. By forgiving you become free to move forward in life.

It’s the things that we can’t necessarily see that affect us the most,
by understanding energy, our lives become clearer, lighter and brighter.

Join the many parents, business professionals, sports people and even medical staff, taking the first step to de-clutter and transform their lives.  (http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/eventschedule).

A Beginners Guide to Wesak

How do you generate the same amount of energy in one sitting as you would normally do in an entire month?
Learn about Wesak – a unique spiritual event regarded as the most powerful full moon of the year.
Bless Mother Earth and generate tremendous amounts of good karma that can be utilized to bring forth prosperity, joy and happiness into your life.

What is Wesak?

Wesak is a very special annual festival that takes its name from a valley deep in the Himalayas. The Wesak festival is also known as the “Festival of Buddha” or the “Festival of Enlightenment”

Eastern tradition marks the “Festival of Buddha” as the anniversary of the birth, physical death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha whose great teachings of the four noble truths and the eightfold path are shared at this sacred time as a reminder of the impermanence of the physical world we all live in. These priceless teachings are given as a compass to help navigate through life.

“Our life is full of impermanence. We cling to impermanent things: wealth, money, gold, power and human recognition, desires of many forms. They all come and go”.

When does the Wesak Festival take place?

Wesak is celebrated once a year during the full moon of Taurus. This full moon is considered to be the most powerful full moon of the year. It is an amazing time of celebration, a unique and powerful event that gives an opportunity for service, spiritual renewal and self-purification.

What is the legend of the Wesak Festival?

It is said that Great Beings including the Lord Buddha, Lord Christ and Buddha Kuan Yin descend to bless humanity.

“Wesak is the single greatest event on our planet and the one that has the greatest effect upon humanity”- Master Diwal Khul as stated in the Alice Bailey books.

Why is the Wesak Festival a time of cooperation?

Wesak is recognised as a shared holy day of unity that transcends the worlds major religions. An opportunity for people of all faiths and spirituality to come together to meditate as one, creating a channel for the downpouring of divine vitalizing energies to flow through thus creating a tremendous spiritual event that has a powerful purifying effect on both the individual meditating; negative thoughts and emotions are removed, chakras are cleansed, and on humanity as a whole.

The Wesak Festival is a priceless opportunity to participate in a global meditation of service, an amazing chance to shower Mother earth and all of her inhabitants with an immense amount of energy and blessings.

How to prepare for the Wesak Festival ?

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To get the most from this priceless annual event it can be helpful to follow the following guidelines:

  • Daily salt baths
  • Light Vegetarian and fruit diet
  • Daily Meditation on Twin Hearts
  • Daily Recital of the Great Invocation

When and where to experience the Wesak Festival ?

This year the Wesak Festival falls on the 18th May 2019.

Events will be held across the world at this sacred time.

Wesak Lecture & Meditation with
Les Flitcroft

Sat 18th May 2019 7.30pm – 9.30pm Fee: £10
Holiday Inn, Reading South
Open to Pranic Healing Students Only

Stress Less, Breathe More – from the comfort of your desk

“Hey guys, have you tried abdominal breathing? It can really help with your mood and thoughts, shall we try?”

From this simple conversation, myself and some of my fellow engineers tried it at our desks.

When others wanted to join in, we decided to book a meeting room at lunchtime where we could all experience it. 

Following on from a simple abdominal breathing exercise, more breathing exercises were introduced. Sitting-position, posture and back-ache are hot topics in a corporate engineering office environment and all can be helped using these simple breathing techniques.

The sessions started running every Monday lunchtime for just 10 minutes, still allowing my colleagues to have time to eat their lunch and go for walk.

As time progressed, colleagues wanted to learn more, so I explained the ‘Tibetan Power Breaths’ an ancient set of exercises practiced for their energy generating capability.

The sessions also allowed colleagues to interact with other departments that had never, previously, crossed.

From there, I introduced the nine minute ‘Emerald Waterfall’ Meditation, as some colleagues wanted a time to relax and ‘switch off’ from the busy office environment.

The Monday sessions soon started with a Meditation followed by the Tibetan Power Breaths, so everyone had the option to attend either or both.

Colleagues soon wanted more so a longer relaxation session, on a Thursday lunchtime was introduced and ‘Twin Hearts Meditation’ was enjoyed.

Two years on and now we have weekly drop-in sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.

Staff now have a place to relax, recharge and rejuvenate just a 3 minute walk away from their desks. 

We now have a Corporate Social Network group, allowing colleagues to connect, share and be aware of like-minded people…all this from a simple conversation about breathing.

If you’d like to learn simple techniques you too can do at your desk or with your colleagues to take some of the stress out of your work day, join our local meditation groups

Twin Hearts Meditation

What image comes to your mind when you think of meditation?

I used to picture monks sitting in a temple with burning incense and “Om’s” playing in the background. Not for me.

Or was it a yoga studio full of women in an array of coloured leggings all with their hands together in a prayer pose chanting “Namaste”?  Again, definitely not for me.

If you share a similar image, and are rolling your eyes in agreement, think again.

Celebrities all over the world are practicing meditations – and I’m not talking about only the very eccentric ones.  These include A list Hollywood celebrities, top sports personalities and successful business people like Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Madonna, Steve Jobs and Kobe Bryant to name only a few. And recently it was also revealed that Prince Harry also incorporates meditation into his daily routine!

However, I’m going to focus on a very specific meditation technique.  One developed by Master Choa Kok Sui, the modern founder of Pranic Healing. I was introduced to the Twin Hearts Meditation when I took my first seminar with Tara Mehmet.  And even as a first time meditator, it really blew me away.

I did attempt to try meditation in the past, but with no success. How could someone like me empty my mind and not think? I was born to think and to analyse. It was what I was good at and I built a career out of my logical and methodical brain. So every time I closed my eyes, I would think too hard of trying not to think. I would think of my day and what I needed to remember. I would think incessantly with no hope of stilling the mind.  And so I gave up.

But something was different about the Twin Hearts Meditation.  I followed the soothing voice of Master Choa Kok Sui himself. I imagined my happy events and I even blessed the world. Something was triggering within me and I felt emotional, and to a certain extent, even glimpses of stillness. I learned that meditations in general could help in many areas of life – and this was scientifically proven!  Aside from helping you to relax and quiet your mind, regular practice makes you happier, calmer and more at peace. It also increases focus, memory recall and increases the Gamma Wave activity in your brain – the fastest of the brainwave frequencies and signifies the highest state of focus possible (this is the ‘zone’ that top sports people enter into when they are at their peak performance levels). 

Master Choa Kok Sui specifically developed the Twin Hearts Meditation to flush out the negative thoughts and emotions that congest our body and mind every day. And for most people in today’s hectic society, that’s a lot of negativity to work on. In fact, a medical research study concluded that after 1,000 hours of meditation, the group of meditators had significantly more Gamma brain waves then their non-meditating counterparts, as well as a decreased heart and respiratory rate.

Don’t just read this and listen to my opinion. Put it to the test like I did. After last Christmas, I decided to put myself to a 30-day meditation challenge and did the Meditation on Twin Hearts daily. After a few days I actually looked forward to my 21 minute sessions and wondered why I would ever think I didn’t have the time. Investing in your 21 minutes allows you to re-focus your mind and I actually could think more clearly and therefore became more efficient in my day-to-day jobs. Many of you can probably relate, but I used to feel like I was running around like a headless chicken, and barely had a chance to take breaths in between.  Now I can act ‘slower’ but get things done ‘better’ and in less time than I could previously. 

What do you have to lose? Or actually the question should be, what can you actually gain? 

To read more about the Twin Hearts Meditation, along with a link to the Scientific Research, click here.

My journey from a Sceptic to a Practitioner

Twenty seconds that would change my life, the beginning of a transformation that I wasn’t yet aware of, this is the story of my journey from being a sceptic to becoming a practitioner.

To be honest, I didn’t even know what the two hour seminar was about. I only went along because of a donation from MCKS Charitable Foundation UKto “Rosie’s Rainbow Fund”, a charity for whom I am Trustee and Treasurer.  

Why would any organisation donate a substantial amount of money to a small local charity, without them even having to apply for it? I was sceptical and so needed to find out more.  

The seminar was being run by a local Instructor who began by showing us all a specific breathing technique, to help us to relax, she explained we would then be able to take on information more easily.  She continued with an introduction to energy. I was intrigued as it was a concept that I knew little about, yet found it familiar and fascinating.  She then talked in depth about energy and how it affects us all. In order to validate this point she asked for a volunteer.

I immediately put my hand up hoping I could learn something. I was still a sceptic despite my curiosity, she turned to me and invited me up in front of everyone, she instructed me to close my eyes and to just relax.

I couldn’t see what she was doing, but I sensed she was going reduce my stress energy.  

“Nothing ever works on me”, I muttered to myself silently.  “I’m just one of those people who never…” 

All of a sudden, I felt something happening in the pit of my stomach. This sensation quickly made its way up past my chest and into my throat. I had the urge to cry and didn’t have time to fight it. Something had happened and now I was sobbing uncontrollably.  A couple of minutes later, it was over. I opened my eyes to the many wide-eyed attendees, all probably wondering, as I did, what on earth had happened.

I listened much more intently to the remainder of the seminar, I felt a sense of calm running through me. The next few days I felt an inner silence; one that I had not felt for a very long time.

This seminar was the first day of my journey out of an unspoken dark abyss,

Twenty seconds of treatment had changed my life and sparked me to take the Self Development Level 1 Pranic Healing and become a practitioner myself.  Ten months on I have progressed through the course levels.

Today, I received a thank you from a friend whom I have been treating for “hypertension”, she has been told by her doctor that she can come off of her medication completely.   This I know is just the beginning of the many “miracles” yet to come.  

One day I’ll be able to tell more of my story, but for now I’m just so grateful that I have found Pranic Healing.

Author – AC, Pranic Healing Practitioner

ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE – KNOW YOUR SOUL’S JOURNEY

Part 1

How are you feeling right now?  

Do you have any physical aches and pains?

How are your stress levels?

Your mental health?

Have you ever stopped and thought, ‘what is my body telling me’? 

Removing physical conditions, aches, pains and negative emotional feelings, promoting inner peace and mental clarity are just some of the benefits of learning Pranic Healing – all of which can be done in a two day course.

What sets the Pranic Healing system apart, is that it’s a scientifically validated and meticulously studied method of not only healing but self development in all areas of your life. Healing the physical and emotional states is just the tip of the iceberg.

The techniques learnt are to help your family, friends, and colleagues and, of course, yourself.

Pranic Healing is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies, millions of people across the globe have experienced relief from an ailment or a psychological condition, which ultimately promotes inner peace and therefore mental clarity.

This is the first part of the ‘Know Your Souls Journey’ – Pranic Healing Level 1.

Part 2

When you open your mind to the infinite possibilities of what is achievable and understand that ‘miracles’ are really just the hidden laws of nature, you begin to expand your awareness.

You may start asking question like:

Who am I, and what is my purpose in life?

Why am I here?

If you take away the physical body – what is left behind?

Are you your thoughts?

Are you your emotions?

Answers to these questions and many more are revealed in the second part of the ‘Know Your Soul’s Journey” – Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul.

You’ll learn practices and teachings you can utilise daily to change and enhance your life.  The mediation techniques taught have been designed in a simple and effective manner, enabling you to apply them immediately and easily.

You’ll be shown the universal truths in all religions.  These ground breaking concepts will inspire you to leap to higher levels of what you thought were possible.

You’ll deal with life situations calmly and more effectively and be able to handle more situations at once.  The techniques, when practiced, will take you on a journey of discovery and help you to understand and experience soul realisation.

In this course, developed by the Founder Master Choa Kok Sui, these ancient spiritual teachings are made clear, concise and straight to the point.

Are you ready to challenge your convictions, shift your consciousness and change the way you look at yourself and others? 

Open up to a whole new world of possibilities!

Know Your Soul’s Journey

NEW TO PRANIC HEALING? 5 TOP TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PRACTICE

If you’ve recently taken the Pranic Healing Level 1 class, you’ll know just how life changing that weekend can be.  When you think about who you know that would benefit from a treatment, you’ll find that you could be healing all day, every day.

Not everyone wants to be a healer but everybody needs some sort of healing. With your new skills, you’re now fully equipped with the ability to help physical aches, pains, chronic conditions and how to alleviate someone’s stress and anxiety. 

How many times when you are stressed, do you find it difficult to concentrate or see what steps you can make to resolve a situation?  After experiencing a healing, you feel calmer, which gives you more clarity, enabling you to make the right choices or view a situation with a clear head.

Some of you might be raring to go, others might be a little apprehensive about getting out there and healing, so here are some tips to help you get on track.

1 Practice, practice practice 

Grab your friends, colleagues, partner or even next door’s dog or cat. By practicing the techniques, the procedure starts to become more automatic. Healing as many people (or pets) as you can, you will start to see the transformations.  This increases your confidence as a new Pranic Healer and any self-doubt starts to disappear. 

2 Review the Class

Remember just how much you learnt in the two day course? Sometimes you can miss information or you may be a little unsure of a technique so by reviewing the Level 1 course, or attending one of the practice sessions, it really helps all the information sink it.

An added bonus is that when you review,  it’s a reduced rate. 

3 Self Healing

Remember the healer needs healing too. It’s important to take some time out for yourself, some ‘ME’ time. Helping others is great but you have to keep our own energy levels in tip top condition. You are also the best person to validate your own healing. 

4 Study

Schedule a regular slot in your week to study your ‘Miracles of Pranic Healing’ book. Every protocol has an explanation and with proper study, you’ll start to understand why you are working on the particular chakra. With a deep understanding of the chakras, your healing ability will improve. You’ll notice every time you read the book after taking a class, your awareness and understanding goes deeper.

Pranic Healing Practice Sessions