Got a hunch that mindfulness would be good for you?
Here is the place to start. This 4 week Mindfulness for Beginners course is ideal for: Absolute beginners ready to reclaim their peace of mind
You will learn:
- The fundamentals of mindfulness meditation
- How to work with thinking that arises while practising mindfulness
- How to improve attention and focus
- Simple ways to integrate mindfulness into your life
- Techniques for meeting and navigating strong emotions
- The basic science and psychological underpinnings of mindfulness
- Ways to cultivate positive emotion states like gratitude and self compassion
- And much more…
Take your first step towards developing a personal mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness has been somewhat of a buzzword over the last decade. You may be wondering what all the fuss is about.
Perhaps you’ve heard the scientific evidence pointing to its effectiveness in reducing stress, anxiety, panic, depression or chronic pain. Or perhaps you’ve heard of other people finding more meaning and happiness when they added a mindfulness practice to their life. Or perhaps you’re a healthcare professional, and you know that mindfulness is an essential part of any smart self-care routine.
Whatever your motivation to learn mindfulness, this is a great place to start.
If you’re thinking that your mind is too busy to learn mindfulness, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Rest assured we’ll teach you how to navigate a busy mind. If you’re concerned your life is too busy, this course is only 1.5 hours a week and the home practices you’ll be given are short and they’re optional. If you’re concerned you ‘won’t be good at it’, we’ve got an excellent teacher who’ll make learning mindfulness easy and enjoyable.
Here’s what you’ll learn and experience:
- Theoretical background of mindfulness from both a science and spiritual perspective
- Mindfulness practices that can be done in a chair or lying down
- Short, easy mindfulness techniques to integrate into your everyday life, any where, any time!
- How to work with a chattery mind
- Techniques for investigating emotional states with curiosity and acceptance
- The basics of the nervous system, the brain and your capacity to self- regulate
- How to recognise cognitive biases that may be putting a negative slant on your perspective
- How to work with your mind so that you notice more of the good in your life.
- And much more
With a theory informed by psychology and neuroscience, this course will give you a clear conceptual idea of what mindfulness is. You’ll also experience mindfulness with simple practices that you can integrate both formally and informally into your life.
There will be opportunity for discussion where you can ask questions and get clarification on your mindfulness practice. You’ll explore a relational way of being with yourself that invites kindness and self-compassion.
You may not know it right now, but committing to a mindfulness practice has the capacity to change your life, in both subtle and momentous ways.
There is an early bird price available, do take advantage of it and book now.
About the teacher:
Rachel has been teaching mindfulness-based practices for over 15 years. She has taught in a wide range of settings including retreats, teacher trainings, community classes, corporate classes and also clinical and trauma-sensitive populations. She works in mental health and is completing a psychology degree. Importantly, she has had a daily meditation practice for many years, which allows her to impart an embodied wisdom of mindfulness meditation.
What others have said:
‘Rachel’s teachings in mindfulness, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques will help you become more focused and purposeful and allow you to realise your inner emotional and mental strengths.
I have been attending Rachel’s classes for over 3 years and have been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years and could not recommend a more welcoming or talented teacher.’
Helen B, Manly, Educator
‘Rachel is a truly gifted teacher and guide and I really valued her approach which is so encouraging and supportive of exploring and developing at one’s own pace. Her experience and deep knowledge is very evident and this really gives confidence about the program.’ Linda, S, Frenchs Forest
Date: Monday 29 July
Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $175 / $150 Early Bird paid by 22 July
CPD points: 6