Mindfulness

Why Mindfulness? Why us?

Mindfulness, is a human trait, a skill that can be developed, an action and one of the 5 pillars of wellbeing. Mindfulness is paying attention with curiousity, to what is happening in our inner world of sensations, thoughts and emotions and to our sensory experience of the world around us, without judgment.  We develop our skills as practitioners to enhance how we reach out mindfully to others.

 We present the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) consistent with the internationally recognized, evidence-based course delivered initially by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. 

In the delivery of the course Georgie brings her years of experience as a physiotherapist and yoga teacher to heightening the learning from body-based practices. We provide this course in association with Openground: Mindfulness training a collaboration of highly skillful teachers from across Australia.   

Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction MBSR

Through the cultivation of skills, attitudes and knowledge MBSR offers a tested approach to develop and quicken our innate human capacities for attention, awareness and wise action. You will learn a range of mindfulness practices to cultivate an observant, accepting and compassionate stance towards your own internal experiences including cognitions, emotional states, body sensations and impulses, and how to apply this in a practical way to immediate life challenges.

 

 

In MBSR changes happen through: 

  • Physiological regulation: learning how to calm down from “doing” mode into “being” mode
  • Emotional awareness: getting to know your own emotions and how to accept, explore and transform them
  • Cognitive flexibility: developing more concentration, clarity and less rigidity in your beliefs and attitudes 
  • Engagement with values:bringing what you care about into how you live
  • Behavioural change: experimenting with small changes leading to bigger shifts in life

Topics by week

Each session is 2.5 hours 

Week 1     Recognising the present moment 

Week 2     Perception: how we make sense of the world  

Week 3     Turning in to the body 

Week 4     Stress and turning towards challenge 

Week 5     Finding perspective  

Retreat     A day of mindfulness (6 hours)

Week 6     Relationships and kindness 

Week 7     Values and action 

Week 8     Making mindfulness a part of your life 

Check it out: 

My Year of Living Mindfully by Shannon Harvey 

https://www.myyearoflivingmindfully.com/opengroundpremiere 

And the ABCTV program Catalyst. Fifteen ordinary Australians were followed as they experienced the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. To see their journey and the science behind it visit https://ab.co/2KIUHjX 

Next course: ONLINE

Starts February 10th for 8 weeks: 4.00pm – 6.30pm (total 28 hours)

Day of Mindfulness (ONLINE): March 12th 9.30am – 3.30pm

Investment: Bookings close January 24th – $750.00 or book by January 10th and only pay $690. $600 for return attendees

Contact us for information on concessions. 

Refund policy is on the Booking page