An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — Invercargill

An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — Invercargill

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$145

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Invercargill Library

50 Dee Street

Invercargill, South Island 9810

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Reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and increase self-acceptance with mindfulness. New Zealand's number one mindfulness course.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course. Each class is one hour, once per week. This course is practical, non-religious and designed for beginners. The course includes

  • 4 classes with an experienced mindfulness trainer
  • 4-week subscription to the full version of the CALM app
  • Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep
  • A 45-page guidebook

“Using mindfulness to help me better manage unrelenting anxiety, obsessive worrying & sadness. I have found that using the apps is helpful when having a stressful day, & I intend to keep practicing daily. Thank you.” — Cecily Wilson

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Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” — Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).

The benefits of regular mindfulness are…

✔ Reduced stress and anxiety

✔ Improved sleeping patterns

✔ Less self-judgement and more self-acceptance

✔ Greater feelings of joy and freedom

✔ Improved mental health

✔ Effective ways to work with difficult thoughts and emotions

“Mental Health Foundation mental health promoter Grant Rix says mindfulness has been shown to benefit our brains to such an extent that we can feel calmer, more aware, have an increased ability to focus and concentrate, remember things better and feel happier.” — NZ Mental Health Foundation Press Release July 2012

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✔ Full length 4-week course so you can practise and report back.

✔ No risk money-back guarantee; if you attend all the classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit get your money back.

✔ Includes 4-week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness and meditation app.

✔ New Zealand’s number one mindfulness course.

✔ Exclusive 45-page guidebook including weekly assignments, indepth articles and a reading list.

✔ Over 15 guided downloadable guided meditations for you to keep.

✔ No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. Practical and non-religious course.

✔ Designed for absolute beginners

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Week 1: What is Mindfulness?

  • What mindfulness is
  • The benefits of mindfulness and meditation
  • Guided body scan mindfulness meditation.

Week 2: Working with the Mind

  • Why thinking can be problematical
  • Practical ways to work with difficult thoughts
  • Self-judgement and how to intervene
  • Guided mindfulness meditation — counting the breath.

Week 3: Working with Emotions

  • What are emotions?
  • Learning to feel emotions
  • The RAIN method
  • Non-judgement and acceptance
  • Guided mindfulness meditation on feelings.

Week 4: Radical Acceptance

  • What it means to be present
  • How "wanting things to be different" causes stress
  • Developing wisdom and insight
  • Authentic self-compassion
  • Open awareness guided mindfulness meditation
  • Next steps.
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YOUR FACILITATOR IS BEC THOMAS-SQUIRES

Let me introduce myself. I am the owner of Your Studio in Invercargill (a yoga and meditation studio) and a very proud Mumma to Belle and soon to be bubba #2.

I also happen to be the face you will see in all the yoga videos inside Your Studio Online, and the voice you will hear in the meditations.

Yoga and mindfulness for me are a way to stay connected with the moment and to get out of my head and although this sounds simple…. Once you have experienced being completely present, you will know why yoga and mindfulness seem to be everywhere!

My journey into yoga and mindfulness began when I was 18. The way I felt afterwards had me determined to learn more. Mindfulness is truly life changing which is why the style of yoga I teach is mindful movement, allowing you to spend an entire hour connected to yourself, rather than an hour trying to make yourself look like a pretzel.

I have studied mindfulness, meditation and yoga in New Zealand and in Australia, as well as remotely with teachers in Canada and America. I have personally completed several mindfulness courses; the first was an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, which really propelled me to learn more about mindfulness, as I gained so much from it. I have completed 10-day silent meditation retreats and taught meditation in Australia and New Zealand to children in weekend retreats, to adults in courses, one-off classes and in private sessions.

I absolutely love introducing people to the valuable skill of mindfulness. It is not about making the world a perfect place; it is about uncovering our reactions and patterns, while arming ourselves with the skills to have the flexibility, perseverance and awareness to know how to make it through the many challenges life will throw at us.

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Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in New Zealand. Over 15,000 people have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course

Mindfulness Works is committed to:

  • Providing accessible and affordable mindfulness courses.
  • Offering a diverse range of experienced and skilled mindfulness trainers.
  • Providing courses in a practical format with exceptional supporting resources.
  • Improving the mental health of all of us and fostering self-love in all.
  • Supporting our facilitators with options for further professional development.

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