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An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation — Fendalton

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St Barnabas (the Hall)

8 Tui Street

Fendalton

Christchurch, South Island 8041

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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

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

✔ 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

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.

YOUR FACILITATOR IS LEA GODFREY

Lea has been practising meditation for 18 years. During that time, she spent seven years living in India and Nepal, with the great fortune to meet meditation masters from the Tibetan tradition and to study and undertake retreats under their guidance. She also worked in the translation and publication of Buddhist texts.

With a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from Waikato University; Lea has worked as a Life Line counselor, and also as a Bereavement Counselor at Nurse Maude hospice. Presently qualified as a NZ Buddhist Chaplain through the NZ Buddhist Council and Amitabha Hospice, she volunteers on the Spiritual Care Team at Nurse Maude Hospice, supporting the terminally ill and co-facilitating the Grief Support Group.

Lea is currently studying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in order to further her approach to facilitating mindfulness. Aware that meditation and mindfulness is the key to a healthy body and mind, she is passionate for others to experience the benefits of mindfulness practice.

Contact: lea@mindfulnow.nz

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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