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NEW ZEALAND'S MOST POPULAR MINDFULNESS COURSE

Reduce anxiety and stress. Improve sleep. Increase self-acceptance.


An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4 Week Course

This mindfulness course has been designed for beginners. The course runs once per week for one hour over 4 weeks. Facilitated by experienced mindfulness teachers. Non-relgious and practical. This course is strictly for 18 years old and over.


The Benefits of Mindfulness

With regular practice and over time, mindfulness and meditation can offer the following benefits.

  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased self-acceptance
  • Greater feelings of contentment and joy

“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and have the happiest, authentic and content that I have ever been. By learning acceptance without judgement as been an eye opener for me.” – Rebecca Young


What is Included in the Course?

  • 4 x 1 hour classes (once per week)
  • 45-page guidebook
  • 4 week free gift subscription to the Calm premium mindfulness app
  • Weekly emails with extra articles and instructions
  • Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep for life


What is Mindfulness?

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

"NZ 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

Why Choose This Mindfulness Course?

Full 4 week course - in person. A 4 week course is the perfect amount of time to learn mindfulness. It gives you enough time to learn how to do it and to observe the effects. A real live course with a real live teacher and real live fellow course mates gives you unparalelled support in your mindfulness journey.

Free 4 week subscription to the CALM mindfulness app. Receive a free 4 week gift subscription to the full version of the award-winning Calm Mindfulness and Meditation App.

Money back guarantee. If you attend all 4 course classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money-back refund.

Exclusive 45 page guidebook. Our exclusive 45-page professionally-designed Mindfulness Works guidebook is for you to keep. This includes weekly practices, lots of articles and a reading list.

No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. This course is practical and fun with no religious elements at all. We sit in chairs, the language used is clear and modern.

Experienced and well supported teachers. Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers who have received our Mindfulness Works teacher training and partake in ongoing professional development.


Course Topics:

Week 1: What is Mindfulness and What are the Benefits?

Week 2: Mindfulness and The Thinking Mind

Week 3: Mindfulness and Emotions

Week 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion


Important Note for Those With Clinical or Severe Depression or Trauma

Many studies show that with regular practice and over time (at least 8 weeks), mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety. However if you have severe or clinical depression or trauma, it is important that you receive specialist medical advice.

For more information and support on depression, please visit:

The NZ Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/
Depression Help/Support NZ Website: https://depression.org.nz/
The Low Down — Depression Help/Support for Young People: https://thelowdown.co.nz/


Your Course Facilitator is Lin Ong

Lin, like you, is a human being who encounters the ups and downs of life and the universal wish to be in contact with happiness and peace, and has experienced moments of this in mindfulness practice. She invites you to embrace this path of discovery in the ongoing journey. Her first formal encounter of mindfulness practice began about 15 years ago. Her search for a way to understand suffering in the mental mind began with observation and then studies in psychology, social work and coaching.

This led her to various explorations and adventures, that brought her eventually to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Through the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), UK-supervised pathway, she is certified to deliver MBCT. She is thankful to her supervisors, Marie Johansson and Dr Christina Surawy, and to Prof Mark Williams. Her training stems from retreats conducted by members of the team at OMC; Melanie, Ann, Antonia and Mark and Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn.

She has found that what we cannot escape from is that knowledge remains mere knowledge until we integrate the practice into our own lives. Lin has a strong interest in research-based approaches that bring together the strength of modern science and ancient wisdom to help empower people, be familiar with the mind-body and to access the natural spring of well-being in people.

Lin is deeply grateful to developers and teachers of MBSR/MBCT, and to her other precious teachers and friends from various walks of life. She is touched by those whose lives she has encountered.

Her motivation is to work alongside you in a way that enlivens and empowers, so that you can continue to benefit yourself and others around you. She is open to working to make this possible through means that fit. www.naturenurturesparks.com




About Mindfulness Works

Mindfulness Works is New Zealand’s largest mindfulness training organisation. Every month over 500 people complete the Mindfulness Works introductory course.


Questions or More Information

If you have questions or require more information:

Email: karen@mindfulnessworks.co.nz

Ring 0800 308 007


Testimonials for the Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Course

“The course was very relaxed and friendly, and full of useful practical advice that recognised the limits to time that everyone faces. Also I liked the mix of people attending, with a range of different reasons for being there.” — Rosie Cree

“Since doing this course, I have been sleeping much better, I feel much more in control of my emotions, I have enjoyed ‘noticing’ my own state, but also it has transferred to everything around. This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.” — Sandy Good

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


FAQs

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is for people 18 years of age and over.

What should I bring to the event?
Please bring comfortable, warm clothing. Chairs are provided. If you would like to sit on a cushion or stool, please bring this with you.

What's the refund and tranfer policy?
We offer full refunds or transfers up to one week before this course starts. If you attend all 4 classes of the course and feel you have not got value, you are entitled to a full refund. We do not offer refunds if you do not attend all 4 classes of the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes

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