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Coffs Harbour – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Course – Starts Wednesday, 1 February at 6.00pm

Mindfulness Works Australia

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 6:00 pm - Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 6:00 pm (AEDT)

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psych today“Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex…This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. …The researchers found that the meditators showed a pronounced shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.” - Psychology Today

 

Benefits of mindfulness & meditation:

 

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).
 
Mindfulness and meditation are both gaining in popularity as more and more people discover how this simple skill can have a profoundly positive impact on your life. Organisations such as Google, Apple, Nike and Yahoo! now run mindfulness programmes and sessions for staff during work hours. Modern research about mindfulness and meditation shows measurable and significant benefits to people including less stress, less anxiety, greater focus, calm and happiness.
 
This particular course emphasises your own natural wisdom, your own innate OKness, right here and now. The instructions and guidance will be explicitly inviting you to embrace your whole human experience as it happens, moment by moment with a radical acceptance.  
 
 
"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

 

About The Course:

  • Practical with no dogma or religion
  • Bookings are essential. The last course was fully booked prior to starting
  • Class numbers are restricted to approx 20 people
  • Each class includes instruction, a guided meditation and time for questions/reflections
  • Meditation is in chairs 
  • Four weekly 60-minute classes
  • Receive articles, weekly emails and two downloadable guided mindfulness meditations
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Learn to meditate in a simple, clear, effective and practical way
  • Develop your capacity of self-awareness, self-understanding, compassion and mindfulness
  • Generate greater calm, insight and wisdom

 

Course Contents:

Week 1: What is Mindfulness? 

  • What mindfulness is
  • The benefits of mindfulness and meditation
  • How to get the most from the course
  • Guided body scan mindfulness meditation
  • Question and answers / discussion 

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
  • Questions and answers / discussion

Week 3: Working with Emotions and Feelings 

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

Week 4: Radical Acceptance 

  • What it means to be present
  • How wanting causes stress
  • Developing wisdom and insight
  • Authentic self-compassion
  • Open awareness guided mindfulness meditation
  • Question and answers / discussion

 

All Introductory Courses Include:

  • Guided mindfulness meditation audio files
  • Handouts and articles for each class
  • Weekly email instructions and articles

 

Refund policy and money back guarantee

Should you attend the entire course and not be satisfied, you are entitled to a full 100% refund should you wish.

 

How long is each weekly class and what happens?

Each class is one hour long. There will be a guided meditation for a period. This will include meditation instruction. After the meditation and instruction there will be a talk or discussion. This includes a question and answer time.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for you if you have never practised mindfulness or meditation or if you have attended introductory mindfulness and meditation courses and want to deepen your practice.

 

Your trainer is My Holland

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A well-educated, well-travelled agent of “change for the better,” My was born in Villeneuve Sur Lot in France; in the south of France near Bordeaux of Vietnamese parents.

My is a coach, trainer and consultant in emotional intelligence (SEI, EQi2.0), leadership development, mindfulness (MBSR), resilience, mental toughness (MT48) and positive psychology-neuroplasticity (PNT).

She introduces regularly mindfulness practices in her corporate work where stress, burnout and feeling overwhelmed  seem to have become the new normal. She enjoys helping people and organisations to find their true purpose in life. After being posted overseas for demanding corporate jobs, she moved to Sydney and to Bellingen. She was after a more serene, a more meaningful life. She lectured at university and coached and she now runs her consultancy company in happiness at work: www.eqathappinessquotient.com.  She works with corporates as well as the general public.

She is also the 1st World Kindness Ambassador in the Mid North Coast of NSW. She regularly donates her skills and time to the local community or communities overseas. She organises regular meditation sessions for peace and Random Act of Kindness events.

She is a mother, wife and social entrepreneur and understands the double life-work challenges that women are going through. She practises yoga, taichi and Japanese martial arts and loves travelling and studying. She is happily married, has two teenagers, two dogs, one cat and 13 chickens. Her new life in Bellingen has provided her a mindspace where she has reconnected with what is important: focusing on what she has and not on what she has not. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other people who are going through stressful challenges in their working lives. She has just published her first book called “Happiness is the way”. She looks forward to helping you in your journey.

 

Testimonials the Introductory 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

"The course guidebook was a useful guide and very informative. I also enjoyed the formal practice and the way different strategies were explained."
Linda Daniell

 

Questions or More Information:

If you have questions or require more information, please

Email karen@mindfulnessworksaustralia.com 

Use Website Contact Form: Mindfulness Works website contact form

Have questions about Coffs Harbour – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Course – Starts Wednesday, 1 February at 6.00pm? Contact Mindfulness Works Australia

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The Professional Centre Park Avenue

1/9 Park Avenue
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Australia

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 6:00 pm - Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 6:00 pm (AEDT)


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Mindfulness Works Australia

Mindfulness Works Australia provides public mindfulness training courses.

Mindfulness helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression.  Mindfulness also increases self-awareness and self acceptance.

 

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