Intro to Mindfulness & Meditation  Online Live  Course with  Glenda Irwin

Intro to Mindfulness & Meditation Online Live Course with Glenda Irwin

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Mindfulness course online from Mindfulness Works Australia. Mindfulness & meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep.

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New Zealand’s number one mindfulness course delivered 100% live and online via Zoom with New Zealand-based expert facilitators.

Course includes:

✔ 4 one-hour classes over 4 weeks 100% live

✔ a 4-week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness app

✔ a 45 page guidebook

✔ downloadable/streamable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep

✔ money back guarantee. If you attend all 4 classes and feel you have not received benefit, we will refund you

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

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

✔ 100% live, engaging and interactive learning environment.

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

✔ Facilitated by New Zealand-based mindfulness experts.

✔ Online and live version of New Zealand’s number one mindfulness course.

✔ Exclusive 46-page guidebook including weekly assignments, indepth articles and a reading list.

✔ Exclusive private Facebook Group only available for course participants and graduates.

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

✔ 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


Glenda is a lead facilitator for Mindfulness Works and trains other facilitators in the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course. She has authored numerous mindfulness courses and is the author of the official follow-on courses: Mindfulness 2.0 and Mindfulness and Relationships. She is also part of the Mindfulness Works for Organisations (MWFO) team of experts who deliver mindfulness as a professional competency within organisations.

Glenda came to teach secular mindfulness practices through her own parenting experiences and her commitment to a philosophy of mindful awareness. She studied with the USA teacher Amy Saltzman in 2010 and has continually pursued professional development throughout her teaching career.

Trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CFT (Compassion-Focussed Therapy), Glenda is also a student of Psychology at AUT University. Her level of coaching qualification is that of Trainer Master Coach whereby she supports ANZCAL coaches to use mindfulness in theirs, and their clients’ responses to change.

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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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