North Brisbane (Clayfield) – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Course – Starts Thursday, 2 March, 7.00pm
A$110
North Brisbane (Clayfield) – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Course – Starts Thursday, 2 March, 7.00pm

North Brisbane (Clayfield) – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4...

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St Mark's Clayfield Church Hall

103 Bonney Avenue

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Brisbane, QLD 4011

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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
  • 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 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 Lyndi Smith

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Lyndi is a mindfulness educator with international charity Mind With Heart and a qualified mindfulness meditation teacher (BSY). She has been training in traditional mindfulness and compassion-based practices for nine years and is very grateful for the impact they have on her life.

Lyndi has a daily mindfulness practice and takes part in at least one intensive retreat every year. She teaches mindfulness and compassion in Brisbane and also volunteers as an instructor for the meditation organisation Rigpa.

Initially she trained as an actor, and spent twenty years working with groups to create not just performances, but open, friendly and kind ensembles.

Lyndi enjoys spending time in nature and loves a simple life… the breeze blowing… the soft earth… the warmth of the sunshine… the leaves rustling…

Her daily practice brings moments of insight, ease and awareness into her working life – even at the computer!

She enjoys giggling and notes that a sense of humour can sometimes offer a new perspective on her situation.

However, life is not all fun and games. Mindfulness can help us to turn towards, rather than away from life’s challenges. Lyndi feels her practice has helped her become more emotionally resilient and more aware of her habits and as a result, she spends less time lost in worries or ruminating.

She hopes that learning mindfulness will be an opportunity for us to find moments of calm, joy and relief from the busy-ness of everyday life, and is looking forward to exploring how mindfulness works, for you.

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

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