Radical self-acceptance empowers us to relate to ourselves as complete, whole and OK, rather than broken, incomplete or needing fixing.
1.5 hour workshop delivered live via Zoom. This workshop is practical and non-religious. It is a safe and confidential environment. The workshop is not recorded.
“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
Radical self-acceptance is a new way to relate to ourselves and our experience of life. Rather than seeing ourselves as wrong, broken, ‘missing something’ or needing to be fixed, we see ourselves as already complete and OK.
With mindfulness we see how our thinking mind misleads us by telling us we need fixing. Mindfulness allows us to tacitly experience moments of natural ease and openness. These experiences become a foundation from which we re-establish our relationship to ourselves and the world. This foundation gives us the necessary support to re-encounter a sense of OKness, wonder, curiosity, connection and love for ourselves and life itself.
In this 1.5 hour workshop we will cover….
✔ How to effectively work with self-judgement, shame and guilt
✔ How our thinking informs our experience of ourselves and the world
✔ Starting from a place of being OK
✔ How mindfulness empowers us to separate fact from fiction
✔ The link between vulnerability and being OK
✔ Mindfulness, freedom, openness
✔ Supporting ourselves and each other in the practice
✔ Greater feelings of self-love and self-acceptance
✔ Greater feelings of joy and freedom
✔ More capacity for authenticity and deep emotional connection
✔ More creativity and feelings of meaning and fulfilment
✔ Less tolerance of unhealthy situations and relationships
✔ More spontaneity and greater feelings of connection with life
Learn from the best. Course facilitator and mindfulness expert – Karl Baker
Karl Baker is the founder of Mindfulness Works Australia, Australia’s largest mindfulness training organisation. He has been practising mindfulness and meditation for 17 years including attending numerous silent meditation retreats and working extensively one on one learning from highly regarded Australasian mindfulness teachers.
Karl is a highly unusual mindfulness facilitator. Not subscribing to any dogma or religion, he offers mindfulness in a down to earth and accessible way. Karl’s offerings are based on his own mindfulness journey with a major emphasis on radical self-acceptance. Being an a-type personality perfectionist, Karl is well placed to support fellow a-type personality perfectionists to harness the strengths of these qualities but temper them with softness, acceptance and love. Karl’s primary teacher of 17 years is Stephen Archer.
How this workshop is delivered
This is a live, online beginners mindfulness workshop delivered through Zoom. Zoom is free and works on all modern smartphones, computers and tablets. These courses are fun, personalised and responsive and with real-time engagement with the facilitator, the participants and the practice.
What people are saying about the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course
“Since doing this course, I have been sleeping much better, I feel much more in control of my emotions. This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.” — Sandy Good
“I feel calmer. I am able to use techniques when my triggers go off. Using the meditation at night has allowed me to get a better night’s sleep.” — Sue Mathew
“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
“Am so glad I did the course and would recommend it to everyone.” — Rosie Smith
“Huge reduction in anxiety, calmness of mind and body and empowerment over my symptoms.” — Jo Kirwan
“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 has been an eye opener for me. I’m continuing my journey of self compassion and feel excited and hopeful for my future. But am grateful of the now and who I am today…” — Rebecca Young
“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 is now my go-to tool when I’m overwhelmed or need to re focus.” — Biljana Rufati
“The facilitator was exceptionally good. Really highly skilled.” — Victoria Barkway
“The facilitator took her time to explain things, asked questions, and was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.” — Janine Taylor
“The facilitator was interesting, captivating, funny, down-to-earth, compassionate and extremely good at what she does.” — Rosie Smith
“The facilitator presented well and had a very calming demeanour. I looked forward to the class every week.” — Paulette Fraser
“[The course] covered all key areas of peoples’ basic issues and addressed them well. I also like the apps you recommend and all the extra info in the booklet!” — Biljana Rufati
Refund and Transfer Policy
- Full refunds are available up to one week before a workshop starts.
- Free transfers to other workshops are available up to one week before a workshop starts.
- If you attend this workshop and feel you have not got value, you are entitled to and will be given a full refund.
- Refunds are not given if you do not attend the workshop.
Who is this workshop suitable for?
This course is suitable for any of the following:
- 18-year-olds and over
- People who have never meditated or practised mindfulness before
- People who have just started meditating or practising mindfulness.
Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in Australia. Over 10,000 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.