SEE BELOW FOR FOLLOW-UP COURSES, RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS AND MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSES.
NEW ONLINE PROGRAM
MINDSET RESET PROGRAM CHALLENGE
ONLINE — 21 DAYS
Make today the day you take a step toward changing your life for the better!
The Mindset Reset Happiness Challenge is sent direct to your email Inbox every day for 21 days. Just commit and set a time each day to go through the program and complete the activities. If you miss a day, just catch up and keep going. Each day should take only 30 minutes or less to complete.
Trainer: The Happiness Ninja aka Jamie Rose
When: Once you sign up
Cost: Buy full program — Only $47.00; Try 4 days Free Trial with option to buy $97.00
For More Information: http://thehappinessninja.com.au
IN SENSORY GARDEN AND LABYRINTH
You are invited to an outdoor mindfulness meditation session in the beautiful gardens of Urrbrae House.
Come and experience the sensory garden and activate the senses, the language of the body. Pause and explore the felt sense of moment by moment awareness. Smell the wind, listen to the roses, touch the trees and taste the tangy herbs. Enjoy a contemplative walk in the labyrinth. Labyrinths are said to provide a resolve to unanswered questions by way of the heart. Open to new perceptions and discover how to enliven and deepen experience through this mindful walk.
Mindful walk and exploration of the senses guided by Anne Rodgers.
Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Venue: Waite Aboretum. Meet at the Rotunda near Urrbrae House
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSE
March – April 2019
Learn how to break your cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Drawn upon the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this formal evidence-based program assists participants to deal more effectively with stress.
This MBSR program introduces participants to an assortment of mindfulness tools and techniques designed to cultivate awareness, acceptance and compassion towards themselves and others.
24 x mindfulness practice recordings and a Mindfulness Training course book included.
Date: 8 weeks — Saturday, 2 March – Saturday 27 April 2019
Time: Every Saturday 2.00pm – 4.30pm excluding Easter, plus one full retreat day Sunday, 31 March
Venue: 14 Church St, Woodville South
Facilitator: Anne Rodgers
To Register: Email email@example.com or phone 0438 199 174
MONTHLY MINDFULNESS CLASS
If you have some meditation experience and need to re-establish your practice, find out more about mindfulness or like the energy of group meditation, this class is perfect for you. This is not a class for absolute beginners.
Date: First Saturday of each month starting 2 February, 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Graceville Presbyterian Church, 12 Bank Road, Graceville
Cost: $15.00 per class
Facilitator: Kate Hubert
To Register: Please message or phone Kate on 0403 865 901. Booking is required as space is limited.
8 WEEKS OF BEFRIENDING OURSELVES
Self-compassion, simply put, means being a friend to yourself.
Most of us are incredibly kind towards others, but tend to be a lot more critical, judgemental and unforgiving towards ourselves.
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programme is a way to learn how to motivate yourself and build your inner resources with mindfulness, kindness and compassion.
This warm-hearted, open-minded course allows us insight into our emotional discomfort, together with the resources to help maintain balance, build resilience, improve relationships and decrease our suffering.
- how to stop being so hard on yourself
- how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
- how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
- mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
- the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
- how to become your own best friend and guide.
Expect lots of practice time, juicy discussions and opportunities to share the joys and sorrows of being human with like-minded people.
MSC is a practical, evidence-based program, transforming your relationship to your thoughts and emotions and offering you a way to tolerate and tackle the challenges of a busy world.
PEACE, MINDFULNESS AND AWARENESS
A MONTHLY DROP-IN SESSION
These sessions offer:
- authentic instruction in meditation
- time and space for meditation practice
- discussion about how we can bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives
- insight into the relevance of peace, mindfulness and awareness for our busy, modern lives
- teachings by meditation masters on a different topic each month.
These classes are for newcomers to meditation, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice. This is not a course, so feel free to come along to any session that suits you.
When: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 9:30am – 12:00 midday
Cost: Suggested donation $10
Venue: Rigpa Brisbane, 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane.
14 April 2018: Transforming loneliness
26 May 2018: Healing depression — Please note this is NOT the second Saturday
9 June 2018: The power of forgiveness
14 July 2018: Truth, love and relationships
11 August 2018: Meditation for your day job
8 September 2018: Overcoming fear and anxiety
13 October 2018: How to deal with physical pain
10 November 2018: Healing low self-esteem
8 December 2018: Transforming uncomfortable situations
EVERY THURSDAY | DROP-IN MEDITATION SESSIONS
These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practise meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given.
Dates and Time: Every Thursday night, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Rigpa Brisbane, 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane
Cost: By donation
Facilitators: Lyndi Smith
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH | DROP-IN LOVING KINDNESS
CONSCIOUS CHANGE – 8-WEEK MINDFULNESS-BASED
PERSONAL GROWTH PROGRAM
Our 8-week mindfulness program can help you to shift your life into the next level. The first term is starting on Thursday, 28 February 2019. This 8-week program is limited to 12 people and bookings are essential!
Conscious Change is an 8-week mindfulness course (2.5 hour weekly sessions with daily mindfulness practice) designed to support you developing mindful awareness and effective wellbeing strategies to become the best version of yourself.
Experience calmness, clarity and peace of mind. This course includes attention training, cognitive change strategies and hands-on mindfulness exercises/meditations. Bring positive change into your life and thrive during emotionally challenging times by implementing proven strategies in a safe and supportive group environment.
Dates: 8 Thursdays, 28 February – 18 April 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064
Facilitator: Jon Unal
Cost: $490 (Early bird $425 till 28 January)
To Register: Please go to: https://www.consciousbeginnings.com.au/mindfulness-courses/
or email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org
A ONE-DAY RETREAT
REST YOUR MIND AND CONNECT WITH NATURE
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Do you feel overwhelmed with the busyness of life? Does your mind need a break?
Then join us for a well-deserved day-long mindfulness meditation retreat in the beautiful nature of Mount Samson, only a 45min drive from Brisbane CBD.
A unique opportunity to learn and practise mindfulness and meditation away from the busy city life. This retreat covers both the theory of mindfulness and practical exercises and meditations leading towards inner calm, presence and well-being.
Throughout the day you will be guided through different practices including mindfulness of breath and body awareness, mindful walking and movement, mindful eating and sitting meditations. There are also opportunities to rest, relax and connect with nature.
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Time: 9.45am – 5.00pm
Venue: 6 Lyell Court, Mt Samson QLD
Price: $110 – $125
Limited Space – Book now to avoid disappointment!
MINDFULNESS CIRCLE BRISBANE
These fortnightly mindfulness and meditation workshops are open to anyone who would like to practise mindfulness in a group environment with like-minded people. We hold sessions on Tuesdays (fortnightly) at 82 Sherwood Road, Toowong.
Feel free to join us and bring along your friends to help us expand our mindful community. We appreciate your donation to help us cover the hall hire costs.
FREE ONLINE COURSE
‘STRESS LESS AND ENJOY MORE!’
Life can be stressful and demanding as we face many unexpected challenges. We have got good news for you! In this online course, you will immediately start practising proven techniques of stress reduction to help you relax and enjoy life more. All videos in this course are under 5 minutes, including practice, so you can release tension on the go!
After this course, you will be able to:
- Release tension on demand and relax
- Reduce your levels of stress and find peace
- Enjoy life more by living in the present moment
Access this course for FREE here: https://consciousbeginnings.teachable.com/p/stress-less-enjoy-more
MINDFULNESS TRAINING TO CHANGE YOUR BRAIN
Heal harmful habits, increase focus, stop multitasking, reduce stress, change your nervous system. Experiential learning and specific meditation to change your mind and brain.
This science-backed mindfulness and meditation workshop will give you an action plan to change your brain’s negative habits into ones generating greater positivity, joy and happiness.
This workshop will give you the tools to:
- Understand your mind/body connection to improve sleep, reduce potentially stressful events and identify the mental triggers that cause your stress.
- Learn the basic neuroscience and identify areas of the brain that can be targeted to reduce the stress response.
- Practise creating a more balanced mental state by identifying your own negativity biases and learn meditations to turn on the joy, happiness and gratitude areas of the brain.
You will receive:
- A four-hour workshop including mindfulness strategies, meditations, journalling and information on the neuroscience
- A 50-page scientifically-researched and sourced course outline
- Downloadable audio meditations practised in the workshop
- Online resources, teachings, apps and podcasts on the “neuroscience of meditation”.
Dates: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Classic Wellness Hampton, 583 Hampton Street, Hampton
Cost: Regular price $150 — Book Now for $110 ($40 discount prior to December 7)
For More Information: Contact Jen at email@example.com or phone 0425 713 191
MINDFULNESS SITTING GROUP
Thursday Evenings — 2019
This is an opportunity to continue your practice of Mindfulness and Meditation with like-minded people.
Once you have completed your Mindfulness Introductory Course with Mindfulness Works Australia, you are invited to join our sitting group which will be held on Thursday evenings at 8.00pm and lead by an experienced meditation facilitator.
With only a minimal cost of $4 to cover the hire of the room, we will start with a lovely hot cuppa and then have a general discussion on topics related to mindfulness and meditation directed by the group. We will finish the evening with a meditation for about 20 minutes.
When: Thursday evenings 8.00pm to approx 9.00pm; Starts 31 January 2019
Where: 67 Percy Street, Mitcham in the Studio above the garage
How much: Only $4 to cover the cost of hiring the space which can be paid on the day. You don’t need to pay anything when booking in; booking in is helpful to know how many people are coming and to be able to contact you if, for whatever reason, there might be a change to schedule.
Booking: http://www.perfectlybalancedlife.com.au/mindfulness-courses/. You will be then diverted to Mindbody booking system where you create a log in.
MONDAY MORNINGS | PRACTICE GROUP
Come and re-connect with yourself and with others who are exploring mindfulness and self-care.
These sessions are for all Mindfulness Works course graduates and involve an hour of led practice, discussion and inquiry.
When: Monday mornings, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: 20 Murray Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058
Facilitator: Coco Nkrumah, Head Trainer, Reality Based Mindfulness
Cost: $7 in cash on the day. There is no need to book; just show up!
SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | FREE! OUTDOOR MINDFULNESS TRAINING
Welcome to Reality Based Mindfulness (RBM). We are dedicated to providing mindfulness training in a range of contexts. Operating outdoors in parks throughout Melbourne we strive to enable you to apply mindfulness techniques to your daily life. With our wide range of mindful therapy services, we can help you improve your general wellbeing, focus and productivity.
The RBM Approach: You might be wondering, like many of our students, how the teaching of mindfulness techniques can be applied to everyday life. The RBM approach focuses on real world situations, not just traditional meditation. Through our outdoor meditation sessions in local parts, we target real world situations as opposed to controlled environments. While a more challenging environment, this will make it easier to integrate the practice into daily life. Much like a sports coach trains an athlete in sports specific exercises, we train mindfulness for the real world.
When: Saturdays, 10.30am – 11.30am, Wednesdays, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Elk Wellbeing, 282A Queens Parade, Fitzroy
Facilitator: Coco Nkrumah
To Register RSVP required. Phone 0411 703 515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE MINDFUL WALKING GROUP
EDWARD LAKES PARK (RESERVOIR)
Joining our mindful walking program is perfect for all ages and fitness levels.
- Learn how to meditate
- Increase focus and productivity
- Meet new people.
All sessions are FREE!
When: Monday mornings. Begins 23 April for 8 weeks
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Where: We will meet at the rotunda at Edwards Lake Park (Reservoir). Please arrive 15 mins early as we start 9.30am sharp.
WEEKLY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS
The Yoga Clinic Perth
Mindfulness meditation is becoming increasingly popular and is scientifically proven to be highly effective in reducing stress, relieving anxiety and increasing feelings of relaxation and overall happiness and wellbeing.
The Yoga Clinic Perth offers a weekly mindfulness meditation class for beginners, or more experienced meditators who enjoy practising together as a group. This class will support you to establish or maintain a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
The practice of mindfulness meditation helps us to still the fluctuations in our mind, supporting us to feel calmer, grounded and more connected. Regular mindfulness meditation practice provides greater levels of self-acceptance, increased capacity for compassion in self and others, improved personal relationships and a greater sense of depth and meaning in our lives.
When: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: The Yoga Clinic Perth, 2/220 Carr Place, Leederville
Facilitator: Claire Guild
For More Information: https://theyogaclinicperth.com
FORTNIGHTLY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS
Karen welcomes anyone who would like to practise mindfulness in a group, in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. This class caters for all levels of experience and includes guided meditation and tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives.
As a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Karen also facilitates MBSR courses.
When: Monday evenings, every fortnight
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Karen Metcalf
For More Information: Email Karen at email@example.com
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSE
February – April, 2019
If you are looking to…
- Approach your life with more composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm
- Develop the ability to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful experiences
- Enhance your ability to manage and reduce pain levels in many instances
- Improve your focus, resilience and capacity to recover more quickly to challenging events.
Within the 8-week MBSR course, learn these skills and much more in order to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease and peace of mind.
Dates: 26 February – 16 April, 2019
Time: 8 Tuesday evenings (6.15pm – 8.45pm) plus one full day Saturday, 6 April
Where: Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Cost: $695. Early Bird $595 till 10 January. See website for costs/Early Bird and concessions.
Facilitator: Rita Young
For More Information: Phone Rita at 041 922 0736.
MINDFUL RETREAT IN THE CITY
Sunday, 31 March 2019
Join us for a day of peaceful practice in beautiful bush and harbour surroundings in Mosman. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the practice of mindfulness, to reconnect and refresh.
You will be guided through many different mindfulness practices during the day, including sitting, walking and gentle movement. There will be time to eat mindfully, to rest and to reconnect with nature. We finish the day with a group discussion,
Experience the gift of inner silence and the benefits of taking time out to nurture yourself with mindfulness.
Dates: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm (Please arrive by 9.45am)
Where: Mosman Dance Academy, Headland Park Precinct, 21 Best Avenue, Mosman
Cost: $90 for one Sunday
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
Morning tea provided, please bring your own lunch to eat mindfully. Small kitchen and fridge available. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free parking available in the park precinct main carpark.
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION
8-week Program, 18 Feb – 8 April 2019
St Leonards, Sydney
Deepen your mindfulness practice and learn how to reduce stress. MBSR offers simple yet powerful practices to develop resilience and a sense of greater wellbeing.
This is an educational, evidence-based program, transforming your relationship to your thoughts, emotions and impulses, offering you a way to successfully navigate the challenges of a busy world. Small groups ensure an intimate supportive experience.
- more energy and enthusiasm
- greater ability to handle stressful situations
- less physical, mental and emotional issues
- improved self-esteem and self-confidence
- improved quality of sleep and a greater ability to relax.
Limited to 14 Participants
Date: 8 Monday evenings, 18 February – 8 April, 2019 and a Sunday Retreat Day
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. First 15 minutes time for quiet practice.
Where: Awareness Institute, Chandos Street, St Leonards
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
For Enquiries: Phone Lydia on 0408 218 303
MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS – MBSR
Resilience Programs for Students
All our programs are based on the highly acclaimed MBSR course and we offer Mindful Parenting programs as part of a whole school approach.
Contact Lydia to book your 2019 Mindfulness for Teachers course or age-appropriate Resilience Education for students.
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
For Enquiries: Phone Lydia on 0408 218 303 or visit www.bestill.com.au
A WEEKEND OF YOGA AND MEDITATION TO
RECOVER, RESTORE AND REBALANCE
This weekend is an opportunity to recover, restore and rebalance. To touch the peace that is always within you, not through striving to achieve, but by being with and welcoming your experience just as it is.
Taking this time out in a safe space, amongst a community of like-minded people to reconnect with what really matters most to you, rather than trying to meet other people’s expectations, will give you some perspective on life. An opportunity to self-reflect and self-nurture and to clarify your unique life purpose, from the inside. To find the source of your own authority, your authenticity, your own inner teacher and to consolidate a new direction in your life.
You will learn self-care techniques to take away and use to rebalance whenever you need to.
When: Friday, 24 May (4.00pm) to Sunday, 26 May, 2019 (2.00pm)
Where: Yanada Retreat Centre, St Albans
Price: Early Bird before 15 March $500; full price $570 (twin share), Single supplement + $100 for weekend
Facilitator: Catherine Sherlock
NEW LEVEL 2 COURSE – LIVING MINDFULLY
4 weeks, 4 – 25 June 2019
St Leonards, Sydney
Wanting to refresh your mindfulness practice within a group environment or perhaps looking for support to establish a daily practice? Join us on Monday nights to reconnect and continue deepening your experience with mindfulness.
In this 4-week course we will:
- Revisit the basics of mindfulness
- Learn new practices
- Explore the scientific rationale and some theory behind the practices
- Understand the stress response and how mindfulness is an intervention
- Explore mindfulness and communication
- Receive new guided recordings and weekly emails to support your home practice
- Special rate of $75 for one Sunday Retreat in Mosman – Date TBA (10.00am – 3.00pm)
Date: 4 Tuesday nights, 4 – 25 June, 2019
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Awareness Institute, 28 Chandos Street, St Leonards
Cost: $120 – includes new downloadable meditation recordings
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
MORNING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Every Monday and Friday morning
When: Every Monday and Friday morning
Time: 7.00am, 7.30am and 8.00am (30-minute sits)
Venue: Yoga from the Inside, Rooms 8 and 9, Toxana Bldg, 147 Windsor St, Richmond
Facilitator: Catherine Sherlock