Want to learn and practice mindfulness but time poor? Learn the essentials of mindfulness in a 90 minute workshop from an Australian-based mindfulness expert.
90 minute workshop delivered online and live via Zoom. Restricted to 20 people. This workshop is practical and non-religious. It includes a 4-week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness app and downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep.
“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
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
“Mindfulness helps you to keep your thoughts in the present moment. As you practice, you tend to get better at calming the mind and keeping things in perspective. ” — Dr Grant Blashki is a practising GP and Beyond Blue’s lead Clinical Advisor
✔ What mindfulness is and how to practise it
✔ The benefits of mindfulness
✔ The neuroscience behind mindfulness
✔ Working with difficult thoughts
✔ An introduction to radical-acceptance
✔ Guided mindfulness meditation
✔ Questions and discussion
✔ 100% live delivered via zoom. Nothing pre-recorded.
✔ Learn quickly but effectively in a workshop designed for absolute beginners.
✔ Also includes 4 week subscription to the full version of the CALM mindfulness app.
✔ No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. Practical and secular workshop.
✔ No risk money-back guarantee; if you attend this workshop and don’t feel you have received any benefit, get your money back.
✔ Facilitated by an Australian-based mindfulness expert.
✔ Over 15 guided downloadable guided meditations for you to keep.
✔ No requirement for further courses or workshops, but these are also available should you wish to continue your mindfulness journey.
✔ Learn from Australia’s largest mindfulness training organisation. We know mindfulness and we know how to teach it.
Learn from the best. Course facilitator and mindfulness expert
– Karen Metcalf
Karen is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and studied at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre in the UK to become a certified facilitator of Mindfulness: Peace in a Frantic World.
As Director of Karen Metcalf Mindfulness Consulting WA, she presents at conferences and facilitates Mindfulness in work places and the general community. Karen guest lectures in mindfulness and emotional intelligence at the University of Notre Dame. Her clients include the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Australian Medical Students Association, City Councils of South Perth and Stirling and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Karen discovered mindfulness ten years ago as a participant in a mindfulness research project while working at Curtin University. With directly experiencing the myriad of benefits of mindfulness in her own life, Karen was inspired to share this with others. She includes mindfulness in all aspects of life, ranging from work, to being a parent, leisure and everything in between.
Karen is honoured and deeply grateful to share and facilitate people’s journeys with mindfulness.
“Karen’s mannerism was both soothing and knowledgeable. Karen helped me to understand that Mindfulness can help in life’s many difficult and joyous moments. She helped me to see that I can sooth my inner thoughts and become calmer and more compassionate.” — Maaike Hine
“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. This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.” — Sandy Good
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. This workshop is fun, personalised and responsive and with real-time engagement with the facilitator, the participants and the practice.
“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.”
New Zealand Mental Health Foundation Press Release July 2012
“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
What people are saying about the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course
“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.