An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — Sunshine Coast

REDUCE Stress & Anxiety

Improve Sleep

ENJOY greater feelings of OKness

Australia’s #1 in-person mindfulness and meditation course.

$145 for a 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course on the Sunshine Coast and in Noosa. Course includes four one hour classes with an experienced mindfulness trainer, downloadable guided mindfulness meditations and a 45-page e-guidebook. Feel the change in your life from day one!

Designed for absolute beginners, over 20,000 Australians have attended this course. Backed by a 100% money back guarantee.

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Four Tues Evenings. Facilitated by Michelle Eckles.
Goodlife Community Centre (Room 4),
100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim
Tickets Available
$145.00

TUE 16 APR – TUE 7 MAY
4 Tuesday Evenings
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Goodlife Community Centre
(Room 4)
100 Buderim Pines Drive
Buderim

Tickets $145 Each
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TUE 30 JULY – TUE 20 AUG
4 Tuesday Evenings
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Goodlife Community Centre
(Room 4)
100 Buderim Pines Drive
Buderim

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TUE 26 NOV – TUE 17 DEC
4 Tuesday Evenings
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Goodlife Community Centre
(Room 4)
100 Buderim Pines Drive
Buderim

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TUE 27 FEB – TUE 19 MAR
4 Tuesday Evenings
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Bellvista Meeting Place
18 Lomond Crescent
Caloundra West

Tickets $145 Each
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THUR 1 AUG – THUR 22 AUG
4 Thursday Evenings
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Bellvista Meeting Place
18 Lomond Crescent
Caloundra West

Tickets $145 Each
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WED 28 FEB – WED 20 MAR
4 Wednesday Evenings
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Noosa District Catholic Parish Hall
5 Moorindil Street
Tewantin

Tickets $145 Each
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WED 31 JUL – WED 21 AUG
4 Wednesday Evenings
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Noosa District Catholic Parish Hall
5 Moorindil Street
Tewantin

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WED 27 NOV – WED 18 DEC
4 Wednesday Evenings
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Facilitator: Michelle Eckles

Noosa District Catholic Parish Hall
5 Moorindil Street
Tewantin

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Four Tues Evenings. Facilitated by Michelle Eckles.
Goodlife Community Centre (Room 4),
100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim
Tickets Available
$145.00

“I am so glad I did the course and would recommend it to everyone.” — Rosie Smith

What is Mindfulness and Meditation?

Mindfulness is a simple and practical way to learn to observe our thoughts, rather than be trapped by them and worrying about the past or the future.

Meditation is sitting formally, focusing on our breath or body sensations. As we do this we experience greater ease and freedom. In all Mindfulness Works courses we sit in chairs.

The Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

✅ Reduced stress, anxiety and worry

With practice and over time, mindfulness meditation can reduce the amount of stress and anxiety we experience.

✅ Better sleep

Experience better sleep with mindfulness meditation. The more relaxed we become, the easier it is to sleep.

✅ Greater self-acceptance and self-love

Mindfulness helps us realise we are perfectly OK just as we are, right here and right now.

✅ Healthier relationships through reduced reactivity

Rather than getting lost in a ‘fight or flight’ response when we feel annoyed, angry or threatened in our relationships, we have the tools to respond, rather than react.

✅ Greater feelings of joy and freedom

Mindfulness and meditation allows us to experience natural feelings of joy, calm and freedom.

✅ Increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Develop the wisdom and emotional intelligence to navigate life’s challenges in an easier, simpler and more rewarding way.

“ The research tells us that practising mindfulness does have some benefits for mental health wellbeing and for managing depression and anxiety.” — Dr Grant Blashki GP – Beyond Blue Australia

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“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

4 WEEK IN-PERSON COURSE: Enough time to practise between classes and experience the benefits of mindfulness

NO RISK MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you attend all classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money back refund.

EXCLUSIVE 45-PAGE E-GUIDEBOOK: Receive our exclusive 45-page e-book with articles, inspiration and assignments.

FREE 4-WEEK GIFT SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALM MINDFULNESS APP: All participants on courses receive a free 4-week gift subscription to the full version of the award-winning Calm Mindfulness and Meditation app.

OVER 25 GUIDED MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS — FOR YOU TO KEEP: You receive a selection of over 25 fully downloadable and streamable guided mindfulness meditations to keep for life.

NO RELIGION. NO DOGMA. NO FUNNY POSITIONS: This course is practical and fun with no religious elements. The language used is clear and modern. We sit in chairs.

EXPERIENCED AND WELL-SUPPORTED TEACHERS: Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers who have received our teacher training and partake in ongoing professional development.

“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 GP Beyond Blue Australia

“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

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“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

“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

“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and am the happiest, authentic and content I have ever been. Learning acceptance without judgement as 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

FREE 4 week subscription to CALM included.

Every participant on the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness 4-Week Course receives a free 4-week gift subscription to the award-winning Calm mindfulness and meditation app (premium version). This app was the Apple app of the year for 2017.

Meditate Learn the life-changing skill of meditation.

Sleep Get more restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

Masterclass Audio programs taught by world-renowned mindfulness experts.

No Religion. No funny positions. No dogma. This course is practical and non-religious.

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.

Course Outline

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
  • Questions 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

  • What are emotions?
  • Learning to feel emotions
  • The RAIN method
  • Non-judgement and acceptance
  • Guided mindfulness meditation on feelings
  • Questions 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
  • Questions and answers / discussion
  • Next steps.

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“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

“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 nights sleep” — Sue Mathew

“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

“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

Learn From The Best

Your mindfulness and meditation teachers

Michelle Eckles

Michelle Eckles is a qualified and accredited Mindfulness Meditation teacher and owner of Meditation Sunshine Coast. She has been teaching mindfulness meditation programs and workshops to kids, teens and adults since 2018. She has completed qualifications in Guiding and Teaching Meditation (Australian Centre for Mindfulness and Meditation), Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training (Gawler Foundation) and Mindfulness for Peak Performance (Monash), as well as various courses for working with kids and teens. She is a member of the Australian Meditation Association and Mindful.org and author of Cultivating a Calm Mind.

Like most people, Michelle began meditating during a particularly challenging time in her life — completely overwhelmed and about to hit rock bottom. Meditation helped her bounce back to lead a far more peaceful and balanced life, as well as find clarity, focus and direction. As a single parent of two teens, carer to her grandmother, and an events manager pre COVID, she understands high pressure roles, work and family related stress and the impact it can have on our health and relationships.

She is now dedicated to educating others on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation to not only reduce and prevent stress and anxiety, but to also create empathy and compassion, so we can be kinder to ourselves and others. She enjoys bringing the practical applications of mindfulness to the workplace and home, to demonstrate the profound mental, emotional and physical benefits it can have in our day to day life.

Mindfulness Works is one of the largest mindfulness training organisations in Australasia. Over 25,000 people have attended the Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course throughout Australia and New Zealand 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

Refund and Transfer Policy

  • Full refunds are available up to one week before a course starts.
  • Free transfers to other courses are available up to one week before a course starts.
  • Once a course has started, full refunds are only available if you attend every class of the course and feel you have not got value. In this case you are entitled to and will be given a full refund.
  • Refunds are not given if you do not attend every class of the course and if you simply ‘do not like’ the course or decide ‘it is not for you’.
  • For more details about our refund and transfer policy, please read our FAQ.

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 any of the following:

  • 18-year-olds and over
  • Beginners
  • People who have never meditated or practised mindfulness before
  • People who have just started meditating or practising mindfulness.

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