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.
“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 and Beyond Blue’s (beyondblue.org.au) lead Clinical Advisor
The Top 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 Top 3 Myths about Mindfulness and Meditation
🚫 MYTH #1 – You need to stop your thoughts to meditate. You do not need to stop your thoughts when you practice mindfulness and meditation. Instead we learn to observe our thoughts. By observing our thoughts we learn we don’t have to believe everything we think.
🚫 MYTH #2 – You need to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate. You do not need to sit in any particular position to practice meditation. You can practice meditation sitting on chair, lying on your back or standing.
🚫 MYTH #3 – You need to chant, pray, believe in a religion to practice meditation. You do not need to chant, pray or believe in any religion to practice mindfulness and meditation. The practice does not rely on any dogma, beliefs or religion.
The Science Behind Mindfulness
Many peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of both mindfulness and meditation in terms of reducing stress and anxiety and improving mental health. Read how mindfulness works and what the science says.
“Multiple scientific studies have demonstrated effects of mindfulness on wellbeing, as well as effects of mindfulness on brain function and brain structure. The neuroscience community accepts these facts. There is no debate surrounding the potential for mindfulness to deliver positive benefits for individuals and organisations.” – Dr. Bechara Saab, PhD Neuroscientist, Mobio CEO
“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
Learn Mindfulness and Meditation From Mindfulness Works.
“Am so glad I did the course and would recommend it to everyone. ” — Rosie Smith
✅ Full length 4 week course
In-person and local or Zoom based options, 4 x one hour classes.
✅ Practical and non-religious course
No religion. No dogma. No funny positions.
✅ Designed for absolute beginners
Feel safe knowing you are with other people learning from scratch
✅ No risk money-back guarantee
If you attend all the classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit get your money back
✅ 4 week subscription to CALM mindfulness app
Includes free 4 week subscription to CALM premium, the number 1 app for meditation and sleep
✅ Exclusive 46-page guidebook
Includes weekly assignments, in-depth articles and a reading list
✅ Australia’s #1 Mindfulness and Meditation course
Mindfulness Works runs more in-person mindfulness and meditation courses than any other Australian provider. We know mindfulness and we know how to teach it.
Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in Australia. Over 15,000 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.
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“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
“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.” — Rebecca Young
“Huge reduction in anxiety, calmness of mind and body and empowerment over my symptoms.” — Jo Kirwan
“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
“Mindfulness is now my go-to tool when I’m overwhelmed or need to re focus.” — Biljana Rufati