An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course Dickson
An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course. Each class is one hour, once per week. This course is practical, non-religious and designed for beginners. The course includes
- 4 classes with an experienced mindfulness trainer
- 4-week subscription to the full version of the CALM app
- Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep
- A 45-page guidebook
? Full length 4-week course so you can practise and report back.
? No risk money-back guarantee; if you attend all the classes and dont feel you have received any benefit get your money back.
? Includes 4-week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness and meditation app.
? Australias number one 'in-person' mindfulness course.
? Exclusive 45-page guidebook including weekly assignments, indepth articles and a reading list.
? Over 15 guided downloadable guided meditations for you to keep.
? No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. Practical and non-religious course.
? Designed for absolute beginners.
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.
Week 1: What is Mindfulness?
- What mindfulness is
- The benefits of mindfulness and meditation
- Guided body scan mindfulness meditation.
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.
Week 3: Working with Emotions
- What are emotions?
- Learning to feel emotions
- The RAIN method
- Non-judgement and acceptance
- Guided mindfulness meditation on feelings.
Week 4: Radical Acceptance
- What it means to be present
- How "wanting things to be different" causes stress
- Developing wisdom and insight
- Authentic self-compassion
- Open awareness guided mindfulness meditation
- Next steps.
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 Blues lead Clinical Advisor
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
YOUR FACILITATOR IS NEIL SHEPHERD
Neil is a very experienced and qualified mindfulness educator who loves making a difference and helping people thrive!
He is an internationally certified HeartMath resilience and stress management coach and mentor and helps build awareness, personal resilience and stress management skills using advanced resilience building and science-backed techniques with biofeedback.
Neil trained with Dr. Joe Dispenza and studied the neuroscience behind mindfulness and meditation, and trained with Dr. Russ Harris in mindfulness-based ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). He completed Googles Search Inside Yourself Leadership program and is a Peaceful Kids and Peaceful Parents facilitator.
The various mindfulness practices learnt over the past 20 years are an integral part of Neils life. He loves learning and growing and helping people develop invaluable life skills especially in times where self-awareness, self-regulation, stress management and resilience are so important. He believes that life is to experience, not to struggle with!
Neils company is Inner Synergy