Maitland (East Maitland) – An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4 Week Course
AUSTRALIA'S NUMBER ONE MINDFULNESS COURSE
Reduce anxiety and stress. Improve sleep. Increase self-acceptance.
An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4 Week Course
This mindfulness course has been designed for beginners. The course runs once per week for one hour over 4 weeks. Facilitated by experienced mindfulness teachers. Non-relgious and practical. This course is strictly for 18 years old and over.
The Benefits of Mindfulness
With regular practice and over time, mindfulness and meditation can offer the following benefits.
Reduced anxiety and stress
Greater feelings of contentment and joy.
“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 as been an eye opener for me.” – Rebecca Young
What is Included in the Course?
4 x 1 hour classes (once per week)
4 week free gift subscription to the Calm premium mindfulness app
Weekly emails with extra articles and instructions
Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep for life.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” — Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).
"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" Dr Dr. Bechara Saab, Neuroscientist Mobio Interactive, CEO & Chief Scientist.
Why Choose This Mindfulness Course?
Full 4 week course - in person. A 4 week course is the perfect amount of time to learn mindfulness. It gives you enough time to learn how to do it and to observe the effects. A real live course with a real live teacher and real live fellow course mates gives you unparalelled support in your mindfulness journey.
Free 4 week subscription to the CALM mindfulness app. Receive a free 4 week gift subscription to the full version of the award-winning Calm Mindfulness and Meditation App.
Money back guarantee. If you attend all 4 course classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money-back refund.
Exclusive 45 page guidebook. Our exclusive 45-page professionally-designed Mindfulness Works guidebook is for you to keep. This includes weekly practices, lots of articles and a reading list.
No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. This course is practical and fun with no religious elements at all. We sit in chairs, the language used is clear and modern.
Experienced and well supported teachers. Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers who have received our Mindfulness Works teacher training and partake in ongoing professional development.
Week 1: What is Mindfulness and What are the Benefits?
Week 2: Mindfulness and The Thinking Mind
Week 3: Mindfulness and Emotions
Week 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Important Note for Those With Clinical or Severe Depression or Trauma
Many studies show that with regular practice and over time (at least 8 weeks), mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety. However if you have severe or clinical depression or trauma, it is important that you receive specialist medical advice or specialist mental health advice prior to attending this course.
For more information and support on depression, please visit:
Phone: 1300 22 4636
YOUR COURSE FACILITATOR IS ELISHA XANTAYA
Elisha is the Founder and Practitioner of Xantaya Health – borne from her own personal journey towards health, happiness and inner freedom. Elisha is a qualified Bowen Therapist. This has been the foundation of her healing practice, alongside Sound Healing and Energy Coaching. She has experienced both formal and non-formal meditation training on silent retreats and practised with the ancient wisdom of indigenous meditation, or communication with nature’s elements.
She has come from 7 years in training, leadership and group dynamics as an Engineer Officer in the NZ Army, blasting in Australian Coal Mines, freelancing as a Graphic Artist and now operates her business as Holistic Health Practitioner, Energy Coach and Inspirational Speaker. Her passion is education and empowerment through many channels including workshops, songwriting, art, spoken word performance and community gatherings.
Elisha facilitates Quantum Connection Workshops, 5–Elements Meditation courses – in Newcastle and online courses, Sound Healing and training programs for individuals and groups of all ages. Her experience is grounded in science and bridges the realms of physics & energy – the physical and non-physical aspects of ourselves for alignment of mind, body, spirit and reconnection to our innate wisdom.
Elisha is an avid explorer and eternal optimist. Her toolkit for freedom has been nature and adventure…freedom from the 'status quo' through vanlife touring, singing, art, festivals, dance, spontaneity experiments and travel! She also makes a pretty sweet curry.
About Mindfulness Works
Mindfulness Works Australia is Australia’s largest mindfulness training organisation. Every month over 500 people complete the Mindfulness Works introductory course.
Questions or More Information
If you have questions or require more information:
Ring 1800 138 119
Testimonials for the Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Course
“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
“Using mindfulness to help me better manage unrelenting anxiety, obsessive worrying and sadness. I have found that using the apps is helpful when having a stressful day, and I intend to keep practicing daily. Thank you.” – Cecily Wilson"
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is for people 18 years of age and over.
What should I bring to the course?
Please bring comfortable, warm clothing. Chairs are provided. If you would like to sit on a cushion or stool, please bring this with you.
What's the refund and tranfer policy?
We offer full refunds or transfers up to one week before this course starts. If you attend all 4 classes of the course and feel you have not got value, you are entitled to a full refund. We do not offer refunds if you do not attend all 4 classes of the course.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?