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Mindfulness for Beginners with Rachel

Got a hunch that mindfulness would be good for you? Here’s the place to start.

This course is ideal for: Absolute beginners ready to reclaim their peace of mind.

 

You will learn: 

* The fundamentals of mindfulness meditation

* How to work with thinking that arises while practising mindfulness

* Techniques for meeting and navigating strong emotions

* The basic neuroscience and psychological underpinnings of mindfulness

* Ways to cultivate positive-emotion states such as gratitude and self-compassion

* And much more...

 

Take your first step towards developing a personal mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness has been somewhat of a buzzword over the last decade. You may be wondering what all the fuss is about.

Perhaps you’ve heard the scientific evidence pointing to its effectiveness in reducing stress, anxiety, panic, depression or chronic pain. Or perhaps you’ve heard of other people finding  more meaning and happiness when they added a mindfulness practice to their life. Or perhaps you’re a healthcare professional, and you know that mindfulness is an essential part of any smart self-care routine.

 

Whatever your motivation to learn mindfulness, this is a great place to start.

If you’re thinking that your mind is too busy to learn mindfulness, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Rest assured we’ll teach you how to navigate a busy mind. If you’re concerned you ‘won’t be good at it’, we’ve got an excellent teacher who’ll make learning mindfulness easy and enjoyable.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

* The four foundations of mindfulness

* Lying down and seated mindfulness practices

* An informal mindfulness technique that you can use to pause and check in with yourself anywhere, anytime

* Strategies for befriending your mind

* Techniques for investigating emotional states with curiosity and acceptance

* The basics of the nervous system, the brain and your capacity to self-regulate

* Switching the default setting of the mind, so that you see more of the good in your life

* And much more

 

With a theory informed by psychology and neuroscience, this course will give you a clear conceptual idea of what mindfulness is. You’ll also experience mindfulness with simple practices that you can integrate both formally and informally into your life.

There will be opportunity for discussion where you can ask questions and get clarification on your mindfulness practice. You’ll explore a relational way of being with yourself that invites kindness and self-compassion.

You may not know it right now, but committing to a mindfulness practice has the capacity to change your life, in both subtle and momentous ways.

There is an early bird price available, do take advantage of it and book now.

 

Testimonials

‘Rachel’s teachings in mindfulness, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques will help you become more focused and purposeful and allow you to realise your inner emotional and mental strengths.

I have been attending Rachel’s classes for over 3 years and have been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years and could not recommend a more welcoming or talented teacher.’ Helen Brussolo, Educator

‘Rachel is a truly gifted teacher and guide and I really valued her approach which is so encouraging and supportive of exploring and developing at one's own pace. Her experience and deep knowledge is very evident and this really gives confidence about the program.’  Linda, 61, Frenchs Forest

 

4 Week Course

Date: Thursday 26 October – Thursday 16 November

Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm

Cost: $145 / $125 Early Bird paid by 19 October
 

 

About the teacher:

Rachel has been teaching mindfulness-based practices for over 15 years. She has taught in a wide range of settings including retreats, teacher trainings, community classes, corporate classes and also clinical and trauma-sensitive populations. She works in mental health and is completing a psychology degree. Importantly, she has had a daily meditation practice for many years, which allows her to impart an embodied wisdom of mindfulness meditation.

 

When is this course on next?

January 2018, please keen an eye on the website for further details.