Increase calm and wellbeing
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve mental health
Learn self-managing techniques
Increase your focus and attention span
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS
- a 4-week course offered by Mindfulness Works
Specifically designed for people with busy schedules, Introduction to Mindfulness is a simple and easy way to learn mindfulness meditation or to develop a more regular practice. The course includes a selection of mindfulness meditation audio files as well as handouts and weekly emails.
Fee: $125 includes all tuition, a printed handbook, weekly e-mails, a 4-week gift membership to the premium version of the Calm mindfulness app (and the opportunity to purchase a further 12 month subscription to Calm premium at a 25% discount)
“I didn’t realise mindfulness had such a focus on compassion towards yourself and a sense of okness, i have found this so helpful as i’m such a perfectionist and an over thinker.”
“I was really impressed by the facilitator. Her delivery style was one of comfortable ease. She was honest, open, thought provoking, engaging and humble. I really enjoyed this learning environment.”
“I always thought mindfulness was about thinking of nothing at all, so to learn that a big part of it is actually recognising when your mind has wandered off, and practising compassionately coming back to the main focus, has been great. Its been so great to practice not being so hard on myself!”
“I found Rachel super helpful and knowledgeable, I love how she taught different techniques for different people as we were all having different experiences.”
“I had no idea what to expect coming into this course, and I could go on and on about how interesting and beneficial this course was for me!”
“I got way more out of it than I thought I would! I really enjoyed its focus on being in the present moment, being a “human being” not just a “human doing!”
- Porirua and Kapiti 4-week Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness course participants, 2018 and 2019
MOVING ON WITH MINDFULNESS
- a 4-week intermediate course from
the art of mindfulness
(designed by Rachel to follow on from an introductory course)
This course is ideal for you if you have:
Some experience of mindfulness practice OR
Completed a 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness course with me or another facilitator OR
Attended a 1-day or residential mindfulness retreat with me or another teacher OR
Followed an app (e.g. Headspace or Wildflowers or Calm) for at least 4 weeks OR
Practised meditation in the past and would like to begin again OR
The desire to increase your motivation and revitalize your practice
what you will get
Four 1 - hour sessions with a skilled mindfulness faciilitator
Encouragement to build meditation into your life on a regular basis
Practice in applying mindfulness in relationships
Some simple movements to take home as a moving mindfulness practice
The support of others in the group
A loving kindness meditation to enhance your capacity for compassion, to yourself and others
Tools to enhance gratitude and joy in your life
Access to recordings of the practices we learn
Next course dates and venue in KAPITI to be confirmed
Fee: $120 per person
Please contact Rachel if you are interested.
There is no religion or dogma associated with these sessions. Emphasis is placed more on experience than theory
A deeper appreciation of mindfulness practice
Greater love and acceptance of yourself
Understanding of the applications of mindfulness in relation to others and the world
The chance to re-build mindfulness into your life on a regular and committed basis.
contents of course
Overview of the 4 - week journey. Building mindfulness into your life on a daily basis. Mindfulness in movement - a practice which assists in sleep. Guided 15-minute sitting practice. Discussion.
Mindfulness and relationships. Mindfulness in speaking and listening. Pair practice in mindful communication. Guided 15 minute sittiing practice. Discussion.
Self compassion and mindfulness. The neuroscience of compassionate living. A loving kindness practice. The ‘inner smile"‘, a Chinese mindfulness practice. Discussion.
Mindfulness and connection with the whole. Taking mindfulness beyond the individual self. Enhancing gratitude and joy in your life. Inherent happiness. Guided open awareness practice. Meditation as relationship. Discussion. Sharing food - mindful eating.
IF you would like to arrange a 4-week or 6-week mindfulness course tailored for your particular group, please CONTACT Rachel directly.
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