Welcome to Mindfulness in Australia

There is a great need for mindfulness trainers who can guide adults, students and children towards experiencing mindfulness and to establish the practices themselves to experience the many on-going benefit; decreased anxiety and stress, increased mental clarity, better self-regulation, better sleep quality to name a few..
We offer:
mindfulness facilitation courses across Australia:
• Two day Mindfulness Training courses for teachers, counselors, social workers, parents and anyone who wants to learn how to establish an ongoing Mindfulness practice for themselves, their students and children.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Mindfulness increases the ability to notice what is happening in you and around you in the present moment. Mindfulness is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina. Mindfulness, requiring regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and most importantly improving life quality with raised awareness and appreciation of life itself.

Through guided, easy-to-do practices you are training the mind to be more present in the moment resulting in a fresh alertness and aliveness previously covered over with anxious thinking and over-thinking and being caught up in feelings and emotions.

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What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

By training ourselves to notice our thoughts and feelings through awareness on physical sensations, we come to realise that we have the ability to shift our attention away from negative thinking and behaviour patterns. When done repeatedly, we increase resilience to the minds efforts to focus on anxious thoughts patterns for example.


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“When you begin to practice mindfulness, almost immediately you become aware of a new spaciousness inside yourself, a calmness and stillness- you give your mind a rest from incessant thinking and reacting”.

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The Mindfulness Revolution


“Practicing Mindfulness has been shown to alter the structure and function of the brain, which is what allows us to learn, acquire new abilities, and improve memory.” DR. ROMIE MUSHTAQ

Mindfulness trains the mind to be observant and responsive to the many challenges we face every day.

Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities offer Mindfulness courses. Mindfulness is not just a trend but a proven method for success.



“Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you see? What do you hear?”Jon Kabat-Zin

Who is it for?


Everyone!

  • Who wants to improve the quality of life and relationships
  • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
  • Stressed people
  • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
  • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
  • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..
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“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded
and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came
away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my
classes of various ages.
Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.

-Louise Dore


“When I am trying to get to sleep I use the body scan. It really works!”

Student, James Cook High,


‘The body scan felt relaxing and calm which took all the anger away”.

Year 5 student, Dilworth Junior

2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course


In this 2 day certificate course you will not only be introduced to and learn the the powerful Mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives. You will also receive the tools and training to teach these techniques to anyone around you, including adults, teenagers and children.



COURSE LOCATIONS & DATES


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2019 COURSES

Course in Sydney November 9-10, 2019

Saturday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Sancta Sophia College
8 Missenden Road
Camperdown, Sydney

Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual,an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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2020 COURSES

Course in Sydney 2-3 April

Thursday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Sancta Sophia College
8 Missenden Road
Camperdown, Sydney

Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual,an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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Course in Sydney 17-18 June

Wednesday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Sancta Sophia College
8 Missenden Road
Camperdown, Sydney

Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual,an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2019

Melbourne 13-14 November 2019

TIME & PLACE
Wednesday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue:Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

Cost: $495

Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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Melbourne 16-17 November 2019

TIME & PLACE
Saturday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue:Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

Cost: $495

Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2020

Melbourne 26-27 March 2020

TIME & PLACE
Thursday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue:Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

Cost: $495

Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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Melbourne 22-23 June 2020

TIME & PLACE
Monday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

Cost: $495

Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2019

Brisbane 2-3 November 2019

Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Tattersall’s Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2020

Brisbane 7-8 April 2020

Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Tattersall’s Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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Brisbane 10-11 June 2020

Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Tattersall’s Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2019

Coolangatta 29-30 October 2019

Tuesday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: Green Mount Beach Hotel, 1 Hill St, Coolangatta

Cost: $495
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2020

Perth 9-10 March 2020

Monday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: To be advised, Central Perth

Cost: $595
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2020

Adelaide 14-15 March 2020

Saturday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: To be advised, Central Adelaide

Cost: $595
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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COURSES 2020

Hobart 21-22 March 2020

Saturday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

TIME & PLACE
Venue: To be advised, Central Hobart

Cost: $595
Including: Morning tea, Mindfulness Teaching Manual, an 8 week Mindfulness Workbook, online course and ongoing support.

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Related Courses


Start Practising Mindfulness
Self-Paced Online Course
Learn the effective mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.


Bring Mindfulness to the Classroom
ONLINE TRAINING
For teachers, counsellors and anyone who want to introduce mindfulness to their students, children and staff. Including ready to use lesson plans.


Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Mindfulness is a way of noticing where your attention is in the present moment without judging it good or bad. It’s about not wandering off into an imagined future or going over the past but fully engaging right here right now.

The ability to focus on one thing at a time is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness, which is a mental training, requires regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and generally self-managing in a new and empowering way.

Through guided, simple easy-to-do practisies you are training the mind to be more present in the moment. resulting in it to be less anxious, more alert and alive.

Everyone really and especially anyone

  • Who over-thinks
  • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
  • Stressed people
  • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
  • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
  • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..
Current research tells us 20 minutes a day is required to achieve lasting benefits. This can be broken into two 10 minutes sessions-easily do-able when you experience the inner calm and rest from the robotic mind.
You will slowly (sometimes quickly) begin to experience a lightness of being, less anxiety, better sleep, easier communications and a general improved sense of well-being and have more energy. These are not empty promises but almost guaranteed if you follow the instructions, do the practices regularly and begin to live more Mindfully.
Yes, you get a certificate after completing the 2 days training and the 8 week online component which is a 8 week self-paced course to establish your own practice.
Meditation and Mindfulness are very similar the only difference being that Meditation takes many more forms;chanting, mantras as well as breathing and visualisations however Mindfulness meditation is a specific set of exercises that focus exclusively on the five senses.
Many places that run Mindfulness courses do so on a donation basis and are connected to spiritual centers. Mindfulness in New Zealand is an independent group and the trainers pay to live just like everyone else. Everybody needs to be paid for their effort as well as the cost of hiring venues and paying advertising to let people know the courses exist.
The 2 day course is an immersion into mindfulness facilitation, covering all ground; science behind it, practices, methods, tools and resources. It gives you a strong foundation and also ongoing support afterwards and many of the attendants start implementing these techniques in their profession directly after the course. With that said, in the end, it is your regular practice and self enquiry together with you own communication and coaching skills that leads to the ability to facilitate effectively. 
No, the course is for teaching everyone, adults, children, teenagers, although it has grown out of working with students.
Yes, it is accredited with IMMA (International’s Meditation and Mindfulness Alliance)

Why Mindfulness?


Evidence based results from around the world continue to show that the regular practise of Mindfulness has ongoing benefits for physical and mental health. Research over the past few decades has found that Mindfulness training helps to;

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Relieve Anxiety & Stress


In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy minds.


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Let go of Anger & Frustration


Coming in contact with your direct experience in the mindful state allows us to become familiar with the patterns that direct our lives; our thoughts, emotions and reactions.


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OVERCOME WORRYING
& NEGATIVE THINKING


Pain is an inevitable part of being human but suffering is optional. In mindfulness we learn how to manage our thoughts and emotions instead of letting emotions and thoughts manage us.

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STOP INNER CHATTER


Aimless thinking and inner chatter is draining our energy and clouding over the present moment. One of the most common benefits from regular mindfulness training is greater mental clarity and a new sense of inner peace.


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Have Better Sleep


To be able stop incessant thinking and worrying is one of the great benefits of Mindfulness and it makes it easier to go to sleep and have unbroken sleep throughout the night.


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STOP LIVING IN THE PAST


Mindfulness practices increasingly bring you more into the present with the growing awareness that going over the past keeps you stuck in the past.


NON RELIGIOUS


There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to Mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief systems. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.



Evidence Based

The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, evidence based research and the acceptance of these non-religious, practical exercises anyone can do.




MINDFULNESS FOR EVERYONE


Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand knowledge about meditation. Anyone can experience the effect from these simple exercises.