Courses Overview

Introduction to Mindfulness


4 Week Introductory Course. This course will introduce you to the mindfulness practices as well as explore thoughts and emotions. The guidance you receive in these classes will help you establish a daily practice that can lead to freedom from anxiety and anxious-over-thinking as well as increase your level of inter-connectedness with the world and people around you.
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Deeper Enquiry into Mindfulness


In this course we continue the enquire into to the mindfulness state of non-judgementaly staying with what is in the present moment. We will go deeper in the practices and examine more closely the connection between acceptance of what is and inner peace. Giving up the struggle of wanting, trying, liking and disliking is freeing.

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3 Day Teacher Certification Course


In this course we continue the enquire into to the mindfulness state of non-judgementaly staying with what is in the present moment. We will go deeper in the practices and examine more closely the connection between acceptance of what is and inner peace. Giving up the struggle of wanting, trying, liking and disliking is freeing.

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Half Day Teacher Training


Mindfulness Training Programmes for teachers who want to learn how to establish an ongoing Mindfulness practice for themselves and their students and to introduce Mindfulness into the class room. Learn the breathing, listening, body scanning and other activities to internalise the Mindfulness practices. The written material and training you receive from this course will give you the essential tools needed to teach Mindfulness.
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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 sleep in 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.

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, 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. 2x 10 minute sessions a day can give results.

Through guided, simple easy-to-do practisies you are training the mind to be more present in the moment resulting in less anxiety, increased resilience,improved mental clarity.

Everyone really and especially anyone

  • Who is constantly distracted with a wandering mind and 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’..
It depends on your experience at the time. Mindfulness isn’t one particular state or experience, but rather a deepening in to the feeling of the experience you are having right at this moment – which could be pleasant or unpleasant. Mindfulness is does not change our experience as much as change our relationship to our experience so it is not so problematic and stressful.You can only experience what mindfulness is like by actually doing it.
Mindfulness is the basis of all meditation however there are other forms of meditation such as chanting, mandalas
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.

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.