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An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — Coolangatta

Date

Mon 09th - Mon 30th October 2023, 5:30 PM

Location

Rt Peak Memorial Park
1 Garrick St

Details

Reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and increase self-acceptance with mindfulness. Australia’s number one in-person mindfulness course.

An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course. Each class is one hour, once per week. This course is practical, non-religious and designed for beginners. The course includes

  • 4 classes with an experienced mindfulness trainer
  • 4-week subscription to the full version of the CALM app
  • Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep
  • A 45-page guidebook

“Using mindfulness to help me better manage unrelenting anxiety, obsessive worrying & sadness. I have found that using the apps is helpful when having a stressful day, & I intend to keep practicing daily. Thank you.” — Cecily Wilson

Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” — Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).

The benefits of regular mindfulness are…

✔ Reduced stress and anxiety

✔ Improved sleeping patterns

✔ Less self-judgement and more self-acceptance

✔ Greater feelings of joy and freedom

✔ Improved mental health

✔ Effective ways to work with difficult thoughts and emotions

“Mindfulness helps you to keep your thoughts in the present moment. As you practice, you tend to get better at calming the mind and keeping things in perspective. ” — Dr Grant Blashki is a practising GP and Beyond Blue’s lead Clinical Advisor

✔ Full length 4-week course so you can practise and report back.

✔ No risk money-back guarantee; if you attend all the classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit get your money back.

✔ Includes 4-week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness and meditation app.

✔ Australia’s number one ‘in-person’ mindfulness course.

✔ Exclusive 45-page guidebook including weekly assignments, indepth articles and a reading list.

✔ Over 15 guided downloadable guided meditations for you to keep.

✔ No religion. No dogma. No funny positions. Practical and non-religious course.

✔ Designed for absolute beginners.

Week 1: What is Mindfulness?

  • What mindfulness is
  • The benefits of mindfulness and meditation
  • Guided body scan mindfulness meditation.

Week 2: Working with the Mind

  • Why thinking can be problematical
  • Practical ways to work with difficult thoughts
  • Self-judgement and how to intervene
  • Guided mindfulness meditation — counting the breath.

Week 3: Working with Emotions

  • What are emotions?
  • Learning to feel emotions
  • The RAIN method
  • Non-judgement and acceptance
  • Guided mindfulness meditation on feelings.

Week 4: Radical Acceptance

  • What it means to be present
  • How “wanting things to be different” causes stress
  • Developing wisdom and insight
  • Authentic self-compassion
  • Open awareness guided mindfulness meditation
  • Next steps.

YOUR FACILITATOR IS LISA CARSE

Lisa is a committed Holistic Health practitioner since 2013, specialising in Mindfulness practices, Integrative Bodywork/Massage, Reiki Teacher, Coach and Mentor. She first discovered Mindfulness over 15 years ago while employed as a public servant to help manage stress levels. The practice of mindfulness and meditation has set the foundation for her personal growth and transformation journey. She understands the importance of being present, living a mindful and meaningful life, full of gratitude to create inner peace and calm.

Born and raised in the St Clair Beach community of Dunedin, NZ, Lisa identifies as being both an Australian and New Zealand citizen. She recently moved to Australia in 2021 and now resides on the Gold Coast with her daughters.

She is self-employed and contracts her services to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast.

Lisa is passionate about facilitating and promoting mindfulness practices alongside others in the Gold Coast community. She enjoys sharing her knowledge, experiences and stories to help others on their mindfulness pathway. Her positive approach empowers and supports people to help connect with their body-mind and promote transformative change on all levels.

Lisa has an array of both lived and professional experience in the field of mindfulness: She developed and facilitated the Manawa Mindfulness Program for women on community-based sentences (Department of Corrections and Psychological Services, NZ), is Founder of Ojas Holistic Health, 2013 (NZ), setting up of community Yin Yoga and Mindfulness classes and attending the Bali Silent Retreat, Meditation/Yoga/Breathwork workshops/trainings (India and Bali) and Mindfulness Hatha Dharma Training (NZ).

Lisa embraces holistic health and wellbeing, quality time with her family, traveling, music, sound healing, reading, mindful writing, yoga, meditation, fitness paddleboarding, cooking and being in nature.

Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in Australia. Over 10,000 people have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course

Mindfulness Works is committed to:

  • Providing accessible and affordable mindfulness courses.
  • Offering a diverse range of experienced and skilled mindfulness trainers.
  • Providing courses in a practical format with exceptional supporting resources.
  • Improving the mental health of all of us and fostering self-love in all.
  • Supporting our facilitators with options for further professional development.
COST: $145

Date

Mon 09th - Mon 30th October 2023, 5:30 PM

Location

Rt Peak Memorial Park
1 Garrick St