An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — North Shore

Wed Jun 15 2022 at 07:00 pm to Wed Jul 06 2022 at 07:00 pm UTC+12:00

409 Lake Road,Takapuna,Auckland,0622,NZ | Auckland

Mindfulness Works
Publisher/HostMindfulness Works
An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course \u2014 North Shore
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Reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and increase self-acceptance with mindfulness. New Zealand's number one 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
“Mental Health Foundation mental health promoter Grant Rix says mindfulness has been shown to benefit our brains to such an extent that we can feel calmer, more aware, have an increased ability to focus and concentrate, remember things better and feel happier.” — NZ Mental Health Foundation Press Release July 2012

� 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.
� New Zealand’s number one 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 SHERYL DICKERSON
Sheryl was first introduced to meditation through Transcendental Meditation over 30 years ago. She has since revisited this and other meditation practices throughout her life, often in response stressful or busy life events. As a trained Life Coach and Health and Wellbeing Coach, Sheryl has personally used, and encourage her clients to use, many of the mindfulness techniques available to us all. Whether to overcome difficult issues, or to get in touch with aspects of ourselves that can help us to achieve our passions and life purpose, Sheryl has found mindfulness to be an ever-present tool that can be called on to assist.
Sheryl brings a positive energy and passion to her workshops, having facilitated a wide variety of topics in business, personal growth and wellbeing in Australia and New Zealand.
Sheryl is also a Nanna to seven adorable young grandchildren, lives on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, north of Auckland and is a passionate bush and beach walker.
Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in New Zealand. Over 15,000 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.
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409 Lake Road,Takapuna,Auckland,0622,NZ, New Zealand

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