If you’ve been experiencing stress, anxiety, sleep issues, physical pain and you’ve tried all sorts of things, there is simply no better option than to undertake mindfulness training. By doing so, you’ll have an inner resource that you can draw upon for the rest of your life.
You’ll find that training in mindfulness teaches your mind to be in the present moment. So often we move through our daily life with our body doing one thing, and our mind off somewhere else completely. And while daydreaming may be pleasant every now and again, science has shown that when our minds wander, we typically feel less happy.
By training in mindfulness you’ll learn valuable skills such as how to work with strong emotions, how to cultivate more positive mood states, and importantly how to calm a busy mind.
This course is excellent for:
~ Anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, pain or sleep issues
~ The absolute beginner meditator
~ The meditation dabbler, yet to develop their own personal practice
~ Anyone looking for a straight forward, practical, no fluff, evidence-based approach to mindfulness meditation
~ Health professionals wanting to include mindfulness into their self-care routine
Previous participants of MBSR have reported experiencing
~ better attention, concentration, focus and creative problem-solving
~ a decrease in physical and psychological symptoms
~ an improved immune system
~ more energy and productivity
~ an increased ability to deal with stress and difficulties
~ enhanced feelings of balance and wellbeing
~ enhanced resilience and connection
~ more meaning and purpose in their life
Here’s what you’ll learn:
~ the physiology and psychology of stress
~ the basic neuroscience and psychological underpinnings of mindfulness
~ how to develop more proactive ways to respond to stress
~ how to engage more adaptive coping strategies
~ interpersonal mindfulness skills to enhance personal relationships
~ techniques for investigating emotional states and knowing your emotions
~ ways to cultivate positive emotion states such as gratitude and self-compassion
~ how to work with thinking that arises while practising mindfulness
~ how to ‘be with’ the way things are in your mind and body
~ a variety of seated and lying down meditation practices
~ gentle yoga/ mindful movement practices
~ how to maintain your own personal mindfulness practice
Your 8-week MBSR course consists of:
~ 8 x weekly 2.5 hour classes
~ one – day retreat
~ 110-page course manual
~ lifetime access to an app containing over 20 guided meditations
~ individual feedback and support from your teacher
Each weekly face to face class consists of:
~ formal and informal mindfulness practices
~ body awareness training
~ investigation of patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour
~ theory and discussions
~ scientific rationale for the practice
What others have said
“no airy-fairy concepts”
“I have recently finished the 8-week MBSR course with Rachel. I found it practical and eminently beneficial. Rachel facilitates the classes with ease, clarity and compassion. There are no airy-fairy concepts. It all makes sense. I highly recommend it.”
“MBSR not only helps with the challenges, it also enhances the positives in life.”
“The MBSR course with Rachel is an investment of time and money that really does pay off. The course is very well structured, and Rachel is an excellent facilitator. I found that each week I was learning new techniques, considering different approaches and developing new ways of dealing with all sorts of situations in my life. MBSR not only helps with the challenges, it also enhances the positives in life.”
“reduce the stress life invariably brings”
“Rachel is a well-prepared, authentic and gifted instructor. She practices what she preachers and takes the opportunity to engage with her students and provide practical information they can integrate in their everyday life. I strongly recommend the MBSR course to anyone seeking to reduce the stress life invariably brings”
— Todd, Manly
So why not just use an app or do a short 4 week course?
The MBSR course is over 28 hours of training, made up of 8 x 2.5 hour sessions, a whole day retreat and quite a bit of home practice.
You’ll see many short 4 week courses offering promises of a quick fix that include only 4 – 9 hours of training over the whole course.
Mindfulness involves changing habits of mind and body. Just like learning a new language or a new skill, change takes time. Clinical evidence suggests that eight weeks is the amount of time needed for new cognitive, emotional, neurological and behavioural changes to become embedded.
Mindfulness meditation is best learnt in a sustainable manner when there is an ongoing personal relationship with a teacher who really knows their stuff. (Like me!)
If you’re stressed, facing big challenges, or you really want to learn meditation properly, an intensive in-depth course like MBSR is the way to go.
How much is this course?
Over 28 hours of mindfulness training, the 8 classes, the one day retreat, the workbook and lifetime access to the recorded practices is yours for $695
Starts Tuesday 19th February
Time 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Where Manly Yoga, 200 Pittwater Rd, Manly
One Day Retreat Sunday 31st March at Oxford Falls Peace Park
Got a question? Contact the course teacher, Rachel
Feel free to send a text or email if you’ve got any questions:
0406 911 387