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Mindfulness Course 21 Oct-9 Dec 2019
Mindfulness is a way of being fully present and awake in every moment; a way of relating to all of life as it happens and changes. Mindfulness invites us to observe and connect with our inner and outer experience in a caring and discerning way – to pay close attention to the present moment, noting thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment.
As we practice and cultivate our capacity for mindful awareness we can begin to see ourselves and our situations with greater clarity and open to the possibility of being less reactive – of responding in skillful, creative and productive ways, even in challenging circumstances.
Developing the skills of mindfulness can help you take charge of the quality of your life. Given the ever increasing complexity, pressure and pace of modern life perhaps the ancient skills of mindfulness are needed now more than ever.
The Facilitator: Megan Layton
Megan Layton is the Director of Simply Mindful simplymindful.com.au a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Yoga teacher and Mental Health professional. She is a warm, skilled and insightful facilitator, passionate about the potential mindfulness has to help individuals and organisations thrive. Megan discovered mindfulness when she was on the road to burnout working in a high stress environment. She has spent more than 20 years working in mental health, with a particular interest in trauma, and has worked in management and leadership roles locally and nationally, and in research and training. Simply Mindful has pioneered the work of mindfulness in Canberra. It is the only organisation in Canberra offering the full 8 week MBSR program, recognised as the world’s gold standard secular mindfulness course, and recently featured on ABC TV Science Show Catalyst. She is also an outdoors enthusiast and mother of two fabulous teens who keep it real.
MBSR Course involves
The 8 weeks involves 1 x 2.5hr sessions per week over 8 weeks, half a day of Mindfulness practise, course workbook and 4 practise CD’s.
Hale Spa 10–14 Macquarie Street, Barton ACT
Every Monday from 4pm-6:30pm, starting 21 October-9 December 2019 inclusive.
Plus a half day mindfulness retreat Sunday 17 November, 9am – 1pm.
Half Day Mindfulness Retreat
The half day retreat is half way through the course on Sunday 17 November, 9am – 1pm. It is an integral and very beneficial part of the course and gives participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the practice. The value of developing mindfulness skills without the distractions and pressures of our usual responsibilities cannot be overstated.
All participants will be interviewed prior to the course by Megan Layton the Director of Simply Mindful and experience MBSR teacher. The interview with Megan will be either face-to-face or via telephone, to establish your goals for the course, discuss your background and also to answer any of your questions leading into the course.