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

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Ballarat Community Health (Conference Room)

12 Lilburne Street

Lucas

Ballarat, VIC 3350

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

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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 FIONA LEE

Fiona is a seasoned traveller — literally and metaphorically.

After studying Environmental Science and Education, Fiona enthusiastically plunged into teaching teenagers, developing sustainable policy and practice in the government and non-government sectors. Burnt out by 33, she swapped her briefcase for a backpack. During 5 years of travel, Fiona studied mindfulness with many teachers and traditions around the world.

Over 20 years, Fiona has developed her own unique approach as a therapist. She offers personal consultations, group and corporate training and retreats globally. Fiona also offers advanced practitioner training to other therapists.

Time alone in nature has always provided essential balance for Fiona and she chooses to live in a small town with a forest at the end of her street...  (Yep, she was into forest bathing before it was a thing).  As a single Mum, running her own business, Fiona is challenged to remain mindful every day. She maintains her sanity by taking micro vacations in her hammock.

Fiona is also fascinated by ancient cultures, human origins and the meaning of life. She researches, writes and presents about these things in her spare moments.

Fiona is deeply passionate, playful and practical. She loves empowering people with mindfulness and helping them to make the most of the adventure that is life. She recommends everyone buy a hammock.

You can learn more about Fiona at www.fiona-lee.com or on Facebook; Of The Wings.

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.
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