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

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Rockhampton , QLD 4700

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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 LINDA OAKFORD

Linda started living with Mindfulness around seven years ago, but it feels like it has been in her life forever. Linda truly believes that mindfulness works and is a lifesaver. She was introduced to mindfulness practice when attending to her own mental health. Living a life of non-striving, acceptance and open curiosity has allowed her to actually live her life. She knows it helped her and knows she can help others to improve their life experience with mindfulness also.

Linda is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualification in Addiction Counselling. She worked as a Nurse Education Consultant for several years before choosing to leave structured employment and begin a small home-based therapy business in 2015. Symmetry Australia offers mindfulness holistic counselling, and combines mainstream and alternative therapies, such as Hypnotherapy and Chakra energy work.

She is a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, which follows the ethics of embracing ourselves as we are, in the skin we are in and with a focus on mental, physical and emotional health regardless of how your body looks.

She developed a “MIND-FIT Mindfulness Bootcamp” which combines mindfulness techniques with physical exercise to improve distress tolerance emotionally, physically and mentally.

Linda recently moved from Darwin where she had lived and worked since 1993. She now delivers her services from her home in Gracemere, just outside of Rockhampton. She loves animals and has three indoor cats and a small papillon. In her spare time she likes to read, walk and continue her own journey of self-improvement.

Linda operates Symmetry Australia in Rockhampton, Australia.

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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