The Mindfulness Works exclusive 4-week introductory course provides you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?
4 x classesÂ
12-month subscription to the premium Wildflowers Mindfulness app
Weekly emails with extra articles and instructions
Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep
ABOUT MINDFULNESS WORKS
Mindfulness Works is one of Australia's largest mindfulness training organisation.
Every month over 600 people complete the Mindfulness Works introductory course across Australia and New Zealand. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? Mindfulness means â€œpaying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.â€ â€” Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine). Modern research about mindfulness and meditation shows that over time and with regular practice, mindfulness offers significant benefits to people including less stress, less anxiety, greater focus, calm and happiness. â€œNeuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortexâ€¦This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety.
â€¦The researchers found that the meditators showed a pronounced shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.â€ - Psychology Today Â THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION With regular practice and over time, mindfulness and meditation can offer the following benefits. Reduced stress and anxiety Improved sleeping patterns Increased relaxation Greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence Deeper levels of self-acceptance and self-love â€œNeuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortexâ€¦This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety.
â€¦The researchers found that the meditators showed a pronounced shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.â€ â€” Psychology Today IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WITH CLINICAL OR SEVERE DEPRESSION Many studies show that with regular practice and over time (at least 8 weeks), mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety.
However if you have severe or clinical depression, it is important that you receive specialist medical advice. For more information and support on depression and to get help, please visit: Beyond the BlueÂ https://www.beyondblue.org.au/Â Phone: 1300 22 4636 FULL 4-WEEK COURSE â€“ DONâ€™T SETTLE FOR LESS:Â Give yourself the full experience of a 4-week course rather than just an introductory workshop or a shorter course.
The best part ?
Mindfulness takes time to develop as a habit and a full 4-week course allows you to practise between classes; giving you a greater opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness for yourself in a real way. NO RISK MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE:Â If you attend all the classes (complete the course) and donâ€™t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money-back refund.
You still get to keep all the course materials, downloadable guided meditations, workbook and app. EXCLUSIVE 45-PAGE GUIDEBOOK: Our exclusive 45-page professionally-designed Mindfulness Works guidebook is for you to keep.
This includes weekly assignments, lots of articles and a reading list. FREE WILDFLOWERS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION APP:Â Get a free one-year subscription to one of the highest rated and most advanced mindfulness apps on the planet.
But there is a catch:
Use the inbuilt self-paced course to continue to practise mindfulness at your own pace and in your own time, whenever and wherever you like.Â NO RELIGION. NO DOGMA. NO FUNNY POSITIONS:Â This course is practical and fun with no religious elements at all.
We sit in chairs, the language used is clear and modern. EXPERIENCED AND WELL-SUPPORTED TEACHERS:Â Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers with retreat experience, who have received our Mindfulness Works teacher training and who partake in ongoing professional development. COURSE TOPICS: Week 1: What is Mindfulness and What are the Benefits? Week 2: Mindfulness and The Thinking Mind Week 3: Mindfulness and Emotions Week 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR? This course is suitable for absolute beginners who have no or very little mindfulness and meditation experience.
This course is not suitable for children and is best for people aged 18+. YOUR COURSE FACILITATOR IS JENNIFER BISHOP Jen has worked with corporate organisations, and university and community groups for over 20 years in consulting coaching and training in marketing, social media, management and leadership. Over the past 10 years she has created customised course content for corporate and SME organisations and facilitated corporate groups to achieve specific learning outcomes.
Here’s the deal:
She has also been a guest speaker for corporate/university conferences and events. She is degree qualified in Business/Marketing, has taught at Deakin and RMIT Universities and is a qualified Workplace Trainer (Cert4).
She has also held leadership and executive positions in ASX listed business. Jen developed an interest in Buddhist meditation 20 years ago to address anxiety issues and has regularly attended and informally studied Tibetan Buddhist practice since. In 2012, she contracted a neuroimmune illness that left her seriously affected.
During this time, she radically transformed her life and lifestyle by researching everything she could about this disease. This included nutrition/meditation and behavioural changes; specifically, using meditation to reduce the stress response to improve her immune system. She is now a qualified teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation through the Gawler Foundation and has completed the Google Search Inside Yourself Leadership Mindfulness Program.
That’s not all...
She has also completed the MBSR program as a participant and the Monash Mindfulness for Peak Performance courseÂ as well as courses in Neurobiology, Genetics and Neuroscience. She is the founder ofÂ Mindful Life TrainingÂ http://mindfullife.com.au (under development) which will facilitate Mindfulness training for individuals, leaders and the workplace for mental agility, resilience and compassion. She is passionate about helping inspire others to positively change their minds, brains and health using mindfulness practices from a scientific and evidence-based perspective to reduce stress, improve performance, enhance happiness and catalyse their lives. Â QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION: If you have questions or require more information:Â Email:Â email@example.com RingÂ 1 800 138 119 Contact Form:Â Mindfulness Works website contact form TESTIMONIALS FOR THE MINDFULNESS WORKS INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION COURSE:â€œThank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works.
I have learnt so much in a year and am the happiest, authentic and most content that I have ever been. By learning acceptance without judgement has been an eye opener for me. Iâ€™m continuing my journey of self-compassion and feel excited and hopeful for my future.
But am grateful of the now and who I am todayâ€¦â€Â â€“ Rebecca Young â€œThe course was very relaxed and friendly, and full of useful practical advice that recognised the limits to time that everyone faces.
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Also I liked the mix of people attending, with a range of different reasons for being there.â€ â€” Rosie Cree Â â€œSince doing this course, I have been sleeping much better, I feel much more in control of my emotions, I have enjoyed â€˜noticingâ€™ my own state, but also it has transferred to everything around.
This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.â€ Â â€” Sandy Good Â FAQs Â Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? This course is for people 18 years of age and over. Â What should I bring to the event? Please bring comfortable, warm clothing.
If you would like to sit on a cushion or stool, please bring this with you. Â What's the refund and tranfer policy? We offer full refunds or transfers up to one week before this course starts. If you attend all 4 classes of the course and feel you have not got value, you are entitled to a full refund. We do not offer refunds if you do not attend all 4 classes of the course. Â Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No Â Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes.