An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4-week Course — Baulkham Hills

An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation 4-week Course — Baulkham Hills

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

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-judgment 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 a money-back guarantee; if you attend all the classes and don’t feel you have received any benefit get your money back.
� Includes a 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, in-depth 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.

Catherine is a certified iRest® meditation teacher, a member of Meditation Australia and a Level 2 Yoga Australia registered yoga teacher. She specialises in applying yoga and meditation for mental health and well-being. She owns and operates a centre for yoga, meditation, and wellbeing in Richmond NSW known as Yoga from the Inside. She also loves to take these teachings into the community to reach marginalised populations.

Catherine has studied iRest with Richard Miller since 2014. iRest (Integrative Restoration) is an evidence-based transformative practice that is based on the ancient teachings of meditation.

She has had a 30-year career in administration, management and leadership roles in public, private and community settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Analysis, a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

She is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to find their own inner teacher and to tap into the true purpose, meaning and value of their lives.
Catherine lives in Bilpin in the Blue Mountains of NSW with her husband John. She loves long walks, anywhere, but especially in nature.

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.