Five-week mindfulness foundation program
Whether you are an experienced mindfulness practitioner or are a curious beginner there are so many benefits to engaging in a group mindfulness program.
Over the course of five weeks we explore techniques to help handle stress & anxiety, develop greater focus, learn from habitual patterns and begin to develop greater self-compassion and compassion for others.
However, it is the application of ideas and sharing of experiences within a group which deepens the practice of mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness techniques on our own is of value but the greatest benefits are gained when a journey is taken with a group.
We have run this course hundreds of times over the last ten years here in Australia and in the UK. The feedback has been that we are able to create a light, safe and fun place to explore mindfulness.
The degree to which you wish to be involved in the sessions is up to you. If you want to simply listen to others and observe and practice techniques that’s great. If you wish to contribute and share your experiences with others that’s great too. Take the experience at your own pace. Listening to the wisdom and kindness of others in the group is part of the mindful journey
About your mindfulness program
- Five 90-minute live Zoom sessions commencing at 6.30pm on Thursday 20th August
- Content recorded and uploaded to learning platform, Teachable, for access on multiple occasions
- Recorded video and guided meditations accessible on Teachable
- Weekly supporting pdf notes – self assessment, techniques and reflection on application of techniques
- Limited to ten participants
No previous experience of mindfulness and meditation is required. In our course we provide you with an understanding of the neuroscience underpinning mindfulness techniques, why the techniques help promote mental and physical wellbeing and most importantly give you the tools to embed mindfulness at home, work and the space in between.
Each week we focus on a different area of mindfulness:
- Breathwork techniques to help create the conditions for us to be mindful and feel calmer and more centred
- Meditation techniques to help us quieten busy minds, increase alertness and improve cut off between tasks
- Learning to be present to our thoughts and habitual patterns with kindness and compassion
- Developing greater emotional awareness. In this element of the course we explore a simple model of mindfulness to help us to be more self-aware. We also introduce techniques to help us observe, own, learn from and move on from the emotions we experience
- Developing more self-compassion. In this element we explore the concept of self-compassion and tools to develop more self-love, curiosity, openness and acceptance of our place in the world
How to book your course with us
The course costs $250. If you have any problems with reserving your space via our online system simply email me and I will send you an invoice with payment details . I can also be contacted on 0467225241 .
Some have experienced problems using our booking system. If you do, please let me know.
To reserve your spot simply click on the cart below. You can either use a credit or debit card or if you have one a paypal account. Once you click through to the paypal account you have the option pay as a guest using a debit or credit card. If your organisation is paying for your place please contact us by the contact page and we can arrange invoicing.
Andy Roberts (MAPP)
I’m a former consultant with 13 years’ experience at KPMG. In 2003 I began a new career in coaching and wellbeing. I retrained as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and then explored psychology. In 2008 I took a masters degree in applied positive psychology and subsequently trained as an emotional intelligence coach (MSCEIT model) .
Back in the UK we own a multi-disciplinary, forty practitioner, wellbeing business in London which means that over the last fifteen years I’ve had to learn so much about different aspects of mind, body and spirit.
I’ve trained as a Sivananda Yoga teacher, reiki practitioner and sports massage therapist, practiced Iyengar yoga in London for ten years followed by, Ashtanga yoga for four years and more recently Jivamukti yoga. I’ve also trained in Vipassana meditation techniques and for many years I’ve practiced Chi Kung with my teacher in London.
Evidenced based mindfulness
Over the last five years I’ve worked with the College of Medicine and Dentistry, at James Cook University, to develop our Health Professional’s Self-Care program. All year one medical students receive eight hours of mindfulness, compassion, resilience and wellbeing training plus links and resources materials.
Research into this program, published in the Journal of Health Professionals Education, points to an increase in student resilience levels and a reduction in the stigma associated with mental health.
Research into other programs with Carers Queensland and South 32 point to significant increases in resilience and stress management abilities for participants taking part