Workshops + Courses
4 Week course, Wednesday Evenings
@ Infuse Health, 7pm - 8pm
Mindfulness is a practical and simple way of paying attention; being aware of what is happening right now, without wanting it to be different. Practicing mindfulness helps us to develop flexibility and kindness, it increases our resilience to life’s challenges and our appreciation of life’s joys. Our brain literally gets ‘rewired’ as new neural pathways are formed and we have more capacity to respond to a situation, rather than just react.
The 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course has been designed to provide participants with a taste of mindfulness and to help them develop the habit of daily practice. In this course you will experience first-hand the benefits of regular mindfulness practice, rather than just learn about them.
Over time, many people who regularly practice mindfulness report:
- Less stress, anxiety and worry
- Improved sleeping patterns
- Greater self-acceptance and self-love
- Reduced reactivity and increased emotional intelligence
20th and 27th September, 4th and 11th October, 2023
22nd and 29th November, 6th and 13th December, 2023
Introduction to Mindfulness
Myofascial Release, 3-Part Series
Saturdays, 12pm – 2pm
@ Infuse Health, 4/10 William Street, Adamstown
SEP 23rd: HIP, HIP, HOORAY Release tension in the hips, glutes and hamstrings
OCT 7th: FLUID SPINE Unravel the chest, diaphragm and vertebral column
OCT 21st: SHOULDER HEAVEN Alleviate stress in the shoulders, neck and jaw
Get up close and personal with the body’s energetic network of connective tissue (fascia) and learn how to self-massage to restore health and vitality.
Fascia is literally everywhere in the body and provides the architecture for the energy field that infuses living structures. During the stress response, fascia becomes tight and locked to enable us to survive. A lifetime of accumulated stress can result in body armour, limited range of movement, pain and fatigue. Unwinding the fascia requires re-hydration of the tissue coupled with body awareness – wherever our attention goes, energy flows!
Through self-massage with balls, conscious awareness and long-held stretches we can remove obstacles in the fascia and experience increased mobility, smoother digestion, freedom from suppressed emotions, deeper sleep and the uninhibited flow of life-force energy (prana).
Do you run a business? Or offer services to a specific group of people? I also offer Yoga and Mindfulness courses, designed specifically for you and your cohort and held in the privacy of your workplace, either in person or via Zoom.
Mindfulness - Based Stress Reduction
It is possible to accept the full range of experience that life inevitably brings – pleasurable experience as well as painful experience in its various forms – worry, anxiety, tension, impatience, anger, grief, sadness and even despair.
Reduced anxiety and depression as well as increased empathy and compassion for oneself and others have all been documented as outcomes of this eight-week program.
The 8-week MBSR course is a pathway to greater skill, wisdom and the ability to meet whatever life brings, offering hope for a way forward that embraces life in all its fullness.
This course has been widely researched over the past 25 years and is at the cutting edge of integrative and preventative medicine. Over the eight-weeks you will learn to examine and reflect on patterns of your own mind, feelings and actions and to gently interrupt self-criticism and unhelpful actions. You will learn skills that allow you to tune into and become aware of your experience in the present moment.
- Guided Meditation
- Gentle restorative Yoga
- Exploration of habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting
- Teaching on theory and practice
- Group discussion
- Latest findings from neuroscience
- Full day silent retreat
Mindfulness for Teachers
Research shows that Mindfulness training can have physical, psychological and social benefits for teachers including elevated levels of self-compassion and a decrease in anxiety, depression and burnout. The practice of Mindfulness can increase teachers' effectiveness by reducing stress, increasing concentration and managing distractions.
This 6-week NESA accredited in-school PD course is offered in-school for teachers at the completion of their teaching day. In this experiential course, teachers will be guided through basic meditation practices and taught the principles of mindfulness including current information from the field of neuroscience, to demonstrate the usefulness of mindfulness practices in changing the brain, changing behaviours and reducing stress.
To get the most from the program teachers will be asked to engage in 15 minutes of daily Mindfulness practice for the duration of the course. It can be very helpful if the school is able to organise a room where teachers can choose to do a short lunchtime practice together.
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