An 8 week journey of Mindfulness and Self Compassion.
In this 8 week immersion you will be guided through Mindfulness and Self Compassion-based theory and practice to support you to find greater presence, reduce the experience of stress, anxiety and depression and find greater acceptance, openness, compassion and inner peace.
This immersion includes both Mindfulness and Self Compassion-based meditations as well as support to incorporate these practices into your daily life.
The idea is that through practicing meditation and engaging in these practices through the 8 week course, you will feel greater confidence in living life more mindfully and compassionately; for the benefit of yourself, your loved ones, and the world around you.
This course is for those new to Mindfulness and Meditation as well as those who have previous experience.
Commencing Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
15 Short Street Lane, Bellingen
Behind the Bellingen Gelato Bar.
Enter via the courtyard or the back lane.
Zoom group sessions
Commencing Saturday 1st May, 2021
Saturdays from 9:15am -10:15am LIVE Zoom Session
Note: There is the option of doing the course in your own time via video teachings and recordings. Please speak with Anna about this option.
Mindfulness is practice of cultivating an open, friendly, non judgmental awareness to the present moment.
Mindfulness and meditation are shown to reduce experiences of stress, anxiety, depression and other difficult psychological and physical states of being.
In addition, mindfulness and meditation are found to enhance experiences of peace, calm, joy and a sense of connection.
Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation on a regular basis, can thus, enhance our overall health and wellbeing.
Self Compassion is the practice of responding to yourself with the same kindness and care that you would a good friend.
Often, our way of responding to ourselves when we are having a hard time is to either judge or criticise ourselves, or to run away from the pain through avoidance or numbing. Neither strategy offers any relief and keeps us stuck in a cycle of shame and isolation.
Compassion supports us to turn towards ourselves with kindness and care and reminds us that whatever we are experiencing is part of our common humanity. We are not alone.
By soothing ourselves in this way we have greater capacity to connect with others in this same compassionate way.
We live in a society and a culture that is increasingly asking more and more from us. Many of us feel challenged to keep up with this unsustainable pace of life.
We can lose contact with ourselves and lose contact with the people and the world around us.
Mindfulness and meditation are needed more than ever before.
As we find greater peace, space and stillness within, we have room to connect with greater openness, love and connection to the people and the world around us.
$330 (includes booking fee).
Note: For those on a Mental Health Care Plan you are eligible for a rebate of $178.80 for the course.
Please speak to Anna for details on this.
0413 603 660
Payment plans are also available upon request