"A great deal of the exhaustion that comes from work can be attributed to losing sight of the very world we are serving." ~ David Whyte
Introduction to Mindfulness course
Focus on self care, stress management and well being
1 ¼ hour classes over six weeks
Daily guided 15 minute meditation practices at home
Tight deadlines, constant emails, busy days and little down time all increase the probability of experiencing life as stressful. Without awareness, we are more likely to react unhelpfully instead of responding adaptively to work pressures.
Establishing a regular mindfulness practice can help us be more present in a helpful way to those we work and live with. Intentionally cultivating a friendly, mindful acceptance of moment to moment experience opens up some space for us to be gentler, calmer and wiser in our interactions at work and at home.
The courses are based on the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (Segal, Williams and Teasdale) framework and require weekly attendance at 6 x 1 ¼ hour classes. Practice of the meditations at home for at least 15 minutes daily enhances the benefits over the 6 weeks of the course and beyond.
In each class, participants will have an opportunity to talk about their experiences with the home practice, the benefits they may be noticing, the obstacles that inevitably arise and ways to deal with them skillfully.
The structure of the course, the support of a teacher, and the fellowship of other participants are all invaluable in establishing and maintaining a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
Classes will have a maximum of 20 participants so please register early to book your place.
Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Royal Adelaide Hospital or the Women's & Children's Hospital Time: Tuesdays, 6.00 − 7.15pm (CALHN) or Wednesdays, 5.30 - 6.45pm (WCHN) Teacher: Dr Maura Kenny or associate teacher Cost: $180 (tax deductible and payment plans can be arranged. Includes course book and 2 recorded meditation practices)