Mindfulness & Happiness

  • September 11, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Exploring the link between mindfulness and happiness. Mindfulness is a hot topic in Positive Psychology, as its recognised as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings.

The meetup will include discussion & participation in a mindfulness meditation.

Please note, for those that have attended a meetup, I have changed the meetup time to 6.30! The format has slightly changed also. We will have a mingle at the beginning of the meetup 6.30 til 7.00, with also another opportunity to have a mingle and chat at the end of the session. The mindfulness discussion & meditation will take place from 7.00 til 8.00.

There is a $10 charge to attend the meetup, this goes towards covering costs and any surplus made is donated to charity. This is optional if you are going through financial hardship.

As usual, there will be tea; coffee and nibbles provided.

 

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  • Mark v

    it was great - it was my first and I met some very interesting people
    for those that are interested Jon Kabat-Zinn has an excellent bock - Mindfulness for Beginners, that you can also download as a ebook. Very powerful stuff.
    The University of Melbourne also has some downloadable exercises, that you might find usefull:
    http://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel/resources/audio/mindfulness
    Thanks Olivia for a great intro.

    1 · September 15, 2012

    • Olivia P.

      Thanks Mark for sharing the above info, I didnt know about the Melbourne Uni resources.

      September 17, 2012

  • Ivan

    Fantastic!

    September 13, 2012

  • Antoinette

    fantastic practical session! Much enjoyed

    September 12, 2012

  • Tony S.

    I felt the evening meetup was a great learning experience.I felt the small groups were intimate and non confronting..Olivia led the evening with great passion and style.I can see she loves this stuff..I found it very rewarding!!

    September 12, 2012

  • Igor

    what's the address?

    September 11, 2012

    • Olivia P.

      Sorry about this Igor, Im not sure what happened to the address, Im finding out through meetup, as it was there lol

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a great session last night Olivia. I have been mindfully "in the moment" quite a lot today - but then again if you aren't mindful when playing tennis, you risk getting a ball smacked in your head. LOL ;-) That said, I was mindful about being mindful about enjoying my tennis. I look forward to the next one.

    September 12, 2012

    • Olivia P.

      Thanks Vikki for your comments. Sounds like you are having fun with it, and thats the most important thing, its not suppose to be another thing we have to do....

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing & presenting so well Olivia, your honesty, peacefulness & happiness is certainly reflecting in this meetup group. It's great to slow down, sense & feel a world which is moving so quickly & often de-personalized. We can choose happiness :)

    September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic

    September 11, 2012

  • Sherilyn

    Liked the format of mingling before a 7pm start.
    Variety of mediums used tonight - sharing in groups, listening to guided meditation, viewing clips, all helps our learning!
    Look forward to receiving links to the resources used.

    September 11, 2012

  • Mark v

    it was my first one - so very positive - great learnings

    September 11, 2012

  • Mark

    Don't quote me but previous meetups have been at:
    CollingWood Library
    11 Stanton St, Abbotsford Vic 3067 , Melbourne

    so I suspect that this meetup will be at the same location.

    September 11, 2012

    • Igor

      Thanks

      September 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lisa my Wife and guest have attended on my behalf tonight. Have a good night all, enjoy.

    September 11, 2012

  • Mark v

    This will be my first meet-up if I get in. And the start of a new direction.

    September 6, 2012

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