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Join our community Mindfulness sessions to learn about mindfulness and practice present moment awareness through different mindfulness exercises and guided meditations. Mindfulness can be very effective to reduce stress, anxiety and improve focused attention, happiness and overall well-being. This is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness in a group and meet like-minded people. Hosted by Jon Unal at Conscious Beginnings - Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Education

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FREE Mindfulness & Wellness Sessions in Brisbane CBD with Lulu Cook

Join our FREE Mindfulness and Wellness lunch time sessions (12:00 - 12:45pm) in CBD. Take a break from your busy schedule and join our community of like minded people to practice mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, and wellbeing activities. These sessions are designed to help you relax, destress and rejuvenate, so you can be the BEST version of yourself. We will have different practices to help you reset the day and find the JOY in everyday life. We have partnered with WeWork - 192 Central @ 310 Edward Street, Brisbane - and these sessions will take place fortnightly on Wednesdays. A free lunch will be provided by WeWork. Bring a friend/colleague to spread the wellness and joy in your office. We look forward to seeing you again soon. With Gratitude, Jon Unal HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH & MINDFULNESS TRAINER [masked] www.consciousbeginnings.com.au

Mindfulness course - 8 weeks

BrisWest Centre


Experience calmness, clarity and peace of mind. Our mindfulness courses can help you to shift your life into the next level. These courses are designed to support you developing mindful awareness and effective wellbeing strategies to become the best version of yourself. We provide a safe platform (confidential closed group) and assist you how to live in the present moment and thrive during emotionally challenging times. Learn how mindfulness can help you reduce stress & anxiety, deal with the worry mind and improve overall wellbeing. Our next course is starting on Thursday, 10th of October 2019. This program is limited to 12 people. Book now and save $150. To sign up, please go to: https://www.consciousbeginnings.com.au/mindfulness-courses/ Email Jon at [masked] or call[masked] for more information. This program will help you to: ·Reduce stress and anxiety through psychological insight and emotional healing; · Improve well-being and happiness by learning to live in the present and cultivating self-awareness; · Develop positive relationships with yourself and others by utilising mindfulness based techniques; · Become more balanced and centred; · Enhance emotional intelligence, focus and engagement; · Deepen your mindfulness practice and gain insights of who you are. Book now to benefit from the early bird price! Date: 8 Thursdays - 10th of October - 28th of November 2019 Time: 6.30pm – 9:00pm Venue: BrisWest, 132 Latrobe Terrace, PADDINGTON Cost: $425 Early Bird, $490 regular (Use promotion code "COMMUNITY" claim your 20% discount) What is included? The investment for this course includes 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions in a small group + a 65 page workbook, guided mindfulness meditations you can stream online, and weekly emails with additional resources on mindfulness. Course Content Each module focuses on a significant issue related to life’s challenges or potential growth opportunities, and identifies optimal ways to deal with them. This program requires dedication, commitment and practice to cultivate a mindful approach in life. Psychological insight and emotional healing occur over time through regular practice of mindfulness. WEEK 1 - MINDFULNESS & THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS WEEK 2 - STRESS MANAGEMENT WEEK 3 - MANAGING EMOTIONS WEEK 4 - KINDNESS & COMPASSION WEEK 5 - MINDFUL RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATION WEEK 6 - RESILIENCE WEEK 7 - PROCRASTINATION WEEK 8 - GRATITUDE & MOVING FORWARD Facilitator Jon is a mindset & wellbeing coach, mindfulness trainer and a psychotherapist. He is the founder of Conscious Beginnings – Coaching & Mindfulness Education. He is passionate about supporting client to improve self-awareness, and live a meaningful life. He has been practising meditation and mindfulness for over 13 years and it became an essential part of his daily life. Mindfulness helps him to live in the moment and be fully present with people he works with. He currently lives in Brisbane and runs group and corporate mindfulness trainings in addition to his coaching practice.

Mindful Self Compassion Course with Lyndi Smith

20 Clark St

This 8 week course will be run by Lyndi Smith. To sign up, please contact Lyndi on[masked] or [masked] or visit www.lyndismith.com for more information. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programme teaches us how to motivate ourselves and build our inner resources with kindness, compassion and wisdom. The blend of mindfulness and self-compassion allow us insight into our emotions, together with the resources to maintain balance, build resilience and decrease our suffering. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves and the courage to stand up against harm— especially the harm we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others and be more authentically ourselves. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintaining healthy habits like diet and exercise and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think. After participating in this workshop, you’ll know: —how to stop being so hard on yourself —how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease —how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism —how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new —mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life —the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion —how to become your own best teacher What to expect Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. MSC is primarily a compassion training program rather than mindfulness training like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than deliberately accessing and addressing old wounds, although this can sometimes happen. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way. Who is running the course? The course will be run by Lyndi Smith and Kate Mutimer, both graduates of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training and teacher/practitioners of mindfulness and compassion for many years. Kate is also a psychologist and Medicare-registered for those eligible participants looking to claim partial refunds on this course. You can book your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mindful-self-compassion-in-brisbane-tickets-53042810474

Daylong Mindfulness Retreat in Nature!

Kupidabin Wilderness


REST YOUR MIND & Connect with yourself! Our day long retreats give you the perfect opportunity to get away from the busy city life and reconnect with yourself in the beautiful nature of Mount Samson (just 40 min away from Brisbane CBD). Take the time to deepen your mindfulness practice and get back into balance. These retreats cover both theory of mindfulness and practical exercises & meditations leading towards inner calm, presence and well-being. Throughout the day you will be guided through a variety of different practices, including mindfulness of breath and body awareness, mindful walking & movement, mindful eating and sitting meditations. There will be opportunities to rest, relax and connect with nature. https://www.consciousbeginnings.com.au/mindfulness-retreats/ • What to bring - An open and curious mind. - Wear comfortable clothing and a hat as part of the retreat will be outside. - Morning and afternoon tea/coffee and snacks will be provided. Please bring you own lunch. • Important to know Limited Space - Date: Sunday, 27th of October 2019 Time: 9:45am – 5pm Venue: 7 Lyell Court Mt Samson, Qld Price: $125 ($110 Early bird till 27th of September) For any enquiries, please contact Jon at[masked] or email [masked] Looking forward to seeing you for a full day of relaxation, meditation and connection. With Gratitude, Jon Unal

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