Mindfulness Training Course
Mindfulness – the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding experience moment by moment – has become so popular that even elite athletes, performing artists and business leaders are taking up the practice.
A large body of research has found evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, and to promote psychological well-being, self-esteem, vitality, and authenticity. Mindfulness is also a necessary precondition for healing trauma, as being mindful enables you to become attentive to your body and can help you return to a sense of safety by deactivating the fight-flight-freeze response.
Mindfulness practice reconditions the habitual pattern of dissociating from what is happening in your body, as you begin to observe and accept thoughts, feelings and experiences in the here and now. As a result, you will change automatic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour, increase your sense of compassion for self and others, and discover your innate systems to regulate your emotions, especially when life gets challenging.
Regular meditation practice enhances your capacity for mindfulness in your daily routine, and rewires the emotional and social brain circuits, which is the key to mental health. This enables you to have the resilience to deal with stress and cope with life, create deeper and more fulfilling relationships, and transcend the ego to experience the true self as pure observing consciousness.
This online program is based on the latest scientific research, and teaches you the underlying processes of mindfulness so that you can integrate them into your daily life. The 8-week course includes practical exercises and guided meditations, and is delivered through webinars and a private Facebook Group. The following topics are covered:
- Week 1: Attention and The Now
- Week 2: Automaticity
- Week 3: Judgment
- Week 4: Acceptance
- Week 5: Goals
- Week 6: Compassion
- Week 7: The Ego
- Week 8: Integration