Reduce Anxiety. Improve sleep. Increase self-acceptance
Practical, non-religious mindfulness and meditation training
NZ’s #1 mindfulness and meditation training organisation
Practical & non-religious courses facilitated by experts. Available in-person and live online.
What is Mindfulness and What are the Benefits?
“Mindfulness has been shown to benefit our brains to such an extent that we can feel calmer, more aware, have an increased ability to focus and concentrate, remember things better and feel happier.” — NZ Mental Health Foundation Press Release July 2012
Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine). The benefits of regular mindfulness are…
✔ Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
✔ Improved sleeping patterns
✔ Less self-judgement and more self-acceptance
✔ Greater feelings of joy and freedom
✔ Improved mental health
✔ Effective ways to work with difficult thoughts and emotions
Weekly Mindfulness and Meditation booster sessions
Practical and Non-Religious Courses
No funny positions. No dogma.
Our courses are practical and designed for every day people.
We emphasise your own experience and trusting your own insight, awareness and wisdom as you develop it with mindfulness
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If you are interested in learning mindfulness then you want to actually experience the benefits. We offer a full money back guarantee. If you attend all sessions of a course and feel you have not received benefit, we will refund you in full
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Reduce stress and anxiety
“Mindfulness helps you to keep your thoughts in the present moment. As you practice, you tend to get better at calming the mind and keeping things in perspective. ” — Dr Grant Blashki is a practising GP and Beyond Blue’s lead Clinical Advisor
self-acceptance and self-love
Mindfulness teaches us how to be more accepting and loving towards ourselves and to discover the joy in being imperfectly perfect, just as we are.
Built by Experts. Designed for You.
Learn from the best. All our facilitators have extensive mindfulness experience and are accredited by Mindfulness Works to offer these courses.
We’ve Designed it with YOU in Mind.
Our course has been specifically designed for beginners and has a strong emphasis on simple and practical mindfulness strategies
OVER 15,000 Newzelanders HAVE COMPLETED OUR COURSES
Our intro course is the most popular in-person mindfulness course in New Zealand
Our courses all include 4 x 1 hour live sessions in a small group, a 45 page guidebook, downloadable guided mindfulness meditations and a 4 week subscription to the premium version of the CALM mindfulness app
CONFIDENTIAL AND SAFE
Our courses are confidential and safe with skilled mindfulness trainers
“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and am the happiest, most authentic and content that I have ever been. Learning acceptance without judgement has been an eye opener for me.”
– REBECCA YOUNG
We are Passionate about MINDFULNESS
Our team knows mindfulness and knows how to teach it
Learn from the best. Highly experienced, down to earth mindfulness teachers accredited by Mindfulness Works. Meet just 4 of our team here…
Glenda Irwin – Auckland Mindfulness Trainer
Glenda has trained with Amy Saltzman (USA ‘Still Quiet Place’). She is the creator of ‘Mindful Colouring for Kids’. Glenda is a director of Mindfulness Matters – teaching mindfulness to organisations and the general public. She is also trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Her principle teachers are Joseph Goldstein, Rick Hanson, Dr Paul Gilbert and her own son, Cameron Irwin.
Wimal Wickramasuriya – Auckland Mindfulness Trainer
Wimal (Wim) Wickramasuriya was born into an Eastern Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka and moved to New Zealand as a teenager to begin a life of Western culture at Gisborne Boys High in the east coast of the North Island. The cultural difference has made the blend of East meeting the West a cognitive experience as he progressed through life within the engineering field, real estate selling and owning a business.
Blair Bowker – Hamilton Mindfulness Trainer
Blair is a qualified counselor working in private practice and training as an Psychosynthesis psychotherapist with the Institute of Psychosynthesis New Zealand. He is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Rachel Tobin – Kapiti Mindfulness Trainer
Rachel has been practising meditation for over 30 years and is a qualified teacher in a variety of fields including the moving mindfulness practices of qi gong and Feldenkrais. She is the director of the art of mindfulness, and works individually with adults and children, teaches mindfulness in organisations and to the public, and offers one-day and residential mindfulness retreats at beautiful retreat centres in and sometimes outside NZ. She also facilitates her mindfulness programme for children, Here in this Moment.
Rachel lives in Paekakariki, on the lovely Kapiti Coast. Mākaro Press has just published Say it Naked, her first collection of poetry, accompanied by life drawings.
All courses also include a FREE 4 week subscription to CALM
CALM’s mission is to make the world happier and healthier. CALM is the the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 50 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews and wasnamed by the Center for Humane Technology as “the world’s happiest app”.
25,000 people and counting!
Our vision: “Improving the mental health of New Zealanders and fostering self-love in all”
Mindfulness Works is the largest mindfulness training organisation in Australasia. Over 25,000 people have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week in person course across New Zealand and Australia.
Mindfulness Works is committed to:
- Providing accessible and affordable mindfulness courses.
- Offering a diverse range of experienced and skilled mindfulness trainers.
- Providing courses in a practical format with exceptional supporting resources.
- Improving the mental health of all of us and fostering self-love in all.
- Supporting our facilitators with options for further professional development.
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