Mindfulness 2.0 is the official 4 Week in-depth follow-up course for people who have completed an Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course or who have existing Mindfulness and Meditation experience.
DEVELOP A DAILY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
DEEPEN YOUR SENSE OF JOY AND PRESENCE
ALLOW MORE SELF-LOVE
One of our biggest challenges as mindfulness practitioners is developing a sustained, regular mindfulness practice. This course addresses this challenge with practical ways to foster a daily practice. It also offers the supportive environment of a group of people all intending to practise on a regular basis.
As we continue to practise mindfulness, we often notice a deeper appreciation of life, our environment, our relationships and our self. A sense of natural presence can start to re-emerge, which has an openness and depth to it. We are less likely to be thrown off course by the challenges in life as we have a deeper sense of connection and intimacy with our own tender humanity.
One of the most debilitating aspects of modern life is self-criticism and self-judgement. This can arise in very subtle ways that endlessly plague us, telling us we should be different than we are. Mindfulness allows us to see through the lies of this self-judgement as we start to recognise and feel our own natural OKness. We are less needing to ‘improve’ or change ourselves as we accept more and more our life and ourselves, just as we are.
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SAFETY, SATISFACTION AND CONNECTION
The Mindfulness 2.0 course is an innovative approach to mindfulness and meditation. The course is based on your own experiential learning, core formal meditation, personal development practicing with others, and the core components of well-being, safety, satisfaction and connection.
SAFETY — Understand and feel what it is like to be OK with our experience, even in difficult times. Learn to rely more and more on your own presence for your own well-being.
SATISFACTION — Realise you are OK – just as you are, even if your mind is saying something different. Discover the real benefits and joys of a regular formal meditation practice.
CONNECTION — Feel connected to something bigger than yourself and feel greater intimacy with yourself, life and with other people.
DESIGNED FOR YOU
Mindfulness 2.0 has been designed by senior Mindfulness Works facilitator, Glenda Irwin. Glenda has brought her experience, qualifications and passion as a mindfulness educator, business woman, coach and parent to create this powerful and unique course. In particular, Glenda has created the course to:
- Support you in developing a regular formal meditation practice
- Learn and practise practical ways of increasing well-being and feelings of self-acceptance
- Understand the psychology and neuroscience behind mindfulness and its effectiveness
- Create a sense of support with an experienced teacher and like-minded practitioners in the course.
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. Glenda 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.
WHAT YOU GET WITH MINDFULNESS 2.0
LEARN TOOLS TO DEVELOP A REGULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE: Support your intention for a regular meditation practice with practical suggestions and with a group of like-minded individuals.
4 x 60 MINUTE CLASSES: Enjoy a full hour to explore and share your mindfulness practice.
EXCLUSIVE GUIDEBOOK: Receive an emailed PDF of our exclusive mindfulness guidebook to keep. This includes weekly assignments, lots of articles and a reading list.
A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS: Learn practical and effective ways to promote feelings of safety, satisfaction and connection in your life.
BOOK HERE| COURSE LOCATIONS | MINDFULNESS 2.0
THUR 10 OCT – THUR 31 OCT
4 Thursday Evenings
7.15pm – 8.15pm
Facilitator: Glenda Irwin
The Peace Place
22 Emily Place
Also accessible from ANZAC Avenue
WED 9 OCT – WED 30 OCT
4 Wednesday Evenings
7.15pm – 8.15pm
Facilitator: Glenda Irwin
13 Reeves Rd
SUN 22 SEP – SUN 13 OCT
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Facilitator: Lea Godfrey
Mary Potter Community Centre
442 Durham Street North
TUE 7 MAY – TUE 28 MAY
4 Tuesday Evenings
5.45pm – 6.45pm
Facilitator: Lea Godfrey
8 Tui Street
MINDFULNESS 2.0 COURSE CONTENTS
Focus and Awareness
- Quick recap of the major elements of the Mindfulness Works Introductory course
- An exploration of focus and awareness as the twin aspects of Mindfulness
- Choice-less awareness guided meditation
- Questions and discussion
Mindful Intention and Equanimity
- The power of intention
- Inner calm and equanimity
- Mindful movement guided meditation
- Questions and discussion
Mindfulness in Relationship and
- Mindfulness in relationship to us, others and life
- Greater awareness of your feelings
- Working with conflict
- Questions and discussion
- What does it mean to be truly happy?
- Accepting the ups and downs of our human experience
- Self-compassion and self-love
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Refund and Transfer Policy
- Full refunds are available up to one week before a course starts.
- Free transfers to other courses are available up to one week before a course starts.
- Once a course has started, full refunds are only available if you attend every class of the course and feel you have not got value. In this case, you are entitled to and will be given a full refund.
- Refunds are not given if you do not attend every class of the course and if you simply ‘do not like’ the course or decide it ‘is not for you’.
- For more details about our refund and transfer policy, please read our FAQ.
How long is each weekly class and what happens?
Each class is 60 minutes long. There will be a guided meditation for a period that will include meditation instruction. After the meditation and instruction, there will be a talk or discussion. This includes a question and answer time.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is suitable for any of the following:
- People who have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course or who have existing mindfulness and meditation experience.
About Mindfulness Works
Mindfulness Works is one of the largest mindfulness training organisations in Australasia. Every month over 600 people attend the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course.
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.
About the Mindfulness 2.0 Teachers
The approach by all Mindfulness Works teachers is straightforward, practical and heartfelt and directed towards you discovering your own innate wisdom and authentic experience.
Glenda Irwin, Auckland
Glenda Irwin is a senior facilitator, and facilitators’ trainer/supervisor for Mindfulness Works.
She began teaching mindfulness to children in 2010 as a response to her own challenges as a parent. She trained with Amy Saltzman (USA ‘Still Quiet Place’) and went on to write many courses and parent/child mindfulness lessons. She is the creator of ‘Mindful Colouring for Kids’.
Glenda and her partner, Chris Irwin, direct Mindfulness Matters – teaching mindfulness to organisations and the general public, focused on creating community for practitioners of mindfulness. Seeing clients for one-to-one sessions using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and her training as a Life Coach, Glenda firmly believes the support of a compassionate teacher is key to our finding our unique ‘me-ness’. Glenda’s principle teachers are Joseph Goldstein, Rick Hanson, Dr Paul Gilbert and her own son, Cameron Irwin.
Glenda was a successful Film Art Director during her 18-year OE. She worked on Star Wars, danced with Keith Richards and asked Frank Sinatra to sing her a line from ‘New York, New York’ which he kindly did. To this day, she loves art and movement; some of her hobbies include practising Qi Gong and sketching (both of which she uses to further her mindfulness practice).
Glenda has a ‘glass half full’ nature and feels as if life just worked out the way she thought it would, but via a different route.
Liana Johnson, Pukekohe
Liana works as a shamanic and sound healer. She has facilitated holistic women’s networking for many years and is also a funeral celebrant. She has a particular passion for the emotional well-being of children and families and tells how the raising of her own children has been profoundly transformative in her own personal development. Liana has practised meditation most of her adult life. Combined with her 15 years of holistic training and retreat experiences, Liana credits mindfulness practice as the element of self-acceptance and self-compassion that has transformed both her personal and working lives.
Lea Godfrey, Christchurch
Lea has been practicing meditation for 18 years. During that time, she spent seven years living in India and Nepal, with the great fortune to meet meditation masters from the Tibetan tradition and to study and undertake retreats under their guidance. She also worked in the translation and publication of Buddhist texts.
With a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from Waikato University; Lea has worked as a Life Line counselor, and also as a Bereavement Counselor at Nurse Maude hospice. Presently qualified as a NZ Apprentice Buddhist Chaplain through the NZ Buddhist Council and Amitabha Hospice, she volunteers on the Spiritual Care Team at Nurse Maude Hospice, supporting the terminally ill and co-facilitating the Grief Support Group.
Lea is currently studying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in order to further her approach to facilitating mindfulness. Aware that meditation and mindfulness is the key to a healthy body and mind, she is passionate for others to experience the benefits of mindfulness practice. Contact email@example.com
John Fletcher, Tauranga
John has 15 years experience working with mindfulness in a variety of settings.
John first experienced the effectiveness of mindfulness when he attended a Breathworks mindfulness-based pain management programme in Manchester (UK) for his chronic back pain. He went on to become accredited as a trainer in the Breathworks mindfulness programme in 2006.
John lives in Tauranga and is an Educator for the Pause, Breathe, Smile Programme — teaching mindfulness in primary and intermediate schools. He also provides bespoke mindfulness training for groups and individuals with particular focus on health and wellbeing, chronic pain, children and families.
John is an experienced Clinical Supervisor and works with a variety of organisations around the Bay of Plenty region. His previous work experience includes senior roles in NGOs in the Disability Sector, Community Development and Children’s Services Development in the UK and NZ.
He enjoys being in the wilderness, reading science fiction and practising Taoist Tai Chi — a moving meditation. John is an Instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society of NZ.
Martin Giles, Wellington
Martin has been working in corporate mindfulness within Wellington for the past 5 years and has been a dedicated meditator for the past 10 years. Through watching, learning and engaging with different individuals, groups and cultures, he’s developed a clear understanding of how people tap into their happiness: it’s by being fully present and actively mindful as often as possible.
Martin currently works as a government consultant in the areas of culture, engagement, change and communications and regularly leads groups within government to explore and integrate mindful practices into daily living. He has educational qualifications in business, psychology, counselling and philosophy.
In his personal life as a husband, son, brother and father, and in his professional life as a business consultant and mindfulness coach, Martin focuses on supporting people to live mindfully and well, to be fully themselves, and to share their gifts without fear, even – or especially – in times of chaos.
Testimonials for the Mindfulness Works Introductory Course:
“The course was very relaxed and friendly, and full of useful practical advice that recognised the limits to time that everyone faces. Also I liked the mix of people attending, with a range of different reasons for being there.” — Rosie Cree
“Since doing this course, I have been sleeping much better, I feel much more in control of my emotions, I have enjoyed ‘noticing’ my own state, but also it has transferred to everything around. This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.” — Sandy Good
“The course guidebook was a useful guide and very informative. I also enjoyed the formal practice and the way different strategies were explained.” — Linda Daniell
Questions or More Information:
Please review the Mindfulness Works Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you have any further questions or require more information, please contact us.