An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week Course — Rangiora
$145 FOR A FULL 4-WEEK INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS COURSE INCLUDING 4 CLASSES WITH AN EXPERIENCED MINDFULNESS TRAINER, THE MINDFULNESS APP AND DOWNLOADABLE GUIDED MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS FOR YOU TO KEEP AND A 45-PAGE GUIDEBOOK.
Mindfulness Works exclusive 4-week introductory courses provide you with all you need to learn and start to experience the benefits of mindfulness. Mindfulness Works is New Zealand’s largest mindfulness training organisation. Every month over 500 people complete the Mindfulness Works introductory course.
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Mindfulness is a practical and simple way to increase relaxation and self-awareness. This course covers both formal and informal mindfulness practices.
- Formal mindfulness practice is sitting for a period of time focusing on the breath or the body.
- Informal mindfulness practice is when we go about our everyday life, working, playing, family time, socialising and so on
Over time and with regular practice, many people find that mindfulness can assist them to experience less stress, anxiety and depression and feel better about themselves.
Evidence suggests that with regular, long-term mindfulness practice our brain gets ‘rewired’ with new neural pathways that make us calmer and less reactive are strengthened as they are used more frequently. Our brain adjusts when we learn to play a musical instrument or drive (which is why we dont have to start from scratch each time). Similarly our brain naturally adjusts we we learn to practice mindfulness and it becomes familiar with the practice.
Many people also find that mindfulness increases self-awareness, emotional intelligence and makes us less reactive.
Many people also find that with regular mindfulness practice and over time that they are more self-aware leading to healthier interpersonal relationships and wiser decision-making. The ‘fight or flight’ part of our brain (the amygdala) becomes less reactive and in challenging situations and we don’t feel as threatened. Many people also experience greater degrees of self-acceptance and self-love.
Experience less stress, anxiety and depression
Improve sleeping patterns
Feel more self-acceptance and self-love
Reduce reactivity and increase emotional intelligence
Experience more joy
“Mental Health Foundation mental health promoter Grant Rix says 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.”
FULL 4-WEEK COURSE: Give yourself the full experience of a 4-week course, rather than just an introductory workshop. A 4-week course allows you to practiSe between classes, giving you the opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness for yourself in a real way.
FREE 4-WEEK GIFT SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALM MINDFULNESS APP: All course participants receive a free 4-week gift subscription to the full version of the award-winning Calm Mindfulness and Meditation app. PLUS get 25% off the price of a 12-month subscription to Calm premium.
NO-RISK MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you attend all the classes (complete the course) and don’t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money back refund. You still get to keep all the course materials, downloadable guided meditations, workbook and app.
EXCLUSIVE 45-PAGE GUIDEBOOK: Our exclusive 45-page professionally designed Mindfulness Works guidebook for you to keep. This includes weekly assignments, lots of articles and a reading list.
OVER 15 GUIDED MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS — FOR YOU TO KEEP: You receive a selection of over 15 guided mindfulness meditations for you to download/stream. Yours to keep even after the course finishes.
NO RELIGION. NO DOGMA. NO FUNNY POSITIONS: This course is practical and fun with no religious elements at all. We sit in chairs, the language used is clear and modern.
COURSE EMAILS: Receive 4 emails during the course with articles and video links for extra support, resources and inspiration.
EXPERIENCED AND WELL-SUPPORTED TEACHERS: Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers with retreat experience, who have received our Mindfulness Works teacher training and partake in ongoing professional development.
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“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and have the happiest, authentic and content that I have ever been. By learning acceptance without judgement as been an eye opener for me. I’m continuing my journey of self compassion and feel excited and hopeful for my future. But am grateful of the now and who I am today…”
— Rebecca Young
FREE 4-WEEK GIFT SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALM PREMIUM APP INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE FROM 2019
Every participant on the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-Week Course receives a free 4-week gift subscription to the award-winning Calm mindfulness and meditation app (premium version). This app was the Apple app of the year for 2017.
25% DISCOUNT ON PREMIUM VERSION 12-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION
At the completion of the 4-week gift subscription to the Calm premium app, you will have the option (opt in) to subscribe to the premium version for 12 months at a discount of 25%.
Easy to follow instructions on mindfulness as well as simple, daily mindfulness practices.
An opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness for yourself — in a very real way.
A safe, confidential environment suitable for absolute beginners and like-minded individuals wanting to investigate mindfulness, meditation and ways of supporting their own wellbeing.
Time out for you and your own wellbeing and a place where you will not be judged and a way to foster non-judgement and acceptance in yourself.
All the tools and support you need to continue practising mindfulness after the course finishes including your own guidebook, mindfulness meditation audios and notification of more advanced courses and retreats (should you wish).
A no-risk money back guarantee. If you attend all course sessions and feel you have not received benefit, you are entitled to a full refund.
“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
This particular course emphasises your own natural wisdom, your own innate OKness, right here and now. The instructions and guidance will be explicitly inviting you to embrace your whole human experience as it happens, moment by moment with a radical acceptance.
Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).
Mindfulness and meditation are both gaining in popularity as more and more people discover how this simple skill can have a profoundly positive impact on your life. Organisations such as Google, Apple, Nike and Yahoo! now run mindfulness programmes and sessions for staff during work hours. Modern research about mindfulness and meditation shows measurable and significant benefits to people including less stress, less anxiety, greater focus, calm and happiness.
Week 1: What is Mindfulness?
- What mindfulness is
- The benefits of mindfulness and meditation
- How to get the most from the course
- Guided body scan mindfulness meditation
- Question and answers / discussion.
Week 2: Working with the Mind
- Why thinking can be problematical
- Practical ways to work with difficult thoughts
- Self-judgement and how to intervene
- Guided mindfulness meditation – counting the breath
- Questions and answers / discussion.
Week 3: Working with Emotions
- What are emotions?
- Learning to feel emotions
- The RAIN method
- Non-judgement and acceptance
- Guided mindfulness meditation on feelings
- Question and answers / discussion.
Week 4: Radical Acceptance
- What it means to be present
- How wanting causes stress
- Developing wisdom and insight
- Authentic self-compassion
- Open awareness guided mindfulness meditation
- Question and answers / discussion
- Next steps.
“I am more open to life and what is going on around me. I feel more comfortable in myself… “
“I gained tools to help myself become aware of my feelings and how to deal with them…”
“I am learning how to step outside myself and re-assess before I react…”
“It’s ok to be you — with all the human failings and flaws…”
“I have a sense of emerging calm and strength…”
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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 one hour long. There will be a guided meditation for a period. This 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:
- 18-year-olds and over
- People who have never meditated or practised mindfulness before
- People who have just started meditating or practising mindfulness.
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 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.
Kate Brandram-Adams, Registered Mindfulness Teacher/MBSR Teacher
Kate has a love for practising and teaching mindfulness. She has her home in rural North Canterbury. Her passion is to offer professionally led mindfulness workshops, retreats and courses to groups and workplaces in the area https://mindfulnessnorthcanterbury.wordpress.com/
Mindfulness is a fundamental part of Kate’s life. She has a daily meditation and yoga practice, attends regular meditation and mindful living retreats and has done personal development work with mindfulness therapists. It is a value of hers not to teach anything that she is not willing to experience herself, allowing her to teach with authenticity and compassion.
Kate is a Registered Mindfulness Teacher with MTIANZ and is trained to teach the worldwide evidence base course Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) that she offers as a follow up course in Rangiora. She is committed to ongoing training in mindfulness teaching and has recently completed her yoga teacher training too.
She is also a Registered Mental Health Nurse who specialises in addictions and holistic approaches (integrating body, mind and spirit for wellbeing) including training in naturopathy, nutrition and massage.
Kate has a passion for the integration of ancient wisdom with modern day neuroscience, thus uniting the art and science of supporting people to discover their own source of wisdom, wellbeing and healing; connecting with their own “inner teacher”.
Kate is grateful to the many mindfulness teachers in her life that include the animals and the nature around her.
Testimonials for the 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.