MINDFULNESS PLUS ENHANCE SESSIONS
Tuesdays 7.30PM – 8.30PM
Weekly Zoom Specialist Sessions with Mindfulness Experts
Mindfulness Plus Enhance offers you a unique opportunity to explore modern and practical elements of mindfulness such as mindful eating, mindfulness and relationships, mindfulness and money, mindful parenting and much more. All sessions are facilitated by one of Mindfulness Works expert facilitators. There will be time for questions and answers.
M+ Enhance Schedules and Bookings
Dates and times: All Enhance sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30PM – 8.30PM.
Registration: Simply find the session or sessions you would like to attend below and register.
Accessing Zoom link: Instructions for accessing the Zoom link are emailed to you upon registration. Reminders are sent out to you from 24 hours before your class starts.
Questions and help: If you have any questions or require any help, please contact Karen Kopp on 0800 308 007 or complete the contact form on your membership page.
BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW
Tuesday 7th September — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Mindful Eating Skills: An Antidote to Over-Eating and Self-Sabotage” with Dr. Heidi Douglass
Say goodbye to diets, food restriction and that self-critical voice that insults your body or name calls if you eat the “wrong” types of food. Training in Mindful Eating skills can help you to reconnect to your body’s own built-in systems for hunger and fullness and increase self-compassion.
Information offered in this Mindful Eating workshop is for educational purposes only. Dr. Heidi Douglass is not providing therapy through this educational workshop and the material should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimised by direct.
Tuesday 14th September — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Stress Less. Live more.” with Katrina Mason
Chronic stress is costly at every level in our lives. This session provides a platform for developing a practical awareness of stress, how it shows up in our lives, how to manage it and to claim your life back.
Tuesday 21st September — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Mindfulness and Money” with Gavin Eichholz
Fostering a mindful relationship to money and wealth means you can make better financial decisions and plans.
In this session you will learn:
- Research behind how anxiety impairs your ability to make financial decisions.
- Understand how to use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety around money and financial decisions.
- Tips to work with challenging thought patterns in relation to your finances.
- How to develop mindful spending habits that are aligned to your financial goals.
- How to approach your finances, debt and spending plan (budget) in a calmer and more proactive way.
- Obtain tools to create a positive relationship with money.
Tuesday 28th September — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“The power of gratitude” with Karen Metcalf
Join Karen for a warm, caring gratitude meditation and experience her soothing voice. Learn how gratitude practices can orient your brain towards more positive mind states. Karen will share some mini mindfulness gratitude techniques you can easily incorporate into a busy day.
Tuesday 5th October — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Preventing burnout and empathy fatigue” with Annie Harvey
Come along and learn some techniques that will not only help stop the cycle of stress in your body but give you an understanding of empathy fatigue and how we can turn that into compassion without burning out. No previous knowledge of mindfulness or meditation required. Suitable for anyone who works in the caring profession, has children – well anyone who cares really.
Tuesday 12th October — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Mindfulness and Cellular Attunement for Embracing Uncertainty” with Elisha Xantaya
This session will focus on the challenges of uncertainty, how to embrace, then release stress in the body to experience a deep calm through playful visualisation and vocal resonance. This will be a discussion, meditation and simple guided vocal toning that you will experience. as an immediate reset to your Nervous System and increase in Life Force Energy, even in 15min!
Tuesday 19th October — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Mindfulness and Relationships” with Glenda Irwin
Mindfulness is essentially a practice of becoming connected to oneself. Connection is core to thriving and provides us with reason and rationale. We all bring our unique strengths to relationships; for mindfulness practitioners, relationships reflect the aspirations we hold for ourselves. Join Mindfulness Plus Relationships for discussion and practice of relating mindfully.
Tuesday 26th October — 7.30PM – 8.30PM
“Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga” with Annie Harvey
A fun and interactive 60mins where you will get some laughter back in your laugh, stretch and breathe deeply. Annie’s TEDx Adelaide talk will give you a little taster https://www.ted.com/talks/annie_harvey_silence_to_lol Nothing to bring other than a curious mind. Even if you don’t feel like laughing on the day, Annie will guide you through a variety of exercises that will get those happy chemicals working, without the jokes, and with a community on Zoom who will all be laughing alongside you. Annie likes to call this session ‘mindfulness in motion.’
Getting the Most From Your M+ Enhance Session
✅ Log on 10 minutes before your sessions starts
It’s great if you can be relaxed and ready to enjoy your session as soon as it it starts.
✅ Keep your camera on — remember you’re amongst friends
These sessions are best when we can see each other. Remember you are amongst friends.
✅ Ask questions
Make the most of these sessions and ask your expert mindfulness meditation expert teacher questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
DATE AND TIMES: All Enhance sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30PM – 8.30PM.
HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Simply find the session or sessions you would like to attend below and register.
HOW DO YOU GET THE ZOOM LINK AND ARE THERE REMINDERS? Instructions for accessing the Zoom link are emailed to you upon registration. Reminders are sent out to you from 24 hours before your class starts.
ARE THE ZOOM SESSIONS RECORDED? The Zoom sessions are NOT recorded. This is to preserve the confidential environment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS CAN YOU BOOK FOR? You can book in for as many Zoom sessions as you like as part of your Mindfulness Plus membership.
QUESTIONS OR HELP: If you have any questions or require any help, please contact Karen Kopp on 0800 308 007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Your M+ Enhance Mindfulness Expert Teachers
Teacher, tutor, speaker and wellbeing coach since 1999, Annie works one-on-one and in workshops to help with stress management and encourage people to live their life with purpose. Trained formally in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Annie believes that living a life on purpose whilst using mindfulness skills in everyday life, is the only way to experience real joy and success.
Annie was introduced to mindfulness when going through a difficult time in her life. She began studying and practising mindfulness and meditation as well as devouring hundreds of personal development books. These practices had a profound impact on her life and she wanted to share the skills with others. She hopes that teaching mindfulness within her community will provide an opportunity for people to experience moments of calm, joy and connection in this busy digital world that we all live.
Annie attends silent retreats in Thailand and Australia. Both lifelong learners and travellers, Annie lives with her husband Mark and their labradoodle, Meg, near the beach in Glenelg. They are also both trained Laughter Yoga Leaders which always provides a good conversation starter.
Elisha is the Founder of Xantaya Health, and ‘Wild Song’ Vocal Empowerment Programs, focused on uplifting and empowering individuals and the collective, through healing, community connection and creative offerings.
She is a Singer/Songwriter, Sound Healer, Vocal Empowerment and Energetic Mastery Coach. Her foundation training began with a Specialised Diploma of Bowen Therapy and she is an accredited Mindfulness Coach for Mindfulness Works Australia. Her Programs and Mentoring Courses are available online.
Gavin is a mindfulness-based coach and psychotherapist with a Masters in counselling and psychotherapy.
He is also a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the financial services sector and accounting practices where he has held numerous roles at a manager and senior manager level. He has completed all the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations and has a Diploma of Financial Planning.
In the last 20 years, Gavin has embarked on a personal self-development journey that was sparked by an interest in meditation and mindfulness. He is passionate about mindfulness and meditation and has used them daily in his own life for an extended period of time.
Through his coaching business, Empower to Shine, Gavin does financial coaching for individuals allowing them to have a more positive relationship with money. He coaches people how to use mindfulness to effectively manage wealth creation and anxiety over money-related issues and decisions.
Glenda is a senior facilitator for Mindfulness Works.
She began teaching mindfulness to children and parents by consultancy and alongside the Gifted Children’s Association in 2010. Training with teachers in USA, NZ, Australia and the UK, Glenda has since applied her extensive practice to mindfulness and relationships, eating, sleep and coaching models. She has a private consultancy: Red Letter Mindfulness & Positive Psychology offering coaching and therapeutic support for flourishing and optimal living. More on her extensive mentoring within corporate settings and individual sessions via Zoom and at her studio in Auckland can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RedLetterMindfulness.
Glenda is an ACT and CFT therapist and recently completed a Graduate Diploma Health Science (Psychology). Her combined trainings in acceptance, compassion and positive psychology support her strength-based approach to mindfulness consultancy.
Glenda observes the philosophical practice of mindfulness within Buddhist and Taoist traditions but considers herself a secular practitioner (not engaging in rituals or oaths). She has a love of learning and continues to apply her attention to further (Bachelor Hons Health Science) academic studies in 2022.
Ask Glenda what she feels is her greatest strength and she will tell you her resilience and luck in having a ‘glass half full nature.’ Glenda is a single parent to one son; she loves to dance and laugh out loud and loves her new hobby, kayaking.
Dr. Heidi Douglass
Dr. Heidi Douglass is an American-trained Clinical Psychologist with over thirty-five years of experience in the field. This Scientist-Practitioner is an expert in the treatment of obesity, emotional eating and behaviour change. She is the lead trainer of the Mindfulness Works Mindful Eating program.
Dr. Douglass uses scientifically proven behavioural strategies, mindfulness skills and talk therapy techniques to help her clients regain control of their eating behaviour and to feel more at ease in body and mind.
Clients who work with Dr. Douglass regain control of their eating, increase self-compassion, self-care, and motivation to exercise, while decreasing their negative thinking. Her clients also learn how to manage their weight safely; without dieting, without counting calories and without food restriction. Dr. Douglass is able to break down complex behavioural change into easy-to-follow steps and she delivers her training materials with an emphasis on science, kindness, compassion and fun.
Karen Metcalf is a certified mindfulness facilitator with the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia/New Zealand. Karen has her own business teaching mindfulness in workplaces and the general community and lectures in mindfulness at the University of Notre Dame. Karen was a stressed-out perfectionist until she discovered mindfulness and is passionate about sharing the benefits with others.
“Karen is so welcoming and kind. Her voice is so soothing and calming and she is so knowledgeable, I could listen to her all day. I can’t wait to attend more of Karen’s classes.” — Niamh Maher, March 2021
“Karen is a lovely facilitator, warm, encouraging, inclusive and non- judgemental. Karen knows her material well and provides loads of firsthand examples of how to make mindfulness a part of our lives. Karen’s meditations are my go-to as her voice is very soothing and relaxing.” — Linda Williams, Feb 2020.
After many years of supporting vulnerable people in a professional context, Katrina knows first hand how difficult it can be to find the right balance between your own needs and those of the people you support and love.
For years she knew on a logical level that to find balance, self-care and self-awareness had to go hand in hand. “Mindfulness,” she says is “the perfect road map there!”
Katrina is dedicated to passing on knowledge and techniques in a clear and efficient way. It is all about showing you practical ways to loo after yourself, so you can do the same for others.