A one day workshop is the most effective way of introducing mindfulness into the workplace. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of the theoretical framework, learn how mindfulness assists the stress response, experience a range of mindfulness exercises, and gain the skills and confidence to continue the practice. Workshops can be offered in Melbourne, as well as regional areas. See More
Individual Mindfulness sessions are founded on the Unified Mindfulness System (UMS) developed by renowned meditation teacher Shinzen Young, over 50 years of practice and research. UMS is a clear, comprehensive and highly effective system, bringing together elements of Eastern contemplative traditions and scientific based practicalities of the West. It is used by Harvard Medical School, Carnegie Mellon and The University of Vermont as the basis of their research of meditation. See More
Mindfulness meditation has been practiced and developed for thousands of years, and its benefits have been validated by the latest scientific research into neuroplasticity, that is, the ability of the brain to change.
We can now witness what happens in the brain during mindfulness meditation, and we can understand how such a deceptively simple method has the potential to bring about many lasting positive changes in our day to day lives.
A Definition of Mindfulness
“Awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular concept in health care and psychology, based on clinical trials which have shown its effectiveness in helping people deal with stress in a wide range of settings. But what exactly is it, and how can we use it to help us in daily life?
Mindfulness is a skill which, once learnt, and when practiced regularly, has the potential to enhance all aspects of our lives, including our working lives. It is not a magical quick fix, but neither is it just the latest fad.