A Course in Mindfulness by fwg31028


									                                                  The course involves:
 The results of mindfulness are a                     A 90 minute class, once a week for 8 weeks.

                                                                                                              A Course
                                                      Mindfulness training.
significant and permanent shift in                    Lectures and discussions.
your sensory and cognitive world,                     Coaching.
 leading to health and wellbeing.                     Physical awareness and relaxation exercises.
                                                        Cognitive Behavioural Strategies.
                                                        Commitment to daily practice of homework exer-
                 Mindfulness                                                                                A path to emotional and personal

   This training program is supported by
                                                                                                                     Michael Anderson
   extensive research and practical applica-
                                                                                                            Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher
   tion. Its origins come from psychological
   practices that can be dated back some
                                                            Michael Anderson
                                               Michael has been practicing mindfulness meditation for
   thousands of years.                         over 20 years. He has been teaching mindfulness medita-
                                               tion in organisational and community settings since 1995.
   This program was adapted from the work      Michael has also been integrating the principles of mind-
   of Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of      fulness within his professional work as a psychologist for
   Massachusetts Medical Center, USA. For      over 10 years.
   outpatients in the Mindfulness-Based
                                               Michael has been actively integrating mindfulness into a
   Stress Reduction Program which has been     range of environments from counselling through to leader-
   researched for more than 20 years . It is   ship training and executive development. Michael has par-
   closely aligned with the Mindfulness        ticipated in professional mindfulness training programs in
                                               Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical
   Based Cognitive Therapy Program devel-
                                               Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cog-
   oped by Segal and Colleagues and has        nitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT). Michael currently
   been influenced and supported by Accep-     works in private practice along the Surfcoast in Victoria,
   tance and Commitment Therapy and Dia-       and supervises and trains health professionals including
                                               Psychologists in mindfulness practice in therapeutic con-
   lectical Behavioural Therapy models.        texts.
                                                                                                                   Ph 0419370 338
   Visit the webpage for more information                         Michael Anderson                                 www.?????????
   and research links.                                           Torquay Living Centre
                                                                   86 Surfcoast Hwy
                                                                    Torquay, 3228.
                                                      Benefits of Mindfulness
                                                                                                                                 Mindfulness Training Program
                                                           Skilful observation of reactive and ha-                                                                      Price

                                                             bitual patterns.                                           Eight Week Training Program
                                                                                                                        Includes $20.00 GST

                                                           Improved self –esteem.
                                                                                                                        Eight Week Training Program
                                                           Manage depression, anxiety and stress                      Includes 3 individual sessions
                                                                                                                        No GST (participation is for medical

                                                             better.                                                    reasons with GP referral)

                                                           Promotes physical wellbeing.                               Evening Class (6.30pm)

                                                           Greater sense of emotional wellbeing.                      Morning Class (9.30am)
The benefits of mindfulness has recently been              Increase self-awareness.
illustrated in a number of research studies. This          Become less disturbed by and less reac-                                                              Tax:

has resulted in significant interest in mindful-             tive to unpleasant experiences.                                                                     Total:

ness in the health community and by many in-               Improved immune function.                          Name
                                                           Better management of chronic pain.
dividuals who are interested in improving the                                                                   Address

                                                           Experience more balance and less emo-
              way they relate to their inner and
                                                             tional volatility.
              outer worlds.                                Develop self-acceptance.
              Mindfulness is a non-reactive                                                                     Email

              awareness in the here and now. It                                                                 Reason for participating

              is a shift in the way our mind re-
              lates to the constant flow of ex-                                                                 Method of Payment
                                                           WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM
Mindfulness is non reactive periences that confront            THIS PROGRAM?                                            Cheque

awareness in the here and it daily. This shift in-                                                                      Cash

                         volves a move from
                                                                                                                  Cheques payable to:
being immersed in automatic habitual re-              Those experiencing:
                                                          Stress
sponses to being more observant, in a non re-             Chronic pain
active way, of the constant flow of internal and          Depression
external events.                                          Anxiety                                                                   MICHAEL ANDERSON
                                                          Addictions
While it may sound like a very abstract idea, it          Chronic illness
is in fact a very practical tool, that most people        Sleep difficulties                                                    Torquay Living Centre
                                                          Mood management                                                       86 Surfcoast Hwy
can learn very quickly and with sustained prac-                                                                                   Torquay 3228
                                                          Non-active psychosis
tice will experience a number of important and                                                                                             Phone: 0419 370 338

tangible benefits.                                    Also anyone who wishes to increase their level of posi-
                                                                                                                                           Email: asport@bigpond.com
                                                      tive moods and develop better relationships with them-
                                                      selves and others.

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