** NEW 6 WEEK COURSE **
Starts 8 May 2018
Tuesdays 7 - 8.00 PM (5 weeks)
START THE NEW SCHOOL TERM FEELING BALANCED CALM & CONFIDENT ON YOUR MOTHERING JOURNEY!
Nurturing ourselves empowers us to nurture the people we love and care about. Through practice we can develop connection, clarity, calm and compassion for ourselves and for others.
A regular Mindfulness meditation practice will help restore a sense of peace and perspective no matter where you are along your Motherhood journey. Being a busy mum is challenging and can often rob us of the quietude and serenity that belongs to us all.
A common lament from mothers we meet is that they have neither the time nor the patience to meditate. Paradoxically though, the practice of meditation actually helps cultivate the very things we are seeking; a sense of spaciousness and flow which allows us to focus on those things that are of real value and true worth in our daily lives.
Mindfulness nourishes the spirit and helps us rediscover meaning and purpose in our mothering experience.
Mindfulness meditation has many wonderful BENEFITS:
- enhances mental health & wellbeing
- develops mental poise, concentration, and clarity
- soothes the 'lizard brain' - the part of the brain responsible for the stress response
- boosts immune system and resilience
- promotes deep cellular healing and renewal
- restores connection to our source of inner wisdom, guidance, and creativity
- enhances relaxation and more refreshing sleep
This five week course is an ideal introduction to Mindfulness philosophy and practice. Each week we will explore the Four pillars of mindfulness and the Eight foundational attitudes that inform the essential teachings of the Buddhist Dharma.
The course includes both discussion and enquiry along with different Mindfulness meditation practices designed to suit modern western ‘sitters’. We will also include Metta or ‘Loving-Kindness’ meditation to enhance self-acceptance, love and joy.
The meditation practices you will learn in this course will help build a strong and informed foundation for your own at-home practice.
Course fee includes a Mindfulness For Mothers Journal and a recorded home practice. Participants are invited to join a closed Mindfulness For Mothers Facebook group for ongoing Mindfulness tips, support and questions. Please be aware this is a course. Sorry, no drop-ins.