Welcome to Mindful Well-Being

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For information about the practice of mindfulness for promoting psychological health and well-being in everyday living,  and Mindfulness-Based Courses, please read on. 

Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention, best described as:

“The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience”

(Kabat-Zinn, 2003)

ABOUT: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR –  and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy – MBCT.

At the core of both MBSR and MBCT is the development of mindful awareness, cultivated experientially, through regular mindfulness meditation practice.

Mindful awareness emerges when we bring together our intentional attention, with attitudes of kindness, curiosity, and open receptivity to our experience.

Mindfulness is not something you can learn from just reading about it:

“Mindfulness has to be experienced to be known”

(Germer, Siegel & Fulton, 2005)

There is nothing too complex about mindfulness – it is simply bringing our awareness to our own experience – and truly being – in each present moment. Mindfulness can be considered as an innate human capacity, available to all of us.

Mindfulness is simply being with ourselves, and noticing what is, in our every day experience.

Becoming more mindful in everyday living can allow us to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, to reconnect with our bodies and our sensory experiences, and to become more responsive, rather than reactive, to the challenges of everyday living.

MBCT – Stress Reduction: 8 week group courses in Sydney

MBSR and MBCT are 8 session structured group programs, teaching mindfulness practices through experiential learning. Groups generally meet once a week for 2 – 2  1/2 hours,  and learning is supported by daily home practice. Authentic MBSR and MBCT courses are facilitated by experienced health professionals who have their own personal mindfulness practice, and have engaged in relevant professional training, and ongoing professional development.

MBCTStress Reduction – 8 week group courses are currently being offered on Wednesday evenings in Sydney’s Inner West, in Rozelle. Please see the Courses page for the 2016 schedule.

Groups are open to adults, and are suitable for anyone who is committed to developing a secular personal Mindfulness meditation practice, including those who may have experienced stress, anxiety, depression, or other challenges in their lives.

For further details, please see the “Courses” page.

 

Bookings are open for Sydney 2016 courses  

 MBCT-SR group course at Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre

Please see Courses page for details

 

NEWS: Interested in training to  teach the .b  Adolescent  Mindfulness program in Australia ?  

The Mindfulness in School Project folks,  MiSP, will be delivering  .b curriculum training in Adelaide in October 2016.  Pre requisite for training is personal participation in an adult  8 week mindfulness-based program, (such as MBCT/ MBSR) and an established mindfulness practice of at least 6 months. For information, see the MiSP website 

http://mindfulnessinschools.org