Highly Evaluated Mindfulness Courses – Designed by a NZ Educator


2 DAY MINDFULNESS
TEACHER TRAINING


This two-day certificate course gives you the background, science, practices and techniques to teach/guide others and establish a regular practice yourself.


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8 WEEK MINDFULNESS IN
THE CLASSROOM


Each week we look closely at emotions, thinking, impulse control, inter-connectivity as well as doing regular Mindfulness practices; breathing, listening, body scanning and other activities.

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ONE DAY STAFF TRAINING AT YOUR SCHOOL


Introducing Mindfulness across the school for all staff. Teachers will be shown the breathing, listening, body scanning techniques and learn simple ways to demonstrate Mindfulness to students.

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Welcome to Mindfulness in New Zealand

There is a great need for trained mindfulness teachers who can guide and adults and students towards experiencing Mindfulness and to establish the practices themselves to experience the many on-going benefit; decreased anxiety and stress, increased mental clarity, better self-regulation, better sleep quality to name a few..
We offer:
Introduction to Mindfulness classes across New Zealand:
• Two day Mindfulness Training courses for teachers, counselors, social workers, parents and anyone who wants to learn how to establish an ongoing Mindfulness practice for themselves, their students and children
Mindfulness classes in schools
Mindfulness training for School Staff

Upcoming Courses


WELLINGTON 25-26
OCTOBER 2017

2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


GISBORNE 18-19
OCTOBER 2017

2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


NEW PLYMOUTH 28-29
OCTOBER 2017

2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


AUCKLAND 2-3 December 2017
2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


WELLINGTON 14-15
FEBRUARY 2018

2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


CHRISTCHURCH 24-25
FEBRUARY 2018

2 Day Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate.


What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

By training ourselves to notice our thoughts and feelings through awareness on physical sensations, we come to realise that we have the ability to shift our attention away from negative thinking and behaviour patterns. When done repeatedly, we become resilient to the minds efforts to focus on anxious thoughts patterns for example.


“Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you see? What do you hear?”Jon Kabat-Zinn


How does it work?


The ability to notice what is happening in you and around you in the present moment. Mindfulness is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness,requiring regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and most importantly improving life quality with raised awareness and appreciation of life itself.

Through guided, easy-to-do practices you are training the mind to be more present in the moment resulting in a fresh alertness and aliveness previously covered over with anxious thinking and over-thinking and being caught up in feelings and emotions.

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Who is it for?


Everyone!

  • Who want to improve their quality of life and relationships
  • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
  • Stressed people
  • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
  • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
  • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..
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Why Mindfulness?


Evidence based results from around the world continue to show that the regular practise of Mindfulness has ongoing benefits for physical and mental health. Research over the past few decades has found that Mindfulness training helps to;

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Relieve Anxiety
& Stress


In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy minds.


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Let go of Anger
& Frustration


Coming in contact with your direct experience in the mindful state allows us to become familiar with the patterns that direct our lives; our thoughts, emotions and reactions.


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Overcome Worrying
& Negative Thinking


Pain is an inevitable part of being human but suffering is optional. In Mindfulness we learn how to manage our thoughts and emotions instead of letting emotions and thoughts manage us.

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Stop Inner Chatter


Aimless thinking and inner chatter is draining our energy and clouding over the present moment. One of the most common benefits from regular Mindfulness training is greater mental clarity and a new sense of inner peace.


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Have Better Sleep


To be able stop incessant thinking and worrying is one of the great benefits of Mindfulness and it makes it easier to sleep in and have unbroken sleep throughout the night.


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Stop Living in the Past


Mindfulness practices increasingly bring you more into the present with the growing awareness that going over the past keeps you stuck in the past.

“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded
and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came
away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my
classes of various ages.
Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.

-Louise Dore


“When I am trying to get to sleep I use the body scan. It really works!”

Student, James Cook High,


‘The body scan felt relaxing and calm which took all the anger away”.

Year 5 student, Dilworth Junior


Non Religous


There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to Mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief systems. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.



Evidence Based

The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, evidence based research and the acceptance of these non-religious, practical exercises anyone can do.




Mindfulness for everyone


Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand knowledge about meditation. Anyone can experience the effect from these simple exercises.