“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we non-judgmentally pay attention in the present moment. It cultivates access to core aspects of our own minds and bodies that our very sanity depends on,” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
One of the most powerful wellness trends meditation is now considered one of the three pillars of wellbeing – along with healthy diet & exercise. Increasing rates of anxiety, depression and chronic immune disease fuelling the new trend showing us it’s time we look a little closer at what’s going on inside our minds.
We know we need to take care of the food we eat – but what about the thoughts we focus on? Or the emotions we experience regularly? Or our relationship to stress? Is it possible we’re addicted to thoughts, feelings and busyness that could be even worse for us than junk food?
Are we addicted to drama? Negativity? Judging ourself and others? Worrying? Fear? Wearing our busyness as a badge of honour?
At heART of Rest we believe cultivating mindfulness and compassion in our daily lives is one of the fastest ways to transform overwhelm, anxiety and stress and build more compassion for ourselves and each other.
Introduction to Mindfulness & Nervous System Regulation a 6 Week Course
Do you find yourself running from task to task, distraction to distraction, with an endless to-do list and when you do finally stop does your mind keep going? Does your nervous system feel a little frazzled? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Challenged to get to sleep at night?
Come join us for our 6 week Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness course. You’ll be guided in simple compassionate techniques grounded in the breath, body and science.
What to expect?
During our 6 weeks together we’ll explore:
- What is meditation and mindfulness, including the benefits of a regular practice.
- How negative thoughts and emotions can wreak havoc on our nervous system and discover simple tools to help reset, rest and retrain the mind.
- Gentle movement & breath to support your mindfulness practice
- Bringing more loving presence, acceptance and compassion into your daily life so you have space to respond rather than react to challenges
- Techniques for mindful breathing, capturing the uncaught mind, loving kindness and embracing the wisdom of the heart
Compassion ~ Courage ~ Connection
Practicing with the support of a group will help you meet the moments of challenge with kindness and help keep you inspired to continue your practice. In these times where it’s easy to feel lonely and isolated connecting with like minded community can be a beautiful medicine. Together we remember no matter how busy or stressful our lives may feel at times, there is a stillness and a peace that lives in each and every one of us.
“Mindfulness, which includes tenderness and kindness toward ourselves, restores dimensions of our being. These have never actually been missing, just that we have been missing them, we have been absorbed elsewhere. When your mind clarifies and opens, your heart also clarifies and opens.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
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1:1 Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Are you brand new to meditation? Or have you downloaded different guided meditations but still haven’t found a technique that inspires you to practice every day? Book a private 1:1 session with Lani and have a home practice customised for you.