“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally”.
Experiencing stress is a normal aspect of everyday life. Without some degree of stress, we would not be able to get out of bed each day, however, when the symptoms of stress such as anxiety and fatigue are ignored, we increase the likelihood of developing chronic stress which can lead to burnout, ill health and mental breakdown.
This 2-day workshop introduces you to a variety of approaches to calm anxiety through the cultivation of mindfulness and the simple joy that can be experienced when we feel present in life as opposed to being on autopilot as we habitually scan for threat. Harnessing a mindful state of being reduces anxiety and enhances both personal and client / therapist relationships.
Using current theories on stress and brain science, you can explore the benefits and drawbacks of anxiety. Theory is interspersed with creative practices grounded in mindful awareness, sensory presence and focussed attention along with safe interactive discussion.
Practices are based on contemporary evidence-based approaches and, while experiential in nature, are intended to be enjoyable and non confronting.
Once learned, the methods presented can be applied to a wide variety of personal and professional circumstances giving you an immediate sense of control back during anxiety making situations.
You will leave the workshop understanding the vital importance of cultivating mindfulness to create calm in everyday life and as an antidote to anxiety along with the skills needed to apply the methods learned to clinical practice.
All those working with anxious adults and adolescents. Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are interested in incorporating elements of mindfulness into therapeutic work. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Margie Braunstein Dip Som. Psych. Grad Cert Ad. Ed. PACFA Reg. Clinical 21630
7 - 8 September 2020
Burwood RSL Club
96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, NSW
Free onsite parking and walking distance to Burwood Station for buses and trains.
Included in the workshop price:
Regular Price $660
Regular Early Bird $630
Student Price $560
Student Early $530
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.