Revitalise my MBSR - one day workshop
Sydney 25th September, 2016
with Timothea Goddard
Refresh - Revitalize - Rejuvenate - Invigorate - Enliven
It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually,
emotionally, professionally and intellectually.
Patrick's experience is a common one when people come to MBSR.
However MBSR offers a rich and complex range of teachings and perhaps the course should be eight years long, not eight weeks!
This Revitalise my MBSR workshop has been designed to reconnect us with the liberating aspects of the program with different focuses being offered from time to time. This coming Sunday the focus will be on understanding the rationale of the practice and working with unruly emotions to help us feel more confident about how to apply our practice in everyday life.
It differs from the Day of Mindfulness as the day will not be in silence and there will be opportunity to discuss and explore specific challenges in life, and how to draw on the practice to meet those challenges. The group will have a maximum of 16 people.
Just like in the MBSR course we will use practice, discussion, poems, didactic teaching and all the marvellous moments that arise when a group of people gather to commune whole-heartedly - to reconnect with the rationale and the precious transformational experience of practicing mindfulness together.
I haven't done MBSR. Can I still come?
The workshop will assume some experience of mindfulness over time and is not for complete beginners to the practice. Eight week courses like MBSR,
MBCT or MiCBT would be good preparation.
However if you have practiced consistently over some or have attended silent mindfulness meditation retreats this would also equip you in coming along.
Some themes we might offer - tell us what you would like!
We are interested in offering specific themes in these day-long workshops. Some ideas are:
- Revisting the rationale of the practice: theory and experience
- Boundaries in relationships
- Freeing up the breath through movement and awareness
- Thoughts: the stories we tell ourselves
- Using journaling in practice
- Stepping out of the technology trap
- Exploring impermanence
- Compassionate living
- Living well with pain and illness
We would love to have your input on what you would like. Do email Timwith your ideas.