Workshops and retreats


Mindfulness workshops are a wonderful way to deepen knowledge and experience of a particular area you are interested in. Enrol today to be nourished and informed. 

Mindfulness meditation retreats offer an opportunity to step outside of our regular demands and immerse ourselves in “non-doing” to restore and renew our energy and also to explore and discover new insights and a new relationship with things as they are. This precious time can bring clarity about our relationships, our values and our projects so we can come back to our lives with new inspiration and vigour. 

 

 

Workshops 2018


Rick Hanson Australian Tour 

Workshops in Perth and Melbourne - July

 

Positive Neuroplasticity Training

3 day course for everyone

In this workshop you will be learning about and practicing how to transform positive experiences into lasting states and traits.
The workshop will be engaging, inspiring and practical. As well as being motivated by succinct and relevant scientific information, you will get tools and processes that you can immediately use. We will engage with the material using experiential exercises, presentations, discussion, home practice, and readings.

 

Professional Course in PNT

6 day course for those in helping professions
(teachers, coaches, therapists, counsellors, psychologists)

Learn how to bring this powerful work into your relationships with patients, clients, participants, students and children. The Professional Course teaches you practical applications for using Positive Neuroplasticity with others. It is perfect for therapists, healthcare providers, educators, business consultants, trainers, coaches, mindfulness and yoga teachers – as well as parents. You will learn how to:

  • explain the science
  • teach the methods
  • use practical tools to change habits and build motivation
  • help people with stress, loss, relationship issues, and trauma
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    For more information

    Positive Neuroplasticity Training: Perth or Melbourne

    Professional Course: Perth or Melbourne

     

     

     


    Retreats 2018


    QLD

    Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Sunshine Coast - QLD - 22 - 24 June 2018

    NSW

    Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat - Kincumber NSW - 18 - 21 May 2018

    Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat (MTI) - Bowral NSW - 2 - 7 July 2018

    Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Bowral NSW - 2 - 4 November 2018

    TAS

    Mindfulness Retreat - Bay of Fires - Tasmania - 17 - 20 May 2018 (fully booked)

    VIC

    Wilson Promontory, Brene Brown Workshop and Retreat - 29 April - 4 May 2018

    Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Hepburn Springs - VIC - 7 - 9 Sept 2018

    INTERNATIONAL

    Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat - Koh Samui - Thailand - 21 - 27 April 2018

    Mindfulness Retreat - Fiji - 12 - 18 August 2018

     

     

    Some feedback from past retreatants


    "I wish I could go every month, working in "the helping professions" I found it amazing to be silent, to not have to hear others, to be still with my thoughts, to BE not do. A great balance - the times where we got to work with the leaders and talk was very constructive use of "talk time". Meditation practices were all able to be modified - suits experienced and inexperienced, flexibly and non-flexible!!!!!

    Such a GREAT recharge - don't miss it."

    Jo Walker


    "I did the MBSR course a couple of years ago and since then have attended the quarterly silent days and a retreat in Healesville.I cannot speak highly enough of the positive affect that these sessions have had on me. I believe my meditation is a major contributor in me having my little the boy Oscar, just 3 months ago. (He is now the main reason that I can't get to any retreats at the moment but I wouldn't change anything).

    I still think of the Healesville experience often and the main thing I remember is that I felt as though I had had a holiday from the rest of the world. How special and precious it is to have all that time just with myself and with my mind and my body with no interference from daily challenges. It was invigorating and I felt so lucky to have that time but also so glad that I had given myself that gift- the gift of 'just me' time. Liberating, energising and comforting are other words that come to mind.

    Can't wait for the time when I feel ready to leave Oscar and return to these retreats. For now, he's just too cute."

    Karla Bennett


     

    What People Are Saying

    I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

    Anonymous, 2018

    Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.

     

     

    Ingrid (GP), 2018

    Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.

     

     

    Lee-Anne , 2018

    It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

    Lisa, 2018

    Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 

     

    Roz , 2018