Together - monthly free online talk and meditation practice
About 12 years ago, the Openground teachers from all over Australia met for one of our wonderful weekends of learning together, and we posed a question: What is important to you in your own practice and in the unfolding of the MSBR course? What matters most to you, now
We spent a rich day, with each teacher taking time to share what has touched them most in the mindfulness work and what felt most salient or
useful: equanimity, embodiment, savouring the present condition, emotional regulation, respect for all, undermining reactivity, and compassion
were high on the list. What matters most is - of course - always changing as the practice and life unfolds in unexpected and exciting ways.
This year each month on Zoom, an Openground teacher will share something of what matters to them in their world and work of mindfulness, as well as leading a practice together. You can be there live online, or watch it later. All of the talks are listed below.
Sunday, 17th February, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time
What you'll need:
- Zoom app on phone or computer. Download here
- A high-speed broadband connection
- A webcam
- A microphone and speakers (built-in or separate headset with microphone)
- If using Windows, a DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
Link to the meeting:
Keep it simple and easy.
With: Pamela Lovell
BSc, MSc, MA Counselling
Pamela trained with the Center for Mindfulness and Openground and is a certified MBSR teacher with the Centre of Mindfulness, UMass. She is an Organisational Development Consultant with 20 years of experience working with leaders, managers and staff to effectively handle change and improve communication and behaviours for a better workplace. Pamela’s interest in teaching MBSR came through her work with organisations where work/life balance seemed elusive and many people were finding the stress of everyday life overwhelming. Since 2007 Pamela has taught MBSR privately and in organisation settings. Pamela has 13 years of experience with mindfulness and has studied this work for 20 years.
Past talks and practices
All Parts Welcome ~ Loosening our identification through meditation
Teacher: Timothea Goddard
Recorded on: Sunday 13th January 2019
Link to view: Coming soon!
Timothea Goddard is recognised as a pioneer in bringing MBSR to Australia over the past 14 years being the first in Australia to complete the training and be accredited as an MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical Center, USA; she maintains strong professional links there. Timothea has worked in private practice for 30 years as a psychotherapist, educator and workplace trainer, having trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and body-based psychotherapy as well as comprehensive training in MiCBT, and basic training in ACT, Breathworks, .B, and Mindful Schools. Since 2007, she has been offering MBSR training and supervision for health professionals and others.
She is a long time student of yoga, Aikido and meditation and practices in the Insight tradition. She is the Director of Openground – an Australia-wide network of clinicians and teachers offering MBSR and related programs. She is a founding director of MTI and is currently the Director of Training. She is very interested in the interface of biology and psychology and how mindfulness practice can facilitate the integration between what we experience as "body" and "mind".
She swims in the ocean every morning, practices yoga like a dervish, and loves cooking, people and straight-talking.