Courses and sessions
Special sessions in this challenging time: Cultivating Calm
- User-friendly, no mindfulness experience needed
- Mindfulness skills for daily life, simple meditations
- Reducing overthinking. Coping when overwhelmed
- Develop tools to shift from stress mode to calming mode
- Small groups, limited numbers
Mindfulness allows people to skillfully relate to stressful experience, thereby cultivating stability and flexibility to help them navigate difficult times
Sunday 7th June 3-5pm
Sunday 21st June 3-5pm
Register by email
Pay what you can afford
These one-off sessions are tailored for these challenging times, with a foundation drawn from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). It is the original and most scientifically-proven mindfulness programme. You will learn practices and principles to help you cultivate your own inner resources for focus, calmness and coping. From that place, you can discover greater resilience and growth.
MBSR is a profound experiential course that runs over a whole term. It has helped many thousands of people develop their emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. People have found the course helpful in coping with issues in many aspects of their lives, such as relationships, illness and distress as well as the challenges of everyday life.
Research has shown measurable benefits lasting after MBSR courses - see info below.
MBSR course details
8 x weekly 2.5 hour group sessions in Remuera, plus a day of mindfulness at a beautiful retreat venue.
Mindfulness meditation and body awareness training.
Noticing your patterns, and how to transform them.
Audio recordings and comprehensive course notes.
Doing this course you will get 30 hours of contact time, plus two one-on-one phone calls, plus my availability outside of sessions. I teach groups of 12 or fewer people. In these small groups, you will be well supported during the course.
Special sessions: Cultivating Calm
June: as above
Free info evening re MBSR: 29 June 7pm
Please register or phone for more info
Term 3 : Mondays 27 July -14 September
All-day retreat* Saturday 29th August
* Retreat days are open to graduates of MBSR or experienced meditators, who join with those doing the course ($55 fee)
Drop in online meditation session:
7 - 8.30pm - By Koha
Please register by email
Next date: Tuesday 9th June
Ongoing: second Tuesday of each month
MBSR course cost
Course cost: Payment can be made by weekly instalments of $75 over 9 weeks. Total cost $675.
Early Bird Rate: If a non-refundable deposit of $75 is paid a month before starting, the course cost reduces to $600 (the remainder of which can be paid in 7 weekly instalments)
If two places are booked, a 5% discount is offered.
If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship that would stop you doing the course please talk to me about a discount.
Evidence supports the benefit of mindfulness to health and wellbeing, with results showing positive effects on several aspects of whole-person health. This includes the mind, the brain, the body and behaviour, as well as a person’s relationships with others. Mindfulness has also shown to help with a number of conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, sleeping problems, addictive behaviours and physical problems, like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain.
- UK Govt: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
The benefits of mindfulness meditation include increased concentration, productivity, physical and psychological resilience and the ability to respond skilfully to stressful situations. Meditation is also effective in decreasing depression, physical pain, emotional reactivity and the reliance on unhealthy coping behaviors.
- Harvard University (which offers MBSR courses to both students and staff)