Mindfulness for Mental Health. Free. CPD 1hr
Special Live, Online Event for Mental Health Awareness Month
Format: Free online seminar
Designed for: Complete beginners to experienced meditators welcome
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 1 Hour
Date: Friday 1st October 2021 7pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane), 6:30pm ACST (Adelaide) 5pm (Perth)
Register on Eventbrite. We will then email you the zoom link so you can join in.
Experience a taste of how mindfulness can transform your life.
Our sense of inner peace and fulfilment is very much determined by our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, actions and habits. Neuroscience shows us that subtle inner conflicts operate on a subconscious level and generate a background of unease in the nervous system, otherwise known as stress! It is often not until the inner conflicts become louder and enter our awareness through anxiety, pain, distress, depression, panic attacks and illness, that we realise our current coping strategies that we are using habitually, are no longer working.
Mindfulness brings a sense of kindness to ourselves and others. As we focus in the present moment we stop getting lost in thoughts of the past and worries about the future. The more we practice simply coming into the present moment, calm our selves and reconnect to a sense of peace, the more we respond rather than react. We learn how to deal with life on its own terms.
This practical online seminar draws practices from the state of the art Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy course taught globally for managing stress, anxiety, depression, pain and ill health. That course is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK) as a treatment of choice for depression. Above all, it teaches awareness, kindness and self-acceptance as a path to changing habits of mind and behaviour that do not serve.
Everyone would like to be calm and clear in them-selves.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, this seminar will give you a taste of how mindfulness is so helpful for mental health challenges of many kinds. Learn to be present, sharpen your focus, gain deeper self-awareness, and be kinder to yourself in day-to-day living, and see this transform your personal and professional life.
Liana Taylor, Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert and Director of Training at the Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness.
Who is this for?
Everyone is welcome including:
• Complete beginners who would like to learn some new skills to help them relax, manage pain or just quieten the chatter of the mind
• Experienced meditators who want to reconnect with their practice
• Psychologists, social workers and other health professionals who want to deepen their understanding and application of a number of therapeutic meditations
What you will learn
You will be led through a number of meditations, and learn which meditations work better for different mental health challenges.
How does it work?
Liana will share information about mindfulness and teach meditations relevant to a variety of mental health conditions.
This workshop comprises 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Please let us know if you would like to receive a certificate of attendance.
Course numbers are strictly limited to support rich interactive learning. You are welcome to bring friends and family, just let us know.