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Mindfulness Classes - Program Your Brain to Come Off Autopilot

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Program the 'pause button' in your life

Centre 4 Inspiration, Psychology and Wellbeing is running their six-week mindfulness course entitled "Reprogram Your Brain" from the 30th of April. The course is developed and facilitated by Elise Wald, Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner.

Held on Monday evenings, this exclusive course is ideal for those who are new to mindfulness or want to refresh their mindfulness skills and apply their knowledge in a practical way.

Over six enlightening weeks, participants will learn how to remain fully conscious and aware in any given moment with a sense of control and empowerment.

The course has been developed from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy literature and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Literature and incorporates therapy structures from Positive Psychology and Clinical Neuro-Psychotherapy.

It is applicable for anyone who is looking to improve their wellbeing and enjoys personal development. The classes are held in an informal atmosphere and group discussion revolves around the topic of mindfulness and the experience of the exercises learnt.

Mindfulness classes follow the following guide:

  • Principles of mindfulness and releasing expectations to be open to experiences as they unfold.

  • Developing the skill of observing and awareness through mindful meditation practices formally and informally.

  • How to interact with our emotions and thoughts in a more useful way.

  • Making room for unpleasant thoughts and feelings with self-compassion.

  • Tolerating discomfort and frustration.

  • Being more in control of what we pay attention to and learning how to exercise flexibility of attention when distracted or frustrated.

    Each week participants will receive both brief summary notes and in-depth notes via email.

    Elise notes that many participants repeat this course as there is always something new to learn and even if you have completed a mindfulness course before, this course may add a more practical and brain-based understanding of how to adopt a more mindful disposition.

    What participants have said about becoming more mindful:

    "Mindfulness is incredibly relevant to my personal and professional life on a deeper scale. I love how much growth I experience."

    "I've learnt a lot about myself by facing some of the mindfulness challenges I have a more peaceful acceptance."

    "I have found myself using mindfulness concepts in everyday conversation. I'm enjoying seeing new opportunities to use mindfulness/practise mindfulness."

    "I think mindfulness should be something we learn as children and continue to develop throughout our life."

    Bookings are now open for the Reprogram Your Brain' course which will be held at Centre 4 Inspiration, 401 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South. The first class will commence on 30th April 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The classes will continue on Monday 20th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May and 4 June 2018. Please note that the first and last class is two hours long due to questionnaires that need to be completed.

    The cost is $60.00 per class. A discounted rate is offered if you pay for all 6 classes upfront.

    If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you will be able to claim a Medicare rebate of $31.65 per class per session attended. If you have private health insurance with extras you will be able to claim each session. If you would like to pay upfront for all 6 classes you will receive a discounted rate of $330 for all 6. The Medicare rebates will be processed at each class. It is not possible to process a rebate for classes missed.

    To make a booking or to find out more information on the course, please visit the Centre 4 Inspiration website.

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    When: April 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: Centre 4 Inspiration, 401 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South
    Cost: $60 per class. Medicare Rebates may apply
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