Mindfulness

“If we are to grasp the reality of our life while we have it, we will need to wake up to our moments. Otherwise, whole days, even a whole life, could slip past unnoticed.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

Living Mindfully 8-week Program

(Adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program)

August 2020 Online Program starting on Tuesday 8 September

An exploration of mindfulness and how to weave mindfulness into your everyday life to create space and to cope with overwhelm. Find stillness in a frenzied world by slowing down and breathing deeply. An opportunity to reconnect with yourself and what matters to you.

This 8-week program is specifically designed for those who are searching for a little breathing space in their demanding lives. In this experiential program you will learn how to use your innate resources and abilities to meet stress and everyday challenges with calm, wisdom and clarity.  

Mindfulness refers to the willingness or ability to show up fully in our lives and live them as if they really mattered. It is typically cultivated by a range of simple meditation practices, which aim to bring a greater awareness of thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and to develop the capacity to manage these with greater skill and compassion. This leads to an expansion of choice and capacity in how to meet and respond to life’s challenges, and therefore live with enhanced well-being, mental clarity and care for yourself and others.

Some of the benefits of mindfulness include emotional regulation, increased self-awareness, ability to make wiser choices, improved concentration, greater focus, managing stress and an overall sense of well-being.

Program Structure:

  • An initial individual assessment. The intention of this zoom meeting / telephone call is to determine if the program is suitable for you as well as to create an opportunity to discuss expectations and address questions (10- 15 mins)
  • Your commitment to do home practises and exercises six out of seven days during the program
    (approximately 15-30 min)

Payment: DISCOUNTED SPECIAL OFFER due to the Covid Crisis!

  • R1 800 (usual rate is R2 800 per person) 
  • Price includes evaluation interview, all sessions, and program material (workbook and guided meditations)
  • Non-refundable administration deposit of R 500 required to secure your place – the balance of payment due before the program commences
  • Please contact us if you would like to make a payment arrangement

Program Dates: Starting on Tuesday 8 September and every consecutive Tuesday for 8 weeks (ending Tuesday 27 October)
Time: 15h30-17h00
Venue: Zoom

Learning and practice of:

  • Gentle mindful movement
  • Body scan meditation
  • Sitting meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Group dialogue & interpersonal learning

 Guidelines:

  • Have a yoga mat, a cushion and a small blanket with you (the blanket can be used if you don’t have a yoga mat)
  • Wear something warm and comfortable
  • Please eat something substantial before each session and have some water on hand

“In a sense, you could say that {Mindfulness} refreshes us, makes this moment fresh, timeless, freed up, wide open. In such moments, we transcend who we think we are. We go beyond our stories and all our incessant thinking, however deep and important it sometimes is, and reside in the seeing of what is here to be seen and the direct, non-conceptual knowing of what is here to be known, which we don’t have to seek because it is already and always there. We rest in awareness, in the knowing itself which includes, of course, not knowing as well. We become the knowing and the not knowing, as we shall see over and over again.”
–  Jon Kabat-Zinn