Programs and Courses
Mindfulness Based Courses & Pain Explained
I am a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) teacher. I run 8-9 week MBSR courses & MSC courses regularly at Woonona medical practice on Saturday afternoons and occasionally at Russellvale Community Hall on a Tuesday.
These face to face courses not only teach mindfulness, meditation and self -compassion… they can increase the meaning and richness of daily life as well as building a wonderful sense of connection.
I also offer some online courses, including a 5-week Explain Pain course, a 6-week online Short MSC programme (SCMSC), a 6-week Fundamentals of Mindfulness course, and on demand a 5-week Wheel of Awareness and the Nature of Mind course.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your suitability for any of the courses.
MBSR brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.
The MBSR programme classes are conducted as weekly 2.5 hour sessions over 8-9 weeks. This includes a full retreat day as part of the program. Each participant receives an individual phone interview prior to the course, and ongoing individual support from your teacher.
To begin your MBSR training, click the Course Info button for full details.
The Pain Explained online course runs once or twice per year on a donation basis. The course runs on Tuesdays or Saturdays weekly over 5 weeks. Each 1.5 hour online session includes a 30-minute audio-visual, some optional exercises and reflections and group discussions. You will gain most out of the course by attending all sessions, however sessions are recorded for participants only.
Please click the Course Info button for full details about the Explain Pain program.
If no course is running at present then please visit the Resources page to access the audio visual modules free of charge.
The Wheel of Awareness & Nature of Mind online meditation course is run from time to time on a Tuesday or Saturday weekly over 5 weeks on a donation basis. Each 1.5 hour online session includes a 30-minute audio-visual, some optional mindful movement, group discussion and a guided meditation.
You will gain most out of the course by attending all sessions and committing to 20-25 minutes meditation per day.
For full details and to enrol, please click the Course Info button.
MSC is an empirically-supported, 8-9 week training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, finally available in the Illawarra. The MSC programme classes are conducted as weekly 3 hour sessions over 8-9 weeks. This includes a half day retreat as part of the program.
Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. It can be particularly helpful for health professionals and carers.
For more information and to enrol, please click the Course Info button.
The online Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) is a 6-week adaptation of the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to begin the cultivation of the skills of self-compassion.
The SC-MSC 6-week program was developed to allow participants to begin to learn a targeted set of MSC practices with much less cost or initial time commitment than the full 29-hour MSC program.
For further information on the Short Course and to enrol, please click the Course Info button.
The online Fundamentals of Mindfulness course is a 5-week adaptation of the empirically-supported MBSR program designed to begin the cultivation of the skills of mindfulness. This is a shorter, less demanding program for those who are seriously time poor, but wanting to undertake some serious mindfulness training. It is 5 weeks, 1.5 hours a week, with short practices and led by an experienced teacher who is available to guide your journey in a hands on way.
For further information on the Fundamentals of Mindfulness course and to enrol, please click the Course Info button.
The all-day silent mindfulness retreat is run from time to time at Mount Keira Scout Camp.
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Suitable for anyone who has done at least a one day silent retreat and wishing to deepen his or her mindfulness practice. The focus will be on mind-body connection, quieting the mind and opening the heart.
Please click the More Info button for full details about this retreat.