There’s no denying the fact that people who are more skilled at working with their minds and mental states perform better across all levels of their lives.
This benefits them and all those around them too!
Our 8-week course is a one-on-one private session that runs for 90 minutes once a week, over 8 consecutive weeks.
This course is a valuable resource to consider if you want to achieve the tangible benefits that regular meditation practice can offer.
The training we offer is the product of considerable research. On this basis, we can say with confidence that mindfulness training At The Nurtured Mind:
- enhances focus and attention
- increases self-awareness and the awareness of others
- raises levels of resilience and emotional intelligence
- strengthens cognitive effectiveness
The skills we teach enable you to:
- listen attentively
- be emotionally aware
- communicate clearly
- direct your thoughts appropriately
- focus your mind with consistency
- relax yourself effectively
The gold-standards of mindfulness training are the eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the eight week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, developed by Segal, Williams and Teasdale at Oxford University. These two programs account for the largest portion of research data that has contributed to the scientific understanding of mindfulness and meditation practice in recent years. The program we typically teach At the Nurtured Mind is a combination of these two reputable and highly effective courses.
The training provided during this 8-week course enables participants to shift their perception and see things differently. This directly leads to them being able to undo mental, physical knots and tensions. It helps increase their sense of personal confidence, of having more options and greater resilience to face a variety of challenges in their day-to-day lives.
Most people completing eight week mindfulness courses report that they gain long lasting benefits, such as:
- more energy and enthusiasm
- a greater capacity for relaxation
- enhanced self-confidence
- an increased ability to handle stressful situations
- more focus
- greater sensitivity to others
Apart from the time participants spend in class, it is essential that they commit to completing between 20 and 30 minutes of home practice each day for six days of each week that the course runs. This is often broken up into two sessions a day, so each meditation sitting at home is usually no longer than 15minutes. The content that relates to their home practice is provided via email after each class. This email includes MP3 guided meditation audio recordings made exclusively by The Nurtured Mind.
This course offers you a chance to learn all you need to know to lead a more contended, happier life with relative ease. The 90 minute weekly private consultations you attend at our private East Melbourne sanctuary will become something you immensely look forward to as they are not only interesting and informative, but incredibly relaxing too!