Learn about the three P’s that build your Pathway to Thrive
• Present moment • Power of Pause • Personal values
Mindfulness can be described as being aware of what’s going on around you – how you are thinking, feeling and behaving, right here, right now, in this very moment – and to notice and open up to your experience without judgement. It is the opposite of being on ‘autopilot’. Mindfulness helps to improve our awareness, clarity and acceptance of whatever our present-moment reality may be. When you are mindful you are essentially pushing the pause button and allowing yourself to focus on what it is you are experiencing in the moment. It allows us to slow down, be aware of our self and our values, and gives us the space to be responsive rather than reactive.
Viktor Frankl said “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”. It is important that we clarify what and who is important to us (our personal values) to respond in a way that takes us in a valued and meaningful direction. Together, mindfulness and values help us to accept (or handle) the ups and downs of life, and the inevitable difficult thoughts, sensations or emotions that come with being human, as well as direct us toward the rich, full and meaningful life we want to create for ourselves.
Our Morning of Mindfulness 4 week course will –
- Introduce formal and informal mindfulness practice;
- help you start a daily practice to increase clarity and calmness in your regular routine;
- teach you how to push your pause button and stop living life in auto-pilot;
- assist you to clarify your personal values and strengths;
- learn to utilise your mindfulness skills and values to become more willing and open to being the person you want to be in the life you want to live;
- provide you an opportunity to spend two hours out of your week being calm, self-compassionate, and inspired!
The classes will be held at the Blue Moon Centre, Moonbi, and will include art, creative and ground based activities with horses. The classes will be playful and fun, challenging and rewarding, and a great way to connect with other people in a relaxed, small group format. Classes are facilitated by Psychologist, Jen Black, and Art Therapist/Life Coach/Equine Professional, Louise Campbell, along with their four legged helpers.
Stay tuned for our 2018 workshop dates