You CAN manage fear and anxiety in these uncertain times

In fact, these circumstances are a great opportunity to tap into that ‘centre of the storm’ or the ‘calm beneath the surface’ that is always available within you. Now is the time to reconnect to that part of you that is unaffected by economics, politics, environmental and health issues, which will support your response to all of these.

Four ninety minute online mindfulness & meditation sessions for just 10 participants
Wednesday evenings 7:00pm to 8:30pm – 14 October to 4 November

This course, limited to just 10 people, is built around four ninety minute weekly live connections via Zoom, a very popular teleconferencing app which is very easy to use.

If online learning is new to you, you’re definitely not alone! Before the course begins I can offer you assistance in setting up.

A great follow-on for Introduction to Mindfulness

This course is particularly suited as a follow-on for students who have already completed the four week Introductory course with Mindfulness Works Australia, where you will have gained experience and understanding of the principles of mindfulness/meditation. We will further explore those principles to enhance your understanding and to embed mindfulness into your life.

Also, if you are looking for a trauma sensitive mindfulness course, this could serve as your starting point.

New challenges call for new techniques

An unprecedented time

So much that we have relied on to guide our life decisions is beginning to become less certain. Things that we’ve worked hard to secure are falling away; income, savings, projects that have meant the world to us. Not to mention the threat to the physical well-being of ourselves and the ones we love.

Fear is not who you are

We are all just one little cog in the wheel and yet our response is so important. Having fear is a natural response to these uncertain situations. Just like any emotion, it is a messenger that brings you information to help you to know how to respond.

Navigate the challenges

I want you to reconnect to your own inner calm and to develop a set of tools to allow you to navigate the current challenges, no matter what. This online mindfulness course allows you to honour social distancing or isolation and at the same time connect with a supportive community.

Learn new habits of thinking that will serve you well – and release those that don’t

With lived experience of navigating challenging times, as a yoga and meditation teacher with a particular focus on the spiritual aspects of the practice, and having honed the skills of mindfulness to find my own way, I now want to offer you that same pathway. I am a certified iRest® meditation teacher with six years experience teaching meditation and 10 years teaching yoga. I understand the philosophies that show us the way out of suffering and into freedom.

Teaching mindfulness in groups over the past several years has demonstrated to me how incredible the relief and benefits can be for people experiencing a range of mild to medium mental health issues. Interweaving regular opportunities to pause from a busy mind with its fears and concerns can be extremely effective. Here are some of the reactions to the courses I have run.

“I have a feeling of calm and relaxation, a slowing down of mental activity and anxiety, and a sense of purpose.”

“The course has helped me to focus and regroup my thoughts to reduce stress and sleep better.”

“I realise that I am not my thoughts. I show myself compassion. I have strategies to help me stay in the moment.”

“I had the realisation that I could meditate, quiet my mind, resulting in better sleep.”

“Catherine was fantastic. So calm, encouraging and reassuring.”

“Her voice was so calming and it made the meditations she did really, really beneficial.”

Your facilitator: Catherine Sherlock

Catherine Sherlock, yoga and meditation teacher at Yoga from the Inside in Richmond NSWCatherine holds qualifications in both trauma sensitive yoga and meditation including being a Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher. iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice approved by the US military as a complementary medicine.

Catherine has over 10 years experience teaching yoga and over the last six years has focused more specifically on meditation/mindfulness. She uses the tools of yoga and meditation to educate people towards Awakening to their innate peace and wholeness. She has a particular interest in providing a trauma sensitive approach to gently support people to integrate their suffering and move them towards greater freedom.

She teaches public mindfulness courses, works with people one to one to establish their own practice, offers group yoga and meditation classes, and tailors these profound teachings for use by particular populations. These range from large corporations to small not-for-profit community groups. Her services are (usually) offered both in person and online.

Catherine is a full member of the peak bodies for yoga and meditation in Australia: Meditation Australia and Yoga Australia, with whom she is registered Level 2 yoga teacher.  Catherine also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Analysis, a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

Research and evidence support mindfulness

There is now a very healthy evidence base for the efficacy of meditation and mindfulness in supporting the management of stress and mental health issues. Breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology and more qualitative studies are giving new credence to these ancient practices. These studies support a wholistic benefit not just to the mind, but to all our essential systems: digestive, immune, circulatory, hormonal.

Simple, accessible and effective

These are really simple, accessible and effective ways to get the benefits of meditation/mindfulness in world-embracing ways. No need to be able to sit in lotus pose, wear orange robes or isolate in a cave (although it may feel like we’re doing that at the moment).

You can feel more connected to yourself, while being able to drop out of fear and experience a sense of safety and ‘OKness’ on the inside, no matter what is happening on the outside.

The EMMO welcome pack you will receive in the post

What’s included?

The course is comprised of the following elements:

  • 4 x 90 minute weekly live connections via Zoom (with a take away recording, if agreed)
  • 1 x personalised one to one session (worth $190)
  • Small group interactions, informal mindfulness reminders, via private Facebook Group to keep you on track and accountable
  • A present in the post comprising:
    • A supporting booklet
    • An eye pillow
    • A poem to post on your fridge
  • Professional audio recordings of guided practice (either download via internet or CD – both available to everyone)

What do I need for the course?

All you need is a stable internet connection and the built-in camera and microphone from your phone or computer.

Being able to have a relatively private and comfortable setting in which to meet is ideal. You may even want to lie down for the practices and just be able to hear the audio.

Need help setting up for online learning?

If you have concerns about connecting online I’m offering free 15-minute connections prior to the course to answer any questions and to see how the technology works for you.

Book a free technology trial

Special pricing for special times

In recognition of our changing economy I have reserved some places for those of us experiencing significant financial impact. If that applies to you please send me an email and together we can find a way to allow this to happen.

Full course price $350

Places are limited and this training is accessible to anyone with an internet connection and a strong desire to find greater peace and harmony.

Right now you can secure your place by registering for the full price or by making contact to work out an affordable price in your situation.

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