Bring Your Truth!

Do you ever feel like you’d just like to be listened to? And that you were allowed a little space while you gathered and formulated your thoughts? Well, that is the purpose of this circle.

Being able to speak your truth, and listen to other’s, is truly healing.  This circle is open to anyone who is looking for an opportunity to speak and listen more deeply than is generally acceptable in everyday social conversation. There are lots of social expectations and imposed ideas about what is acceptable and unacceptable that can prevent us from honouring our own truth. And, yet that old truism ‘the truth will set you free’ is timeless for a reason. The Circle operates with the intention to honour each and every participant’s sovereign truth and has structured agreements to ensure that all participants are held in safety. We can disagree, but each person’s voice is honoured. All sharing is optional and the extent to which you share or listen is up to you. You remain in control of your experience. The circle holds a sacred geometry that recognises ‘a leader in every chair’. In other words, there is no hierarchy in a circle.

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