Mindfulness training & counselling in Sydney's Inner west
Welcome to HeadRest. HeadRest provide counselling & mindfulness courses in Marrickville, in Sydney's inner west.
Mindfulness courses for all
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An 8-week course run 8x every year in Marrickville.
Next course begins Wed may 15 2019. Book now.
Living Compassionately With Mindfulness
An annual 8-week course to cultivate compassion for MBSR grads running each February. Course full
We will run Circle of Security courses in your home and Mindful Parenting courses in community centres and schools.
Quarterly Day of Mindfulness
Once you have done a MBSR course you are welcome to return and join a Day of Mindfulness Next DOM Dec 2 Book now.
Monthly Practice Groups
A wonderful support post MBSR. Oct 18, Nov 15 & Dec 13.Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm. Book now.
Refresh Your MBSR
This will often run in Term 3 (August-Sept) instead of a practice group. 6 x 1.5 hours for anyone who has ever done an MBSR course.
Our school courses; mindfulness in education.
New: Mindfulness for teachers in Marrickville
We'll be running this 6week NESA accredited course for all teachers in our Marrickville premises beginning May 2019. BOOK NOW
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers
A 2-hour NESA accredited workshop for proficient teacher PD
Mindfulness for teachers- a 6-week in-school course
A 6 x 1.5-hour NESA accredited in-school course for teachers' wellbeing
We teach mindfulness to students in short lessons that are then reinforced by your classroom teacher.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for teens (MBSR-Teens)
An 6-8 week x 1.5-hour teens group program (MBSR-T)
A 6-8 week x 1.5-hour group to support your parents
New & coming up soon: A mindfulness course for teachers in Marrickville: Thurs May 2- June 6.
Michelle Carpenter has been a school teacher & a leader for over 25 years. She is now teaching the HeadRest Mindfulness for Teachers course. She's written a few words on what draws her to mindfulness in her personal and working life.
I was drawn to meditation many years ago through an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, long before mindfulness hit the mainstream. I loved the teachings about how we could train our mind to become kinder, wiser and more emotionally balanced. Over the years I have continued to study, meditate and try to apply what I have learned from numerous wonderful teachers; sometimes successfully and sometimes not. If nothing else I am more accepting of my own humanity.