There is an ongoing experiment where people are phoned at random times and asked 3 questions. What are you doing? How immersed are you in what you are doing? How satisfied are you? Consistent results show that those people who are fully engaged in present moment experience in an accepting way (mindful), are generally more satisfied than those who are distracted, regardless of what they are doing.
This means that someone who is mindfully washing the dishes is more likely to say they are happy than someone on a cruise in the Caribbean who is distracted. Or someone dealing with a difficult situation may be more satisfied than someone having a day off work but thinking about the past or the future.
Mindfulness practice not only offers the possibility of greater satisfaction but a way to engage with the present moment, without becoming overwhelmed - think the current fires, difficult relationships and just the daily stress that life throws at you.
The 8-weeks formula is tried and tested. The times allows you to engage with the practice, to make mistakes, to ask questions, to experiment, and to find out what works for you in your life.
The course teaches formal (meditation) and informal (in daily life) mindfulness practice and integrates this with concepts from western psychology.
MBSR is the course that a large percentage of the better-quality mindfulness research has investigated. An MBSR course is not an easy thing, it takes some commitment and effort. It is not a panacea for all ills. However, you may find it infinitely rewarding. It is a type of self care.
We would love to see you at our next course beginning Tuesday Feb 11, 2020 in Marrickville. This year we are starting early so book before Feb 4 or call to let me know you are interested to ensure the course goes ahead - it has run for the last 6 years. It's very Sydney for me to get 10 calls in the last week!
If you would like to speak and ask question to ensure the course is for you call Tienne, 0431 842 950. Leave a message if need be and I will get back to you www.headrest.com.au