Mindfulness is a state of being aware of your thoughts and actions and simply observing them rather than judging your moment to moment experiences. It is a state of being conscious of the present moment.
Practising mindfulness can help us engage more fully with the present moment. In doing so, it can relieve stress, improve focus, and assist us in managing our emotions more effectively. Mindfulness can be applied to all areas of our personal and professional life.
Find out more about the evidence base for mindfulness at the American Mindfulness Research Association website. You might also like to listen to a broadcast on the ABC Radio National Program here.
This five-week course is designed to give participants an introduction to both the theory and practice of mindfulness, assisting you to develop the key skills to embed mindfulness into your day-to-day activities. Facilitated by Kathryn Choules (PhD) from Mind and Movement. Free for UWA staff and affiliates - no students sorry.
Upon completion of the course participants will:
Sessions are interactive involving mindfulness meditation exercises (sitting and lying down), gentle stretching exercises, group discussions, and reflection on personal mindfulness practice.
In order to maximise benefit from the course, participants are expected to attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions and complete a 15-minute daily practice of mindfulness meditations on non-course days.
2020 Mindfulness offerings to be confirmed.