Mindfulness; purposeful and focussed attention on the present moment, has been found to be beneficial in reducing stress, anxiety and depression, improving relationships, and increasing well-being as well as work, academic and sporting performance.
Mindfulness is best learnt by participating, experiencing it first-hand. These mini-retreats are designed to be practical, experiential and informative. Come to one retreat or all, for ongoing mindfulness input.
At each retreat, there is a balance of information sharing about mindfulness and plenty of opportunities to practise using it in a range of non-threatening exercises. People tend to favour different types of exercises when they are learning mindfulness, so each retreat will have a variety for participants to try out. Participation is always voluntary, just observing is an option.
For those that have already been practising mindfulness, the retreats offer a place to come and be inspired to continue, to ask questions and to talk to others that are using mindfulness regularly.
As an occupational therapist and counsellor, Jo's particular style of teaching mindfulness fits well with those who are wanting strategies to cope better with physical illness or emotional distress, however, the benefits are not limited to this.
Please e-mail, text, or call to register. Further information will be sent by e-mail upon registration.
COVID-19 note; retreats will not go ahead if New Zealand is in Level Two restrictions or above.
Cost for each retreat is $20 per person, afternoon tea provided.
Jo Wall - 021 266 5657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.