Dates: 30 March - 5 April, 2020
Times: Starts 2pm, Monday 30th March and concludes 12 midday, Sunday 5th April, 2020.
*Please note arrival is at 1pm for a 2pm start and ensure you have had your lunch before you arrive on Monday.
Venue: Hartzer Park
25 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo, NSW 2576
This residential Intensive provides an in-depth context to explore a range of didactic, experiential and small group work. It will provide opportunities for practice teaching/leading with supervision from the instructors (usual teacher/student ratio 1:12). A strong emphasis in the Intensive is on the development and integration of personal and professional qualities which support authentic mindfulness teaching and learning. It offers a challenging and deepening process of exploration and engagement with self and others, using the ground of practice as our base. Specific areas of focus will include:
- The rationale for how mindfulness works for a range of mental and physical health conditions including pain, stress, anxiety, depression and trauma
- Practical exploration of how to work skilfully with the sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise in practice.
- Skills in leading mindfulness practices (body scan, awareness of breath, sounds, thoughts and feeling, open awareness, kindness and compassion, approaching the difficult, movement practice)
- Inquiry skills (including empathy, reflection, salience and context)
- Relational skills including empathy, warmth, authenticity and potency, curiosity and respect and mutuality
- Embodiment as a teacher including presence, vitality and calmness, acceptance and present moment responsiveness
- Understanding of group process
- Refining and deepening one’s own meditation practice
Please note: As part of the Intensive process, you will be expected to be very familiar with each of the mindfulness practices offered in MBSR and MBCT and will be asked to lead them in dyads without scripts.
To register your interest or inquire about any aspect of the pathway contact Mary McIntyre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Caroline Friend: email@example.com
for more information.
BA, Dip Psych (ANZAP) Workplace Trainer, Cert V, Yoga teacher (YA200H)
Timothea Goddard is recognised as a pioneer in bringing MBSR to Australia over the past 14 years being the first in Australia to complete the training and be accredited as an MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical Center, USA; she maintains strong professional links there. Timothea has worked in private practice for 30 years as a psychotherapist, educator and workplace trainer, having trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and body-based psychotherapy as well as comprehensive training in MiCBT, and basic training in ACT, Breathworks, .B, and Mindful Schools. Since 2007, she has been offering MBSR training and supervision for health professionals and others.
She is a long time student of yoga, Aikido and meditation and practices in the Insight tradition. She is the Director of Openground – an Australia-wide network of clinicians and teachers offering MBSR and related programs. She is a founding director of MTI and is currently the Director of Training. She is very interested in the interface of biology and psychology and how mindfulness practice can facilitate the integration between what we experience as "body" and "mind".
Cert.Couns., Grad Dip. Psychotherapy, Mem., A.A.S.P. Member PACFA Register
Eva is a psychotherapist and is in private practice in Sydney. She has been an MBSR teacher with Openground since 2004 and is a founding director of MTIA. She has also designed and teaches the Living with Compassion workshop. Eva trained in body-oriented, contemporary psychodynamic, developmental and relational orientations with the Somatic Institute of Australia in 2000 and trained with Openground and attended the Teacher Development Intensive offered by the CFM with Bob Stahl and Florence Meleo-Meyer in 2012. Eva has also had much experience in teaching mindfulness meditation as pain-management with cancer, HIV and AIDS and has worked in many organizations offering stress and anger management. Her interest in an integrated body-mind approach both personally and professionally has been deepened through many years of practice in insight meditation, yoga, Ortho-Bionomy, Body Mind Centering (BMC) and dance and theatre improvisation.
Dr Tania Gibbie
Dr Tania Gibbie, BBSc(Hons), MPsych(Health), PhD, is a Clinical and Health Psychologist, who works both in private and public hospitals. Tania received her initial training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in 2005 through Southern Synergy and has attended further training retreats under Professor Mark Williams and Dr Maura Kenny. Since this time, Tania has taught MBCT groups in a number of settings, including clinical research trials, to professional athletes, and post graduate psychology students. She has worked extensively with people experiencing chronic pain and relapsing depression, and has a keen interest in the psychology of both physical and mental health and illness.
How to get to the venue
By Air and then Bus:
MTIA organises a bus to pick up interstate/international people from Sydney airport and return them to Sydney airport on the last day of training.
Please book flights to be available to catch the bus at 11.30 am on the 30th March 2020.
On the 5th April 2020, the bus will leave Hartzer Park at 12.30 pm and arrive at the airport by 2:00 pm, so please book return flights from 3.00 pm (4.00 pm for international flights). Please check with your airline to make sure you have enough time to board.
If you are coming from Sydney or another location by car, please arrive at Hartzer Park by 1pm on 30th March 2020.
- If you withdraw two months before the event start date you will be refunded less your $500 deposit.
- If you withdraw between one and two months before the start date, you will be refunded fees less $1500
- If you withdraw one month or less before the start date, no refunds will be offered.
Notice of cancellation must be provided to MTIA via email and will be confirmed via reply email. MTIA cannot accept responsibility for correspondence that is delayed or for failure of delivery.
In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled by the organisers, registration fees will be fully refunded. No liability will be accepted for travel, accommodation or other costs / expenses incurred by participants.