Dates: 13th - 20th April, 2018
Times: Starts Friday 2pm, 13th April and concludes 12 midday, Friday 20th April, 2018
Please note arrival is at 1pm for a 2pm start and ensure you have had your lunch before you arrive on Friday.
Venue: Hartzer Park, Bowral, NSW
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
The AU April 2018 Intensive is now fully booked.
There are spaces available in the Aukland, NZ Intensive October 2018
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".
Dr Maura Kenny
Maura is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression in Adelaide.
She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in the areas of Stress, Mood and Anxiety disorders, has conducted research in these areas, and has used these approaches in clinical, organisational and workplace settings. Maura has a special interest in the wellbeing of medical staff, has developed an Introduction to Mindfulness course for healthcare Professionals and is the Director of Mindful Self Care Programs.
Since 2008, she has been involved in training and supervising others in mindfulness-based approaches. She co-founded MTI and is an Associate Teacher-Trainer at the University of Oxford's Mindfulness Centre.
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.
Dianne is recognized as a Senior Mindfulness Based Teacher in New Zealand, being one of the earliest teachers to offer the 8 week MBSR programme in Auckland, and has been providing Mindfulness Based programmes for the past 16 years. She is the NZ Co-director of Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI) - Australia &New Zealand and is involved in supervising mindfulness teachers on their mindfulness teacher training pathway.
Over the past 17 years Dianne has undertaken a number of intensive MBSR trainings with Jim Carmody, and in 2009 attended the Sydney health professionals training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.
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 11.00 am on the 13th April 2018.
On the 20th April, 2018, 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 13th April 2018.
Cost: $2995.00 (inc GST)
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A 10% non-refundable deposit will be payable on enrolment.
A 90% refund will be issued if cancellation is received up to two months before the event.
A 50% refund will be issued up to one month before the event.
However, in either of those two circumstances, if a substitute person can be found so that MTIA is not impacted financially there will be a full refund less the initial deposit of 10%.
No refunds will be issued after 9th March, 2018 except in extenuating circumstances.
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.