Sunday 2 July: Tawa All Good Colourers, at the Community Centre 10-12.
Wednesday 2 August, 4 week learn to crochet at Tawa Community Adult Education
Monday 7 August: 8 week Rewire Your Brain for Happiness.
Tuesday 15 August: 6 week Creative Mindfulness.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Good morning from Dunedin!! Feeling grateful to be here and I couldn’t have done this without one of my best friends, looking after our kids!!
Mindfulness is easy, it’s paying attention, in the here and now, with curiosity, acceptance and openheartedness, and without judging.
That means, it’s mostly an attention trainer!
This week, try to bring your attention to your body, the sensations in your body, just a couple of times a day.
Usually when you’re walking, your mind will wander off. Bringing your focus back to your body can help in stopping this wandering. As often the wandering can be ruminating, worrying, stressing, planning etc. Which only fatigues the brain and makes you feel bad.
Another way to be more mindful of the body is to start practicing yoga. I use the downdog app and absolutely love it! Great for beginners too! You can use it any time, any where, even at your work 🙂
Don’t forget to register for the upcoming courses, the 8 week MBSR, 6 week creative mindfulness or the just crochet!!!
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
🌷the yoga app: https://www.downdogapp.com
31 May: Creative Mindfulness.
17 June: Mindfulness for Kids workshop
24 June: All Good Colourers
7 August: 8 week Rewire Your Brain for Happiness, MBSR training. This succesful mindfulness training is for beginners and for those who have done a short training before. Integrate mindfulness into your daily life and get 10+ downloadable exercises to practice at home. Down to earth class.
Mindfulness Workout of the week.
One of the things that always works, and is also part of the mindfulness for kids programme Pause Breathe Smile is that children are asked to smile as part of the mindfulness practices.
The body and brain are connected, they trigger each other and listen to another. You can use that, to influence how you feel. If you move your mouth into a smiley pose that will make you feel a little more positive. I bet you are trying it right now 😁
So this week, all you have to focus on, is to consciously bring your mouth to smile, a couple of times a day, and see what happens.
You can put a sticky note with a smiley face on your mirror, draw a little smiley on your hand, change your passwords to finish with SMILE, or set a timer a couple of times a day, anything to remind yourself to smile.
🤗Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
Lovely morning at the Tawa Community Centre this morning!! Colouring, a chat, coffee and great company!
Next opportunity 30 October!!
email monique@easynowmindfulness for details.
I have made some changes to my schedule. And I’m happy to let you know that I will be hosting a Coloring and Zendoodle for adults koha group every month at my local community centre in Tawa!!
It’s one of my giving back to community 2016 goals. Hope you pop in, first meeting is Sunday 21 February, 10-12 am.
Looking forward to see you there,
Now Christmas is over I can show you what the children made at the Zendoodle workshop, I hope the parents loved the presents they put together!
Hello lovely people, here’s the weekly mindfulness workout for this week, if you are up for it 🙂
Coloring is vey relaxing and reduces stress, it is a fun form of meditating.
It makes you use parts of your brain you might be ignoring, it improves your concentration and motor skills, it is cheap and you can do it by yourself or together, you get lovely results and will feel accomplished. If you have children you might also find that they want to color as soon as they see you’re having a good time coloring!
So to get you started I offer to email you my handmade free coloring pages to color in this week, just let me know where to email them to. And feel free to let others know about this too 🙂
Have a relaxed Christmas,