Free Weekly Mindfulness and upcoming classes.

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Good morning and welcome to another week, and another little mindfulness workout!
Tomorrow CREATIVE MINDFULNESS starts, 7.30-9pm in Tawa, let me know if you want to join to learn and practice mindfulness AND work on your creative projects in a friendly and down to earth class.
Crocheters, knitters, colourers etc all welcome!!
 
>>>workout starts here<<<
 
Mindfulness is training your attention to be in the here and now, with an open and curious attitude, non judging of what is here.
Often we get stressed, by situations, by ourselves, by others. Mindfulness will not make stress never happen again, but it can help in managing stress, by doing just that: notice you get stressed!!
We can rage for some time, before we even notice what is actually going on with us. So that first step is the most important: notice that you are stressing out, looking at yourself.
Than be mindful of where in your body you feel stress, and just observe that. I find you are all clever people and usually once you learn to recognise the moment you are stressing out, and bringing your attention to your body, your feelings and what is going on in your mind, will give you a lightbulb moment as to what is going to be your next step. You can do this!
 
So no running away from stress, not beating yourself up about being stressed, just becoming aware of it is the way to move onwards. By practicing this, you will notice when you are being stressed much sooner, or you might even notice you are about to get stressed, and that is just great!!
 
Try it for a week and let me know if this is helpful,
have a great week,
M
🌷Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
ps Crocheting for calmness is so succesful, we are already taking bookings for next term!!
Here’s what people showed the second week at crochet class:
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Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout and upcoming classes

Upcoming classes:

Wednesday 2 August, 4 week learn to crochet at Tawa Community Adult Education.

Monday 7 August: 8 week Rewire Your Brain for Happiness MBSR in Churton Park.

Tuesday 15 August: 6 week Creative Mindfulness in Tawa.

 Email monique@easynowmindfulness.com to register.

 

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This picture is of an amazingly glorious tree in Dunedin that I just couldn’t stop looking at!! It reminded me of one of the attitudes of mindfulness, that is to notice things,  as if you are seeing them for the very first time.
 
Not only do we often take our surroundings for granted. The same counts for our ability to see and notice all the beauty around us! 
 
So this week, as you go about your days, take a few moments to look at everything around you, as if you are seeing it all, for the first time.
You might discover things that you have never noticed before! 
One of my students for exampe, was amazed by how many shades of green she could notice, when she was on the bus, taking in the views mindfully!
 
Have a great week!
M
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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Mindfulness for Parents in the Little Treasures Magazine

Today I was happy to see the article in the Little Treasures Magazine about Mindful Parenting, which I’m in! How exciting! I will post the article later on but you can get an impression here:

 

New classes coming up

Now the 8 week training is running smoothly, I have been busy looking at options to expand my business and spread the Easy Now Minfulness in the Wellington region.

Next schoolterm there will be another 8 week evening class at the Linden Social Centre, starting July 30, 19.30-21.00. You can register now for the early bird fee $125.

Next week I will get confirmation on the location of this class in Petone and Thorndon!

The new 4 week training Easy Now Mindful Parent will start next schoolterm at Churton Park Community Centre on the Wednesday morning, July 29, 11.00-12.00. I’m very excited about this new training! Register now for early bird fee $65.

Easy Now Mindful Parent will also start at the Linden Social Centre next school term, from Thursday morning August 27, 11.00-12.00.

New training Easy Now Mindful Parent

My 8 week Easy Now Mindfulness training was more than fully booked for the evening and I had to turn people down. The morning sessions still had spots left.

I gather most people are either at work or staying at home with litte ones. And because I think mindfulness is a very useful skill to have as a parent, I wanted to offer a training for the stay at home mums & dads. And grandparents!

I’ve been busy working on this training for parents and under 4s. Today I got the location confirmed and the training will be at the Churton Park Community Centre, starting next school term, on Wednesday July 29, $65 early bird booking.

There will also be an Easy Now Mindful Parent training at the Linden Social Centre, starting Thursday August 27, 11.00-12.00.