September-October 2013 Mindfulness Courses

Note: This is a provisional programme subject to venue confirmations.

We apologise for shorter courses but the presenters are unavailable for longer periods over this time.

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of skilled, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.

Most of us spend vital energy and mental activity focused in the past or the future. We lose touch with our present-moment power. Not only does this compromise our ability to act, but it negatively affects our state of mind, and creates mental habits of longing for the past and obsessing or worrying about the future.

How does mindfulness training help?

When we learn mindful awareness of our thoughts, our emotions and our sensory experiences, and we practice working with what each moment offers, we can regain our strength, a feeling of being whole and calm, and sharpen our focus.

In mindfulness meditations, we pay attention to the present moment’s smallest details and learn not to react automatically to what we observe. These mental habits then spill over into our daily lives carrying with them a peaceful, more balanced and happier mindset, even in the face of challenges and upsets.

Relevant information for each course:

  • Course Fee: $40 for the whole course, including a CD (MP3 format).  Payment due at the beginning of the first session (please come 15min earlier on this day)
  • What to Bring: Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested ; bring your  own cushion for meditation (if you would prefer this to sitting on a chair). Plus an open receptive mind that is prepared to be honest with itself (irrespective of what condition it may be in).

NB Each course is limited to 20 people.

Please make a booking by emailing Pam & Dave Sheehan at zimsheehans [at] gmail.com clearly indicating

  • which course you wish to attend, and
  • supplying your name and vehicle registration number to allow you to access to Lamenier Village (Monday courses).

A. Monday courses at Larmenier Village Community Hall, 4 Ridgewaynorth Road, Highlands

1. 4 Week Course (Monday mornings) learning basic Mindfulness techniques to create more calm and clarity in our daily living

  • For beginners (and also a refresher for those with previous Mindfulness experience)
  • Dates: 4 Monday mornings 23 , 30 September, 7 and 14 October
  • Times: 09.30-11.00 hrs
  • Presenters: Dave Sheehan and Jayne Pilossof

2. 4 Week Course (Monday evenings) – Mindfulness Training as a way to overcome Fear and Anger

  • For beginner and more experienced mindfulness practitioners/meditators
  • Dates: 4 Monday evenings 23 , 30 September, 7 and 14 October
  • Times: 17.15 – 19.00 hrs
  • Presenters: Dave Sheehan and Mia Moers

B. Tuesday evening course at Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo (near 9th Street)

3. 4 Week Course (Tuesday evenings) – Learning basic Mindfulness techniques to create more calm and clarity in our daily living

  • For beginners (and also a refresher for those with previous Mindfulness experience)
  • Dates: 4 Tuesday evenings 24 September; 1 , 8 , 15 October
  • Times: 17.30 – 19.00 hrs
  • Presenters : Dave Sheehan and Jayne Pilossof

“The Key to Tranquillity and a Life of Happiness is in the Understanding of your own Mind”

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