Mindfulness classes are now being offered on NSW Central Coast. Mindfulness is a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance well-being and help manage pain. Experienced mindfulness teacher Dean Wooding, who trained at one of the world’s leading centers for mindfulness, offers a range of courses for individuals, schools and organisations.
“Dean is a marvellous guy to work with, combining a strong ethical sense with an embodiment of the qualities of mindfulness and great people skills and humour… it makes him a terrific teacher of mindfulness meditation.”
Some level of stress is unavoidable but by understanding what stress is, we can train ourselves to react differently and manage it better.
What is Mindfulness?
- Mindfulness is a path to the present. That might sound inconsequential, but think of how often your mind wanders off, loses touch with the moment, and worries about your day-to-day concerns. It happens all the time, doesn’t it? And it makes us anxious.
- Mindfulness means staying alive to the present moment. You become mindful when you are experience a purposeful, present-moment awareness of what is happening in your mind, body and immediate surroundings. We call this moment-to-moment, calm and reflective capacity mindfulness.
- Mindfulness is not some exotic quality that requires you to change your religion or restructure your life. It’s an innate quality we all have. Anyone can learn to be more aware.
You can learn more about how mindfulness works to allow a calmer response to stress, anxiety or pain, on this page.
MBSR 8 week courses
Our 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in Gosford will recommence in February 2019. They include weekly meetings in a relaxed, welcoming group setting and one all-day retreat. We are maintaining a database of interested folks so please contact us to be added to the list.