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Mindfulness

Mindfulness Month: August 2018

Mindfulness Month at The Hydro offers guests multiple opportunities to learn about Mindfulness and especially to experience it in a variety of ways.

Throughout August 2108, a range of professionals with training in Mindfulness programs will provide insights and education around this most widely endorsed antidote to global stress.

Remember, as our treasured guest, you are welcome to attend any and all of the sessions below at no extra cost. We are committed to offering you the best possible means to recover your natural balance and restore your wellbeing.

We want to help you to enhance the quality of your life!

Week 1 (Wed 1 – Sun 5 August)

Talks/demo’s are at 2 – 3.15pm daily unless longer workshops are offered. Guided meditations at 7.15 – 8pm

  • Wed: Mindfulness – It’s NOT what you think! with Jenny Bovim (Liquid Body practitioner at The Hydro)
  • Thur: Tuning In With Kind Attention with Belinda Munro (Mindfulness-based coach, Pilates trainer)
  • Fri: An Introduction to Mindfulness with Liza Hamman (educational psychologist)
  • Sat: Mandala Art – an art workshop with Samantha Davis (art therapist)

Week 2 (Mon 6 – Sun 12 August)

Talks/demo’s are at 2 – 3.15pm daily unless longer workshops are offered. Guided meditations at 7.15 – 8pm

  • Mon: Part 1: Living in the Moments of My Life with Michael Crockett (retired Methodist Bishop)
  • Tue: Part 2: Winning the Battle for the Mind with Michael Crockett (ditto)
  • Wed: Touch Life Deeply with Mindfulness  with Libby Collins (clinical psychologist)
  • Thur: Longevity and Mindfulness with Robyn Wolff (trauma counsellor, designer)
  • Fri: Being vs Doing & Mindful Communication with Nicky Lamprecht (business woman, Buddhist)
  • Sun: Does Mindfulness Increase Happiness? with Denise Washkansky (clinical psychologist, life coach)

Week 3 (Mon 13 – Sun 19 August)

Talks/demo’s are at 2 – 3.15pm daily unless longer workshops are offered. Guided meditations at 7.15 – 8pm

  • Mon: Part 1: Power of Awareness with Linda Kantor (clinical psychologist, yoga teacher)
  • Tue: Part 2: Mitigating the Effects of Stress with Linda Kantor (ditto)
  • Wed: FM Alexander: A Mindful Visionary with Wendy Miller (Alexander practitioner at The Hydro)
  • Thur: Everyday Mindfulness with Sarah Foale (Mindfulness-based coach)
  • Fri: An Introduction to Mindfulness with Liza Hamman (educational psychologist)
  • Sat: Mandala Art – an art workshop with Samantha Davis (art therapist)
  • Sun: Positive Impacts of Mindfulness with Jane Tough (executive coach)

Week 4 (Mon 20 – Sun 26 August)

  • Mon: Meditation: It’s NOT what you think! with Jenny Bovim (Liquid Body therapist at The Hydro)
  • Tue: Clay Play – a creative workshop with Michelle Knight (ASTAR practitioner)
  • Wed: talk/demo to be confirmed by Danielle Klemp (medical doctor and Mindfulness trainer)
  • Thur: talk/demo to be confirmed by Violetta Roziers (social worker)
  • Fri 2: talk/demo to be confirmed by Toni Shaked (social worker)
  • Sat: workshop to be confirmed by Barbara McCrea (Feldenkrais practitioner)
  • Sun:  talk/demo to be confirmed by Elaine Hackner (social worker, yoga teacher)

Week 5 (Mon 27 – Fri 31 August)

  • Mon :  talk/demo to be confirmed by Debbie Grusd (physiotherapist)
  • Tue:   talk/demo to be confirmed by Lindiwe Mthembu-Salter (trauma counsellor)
  • Wed:  talk/demo to be confirmed by Libby Collins (clinical psychologist)
  • Thur:  talk/demo to be confirmed by Sarah Foale (Mindfulness-based coach)
  • Fri:  talk/demo to be confirmed by Liza Hamman (educational psychologist)

Please note, the majority of our presenters have been trained in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI’s). These follow the program designed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and successfully implemented by him as MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) at Massachusetts Hospital Stress Clinic ever since. This widely endorsed method imparts the techniques that 40 years of scientific research have shown to be most effective in managing life’s stress as well as providing a range of other benefits that improve effectiveness and quality of life.

The talk/demo’s shown above are generally followed on the same evening by a short meditation guided by the presenter.  Consequently, you will have ample opportunity to hear about the science behind the effectiveness of Mindfulness as well as experience aspects of it for yourself. This is absolutely vital, since neither Mindfulness nor meditation can ever be fully understood simply by reading or talking about it.

Yes, it’s quite true what they say: Meditation is NOT what you think!

Other Mindful Therapies and Activities at the Hydro