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Mindfulness Hrvatska u suradnji s Mindfulness Association sklopila je suradnju kako bi u Hrvatskoj po prvi put ponudili certificirani mindfulness tečaj duljeg trajanja. Tečaj se sastoji od 4 cjelodnevna vikend modula, koji se provode u periodu od 8 mjeseci.

Ovaj tečaj pruža dubinsko iskustvo osobne prakse. Idealan je za sve koji već imaju iskustvo, kao npr. one koji su završili uvodni tečaj od 8 tjedana (MBLC) i koji žele dalje učiti i razvijati svoju praksu. Ovom nivou tečaja se također mogu priključiti i početnici. ‘Being Present’ je preduvjet za treninge viših nivoa, kao što je učiteljski trening za one koji žele poučavati mindfulness tečajeve.
Tečaj se održava na engleskom jeziku i vode ga Ewa Orlowska i David McMurtry.


Prvi vikend je već održan, no ukoliko ste završili 8-tjedni MBLC (Mindfulness Based Living Course ) ili pohađali Level 1 Workshop održanu u ožujku 2020, možete se priključiti programu “Being Present” od vikenda 2. Ukoliko prisustvujete svim sljedećim vikendima: 2, 3 i 4, primit ćete certifikat o sudjelovanju, koji je preduvjet za treninge viših nivoa.

Zbog situacije i aktualnih mjera, pomaknuti su planirani termini vikenda 2, 3, i 4. Novi raspored:
Module/Weekend 2 ‘Working With Distraction’ : 30-31 May 2020 (in Gornji Grad or online, depending upon whether or not the corona virus measures have been relaxed).
Module/Weekend 3 ’Self Acceptance’ : 29-30 August 2020
Module/Weekend 4 ‘Undercurrent and Observer’ : 10-11 October 2020.

Za upite i dodatne informacije molimo pošaljite email na: [email protected]

Detaljnije informacije o tečaju, niže na engleskom jeziku:

‘Being Present’ is a course hosted by Mindfulness Hrvatska in partnership with the UK-based Mindfulness Association.

This mindfulness training provides an in-depth personal practice experience. It is ideal for anyone who has previous experience of mindfulness such as those who has completed the introductory 8 week MBLC, and who want to develop their practice. It is also open to beginners who have no past experience of mindfulness.

This course is the gateway to training at higher levels, including teacher training for those who wish to go on to teach mindfulness. After completing ‘Being Present’ you can undertake the Teaching Skills Course which we run each year in partnership with the UK’s Mindfulness Association. Completion of the Teaching Skills Course, qualifies you to organise and teach the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC).

‘Being Present’ has 4 modules each with a two-day teaching weekend, spread out over an eight month period. The course aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulness practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. Participants on the course will be taught progressive skills in Mindfulness through presentations, guided practice and small group sessions. A strong emphasis is placed upon experiential learning and there is an expectation that participants will develop a regular mindfulness practice. There will be home assignments that include, in addition to practicing mindfulness, daily life exercises and journal writing.

The course is taught in English by Ewa Orlowska, a Lead Tutor from Poland, and David McMurtry.

Weekend 1 has been held, however if you have completed our 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course, or the Level 1 workshop in March 2020, you are able to join ‘Being Present’ starting with weekend 2. If you complete weekends 2, 3 and 4, you will receive a certificate of completion.

The four module weekends are:
Module/Weekend 1 ’Start Where You Are’ : 11-12 January 2020
Mindfulness is defined as paying attention to our moment by moment experience in a way that is non-judgmental and kind. We are initiated into this graduated process through the core sitting practice of settling, grounding, resting and mindfulness support. We also practice bodyscan and walking meditation and simple practices for integrating mindfulness into daily life. We simultaneously work on developing kindness as a basis for self-compassion.

Module/Weekend 2 ‘Working With Distraction’ : 30-31 May 2020 (in Gornj Grad or online, depending upon whether or not the corona virus measures have been relaxed).
Having had the opportunity to practice settling, grounding, resting and support on a daily basis since Weekend One, we are now in a position to become more familiar with how the mind moves and the unique pathways of habit it follows. We become increasingly familiar with the changing dynamic of mindfulness and distraction, and begin to see how distraction reveals an inner world of habitual patterning that ensnares our energies. We also begin to recognise attitudes of preference – like and dislike – and see how they narrow and contract our awareness, imprisoning us. In this context we learn to be able to see the difference between habitual reactions driven by conditioning and informed choices based on intelligent discernment.

Module/Weekend 3 ’Self Acceptance’ : 29-30 August 2020
Throughout our training we are working in two areas – redirecting our attention to the present moment by using a mindfulness support, while at the same time learning to accept the diverse range of our inner experience. Part of mindfulness practice is learning to work with strong emotions that arise and developing the capacity to ‚hold’ difficult experiences within body and mind. Identifying our reactive patterns of preference reveals how working on attitude is all important, and so, through training in acceptance we learn to acknowledge and come to terms with difficult thoughts and emotions by paying them close attention with a kind and inclusive attitude. This leads to a gradual dis-identification with the contents of our experience and shift in perspective in which we come to see that we are not our thoughts.

Module/Weekend 4 ‘Undercurrent and Observer’ : 10-11 October 2020
During this module we bring together all the themes from the previous three modules and help participants set up an ongoing mindfulness practice for going forward in their lives. At this point we explore the model of ‘undercurrent and observer’ as a way of mapping out the inner landscape of our mind and identifying where change can take place. The ‘undercurrent’ refers to the continuous stream of thoughts, emotions, memories and images that stream through our mind moment by moment, whether we like it or not. The ‘observer’ refers to that part of our mind that sees the undercurrent and has the capacity to reflect on itself. As our practice deepens we learn to step out of the undercurrent and simply leave it alone. Instead, we focus on working with the attitudes of preference in our observer as this is where genuine change can take place.

Each day of the teaching weekend is from 10:00-16:00.

Each of the 4 weekends of the ‘Being Present’ Course costs 1200 kunas, 4800 kunas for the whole course. This includes, the course fee, a manual or handbook for each weekend and refreshments. Please let us know of this not affordable for you and we can confidentially discuss options.

To reserve a place on the course or if you have any questions, please email [email protected] The course is limited to 20 participants.