Being Present – Level 1 Mindfulness Course 2019-2020


Udruga Mindfulness Hrvatska u suradnji s Mindfulness Association u Engleskoj 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. Tečaj se održava u Zagrebu na Gornjem gradu.

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. Ovaj tečaj je preduvjet za treninge viših nivoa, kao što je učiteljski trening za one koji žele poučavati mindfulness tečajeve. Ovom nivou tečaja se također mogu priključiti i početnici.
Tečaj se održava na engleskom jeziku i vode ga Ewa Orlowska and David McMurtry.

Module/Weekend 1 ’Start Where You Are’ : 11-12 January 2020
Module/Weekend 2 ‘Working With Distraction’ : 04-05 April 2020
Module/Weekend 3 ’Self Acceptance’ : 30-31 May 2020
Module/Weekend 4 ‘Undercurrent and Observer’ : 29-30 August 2020


Za upite i dodatne informacije molimo pošaljite email na: info@mindfulness-hrvatska.hr

Tekst dolje je dostupan za sada samo na engleskom jeziku.


‘Being Present’ (named Certificated Mindfulness Training Course in year 2019) 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.

‘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 and David McMurtry.

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’ : 04-05 April 2020
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’ : 30-31 May 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’ : 29-30 August 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.

Cost
The fee for ‘Being Present’ is 3500HRK for members of Mindfulness Hrvatska, 4000HRK for non-members, payable in up to 3 payments. To become a member of Mindfulness Hrvatska please contact us through our website or send us an email.

To reserve a place on the course or if you have any questions, please email info@mindfulness-hrvatska.hr. The course is limited to 20 participants.
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