A Level 2 Insight Course
Mindfulness | Level 2
Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years and is now integrated into the fields of education, medicine, therapy, and people’s everyday lives because its many benefits have been widely researched and the results are indisputable.
At Insight International we view mindfulness as not merely a set of skills or practices but a way of being in the world that promotes wellness and peaceful equanimity on personal and interpersonal levels.
Why is this?
Mindfulness practice reduces stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms.
The symptoms mentioned above are because humans have a survival response that is absolutely necessary for our ability to adapt throughout our lives but sometimes it becomes sensitised to the extent that it interferes in our lives and elicits unhelpful coping mechanisms.
Mindfulness reduces the need for those coping mechanisms because it allows us to quickly regain our equilibrium, in a healthy way.
Another major issue is that on average, we spend 47% of our day lost in thought, thinking about the pressures of work, the stress of raising a healthy family, dreaming about things in the future or ruminating about regrets of the past. This keeps us from fully experiencing the present moment and we can never retrieve that moment once it has gone.
If you have completed our Introduction to Mindfulness – Level 1 course and are looking to take your skills to the next level, this course is for you.
Mindfulness practice will help you to:
- Manage stress
- Learn how to reshape your thoughts away from criticism and judgement
- Learn how to manage emotions and simply enjoy life more
- Be more present to others, produce more satisfying relationships and resolve conflict
- Improve heart rate variability and reduce heart disease risk
- Develop your ‘flow’
What you can expect
This course provides comprehensive teaching on mindfulness – informative videos, discussion, individual practice and feedback
- Course notes and reference reading
- An e-mail follow-up program to reinforce learning
- Guided mindfulness exercises
- A one day in-person course