A Level 1 Insight Introductory Course
Introduction to Mindfulness | Level 1
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.
Mindfulness practice will help you to:
- Manage stress
- Learn how to reshape your thoughts away from criticism and judgement
- Learn how to manage emotions more effectively
- Be more present to others, resolve conflict, and enjoy more satisfying relationships
- Improve heart rate variability and reduce heart disease risk
- Develop your ‘flow’
Who should attend:
Anybody who has an interest in the health of their mind and body and is curious about the field of mindfulness. This is a foundational course and ideal for those who want to experience it. You then have the opportunity to build on this knowledge with Mindfulness Level 2.
What you can expect:
This is a theoretical and practical workshop. It provides a top-line understanding of the theory delivered through teaching and video tutorials. The theory is applied through discussion, individual practice and then feedback.
- Course notes and reference reading
- An e-mail follow-up program to reinforce learning
- Guided mindfulness exercises
- Insight Mindfulness Certificate Level 1
We are committed to fostering an encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people.
Come and join us and learn how to rewire your brain for success.