The world has entered what is being referred to “The Age of Mindfulness”. People are yearning for authenticity in their daily lives that cannot be reached externally—the answers lie within. Tapping into this place of truth creates freedom from the thoughts and emotions that constrain us.
The International School of Mindfulness teaches people how to be active participants in their own healing. We are a global community of teachers and students committed to cultivating an intimacy with awareness, transforming our relationship with our body, mind and heart and the people we love and interact with.
We honour the dignity of each individual and their unique contributions. Our courses encourage participants to engage in mindful strategies and practices that foster the essence of being versus doing by experiencing stillness, silence, and awareness.
Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.
The Absolute Beginners course shows you how to see the present circumstances of your life with clarity and freedom and open your heart to the wonderment of life. It offers practical skills to reset and reconnect as you go about your day.
This ISoM three-week course is designed to introduce you to the foundations of a mindfulness mediation practice.
The key to optimal wellbeing lies within us all.
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Where the mind goes, the body will follow.
EIGHT WEEK PROGRAM
Medical research has proven that mindfulness and meditation aids in the recovery of ill health in terms of stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, autoimmune disease and more. The mind is a powerful healer. It is something we all carry within and yet not everyone knows how to control it.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, (MBSR) is an evidence-based practice giving students access to a lifetime of optimal health and well-being. Through integration of the whole being, students learn how to break negative cycles and tap into their own uniqueness in eight weeks.
It takes eight weeks of consistent practice to change cognitive, emotional, neurological and behavioural patterns. Over the course of the program, students will be taught a number of key skills centred around mindfulness. We take a deep and exploratory journey within as we learn to take time aside each day to just connect with ourselves and observe our thought patterns. Awareness of the mind provides us with a deeper understanding of how our thoughts and emotions can impact our wellbeing. Through mindfulness we learn to embrace whole heartedly the beauty and wonderment of life along with the curve balls, observing them as a temporary state of mind.
By the end of the program students will be equipped with resources to live a more enriched life. They will be able to switch off negative thought patterns that no longer serve them by simply observing their presence and then letting them go. The course is both participatory and engaging and you will be gently supported every step of the way.
Our eight week program is both online and in person (Hong Kong) and includes:
Information Session This runs for 90 minutes and provides an overview of the eight week program including mindfulness practices, research and course particulars. This is your opportunity to raise any questions you have about the program and to get to know us.
8 x Weekly Sessions Each session runs for 2.5 hours. You will be provided with hand-outs and audio recordings to support you along the way.
1 Day Retreat This runs for seven hours and is designed to deepen your awareness of mindfulness through the formal cultivation over an extended period of time.
Home Practice For a minimum of 45 minutes each day, students are encouraged to find time for meditation practice.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, eight-week meditation program. It is one of the most widely known clinical programs of its type, designed to integrate mindfulness into everyday life, facilitate increased well-being and reduce psychological distress. The programs creator, professor emeritus Jon Kabat-Zinn, is an internationally renowned author, lecturer, teacher and scientist who has been attributed to transforming Eastern mindfulness practices into methods for the West. He designed this program for people suffering chronic and acute stress, chronic pain and illness, and associated anxiety and depression.
The MBSR method is a simple yet powerful practice of bringing our awareness to the present moment while quietly observing the sensations, thoughts and emotions that pass through our minds without judgement. MBSR interrupts the habit of getting lost in thoughts which often are about the future or past and trains our mind to remain present in the here and now.
MBSR has become the gold standard in mindfulness training around the world. The techniques taught in this program supports our ability to manage the stresses of everyday life and improve our mental and physical wellbeing which is essential to life.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, & non-judgementally.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness matters—it impacts key workplace outcomes. By training our brain to remain in the present moment we increase the ability to remain focussed, to absorb information and regulate our attention. Mindfulness meditation is used by some of the world’s greatest leaders to enhance clarity and stimulate creativity while also increasing discipline.
When you create disciplines for organised thought as well as free-flowing and disorganised thought, you have made the intellectual soil fertile for epiphanies.
Our Mindfulness practices cultivate mental clarity for busy and stressed minds and are suitable for beginners or experienced meditators.
Our mission is to create connection, community and inspire lifestyle change in your workplace. We want to create a sustainable and meaningful wellness offering for you, to improve the health, well-being and stress of your leadership and teams.
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“If you just sit & observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, & when it does, there's room to hear more subtle things—that's when your intuition starts to blossom, & you start to see things more clearly & be in the present more.”
— Steve Jobs