Mindfulness & Spirituality workshops will run intermittently over the year.
Each workshop will cover topics that are greatly beneficial for your further growth.There will also be time for people to ask questions they would like discussed, so that the sessions are very relevant to participants.
We will always meditate together and learn many different techniques towards greater presence. I regularly access enlightened states of love and “beingness” during meditation. Joining me in meditation will help to facilitate your own presence.This will immeasurably benefit every decision you make, bringing greater peace and joy into your life.
The next workshop will be on Sunday 1/3/2020 from 3pm until 5pm.
Topic; Healing from stressed or anxious feelings
Time; 3pm until 5pm
Place; Hall on the corner of Lombardy street and Elmwood avenue Woodlands
Cost; $30 or $25 for student/pensioner
Payment is preferably by Internet transfer before the workshop ( I will email payment details at booking) otherwise cash on the day is OK.
In my early life I experienced periods of stress, anxiety and insomnia.Also a period of depression. Every single one of those experiences was really a wonderful opportunity to grow.For many years now I have felt wholly well and deeply at peace. Something that is growing all the time.
I aim to live life in a centered way and love is very present.In meditation and at other times I often access that space which Eckhart Tolle would call “being”, at the center of which is pure love.My relationships are evolving in very wholesome ways.
I can guide you towards healing your life because I have healed my own. Healing requires two things.
The first is a willingness to work on presence, living more in connection with our deeper intuitive Self.When we are present we are living from our hearts or consciousness, this facilitates increasing love in every aspect of our lives.
The second is a willingness to face ourselves honestly and compassionately. There is a saying that “truth hurts”. Sometimes it is challenging to face things in ourselves that are difficult. However when we learn to do that with loving acceptance we can heal. Once we acknowledge our issues we can move beyond them and the rewards are immense.
I have over 29 years of experience in dealing with people, both in General Practice and in Mental Health. I have a deep understanding, from my own life and from witnessing the lives of others, on what is required for healing. Healing is a journey we have to undertake for ourselves however guidance is very valuable.
Testimonials for Mindfulness Classes
(These testimonials are for the Mindfulness classes. Names have been adjusted to preserve privacy)
“Just a quick note to say how incredibly incredible the course has been-the impact on the direction my life has taken has been just huge. I spent the whole first week crying, then I started looking in…and now I am building trust with the real me-not someone I have dared to declare until this week.”
“I am living so much more within my own vulnerability when I can access it.I am noticing how incredibly important vulnerability is. I had an evening out recently, and I was reluctant to go as it was an occasion I usually find dull. Turns out, when I go somewhere with an opened heart and can actually just be myself (such a scary thing for me)I have a wonderful time. So it occurred to me that in fact I am the one dulled by my own ‘interesting’ (not actually interesting at all) mask. It is so humbling learning this, even though I already knew it deep inside. Thank you for your gentle teaching. I know it must be hard for you to do because I know that in order to teach it you have to be it yourself. ” Sophie
” I have been able to unravel previous triggers of anxiety, to deal with unresolved feelings and to learn to accept what is.All of our wishing things were different never changes the circumstances it only causes us to live in limbo, resisting creates more pain.The sooner we accept things we can’t change the sooner we move past them, no matter how awful the circumstances are. Trish has a calm and accepting presence, within which I have felt safe to express my opinions. She has occasionally asked me hard and unexpected questions that have required honest consideration.Sometimes a journey like this can bring you to moments you don’t feel comfortable, but those moments are where the breakthroughs occur. This only happens if we are brave enough to explore the possibilities.” Sarah
“I believe being able to meditate has helped me keep myself in a positive frame of mind….I cannot thank you enough for the strength of mind I believe I have gained.” Sally
” I really think it’s good coming to the course and just learning to be present in the moment. Our minds are like a race track most of the time…learning to put the brakes on is great” Susan
” I signed up to the mindfulness course not really knowing what to expect. I learned to listen to my body and become aware of my thoughts…I gained skills to overcome obstacles in my life by being present. With mindfulness and meditation I can truly face myself and start to heal. Trish has a wonderful warm energy that she brings to each session….Her presence fills the room which brings a beautiful stillness to your mind and body. ” Margaret
“I greatly valued:
getting an understanding of mindfulness and how it can be applied in everyday life;
having a space to come and just ‘be’; and
having the opportunity to see that I wasn’t alone in many of the things I was feeling and experiencing.
The compassionate and open way the course was facilitated provided many valuable ‘aha’ moments,that have enabled me to come back and make positive and lasting changes in my life.As a result of mindfulness, the world is not so overwhelming and I feel better more often- I have time to stop and really appreciate the many lovely moments in my life.” Lisa
“Trish not only helps to educate participants on how to engage with the present moment, but also really helps you to understand what is standing in your way. Now I have an understanding of presence and ego, I am being more conscious of allowing myself to be vulnerable and authentic.” Kiara
“I felt very welcome at the course. Everyone who attended was very friendly, grounded and seemed to be like minded souls. I am sure everybody took away valuable lessons and experience. I would love to attend another course in the future.” Steven
” I gained considerable benefit from attending the mindfulness course with you. Of particular interest was the teaching around being a people carrier. Also the emphasis on not resisting and allowing what is to be. The discussion on vulnerability made me much more aware of the need to be open and to keep working on it. This course would benefit many people interested in understanding themselves more.” Neil