CONSCIOUS

CHANGE

 

8 Week Mindfulness-based

Personal Growth Program

 

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Benefits

course content

next courses

facilitator

testimonials

GROUND RULES

Relieve stress, anxiety, and maximise well-being to create a rich,

meaningful and fulfilling life.

 

Conscious Change is an 8 week (2.5 hour sessions with daily practice) group program in Brisbane, limited to 10 participants. It involves attention training practices, cognitive change strategies and hands-on mindfulness exercises/meditations that teaches participants how to live in the present moment and thrive during emotionally challenging times.

"I'm truly thankful to have come across Jon at Conscious Beginnings. I have always found him to be extremely insightful, intuitive and compassionate.

 

I have attended a mindfulness course with Jon as well drop-in sessions and each experience never ceased to amaze me with the self-awareness and spiritual growth that Jon facilitates for the participants. Magic really does happen in his sessions and it's a credit to his experience, expertise and personality.

 

I would encourage anyone and everyone to access Conscious Beginnings services, wherever you are in your life. If you are open to the learnings, the tools you will gain are invaluable and will assist you in all aspects of yor life.

 

Thank you for all that you have assisted me with Jon, on both my spiritual journey and path to wellbeing.”

 

- Leanne Wiles

Improve well-being

and happiness

by learning to live

in the present

and cultivating

self-awareness

Reduce stress and anxiety

through psychological insight and

emotional healing

Be fully

present in the

here-and-now

Develop positive relationships

with self and others by utilising mindfulness

based techniques

Become more balanced

Enhance emotional intelligence

by learning

evidence-based

new skills

Conscious Changes provides a safe platform where participants realise that they are not alone to experience challenges.

Although participants are encouraged to express their honest feelings and thoughts, they choose how much to disclose in each session.

Benefits

Researchers found that meditators were calmer and happier“Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex (...) This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. (...) The researchers found that the meditators showed a pronounced shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.”

 

– Psychology Today

 

 

 

A study was performed by the University of Queensland on the 2016 Conscious Change courses to examine the beneficial effects of increased awareness and acceptance in life. The findings of the study showed that participating in the eight-week Conscious Change program generally led to an increase in mindfulness as well as a significant decrease in perceived stress. This shows that efforts to change your relationship with stressful and uncomfortable experiences in your life can be improved by mindfulness practice.

 

Course Content

 

 

Each module focuses on a significant issue related to life’s challenges or potential growth opportunities, and identifies optimal ways to deal with them. This program requires dedication, commitment and practice to cultivate a mindful approach in life. Psychological insight and emotional healing occur over time through regular practice of mindfulness.

Week 1

Mindfulness & the Science of Happiness

  • Find out how mindfulness can improve your life
  • Cultivate present moment awareness
  • Learn from the latest research how to increase happiness and well-being
  • Bringing mindfulness in your daily activities
  • Guided meditation: Mindfulness of Breath and Body Awareness

 

Week 2

Stress Management

  • Identify unhealthy coping strategies under stress
  • Learn effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Guided Meditation: Body Scan

 

Week 3

Managing Emotions

  • Increase self-awareness and become more emotionally alert
  • Manage & express emotions effectively
  • The RAIN process
  • Guided Meditation: RAIN

 

Week 4

Kindness & Compassion

  • Cultivate compassion towards oneself and others
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Accept yourself unconditionally
  • Guided Meditation: Unconditional Acceptance

Week 5

Mindful Relationships & Communication

  • Improve your relationships by communicating clearly and listening attentively
  • Develop healthy boundaries and deal with conflict effectively
  • Guided Meditation: Body Meditation with the group

 

Week 6

Resilience

  • Find optimal ways to overcome life’s challenges
  • Develop emotional and cognitive strength
  • Guided Meditation: Mountain Meditation

 

Week 7

Procrastination

  • Be time efficient and create a work/life balance
  • Emotions regulation & Radical acceptance
  • Deal with fear of failure and become more innovative
  • Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Thoughts

 

Week 8

Gratitude & Moving Forward

  • Learn about the power of gratitude
  • Cultivate more gratitude in daily life
  • Reframing disaster
  • Guided Meditation: Loving Kindness

What is included

Mindfulness manual with tips, educational material and weekly practices
Meditations available at any time, on any device

Workbook

 

A 65 page manual that includes useful tips, educational material and weekly practices. This gives you an opportunity to try practical techniques in daily life.

Guided Mindfulness Meditations

 

Guided meditations are available at any time, on any device.

Additional resources on mindfulness
Support and motivation to implement mindfulness in your daily life

Weekly Emails

 

Benefit from additional resources on mindfulness

8 Weekly 2.5 Hour Group Sessions in the heart of Brisbane

 

Get the support of the group process to keep up the motivation and share your challenges in a safe environment.

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COMING SOON

NEXT COURSES

 

Below are the available dates of our 8 week programs in 2018.

These programs take place every Wednesday or Thursday, from 6:30pm till 9:00pm

 

The investment for this course is $450 which includes 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions + a 65 page workbook, guided mindfulness meditations you can stream online, and weekly emails with additional resources on mindfulness.

 

Book now to benefit from the Early Bird price ($390). In case you don't have PayPal, please contact us to arrange a bank transfer.

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FACILITATOR

 

Mindfulness educator and psychotherapist in BrisbaneJon is a registered counsellor and the founder of Conscious Beginnings – Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Education. He works with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-esteem issues. He is passionate about raising consciousness and helping others to discover meaningful ways to live.

 

He has been practising meditation and mindfulness for over 10 years and it became an essential part of his daily life. Mindfulness helps him to live in the moment and be fully present with people he works with. He currently lives in Brisbane and runs group and corporate mindfulness trainings in addition to his private practice.

 

Conscious Beginnings is supporting the University of Queensland (UQ) by offering an opportunity to a selected 2nd year Master of Counselling student to participate in this 8- week course. This program will be co-facilitated by a UQ student, who will be under the supervision of the group facilitator.

TestimonialS

"I have enjoyed the Mindfulness sessions by Jon, and found them to be both nourishing and restorative."

- JULIA

 

"Hello Jon, I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to meet you and have some sessions with you. Your fresh approach and presentation and interaction during our discussions was a great help to me."

- DENICE

"Jon has opened my mind to new experiences that have assisted me greatly in my practice of being present and accepting “What Is”. (...) I am a spiritual being and believe everything happens for a reason; there are no coincidences. I am grateful that Jon came into my life at this moment. So if you are reading this testimonial, there is a reason Jon is currently in your life (...) Consider yourself blessed and I urge you to engage his services."

- JAY

 

"It’s been a great learning experience for me."

- JORDI

 

 

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Ground Rules

 

Conscious Change Program is limited to 10 participants.

 

This is a confidential closed group. It is expected that you will attend all sessions. If there is an urgent matter that might prevent you from attending, please notify the group leader. Please be punctual.

 

Who is it suitable for?

 

This program is suitable for anyone who would like to learn about mindfulness, and bring positive change and transformation into their lives. No prior knowledge or experience in mindfulness or meditation is required.

 

Sessions

 

Sessions are 2.5 hours for 8 weeks. There will be group discussions, sharing, feedback, mindfulness exercises and guided meditations.

 

Refund Policy

 

A full refund will be given back until one week prior to the start of the Conscious Change program (a processing fee of $50 will be incurred in case of cancellation). After this date, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in one of the future programs.

Not in Brisbane?

Conscious Beginnings offers individual counselling and mindfulness training on Skype or over the phone, in the comfort of your home.

 

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