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August 2017 Meeting
August 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Topic: Living Mindfully
Mindfulness refers to the willingness or ability to show up fully in your lives and live them as if they really mattered. It is a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in your life that allows you a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly. Come and join us to find out more about mindfulness and how you can introduce a few practical ways to live more mindfully.
Mindfulness is typically cultivated by a range of simple meditation practices, which aim to bring a greater awareness of thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and to develop the capacity to manage these with greater skill and compassion. This leads to an expansion of choice and capacity in how to meet and respond to life’s challenges, and therefore live with greater wellbeing, mental clarity and care for yourself and others.
"If we are to grasp the reality of our life while we have it, we will need to wake up to our moments. Otherwise, whole days, even a whole life, could slip past unnoticed." - Jon Kabat - Zinn
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Guest Speakers: Julie Elliott & Liz Witherspoon
Julie Elliott and Liz Witherspoon are both accredited coaches with Results Coaching Systems. They founded Simplicity Coaching in 2008 when they realised their mutual passion for working with people to identify what really matters to them so that they can live a life in alignment with their true self. They started off by facilitating retreats in the KZN Midlands and have grown their business to include individual coaching, specialising in the Enneagram and running Mindfulness-based workshops, programs and talks.
They have just completed a 2 year Post-Graduate Certificate Course in Mindfulness Based Interventions through IMISA and Stellenbosch University.