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New Groups with Carola Poblete

New offerings at Warwick Psychology  

Mindfulness Based Yoga Therapy – Mondays 6 –  7 pm (from Monday 6 July )Beginners  / Level 1 class. No flexibility needed 10 pass $120 Drop in $15

Mindfulness and Meditation  – Mondays  7.15 – 8pm (from Monday 6 July) drop in – suggested $10 donation.

Positive Psychology Coaching – Free Trial : 1hr session (last Saturday of every month – max 4 appointments) (from 27 June)


Energy healing / Reiki – Saturday appointments $70 1hr (from 27 June)

Mindfulness Based Yoga Therapy

Mindfulness based yoga therapy combines a unique healing combination of breath, movement, Yoga philosophy, dialogue, along with a sequenced flow and meditation. The focus is not exclusively on the Yoga postures and the class will be tailored to the group or to the individual.  Yoga involves gentle spinal movements that activate the body’s energy and can easily release a person’s physical tension and pain, which then in turn can help release stored emotions.

Mindfulness is a large part of Yoga Therapy as it incorporates awareness of the body’s functions and feelings. Mindfulness helps individuals understand their own thought processes.

Mindful awareness is about being in tune with how one feels and having an awareness of what is going on inside one’s body. With Yoga, meditation and practice we can learn to trust and understand the messages given by our own body. Studies have shown that Mindful Yoga and meditation can affect the cerebral cortex, improving focus and awareness. The cerebral cortex is the centre of the brain that is responsible for impulses, irrational thoughts and behaviours.

The practice of Yoga addresses human suffering and it does it in our most immediate and accessible environment – the body.

Benefits of Mindfulness Based Yoga Therapy include:

  • Integration of physical and mental health
  • Acceptance of one’s self and body
  • Enhanced ability to make healthy choices
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Connection to self and others
  • Vitality and engagement in life
  • to regain a sense of comfort and ease,
  • to non-verbally process feelings that transcend language, and
  • to experientially cultivate a friendly relationship with the body, serving as a reminder of their innate resilience.

Mindfulness Based Yoga Therapy is an integrative therapy suited to clients wishing to improve:

  • Distress tolerance – staying with a challenging experience without
    becoming overwhelmed
  • Mindful noticing – noticing our physical sensations, emotions and
    thoughts, with an attitude of compassion & acceptance.
  • Emotional regulation – the opportunity to manage changing mood states, by using opportunities to self regulate and self soothe.

New Groups with Elena Lennox

Elena is an accredited Resilience Trainer, Wellbeing Coach and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, well versed in the tools to support and grow healthy minds and healthy people.  B.A., P.G. Certificate in Education,  P.G. Certificate in HR, Cert IV Workplace Trainer, Resilience for Trauma therapist.

Is anxiety sapping your energy and preventing you from doing the things you love? Do you want to get your ‘mojo’ back to build your resilience and improve your performance at work?

Discover the Best You with a range of workshops designed to improve confidence, build emotional intelligence and ‘tame anxiety’.

The ActionPlus toolkit, is designed to show you how to create a personal ‘self care plan’ to encourage new habits and support personal growth. Movement and sound are carefully integrated into this programme to develop new neural pathways and reinforce learning with brain gym and simple Qigong.

The Resilience at Work professional toolkit measures your resilience to leverage your strengths and identify focus areas.

As a teacher and a sports coach Elena’s goal was to motivate her students to grow to their full potential. Rising levels of anxiety in schools meant that Elena’s focus turned to building resilience, improving wellbeing and fitness. Recently she has been working with organisations to create a mentally safe workplace and to improve performance through Resilience Professional Development.

Courses – interactive workshops  60 – 90 minutes    afternoon –  after school – evening

Taming Anxiety                                   six weeks         Teenagers / Adults

Build your Resilience                          six weeks         Teenagers / Adults

Cognitive Development                      four weeks      Adults / Seniors (stay sharp, live longer)

Mental Health First Aid                       two days or blended course online and two half days

Contact admin@wps.support or call 046 88 911 00

Outside of work, Elena loves to kayak on the river and run kayaking courses. She is passionate about that mind body connection and believes that regular exercise, meditation and Qigong practise (Energy + Movement) is the secret of a long healthy life.

Elena enjoys a close connection with Aboriginal elders and loves to ‘yarn’ with them and connect to the land. She is keen to support reconciliation and find a way forward to work together to improve outcomes for indigenous peoples. She loves taking groups to special sites to connect and tap into the wonderful energy of ‘country’.www.elenalennox.com

Memories….

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Get out there and walk, people!

New study offers ‘strongest evidence’ yet that exercise helps prevent depression

Does physical activity reduce depression, or does depression reduce physical activity? A new study has found that it’s the former, with exercise having a protective effect against depression. Read the full story

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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