Understanding Mindfulness?

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Open to everyone, this seminar is ideal for education and healthcare professionals and practitioners seeking to understand mindfulness in greater depth.

Date: Wed 23rd Sept 6:30pm–9:00pm, REPEATED  Thu 24th Sept 9:00am–12:00pm

Cost: $10, tea and coffee provided

Venue: Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms, Level 1, 10 Memorial St, Queenstown


Interest in mindfulness and mindfulness based interventions is growing exponentially in the modern world, particularly within healthcare, education and at work.

But what does mindfulness actually mean? Is it simply about ‘living in the now’? And if so, where does that leave the past and the future? How does one develop mindfulness and why is it important? Is mindfulness a technique or something more? Is a teacher necessary for learning mindfulness and what qualifies a teacher of mindfulness?


In this seminar, Grant will attempt to shed light on these questions, outline some of the key principles of mindfulness practice that are necessary for cultivating a more mindful way of being, and introduce participants to proven strategies for cultivating greater mindfulness in everyday life.

Grant 2015Grant Rix has been studying and practising mindfulness and meditation for 16 years. He is the Operations Manager for Mindful Aotearoa, part of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, where he develops and manages various mindfulness initiatives including the Pause, Breathe, Smile mindfulness in schools programme.