For the next school term I will give two new courses that I’m very excited about!
18 October, Tuesday evening starts the Mindfulness Crochet for Calmness course.
Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression.
We will learn how to crochet and how to practice mindfulness, we will work on making a crochet mandala.
This is a special project for me, as we will make the mandala that is designed by Dutch crocheter Marinke who passed away because of her depression. I made the mandala (in the profile picture) last year for a project in the USA to raise awareness for depression.
This is a 4 week course and I hope to repeat it every term to enable you to work on more crochet projects.
On Tuesday evening at the Tawa Community Centre, $95, starts 18 October and includes materials and take home crochethook.
And after that fun, relaxing and creative course I will run the Mindful Eating course!
Starting 15 November on the Tuesday evenings. Learn to change your relationship with food into a happy one!
Use Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MBEAT) to regain the joy in eating, while empowering yourself to eat more of the good, and less of the bad!
This is a 4 week course, $95, looking forward to see you here!
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Welcome Spring and September! After three years I’m still getting used to that combination! For most of my life, Spring was in March! (In The Netherlands)
Mindfulness teaches you to be more calm and self aware, which helps in responding better to all that happens daily in your life.
By having a more laidback approach to yourself and others you will feel more happy and your relationships with others around you will improve too!
One of the things to look out for, is how much you are sabotaging yourself, in living by rules and demands, the should and should nots, that we have come to live by.
So this week, be on the look out for all the selftalk that happens in your mind that start with “I should……” or “I should not…..” And than ask yourself, if you really have to? Do you really want to? Or is there a good reason why you should not?? Think about what is good for you, how is it helping you? You are allowed to make your own choices, even if they are different from day to day!
We had a lovely walk along Oriental Parade on Saturday. I’m glad we did, as Sunday it was raining all day!!
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Did you know your brain is wired to focus on negative things and to quickly forget about positive things? Because that’s what helping for survival!
However that makes us easily forget all the good things we do.
If you want to feel more postive about yourself, you need to train your brain to focus on the things that are good about you. This might feel a bit uneasy at first, but you will get good at it, really quickly!
So this week, every day, take a moment to pause and think about what was good about you so far today. And when you think about it, also bring back all the sensations about it. The sounds, the smells, what did you see, how did it feel. That is important to really make the change.
Have a great week!
ps I hope the people that planned to plant persil all around the Wellington Station, feel really good about themselves. Because I love it! Did you know??