MINDFULNESS FOR ANXIETY
We all have worries – they’re a normal part of life. But anxiety is a little more than that; it’s a roadblock. You literally cannot see past that fear or thought to the point where you quickly arrive at worst-case scenarios often manifesting in the physical form; panic attacks, breathlessness..… Ugh. It’s exhausting.
But you’re not alone. Over two million Australians* suffer anxiety every year – many undiagnosed. And one of the biggest defences against anxiety is actually a tool that’s available to you at any given time and is completely free…. It’s called mindfulness.
With a little know-how, mindfulness can start to transform the uncontrollable worry by improving your relationship to these thoughts and fears. That may sound airy fairy, but it’s actually founded in science – so much so that there’s now an entire division of psychology devoted to it.
Join us for a practical workshop lead by Provisional Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner, Martha Tsakalos, on how mindfulness can start helping you with anxiety today.
* Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007.
What you will learn
- Gain a better understanding of anxiety, why it occurs and how it can surface in your life
- Discover the connection between anxiety, mindfulness and the brain
- Gain a deeper knowledge of mindfulness and how it can increase self and body awareness
- Learn the difference between stress and anxiety
- Understand how the mind impacts the body, exploring anxiety reactions and responses
- Learn how to manage everyday anxiety with mindfulness techniques
THIS WORKSHOP IS PERFECT FOR
- Those wanting simple strategies to be calmer and less reactive
- Anyone who feels anxiety controls their life
- Those looking for a more holistic approach to anxiety
Provisional Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner
A passionate provisional psychologist, certified yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, Martha is on a mission to help people understand themselves in order to live a life of meaning and purpose. She brings an inspired approach to her teaching and draws on mindfulness, positive psychology and yogic philosophy to take students on a journey to nourish both the body and mind.
7pm – 9pm
Thurs 15th Feb
33 Foster Street, Surry Hills