Foundations in Mindfulness: Integration

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August 8, 2022 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. AEST

Join Dylan James in this third and final session of the three part series about finding your inner calm and tranquility. The Foundations in Mindfulness program is designed to walk you through everything you need, to fully understand mindfulness and experience the profound effects it can have on your life.


The Why
During the past sessions, participants learned about and practised many essential key processes underlying mindfulness. Mindfulness is a multi-faceted construct; thus, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the different processes that underlie mindfulness. In this final session, participants will learn the connection between those different processes. In addition, this session focuses on the ways in which mindfulness can be integrated in daily life. The past sessions can be viewed as a starting point of an endless journey. In this session, participants are invited to create a personal plan for sustainably incorporating mindfulness in their daily lives after completing this training.

Theory and Background
As mentioned above, a central topic of this last session is the future integration of mindfulness in daily life to effectively promote well-being, which requires sustained, consistent practice. The rationale behind this sustained and consistent practice is that mindfulness cannot be regarded as a quick or isolated solution to problems. The primary aim of mindfulness is to cultivate a mindset that is characterized by open awareness and observation. Instead of occasionally using mindfulness techniques to cope with setbacks or stress, the goal is to achieve an overall change in one’s relationship with thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Mindfulness involves (continual) awareness of automatic processes and maintaining open and focused awareness in all kinds of situations, both easy and difficult, and in one’s private and work lives. In other words, increasing mindfulness involves a continuous process that creates a profound and ongoing change in perception, behaviour, and cognition rather than temporary employment of strategies that help one “become present in the here and now” again.

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About Dylan James
Dylan is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Strategic Psychotherapist from Melbourne Australia. After a successful career in the Performing Arts and Fitness, Dylan began his journey into behavioural science with Yoga and Meditation, completing his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Union, Ubud. Deepening his study into the subconscious mind, Dylan went on to complete his Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy from the Institute of Applied Psychology He is currently a research assistant with the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education looking aspects of self-determination theory (SDT) in older adults in aged care. He is currently a research assistant with the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education looking aspects of self-determination theory (SDT) in older adults in aged care.


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