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      Meditation to Reduce Stress - First Session is FREE in Bondi

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      December 10, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM (on various days)

      45 Oxford Street , (entrance around the corner on Mill Hill Lane)
      Bondi, New South Wales

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      Meditation to Reduce Stress - First Session is FREE

      De-stress, manage your emotions, and calm the chatter in your head. Your first session is FREE  Join Chibs at Heart Space Manor, Bondi Junction each Tuesday at 6.00pm, for a relaxing guided mindfulness meditation session. Suitable for all levels of experience, but particularly good for those with little or no experience of meditation (if you are a beginner, feel free to come along 10 minutes earlier and Chibs will give you some one-on-one coaching, otherwise stick around at the end and he can give you some extra time afterwards).We will meditate for half an hour, but it will feel like a lot less. After the session, you are free to leave and continue your evening less stressed, with less uncomfortable emotions, and a quieter mind. For those who would like to stay behind and learn more about meditation, there will be a further 15-20 minutes for sharing and discussion.Chibs conducted his teacher-training through The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, so his meditations are grounded in science and have proven benefits for mental health and performance. The language he uses is simple, straightforward, accessible, and easy to relate to.You are welcome to sit on a chair, or a cushion, or relax and unwind lying down on a mat.You can pay cash on the door or pay by credit card in advance. If you have any questions, you can call Chibs on 0410 210 210 or email What is Mindfulness Meditation? Click Here for 2-minute video "What is Mindfulness" Mindfulness Meditation is paying attention to whatever is going on right now, in the present moment. We might be focusing our attention on the breath, or on sensations, or emotions, or thoughts, or sounds, or feelings. We may be bringing awareness to eating, or moving, or listening, or talking, or even washing the dishes. As long as we’re paying attention to THIS moment, we’re being mindful. These classes empower you to take an active role in the management of your health and wellness and are the perfect adjunct to both the MBSR and Wild Mind Courses. With around four decades of published, scientific research, it has been shown that the vast majority of people who complete the MBSR program report a greater ability to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful situations. About the Organiser Chibs is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. His mission is to bring meditation to everyday Australians, using language and methods that are simple, straightforward, and relatable, to help individuals gain control of their minds rather than letting their minds control them. He works with high-achieving individuals and teams to boost productivity, focus and creativity, allowing them to operate at their best, for longer, while improving their mood. He also works with men and women who are suffering from stress, burnout, anxiety and depression, to improve their health and get some balance back into their lives. His approach to mindfulness is scientifically-backed. He received his accreditation from the Centre for Mindfulness at The University of Massachusetts Medical School after a rigorous training process. As founder and CEO of several multimillion-dollar businesses and the lifestyle that came with it, he wasn't happy. In fact, he was sick, stressed and occasionally suicidal, typically avoiding uncomfortable feelings with addictive behaviours. Mindfulness meditation delivered clarity and insight into his world. It strengthened his resilience through times of uncertainty and intense pressure, breaking the cycle of depression and anxiety. What Past Students Have Said "Chibs is an excellent teacher, his strong presence and calming nature made it easy to relax, control my breathing and concentrate on the moment. Being a firefighter these are essential skills that I need to maintain and develop. I would highly recommend chibs for individuals or groups who require extra focus and want to acquire the skills to ease and manage day to day stresses life throws at you." - C. Abili. "I found to be Chibs a true professional who is clearly passionate about his work and is committed to improving the wellbeing of his clients. His style and techniques are both highly empirical and evidenced-based but he is also very genuine, nurturing and down to earth. I found his voice to be really soothing which is something I look for in mindfulness meditations and his tones and language really helped me immediately get into a deep state of meditation. The entire experience was relaxing, calm and comforting. If you are a professional in a fast-paced environment Chibs has been where you are and can relate to your needs. His authenticity and relatability are huge assets and I would highly recommend him." - A. Della Mura. "All of us were held in a sacred, loving, gentle space, a space I honestly have not been held in by a man before with this pure heart energy in meditation... I felt something had shifted, I felt more in my heart, less in my 'worried mind'. I felt that feeling when I was young and everything was ok, I was in the moment, and I was simply happy to be alive, like when your with your family on holidays or when your in nature, you suddenly connect to something bigger than your 'mind chatter', a type of coming home to the peace inside. Chibs is a leader, he is a man with heart, with strength, with softness this world so eagerly needs, so women especially feel safe, can rest, can let go, and can be held by the masculine so they can bloom." - A. Hannigan. "Chibs has a natural way of helping one into a deep state of relaxation with mindfulness. I highly recommend trying this type of meditation it has such a positive outcome." - N. Mountford. "I absolutely Loved Chibs's Meditation class- He makes you feel extremely welcome and has a very down to earth and warming presence. Meditation is something I have never found easy but Chibs teaches techniques for beginners that are easy to follow and understand without getting in my head about it. It's exactly what I needed after a big stressful week to let go and come back into my Body. Thanks Chibs I'll definitely be back for more, I Highly Recommend!!" - J. Oh. "Chibs’s casual and logical approach to meditation makes it easier for me to practice mindfulness. Often meditation can be a confusing and abstract concept, making it difficult for me to connect to a technique or enjoy the practice. Through discussing the concepts and effects of a mindfulness practice, I was able to implement meditation into my life quite easily. I can’t recommend chibs enough" - S. Riglesford "Working in high-stress environments was leaving me drained every week. These classes help put everything in perspective and allow me to operate at a higher level AND feel good while I’m doing it. Highly recommended for anyone who.... well for anyone!" - C. James More reviews on the Wild Mind Meditation Facebook page. FAQs   Can I pay on the door? Yes, you can pay cash on the door, but you still need to reserve a spot.  Choose the "Free Ticket" option at payment to book your seat.  There are no EFTPOS facilities at the venue, so if you want to use a card to pay, please use the Eventbrite link. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is free 2-hr on-street parking on several streets surrounding the venue, and some streets are free all evening after 6 pm.     What can I bring into the event? You don't need to bring anything, we have water, chairs, cushions, mats and blankets.   How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Chibs Okereke - 0410 210 210,   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Under normal circumstances, no, but if there is an exceptional circumstance such as illness, then we can transfer you to the next course at no additional cost if there is space.

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      This event repeats on various days: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11

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