Task-based Mindful Practices

9 - 29 September 2019

A compelling 21-day, 20 minutes a day journey of observation and reflection

How does it work?

When you register, you’re sent

  • access to the virtual classroom containing a welcome video and your materials for the workshop

Once the workshop starts, you receive

 

  • a daily email containing guided meditation audios lasting between 5 – 20 minutes, and
  • the task of the day
  • access to an ELT-related community sharing and discussion forum, in which you can exchange ideas and reflections during the workshop
  • an invitation to join the live video conference discussion session (in week 2)
  • membership to the Mindful ELT online practice centre for live practice sessions

Sneak peek at what we cover

In WEEK ONE, the contemplative and reflection tasks help us become more aware of ourselves, by inviting us to investigate our thoughts, feelings and perceptions in a non-judgemental way

Communication with ourselves is the north star of Mindful ELT

The tasks help us get in touch with and cultivate appreciation and gratitude. This develops into a spirit of generosity which expressed in many ways, including a softer, kinder attitude towards ourselves and others, increased levels of well-being, decreased levels of pain and stress, enhanced emotional intelligence, more social connectivity. In the words of Walt Whitman, “When I give, I give myself”.

The tasks help us get in touch with and cultivate appreciation and gratitude. This develops into a spirit of generosity which expressed in many ways, including a softer, kinder attitude towards ourselves and others, increased levels of well-being, decreased levels of pain and stress, enhanced emotional intelligence, more social connectivity. In the words of Walt Whitman, “When I give, I give myself”.

Bringing it all together, especially if you have attended both our
Workshops, the tasks in Week 3 help us examine and evaluate our own well-being as well as our mental and physical health over the last few weeks

What it isn’t

With mindfulness having become somewhat of a buzzword lately, it could be assumed that these Workshops are intended to stock you up with “mindful activities” to take into the classroom. This is not the case.

Mindful ELT‘s Workshops are for those of us who are curious about and want to engage with and explore the workings of our own minds and emotions in the first instance, so that whatever we share with our students and clients comes from an inner transformation, and the wisdom we develop with the practice to know what action needs to be taken (or not!) in the present moment, rather than a supply of materials.

 

What people are saying

Emily Fitz

Teacher of English

Being meaningfully aware of others, understanding how they feel and what motivates them is most certainly a result of our own self-awareness. We can never underestimate the power of a true connection with others whether it be inside or outside the classroom which can only result from being deeply connected to ourselves, our surroundings and our present moment. For me, mindfulness training is essential to learning how to awaken ourselves in a world where going on automatic pilot seems to be our “natural” tendency. This course was a fresh perspective offering plenty of material for both beginning practitioners or those with some prior experience in mindfulness.

I entered into my 4-week course not knowing quite what to expect. The course has done me well. It helps us communicate more effectively with students by setting a positive learning environment. I am now trying to incorporate mindfulness into my personal and professional life.

Paloma Varela

Teacher of English
Teacher Trainer and
Online Moderator

Paloma Varela

Teacher of English
Teacher Trainer and
Online Moderator

I entered into my 3-week course not knowing quite what to expect. The course has done me well. It helps us communicate more effectively with students by setting a positive learning environment. I am now trying to incorporate mindfulness into my personal and professional life.

Sophie Wilmot

Teacher of English
British Council Mexico

A great introduction to mindfulness and meditation! Tanya is a very open and patient instructor who has a lot of knowledge to share! Thank you Tanya!

In a nutshell

Designed to be taken independently or as a continuation of our Introduction Workshop and with a view to bringing the benefits of the practice into our day to day professional activities.

You’ll be guided step by step through the wonderful practice of sitting for a few minutes in order to establish yourself as a practitioner and additionally, you’ll be invited to carry out short, daily reflection and writing tasks aimed at bringing mindfulness to the forefront of your everyday experiences (especially – but not exclusively – at work), rather than as something you pay attention to separately and only during the time of sitting practice.

21 days, 20 minutes a day, no experience necessary

Online practice workshop

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Guided video and audio meditations

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Community sharing and discussion forum

Short writing and reflection tasks

Live online sessions

    9 – 29 September 2019

       $65.00 USD

This workshop will help us by

  • helping us recognise and nurture everything that is wholesome within us
  • helping us recognise what is unwholesome within us and learning to take care of ourselves with understanding and wisdom
  • getting in touch with and cultivating openness and kindness towards ourselves and others
  • decreasing our tendency to be distracted
  • improving our mood
  • enhancing our ability to manage difficult or challenging people and situations
  • resisting procrastination
  • improving our power of observation and listening skills
  • becoming more assertive
  • boosting our confidence

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