In recognising the importance of self-care for psychologist and other helping professionals, the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay APS branch will be sponsoring a 2-day mindfulness retreat on Fraser Island.
True self-care is developed by ongoing commitment to practices that support our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Our ability as practitioners to be physically, mentally and emotionally present for our clients; hear experiences of trauma and offer healing alternatives, rests on our own skills and self-care. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce clinician burn out in helping professions, (Hayes et. al. 2004 and Irving et. al. 2009). Mindfulness can help to calm, focus and bring accepting awareness to our mental world. These skills and self-care also ensure we have energy for other aspects of our lives including family and loved ones. We need to be able to walk our talk to offer an authentic path to healing for our clients. With these skills, we can have deliberate intention for our actions and put in place patterns of behaviour, habits that support us.
This retreat will offer an emersion into mindfulness so that you may rejuvenate, develop your own practice and build resilience into your life. The retreat facilitator is NeLi Martin, psychologist, yoga and meditation teacher. She integrates psychology training with many years of Buddhist Dharma mindfulness study and practice. She is a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia. She has also been practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation
She is very interested in how the science of mindfulness can be applied to our modern and secular Western world.
- Apply mindfulness meditation skills
- Apply mindful yoga and movement, mindful walking, mindful eating and mindful talking
- Integrate these mindfulness skills their practice
- Generalise these skills to their clients
NeLi Martin is a psychologist, yoga and meditation teacher. has been curious about the mind for more than 30 years. She first registered as a psychologist in Qld in 1991 and has worked in child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence and organisational settings in Australia and the UK. She integrates psychology training with many years of Buddhist Dharma mindfulness study and practice together with Yoga Teaching and practice. She has been practicing yoga for 24 years and teaching for 18. She is a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia. She has also been practicing mindfulness meditation for 16 years and teaching for 11. NeLi is a member of the Insight Meditation Teachers of Australia.
She is very interested in how the science of mindfulness can be applied to our modern and secular Western world and continues to find ways to integrate it into her life and the lives of those she comes in contact with. (For more information please go to www.mindfulness-practice.com )
Please note that there is only 20 spaces available for this retreat, see flyer for schedule details