What’s On

Introducing New Classes:

Somatics – Movement and Meditation ~ Tutor: Sherida Carrick

Start date: 15th March 2019

Day:                Friday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm     

Venue:            Shalom House, Glebe Road Uniting Church, Booval

Enroll:            Sherida by calling 0466 211 588

In this course, a series of floor exercises will be presented that involve very slow, focused and conscious movements. These are designed so that participants learn to move from the inside out in order to release muscle tension and move with greater ease and flexibility. They are particularly good for people with back pain, or any other chronic pain.

Based primarily on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and two of his direct students, these exercises are entirely safe because all movements are slow, small and gentle. Floor exercises are complemented by the movement of chi or prana (life force energy) through sitting, standing and walking meditations.

Participants need to be able to get down and up from the floor. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and pillow (if required) to each session.

Meet Sherida Carrick – 

A qualified secondary teacher and a former TAFE teacher and corporate trainer, Sherida has long had a strong interest in health and wellbeing, and is passionate about taking responsibility for her own health. With strong interests in Feldenkrais, Somatic Meditation, Qi Gong, Ayurveda and Buddhism, she has been working with the movement of energy for about 20 years. Although not formally qualified to teach in any of these areas, she has knowledge and experience to share with others that she believes will be beneficial in terms of chronic pain management, mobility, flexibility and balance.

A Postcard From The mind ~Tutor: Terry Skidmore

Day, time and venue to be advised once class registration is completed.

Contact Terry on 0400 286 394 or email mrmindful47@gmail.com

Amongst the many things offered in the program are Neuroscience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Compassion and Kindfulness theories and activities, designed to help everyone to live a more rich, full and meaningful life based on their values, regardless of age. The program is augmented with videos from YouTube and the various people I have trained with, and the numerous courses I have completed over the years. There is also a PowerPoint presentation that runs throughout the program, as well as activities to complete both in the group and at home. There will also be time for a discussion during each session if that is appropriate.

Meet Terry Skidmore:

I have worked in education in many guises since 1974 and resigned in 2018. I have an M. Ed’ Studies (Guidance & Counselling), and the program has many elements of the many courses and studies I have been involved with over many years, but especially Acceptance, Commitment Therapy (ACT): (ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, 2017, ACT and Mindfulness for Trauma, 2016; ACT for Adolescents, 2017 and ‘The Happiness Trap’, 2018 via Dr Russ Harris). 

Other significant parts of the program are derived from three courses I completed with Shamash Alidina at ‘Teach Mindfulness’ in the UK: ‘Teach Mindfulness’ (2016); ‘Teaching Mindfulness at the Workplace’ (2017), and ‘Advanced Mindfulness and Kindfulness Teaching Training’ (2018).

I am a registered Psychotherapist/Clinical Counsellor, and member of the College of Clinical Counsellors with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and certified Sandplay Practitioner. I have just been awarded a six-month scholarship to study with Eckhardt Tolle (considered one of the best teachers of meditation etc., in the world) via his ‘School of Awakening’, that started in January, 2019. 

I am also enrolled in Craig Hamilton’s 12-week program, ‘Direct Awakening’. Please feel free to check these presenters on the Net to found out more about them if you wish.

Disclaimer: what is being offered above is not counselling nor therapy.