Mindfulness, Memory & Neuroplasticity

Nellie ClarkTutor: Nellie Clark

Monday, 1 pm – 2.30 pm – Woodend Campus

New members for 2019, please contact Nellie –

07 3201 8494

 

EXERCISING MINDFULNESS

Q. What is ‘mindfulness?’

A. the short answer is ‘awareness’

Most of us have been using this attribute since we first began to see and/or to hear, if you have studied the subject of Memory you will have learned the importance of awareness [mindfulness] in our day to day lives.

In this class we practice a variety of mindfulness exercises that we are able to use in our everyday lives, thus we learn to develop a very useful skill that we will be able to call on in times of need. By owning such a skill we will often amaze our selves when we realise how much we know and understand, i.e. what we can, now, actually learn and remember.

This class can be said to be about YOU, about meeting YOURSELF , getting to know and liking yourself.

In  the first term I will be teaching mainly the various Mindfulness exercises, none of which are difficult and usually enjoyable and also discussing the many benefits of spending a few minutes per day in practising

The second term will be devoted to the study and discussion of the connection between memory, mindfulness and neuroplasticity

During the 3rd and 4th term I will be exploring the aspects of mindfulness which are of the most interest to the class members.

 I am very thankful that I have become involved with this subject. Since I experienced the completion of my first course with Queensland Health, I have seen changes that could be described as miracles, and it has made such a difference to me that I believe it should be included in all education programmes.

P.S. This is not a support group, our discussions will centre on our experiences of the exercises, and the various aspects of mindfulness; apart from these discussions personal revelations will be discouraged. This is partly because I am a volunteer tutor with no authority to insist on total discretion outside the classroom.

NELLIE CLARK