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Where to find mindfulness teachers in New Zealand
Albany Village Mindfulness
Albany Village Mindfulness Trc/o Albany Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, Unit 9 The Pharmacy Building, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.
Auckland Sphere Group
Weekly meditation classes centred on themes of mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion. Retreats and visiting teachers throughout the year. Visit www.aucklandsphere.org or contact Mira on info "at" aucklandsphere.org 021 548 781 for details. Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand.
AUT Mindfulness Special Interest Group, Akld
On-going research and sharing of research and practice in mindfulness for wellbeing; annual conferences and guest speakers. Contact Andy Begg: andy.begg "at" aut.ac.nz or Ross Bernay: ross.bernay "at" aut.ac.nz
AUT School of Education, Akld
Research and development of mindfulness programmes for teachers and children as part of initial teacher education and professional development. Contact Ross Bernay for details: ross.bernay "at" aut.ac.nz: 09 921-9999 ext. 7909
Change it Psychology
Dr Mary Grogan, clinical psychologist, offers The Mindfulness Project: four, one-day workshops with mindfulness as the common element. Discover: A mindful approach to stress; From emotional eating to mindful living; A mindful look at habits and willpower. Steps to greater happiness. Visit http://www.changeitpsychology.co.nz Contact mary "at" changeit.co.nz or phone 021 978 352. 53 Fife St, Westmere, Auckland 1022.
Marike Batenburg. offers eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy www.mindfulpsychology.co.nz 64 Valley Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand.
Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes, six-week Self Compassion courses and training for Health Professionals. Mindfulness informed Supervision and Therapy is also available. Visit www.mindfulnessauckland.co.nz Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand.
Dr Kirsty Freeman (recently relocated to Auckland from Christchurch) offers Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction eight-week programmes for clinicians, workshops and clinical supervision. She also supports and facilitates mindfulness practice and developments in Christchurch. Contact: mindfulnessnz "at" gmail.com
Dr Gerard Pauley
Mindfulness practices in individual therapy with a particular interest in working with people with depression and anxiety. Gerard practices and teaches compassion-focussed therapy which uses mindfulness practice to help people to be more compassionate with themselves and others. Gerard is also involved in running MBSR and MBCT groups in Hamilton. Email: gerardthepsychologist "at" hotmail.com, Phone: 022 0477924, Website: gerardthepsychologist.weebly.com
Mindfulness training for individuals, specialising in working with people with chronic health problems including chronic pain, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) group programmes. Email shennan47 "at" orcon.net.nz or phone 022 086 4670 for details. 5 King St, Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand.
Philippa Thomas, The Psychology Centre, Waikato
Facilitates group MBSR and MBCT programmes with colleagues, and also offers individual Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Visit www.tpc.org.nz 5 King St, Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand.
Tauranga Living Dharma Centre
Weekly meditation classes focusing on mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion. Regular six-week mindfulness courses, other courses as appropriate, and visiting teachers throughout the year. Visit www.taurangadharma.org.nz details. 14 Woodford Ave, Brookfield, Tauranga 3110.
Mindfulness training for individuals, workplaces and organisations. Courses include, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Mindful Mums. Visit www.mindfulliving.co.nz or contact Natasha "at" mindfulliving.co.nz for further details. 14 Woodford Ave, Brookfield, Tauranga 3110.
Leads regular retreats and teachings throughout New Zealand. Visit www.greendharmatreasury.org for details. Katikati, New Zealand.
Mindfulness for stress management courses and mindfulness courses for people and their families living with cancer. Visit www.alivepsych.co.nz for details. 50 Dalton St, Napier, New Zealand.
Offers 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes. Email bearcats "at" ihug.co.nz or phone 021 215 6929 for visit her website for details. 30 Munroe St, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand.
Lucy Schwabe, Wgtn
Mindfulness programmes for individuals and groups including 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. Visit www.wholistichealthworks.co.nz for details. 6/75 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
Mindfulness Training Ltd
Public Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes, mindfulness based workplace programmes, 1:1 coaching, public retreats and courses. Visit www.mindfulness-training.co.nz or contact Stephen Archer: stephenarcher "at" mindfulness-training.co.nz for details. Wellington, New Zealand.
Original Nature Insight Meditation
Mindfulness training within the Buddhist Insight Meditation tradition. Training is universal in nature and open to people from all walks of life. Please see www.originalnature.co.nz for details. Based in Thorndon.
Karl Baker provides mindfulness and meditation introductory courses, retreats, workshops and one-on-one sessions. All courses include a guided meditation CD. Visit www.mindfulnessworks.co.nz Address: 2 Freemans Way, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt 5019.
Offers eight-week MBSR courses during the school terms in Nelson city centre, Nile St. Contact 021677691 or anareyes-croker "at" xtra.co.nz
Mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats for the general public. Email davidwakeling "at" xtra.co.nz or phone 03 548 3317 for details.
Jamie Howell, 170C Seaton Valley Rd Upper Moutere, Mapua, 7173. Mindfulness in education, whole school approaches, staff training and student programmes, meditation courses for the public, mindfulness based work place programmes. www.openingminds.co.nz Phone: 02102644351
Weekly mindfulness group, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programmes, and bi-monthly peer-support group for health professionals. Please call: (03) 374-1680 or email: BrendanSillifant "at" gmail.com for further details.
Mindfulness training for groups and individuals. Phone 03 471 0785 or 027 357 2884 or email kovido "at" slingshot.co.nz for details. 115 Lower Stuart St, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand.
Clinical psychologist offering individual mindfulness-based therapy for a range of problems including issues with anxiety and depression. Occasional mindfulness-based group programmes both for professionals and in the community. Phone 027 4266 710 or email james.hegarty "at" xnet.co.nz
Offers beginner classes in mindfulness (zazen) meditation free of charge. Meet each Tuesday night at Otago Polytechnic Room 601, H Block, Forth Street. Phone Jim on 027 4266 710
As mindfulness programmes and mindfulness-based interventions grow in popularity, it is important that people facilitating courses are well qualified to do so.
A person leading a mindfulness course should have a well-established daily mindfulness practice, attend regular retreats with a qualified senior teacher (and/or participate in solo retreat work if that has been deemed most appropriate for their development, as instructed by their teacher), and have been practising for a sufficient period of time (generally a number of years) before leading courses for others.
Mindfulness teachers should also be conscious and authentically responsive to their audience, recognising the values and world views held by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Above all else, it is important to recognise that mindfulness cannot be fully understood by reading books or learning from others. It is a way of being that is manifested in each moment of life. With this in mind, a mindfulness trainer should teach from their own personal experience, with integrity, honesty and authenticity.