If you already practice mindfulness, bring a folding chair and be seated in the garden for a 15.00 start.
If you are not familiar with mindfulness, arrive at 14.45 for a simple explanation of the technique before you join the silent audience. Dr Dinosaur will also recommend silent substitutes for applause.
If you prefer not to engage in mindfulness, you are very welcome to join the audience to enjoy 30 minutes of Ilona Weir’s Celtic harp music in the Wirra Creek Community Garden.
Mindfulness involves being aware of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings. Tune into sensory inputs (rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future) while you practice attending to thoughts and feelings without judgement.
These wellbeing sessions are presented by Dr Dinosaur, a retired GP who recommends evidence-based self care. You are welcome to attend any or all of them.
Mindfulness is not guaranteed to enhance resilience, reduce anxiety or improve your mental health, but these effects have been revealed during controlled trials. Spending time in the garden is also a recognised contributor to mental well-being.