Ovio Mindfulness Classes

Ovio Mindfulness Classes

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness has been proven to be highly effective for:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improving concentration, memory and brain function
  • Improving heart health and general wellness
  • Increasing relaxation and feeling better about ourselves
  • Improving productivity

This helps us personally and professionally.  Companies report reduced stress and absenteeism, improved productivity, increased creativity and innovation and improved workplace culture!

The courses provided are designed to teach participants how to cut through the complexity and the noise in their head to live with purpose, balance and ease.  It enables participants to recognise and manage the internal running commentary of life and analysis of previous events or anticipating future events so that they can live fully in the moment instead of being on automatic pilot.

When we take the time to consciously acknowledge our thinking we become better able to respond, rather than simply react, to situations. Mindfulness training teaches us to break free of this habitual thinking allowing us to be our better selves. We become able to tap into our body’s natural relaxation response allowing us to deal with life’s ups-and-downs with greater awareness. 

Courses may be individual, or group based; clinic based or at your workplace.

The course involves 3 x 1-hour sessions to enable participants to:

  1. Reduce the amount of time spent living ‘in our heads’ and carrying out our lives in autopilot.
  2. Explore strategies to switch off distracting thoughts and worries and focus on the moment.
  3. Learn to pause in order to respond to triggers rather than react in an automatic fashion.
  4. Learn powerful new skills that assist with improving focus and engagement; reduce stress and anxiety; increase confidence, productivity and enhance relationships

Four of our staff have been trained as facilitators in Ovio Mindfulness (www.ovio.co.nz).  

We are very excited to add this to our health and wellness services.

Please contact us if you would like further information on personal courses or workplace courses.