Life is a series of passing thoughts. We either act on them and make them into experiences, or we don't.
"It's just a thought, really."
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PJ Shepherd - Mindfulness Mentor
I have spent many years on the frontline of emergency services, holding others, cradling them, watching their sadness, their experiences and misfortune. Many times watching their elation, listening to their feelings their banter and their strong will in heavy times. It comes from deep within. How do we gain the strength? How do we rise into another space to deal with tragedy? I’ve watched it, I’ve experienced it, and I want to help others through it. But not only that.
My interest in the mind has been lifelong. What makes us who we are and how do we control our surroundings, or better yet, how do we be at peace with our surroundings. I have loved the intricate idea of mindfulness. Intricate yet passively illusive, or so I thought until I realised it’s all just a thought. This led me on a path of discovery, within. The discovery I made involved the simplicity of what I was hoping to find, peace. Peace of mind, peace of life, unencumbered and graceful.
My studies have taken me to the inner reaches, into PTSD, anxiety depression and meditation, mindfulness. I am a psychotherapist, a mentor, a hypnotherapist, a mindfulness mentor and a paramedic. I’ve studied with some intriguing teachers, Joe Dispenza, Delores Cannon, Jude Richards, John Shearer, Australian College of Hypnotherapy, Rob Whitewood (RIP), to name a few. I am a director in a hypnotherapy, psychotherapy clinic in Orange NSW, Transform Clinical Hypnotherapy, where I help my clients transform their lives. Life is good.
I offer a new way of looking at yourself, your issues and your life.
Come join me on this amazing journey and I’ll teach you that…
It's just a thought, really.
Mindfulness is the practice of giving our full, open-hearted attention to what is immediately occurring, physically and mentally, within and around us.
Founder / Director
Mindfulness in Schools ---------
We have put together a mindfulness programme for schools.
Included in the presentation is a brief outline of lessons spanning either 1 term, 2 consecutive terms, 3 consecutive term or all 4 terms of the school year. The programme sessions roll into each other as they build around the growing child encompassing learning growth and resilience as well as body awareness.
Each lesson subject will be taught, with differing content, in two successive lessons in the same week, therefore giving each participant ample space to feel comfortable with the mindfulness skills. The brief outline is supported with a full lesson and culminates with the practice of a progressive mindfulness scripts.
Mindfulness has been a controversial subject in many arenas therefore different studies have been made to access how much success the practice delivers. The results are positive and have proven to be effective in cognitive growth, resilience, awareness, learning abilities, focus, reducing stress, regulating emotion, reducing bullying, self-regulation, self-management, self-awareness to name a few.
Our young people today are struggling in society with understanding where they fit. Much is expected and adhered to in learning facilities, homes, and recreational programmes. Mindfulness provides a space within the mind to reassess thoughts, ideas, actions, issues and their changing world, in the safe surroundings of their own mind.
Mindfulness Mentoring ---------
One on one mentoring involves learning to understand yourself as a universal energy. Together we will talk of energies vibrations and frequencies, I’ll guide you to many wonderful concepts for you to stretch your mind and your heart. Have you heard of cognitive dissonance?
I will help you to understand your inner self through psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and or mindfulness.
Not only does mindfulness teach focus on the present moment, it also teaches how to become fully engaged and present at all times, naturally and easily. As you become more aware of your many experiences, thought processes, tension and emotions you see them from a different perspective. Our perspectives are a product of values beliefs and experience. We cannot change what has happened, but, we can change how we think about it. To become aware of your thoughts instead of being overwhelmed. You are guided to feelings of control and letting go. When we listen to our selves deeply we begin to hear others which deepens our empathy and compassion, leading to natural intuition.
One on One Mindfulness ---------
We pride ourselves on warmth, respect and kindness. In this environment you will be guided through areas to help you create your own style of mindfulness while implementing it as a regular practice into your life.
One on one is a wonderful way to deepen your experience and enjoy personal tuition at a time that’s right for you, even in your own home.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and relate to mindfulness in a deeper and more satisfying way. Often, people relate to mindfulness differently, therefore each session is tailored to your abilities and nuances.
Skype sessions available at a convenient time, in your own home, for you. Never be disappointed with scheduled sessions.
Mindfulness in the Workplace ---------
We offer mindfulness based stress management programs in work place environments.
Companies like Google, Target, JP Morgan, and Oprah Winfrey have one thing in common, a commitment to mindfulness practices in their workplace.
It enhances cognitive thinking skills and triggers more imaginative solutions. Work places are finding it increases productivity, reduces stress and absenteeism, develops better leaders, and generates more creative workplaces.
The Australian Psychological Society reported that one in four workers felt moderately to severely distressed in the past year alone. Participants in the survey, titled Stress and Wellbeing in Australia, showed the demographic facing the highest stress load were those aged between 18 and 35.
For an employee, it means being fully present in a moment, thinking only of the task at hand, not what is piling up or what might appear in the future. It is the energy of being aware of what is really happening and of refocusing on your work and its purpose.
ONE ON ONE
The Science of Meditation
can it really change you?
From infamous criminals, to powerful corporations, to some of the world’s most successful athletes, meditation has never been so popular. But can it really make you smarter, happier and healthier?
New research shows that it can affect the body as well as the mind, slow down the aging process, and even alter the structure of the brain. Dr Graham Phillips embarks on an eight week meditation course and undergoes a raft of rigorous brain tests and scans, to find out if the ancient art lives up to the current hype.
My time spend with PJ has been nothing less than life changing...
What a gift! The only words to explain this experience...
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