Mindfulness Course with Dr. ElNour E. Dafeeh
Mindfulness Course with Dr. ElNour E. Dafeeh
The mindfulness talk for beginners stresses the importance of awareness in our day-to-day interaction with ourselves, others, and the world. The talk presents a definition of mindfulness/awareness. It also highlights why it is important for us and what the research says about its use. It also briefly shows how we can cultivate these practices.
Mindfulness is the art of bring awareness to what we do. It is about consciously shifting from the automatic, autopilot brain to a conscious one, and an awareness of what we feel, think, and do. It is about choosing to respond in the interactions of our daily lives, rather than reacting.
The course will enhance how we relate to ourselves, others an,d the world. It is about being aware of our common humanity. The ability of seeing others as us in a non-judgemental, open, and transparent way. It helps us to build trust and thus be vulnerable as a strength, rather than weakness.
The goal of the MBSR training course is teaching participants to consciously step out of their default (automatic pilot brain) to become more intentional, conscious, and aware of what they do. The main outcome, hopefully, is that participants will learn that will they still can be distracted, when they do they will notice their wondering/distracted brain and then gracefully be able to steer it back where they want it to be, thus, learning and knowing that a present mind is a happy one and distracted/wondering mind is an unhappy one.
The eight sessions will focus on the following:
Session 1: Automatic Pilot Mind
Session 2: Experience New Possibilities
Session 3: Mindfulness of Body in Movement
Session 4: Managing Stress with Mindfulness
Session 5: Managing Thoughts with Mindfulness
Session 6: Managing Emotions with Mindfulness
Session 7: Mindful Communication
Session 8: Looking Backward – Moving Forward
Saturday 06th May 2023 until 24th June 2023 (8 sessions)
- Mixed course in English
9am to 11am (with a break at 10am)
- Ladies only course in Arabic
11.30am to 1.30pm (with break at 12.30pm)
Dr. Nour Bio
Meet Elnour E. Dafeeah, a highly respected psychologist with 27+ years of experience in teaching, research, psychotherapy, and counselling. With a Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Elnour is an expert in his field, certified in emotional intelligence training, and has an in-depth background with all of the MBSR materials. He stays up to date with the latest techniques to help his clients achieve optimal mental health as a member of various international organizations. Elnour is a leader in his industry, well-versed in neuropsychological assessment and providing psychotherapeutic intervention to psychiatric patients. He also taught clinical psychology courses to undergrad and postgrad students.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is great for team building, couples, students, and teachers; do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Lectures can also be offered at the farm itself, homes, or places of work.
We can imagine what benefits we can gain when we do so. It helps people in the group to be more collaborative rather than competitive and selfish. This kind of attitude, we hope, will enhance productivity and brings people together as one unit.
Mindfulness - this is the main ingredient of a successful and happy marriage. By cultivating awareness and presence, we are hoping that couples will be able to improve their ability to listen to each other before reacting. By being more thoughtful, couples will be able to effectively use their executive function brain to “respond” to challenging situations. This delay is reactivity, which creates a space where a rational “wise brain” response is generated rather than an “emotional brain” reaction.
The course will define what is mindfulness/awareness and why it is important. It is closely associated with attention. Without attention, our children and students will not be able to succeed, as attention is vital for learning. As William James, the American philosopher, and psychologist (1890) said:
The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgement, character, and will . . . An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence. But it is easier to define this ideal than to give practical directions for bringing it about.
The course will focus of how students can focus their attention in class and in their studies. It stresses the fact that attention is a skill that can be cultivated.
Teachers will gain knowledge of how they can teach their students to pay attention using a variety of tools such as senses, meditation, soft belly breathing, and imagination, to name just a few. Teachers themselves will be able to tolerate their students’ inattentiveness by being more patient, resilient, and mindful.
Cancellations and refunds
- Full refund if a cancellation request is received more than 12 hours prior to the class time.
- No refund if a cancellation request is received less than 12 hours prior to the class time.
- We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a class in our sole discretion. If we cancel or postpone a class, we will use reasonable efforts to reschedule the cancelled or postponed class to within the coming weeks from its original date.
- In the event we do not reschedule the cancelled class, registrant will be offered a refund or a voucher for the same value or above. If this occurs, our responsibility is limited to a refund of any fee(s) already paid.
- Please allow thirty (30) days for us to process any refunds or credit changes.
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