For our latest STRESS AND ANXIETY COURSE starting 3rd February go to “Courses
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Stress is a natural gift that comes in the form of short, focused bursts of energy. That is how we get through the challenges of everyday life. A well-managed stress life can lead to a healthy, balanced and productive quality of life.
However, when stress becomes unrelenting, pressure builds up and normal stress overflows into anxiety, burnout and depression. Not only the mind, but the whole body also takes additional strain, leading to a wide variety of physical ailments.
Quality of life disintegrates and relationships can become strained. Unmanaged stress is both addictive and contagious!
Mindfulness WORKS. Significant amounts of scientific research from the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology have shown this to be true. With each course that I run, the response is always overwhelmingly positive. I’m confident it will do the same for you.
Mindfulness works NATURALLY. You already have all that you need and you can practice it just where you are. My great passion in life is sharing with others practical ways in which to release this gift.
Mindfulness works CONSISTENTLY. It can’t be scared away by this or that catastrophe. It offers you a practical and sensible pathway through the challenges of life, leading to a more fulfilled and rewarding life experience.
Greater Stress Resilience
Mindfulness calms the brain’s trigger for anger, anxiety, frustration and a host of similar disruptive emotions. Greater resilience also means quicker recovery.
Mindfulness strengthens concentration, so there is less mind wandering and a clearer focus even when multi-tasking.
Mindfulness releases a healthier self-compassion and a closer sentience to the needs of others.
What others are saying…..
“I felt very safe and comfortable in the relaxed atmosphere of the group”
“One of the better investments that I have made. I am in a far better space and more able to cope with my daily work load.”will79
“Each session meticulously planned forming a solid foundation week by week. The examples and exercises used gave great insight into the meaning and essence of mindfulness.
Wish I had done this course years ago!!.”Sean Viljoen
“I have new, positive, and comforting insights into myself.”
“The teacher’s gentle wisdom and embodiment of what was being taught made the sessions come alive for me.”
“This course has been a real gift. I wish everyone could go on one.”puyanh
About Mike Crockett
I have success leading groups in dynamic work environments, and helping individuals grow personally and professionally.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed helping people to make their own way through life with greater wisdom, resolve and compassion.
Throughout my career, both in business where I was a Senior Sales Representative and local newspaper owner, before moving into the Methodist Church where I was formerly a Bishop, Director of Ecumenical Affairs, and Director of Fundraising, I have endeavoured to keep the needs of others uppermost in my mind.
For this reason I have put myself through a number of carer-orientated courses including Hospice, Lifeline and FAMSA, where I freely volunteered my services. I currently volunteer two mornings a week working alongside Ceasefire Hanover Park where I use Mindfulness as my basic therapy tool.
With stress now recognised as “the epidemic of the 21st Century” by the WHO and the American Journal of Medicine estimating that between 70% and 90% of visits to the GP are stress related, it was easy to recognise that there is a crisis.
Stress management is therefore at the heart of what I do. Some years ago my research led me to Mindfulness practice. My positive experience with contemplative meditation plus the scientific evidence verifying the results of Mindfulness endorsed this direction.
I practiced on my own for four years to confirm for myself the efficacy of the practice. Then,
In order to develop my own skills, I successfully obtained a two year post graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from Stellenbosch University Department of Family Medicine. This came on top of my previous B.Th. (Hons.) in Practical Theology.
Currently my client list includes service providers, professionals, business people, multi-tasking mothers, at risk and addicted young people, chronic disease patients, spiritual seekers and retired folk. All are uniquely on their own life journey or career path. The one thing all share is stress overload, limiting their quality of life and personal fulfilment.