My name’s Rachel Davey and I’m a mindfulness trainer, facilitator and consultant to community groups, businesses and corporate organisations in Perth, Western Australia.
Recent research by PWC indicated that unaddressed mental health issues in Australian workplaces costs employers $10.9 billion per year in lost productivity. Two in five people cite the workplace as a source of stress while more than 50 percent of Australians implicate work demands as a barrier to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This isn’t a sustainable way of life and I am dedicated to changing the statistics.
Passionate about helping others, I deliver workplace training, specialised workshops and organisational consulting to teach people about mindfulness. My strategies include simple and proven ways to apply mindfulness in daily life so people can experience greater contentment, increased work satisfaction and productivity, improved relationships, enhanced decision-making and effective stress management.
As the complexity and demands in our workplaces continue to increase, a calm, clear and focused mind is becoming the most important resource in the workplace today.
- About Rachel -
Rachel is a professional trainer, consultant and accredited social worker who has worked with individuals, families and groups for close to 20 years.
Rachel has trained with a number of esteemed leaders in the areas of mindfulness, stress reduction and emotional regulation including world-renowned Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
- An Introduction to Mindfulness Skills in Social Work Practice -
3 May - 7 May 2017, Australian Association of Social Workers, WA Branch
Partnering with the WA Branch of the AASW, this six-week course is modelled on the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course first developed in 1979 by world renowned Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Combining foundational mindfulness practices with core skills in the helping professions, it aims to support the application of mindfulness to both the personal and professional lives of participants.
The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice are well documented and include changes to both the structure and function of the brain, increased ability to manage stress, reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhanced quality of sleep, improved immune function and increased ability to regulate emotions.
A growing body of research on the application of mindfulness skills to social work practice suggests improvements in a number of important areas, including providing practical skills for self-care, enhanced emotional regulation and resilience to stress, and facilitating greater critical reflection in the professional role.
This course will not specifically teach participants to teach clients mindfulness practice, however it will provide a solid foundation upon which to build if you do wish to use mindfulness directly in your future work with clients.
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Turning toward what matters: An introduction to mindfulness practice.
Are you ready for a greater sense of ease and contentment?
Mindfulness, the most scientifically investigated form of meditation, has been the subject of a huge growth in interest in clinical and scientific circles in recent years...