I would recommend Jaime Howell to anyone wanting to learn mindfulness.
— Barbara Greene. Counsellor, Coach, Celebrant and developer of Calming the Chaos
Calm Clear Creative is mindfulness education training for teachers taking place in the Tasman/Nelson region through 2017 and 2018. For more information contact jaimeopeningminds@gmail.com.
Our embodied brains are far more capable of recovery/rewiring than we ever imagined; and a cradle of safe, warm responsive relationships provides the support most in tune with our brains inherent development and healing processes....non judgemental, agenda-less presence is the soil in which healing and meaning grow.
— Bonnie Badenoch

What is mindfulness?

"An apprenticeship to dwell in a continuum of nourishing presence with kindness, interest, patience & love."

Mindfulness is a consistent training to appreciate the fullness of all life. It is the art of balancing doing with being.

When we feel threat, stress, hunger, exhaustion, hecticness; our nervous system can move out of its 'window of tolerance' and into a reactive mode. This can be towards hyperarousal or hypoarousal, neither make for good decision making or feelings of wholeness.

Mindfulness nourishes the expansion of this window, we experience calm in the mind and body, feel more flex in our being. Out of this calm grows deepening space and understanding to respond as opposed to react.

The person who is mindful (self/other aware) has more options. These are steps into freedom, we are literally creating neural pathways of goodness.

 

 
It was real and genuine. Great bunch of people and Jaime was a wonderful teacher. Very calm, honest and teaching from a place of real passion for mindfulness.
— Cheryl Dean Nelson New Zealand
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, its the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
— Vaclav Havel

An open world begins with an open mind...