Being able to bounce back when you take a hit in life… being able to ride the crests and troughs… being tolerant of others…. Letting go easily of annoyance, before it boils over into anger and bad temper… handling relationships with skill… understanding the mental habits which have resulted in stress and/or distress… finding that they are quite predictable in most people… and that we can begin to see the patterns and change them. It is fun and very, very useful.
- Take a 6 week course to learn some quick and life-changing methods to notice and shift your habitual reactions
- Sit in a Resilience-Focused Mindfulness practice group
Six Week Learn Resilience program
This will help you see that your established reactions are only habitual because we learn them without ever asking what is happening; practising some alternatives will gradually change the way you see yourself and your situations… and they are fun and interesting
Personal Stress Vulnerability Profile
In this program, you will receive a profile, private to yourself, that will show the areas in which your current reaction patterns make you stress-vulnerable and frequently disrupt relationships.
These are methods for using your mind to make a difference to your mind. They are extraordinarily obvious – once you see them!! Hidden and confusing until you do. And then, the work is to shift from the familiar discomfort of stressed out behaviour to the much more unfamiliar discomfort of making a change – but the work is very worthwhile.
Resilience-focused Mindfulness Practice Group
After you have got the hang of re-evaluating your reactions, you might consider joining the Resilience-focused Mindfulness practice group. Using the methods learnt in the training group will uncover many subtle ways your old patterns work against you. A follow up really helps you to consolidate the changes you want to make – sitting with others doing the same, and supporting each other in a friendly gathering.
Led by Mataji
BA (Melb) Grad Dip Arts (Social Science) Gippsland Postgrad Dip
Health Psychology (La Trobe)
Member Meditation Australia
Mataji has spent half a lifetime practising, teaching, and training teachers, in Meditation, Mindfulness and life skills. She has dedicated herself to exploring the inner landscape.
Testimonials – what people have said about the Resilience course
Joëlle , Lawyer
Getting valuable tools to leave old habits and replace them new habits that are nourishing, non-reacting and compassionate – of myself and others. I’ve already experienced how different it feels to step back and breathe – and to be able to see my old reactive patterns and not to succumb to them. It is truly empowering! It gives me a whole new outlook and an opportunity to let the filter (black box) and rule book go – the “should”, etc. and respond to situations in a more present way. These are tools I’ll have for the rest of my life! Thank you so much
Amie, Social Worker
This course allowed me to begin to see my “rocks under the blanket”, those hidden mental processes that hinder my flexibility or resilience. The realism profile developed by Mataji allowed me to delve deep into long established mental process that I was previously unaware of. This course is rare opportunity to experience a parallel process; with Mataji who shares her own life experience of doing this self-reflection and exploration work.
I found the course challenging, but the spaciousness that came from becoming aware and letting go outweighs the difficulties.
Highly, highly recommend! I have had years practising psychological counselling which didn’t get me as far as 6 weeks with this resilience course!
Thank you Mataji
Alison, Library Assistant
The resilience course has profoundly changed my day-to-day life for the better. It is a very practical course with time for discussion and practice, and the initial quiz gave real insights into my personal patterns. Mataji explained, with wisdom and common sense, the processes I use every day to twist my experiences into my thought patterns, and vice-versa, and how I can untwist them and be OK with reality. I can now see the patterns in the way I think and act and I can set them aside. My family notice that I have a lot more patience for the irritations and frustrations of family life.
Thank you very much, Mataji