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The Mindfulness Summit: free and online from 1-31 October 2015

The Mindfulness Summit is an ONLINE and FREE event running the entire month of October 2015. Melli O’Brien of MrsMindfulness.com has gathered over 30 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness for a series of online interviews, practice sessions and presentations taking place for free from October 1 – 31, 2015. Register online and receive an email everyday with a link to watch. Each day, a new free interview or keynote presentation will be available on that day only. Keynote speakers include Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ruby Wax, Russ Harris and more.

Find out more and register to take part at themindfulnesssummit.com/

DAY 1  Professor Mark WilliamsAn Introduction To Mindfulness

DAY 2  Joseph GoldsteinPractical Guidance On Mindful Living & Overcoming Common Obstacles

DAY 3  Dan HarrisFrom Sceptic to Meditator. Dan Shares How He ‘Tamed The Voice In His Head’ & How You Can Too

DAY 4  Jono FisherMindful Masculinity, Conscious Capitalism and Kindness

DAY 5  Dr. Susan AlbersHow to Practice Mindful Eating

DAY 6  Tami SimonHow Does Mindfulness Relate To Spiritual Awakening? An Interview & Meditation

DAY 7  Dr. Rick HansonThe Neuroscience Of Mindfulness

DAY 8  Elisha GoldsteinHow To Integrate Mindfulness Into Everyday Life

DAY 9  Ruby Wax: How Mindfulness Can Transform Depression, Overcome Performance Anxiety & Create A ‘Sane New World’

DAY 10  Tara BrachHow To End ‘The Trance of Unworthiness’ & Move Through Fear

DAY 11  Shamash AlidinaPractical Tips on Becoming More Mindful (Submit Questions for Day 17 Today)

DAY 12 Sam HarrisWaking Up. A Powerful Talk About Spirituality Without Religion

DAY 13  Jack KornfieldIntegrating ‘Spiritual’ Life With Everyday Life

DAY 14  Vidyamala BurchMindfulness For Chronic Pain & Suffering

DAY 15  Professor Paul GilbertHow To Practice Mindful Compassion

DAY 16  Dr. Dan Siegel & Caroline WelchThe Effects of Technology + Mindfulness Business & Leadership

DAY 17  Question and Answer Day 1

DAY 18 & nbsp;Lori DescheneMindfulness With Technology & The Power of Authenticity

DAY 19  Dr. Russ HarrisHow To Observe Your Thoughts & Feelings Without Getting Caught Up

DAY 20  Arianna HuffingtonHow To Thrive In This Information Age

DAY 21  Timothea GoddardThe Insights & Realisations That Develop Through Mindfulness

DAY 22  Mirabai BushMindfulness In Business (Submit Questions for Day 30 Today)

DAY 23  Dr. Kristen RaceMindful Parenting

DAY 24  Dan GolemanWhy Focus Is The Hidden Driver Of Excellence

DAY 25  Katherine Weare – Teaching Mindfulness To Children

DAY 26  Michael ChaskalsonMindfulness For Peak Performance

DAY 27  Richard BurnettMindfulness In Schools

DAY 28  Mindfulness Apps, Tools & Tech Day

DAY 29  Dr. Judson BrewerMindfulness For Addiction

DAY 30  Question & Answer Day 2

DAY 31  Jon Kabat-Zinn: LIVESTREAM October 31st 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT/ 8:00 AM 1st November AEDT

Engage Update: New Resource to Help Teachers Talk About Coping with their Classes

Engage Aotearoa is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource that has been long in the making. The Coping Posters Teaching Resource guides teachers to use The Coping Kete to engage students with the static image component of the Year 9 English curriculum, get them talking about how to cope with the rough parts of life and share coping information among the wider school community.

Taipa Area School Static image Comp 1st Place Engage Aotearoa

Winner: Taipa Area School Poster Competition 2014

This resource was created in collaboration with Ilana Hill. The Engage Aotearoa team met Ilana Hill in mid-2014 at a LifeHack Weekend in the Far North. She was then a Year 9 teacher at Taipa Area School who wanted to get her students talking about safe ways of coping with distress and get them excited about the Year 9 English curriculum. Over the following months we collaborated to create a set of guidelines that would allow her to safely explore coping with her students. Students would create posters to promote positive coping and The Coping Kete to their community, while they learned about static images. The top posters would be shared on the Engage Aotearoa website and the school’s newsletter where they could reach parents and other family members as well as the wider school body. Students were excited to create a poster that promoted an idea that might have an impact in the real world.  The winning posters were published in November 2014 and posted on social media.

The Coping Poster Teaching Resource includes Ilana Hill’s original teaching inquiry, guidelines for teachers that set out how to introduce the topic in the same way, poster guidelines for students, coping poster planning worksheets, a practice analysis worksheet and information sheets that define different static image elements set out in the worksheet. These align with the elements covered in the Year 9 curriculum.

Download The Coping Poster Teaching Resource here

Visit Engage Aotearoa’s Coping Resources page to find The Coping Kete and the Teaching Resource together in one place.

Matua Raki Workforce Innovation Awards Close 31 July

There are just two more weeks left to apply for the Matua Raki Workforce Innovation Awards

Share your workplace innovations that are improving wellbeing and staff engagement in addiction services. Examples of innovations include work-life initiatives, job or team re-designs that improve effective practice, staff contributions to improve service delivery, professional development initiatives and environmental innovations.

Applications are open until 31 July.

Find out more or download an entry form here

New Research Articles in Psychosis Journal

New articles available in Psychosis are online now on Taylor & Francis Online:

A qualitative study of refugees with psychotic symptoms
J.E. Rhodes, N.S. Parrett & O.J. Mason
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2015.1045547

Does childhood bullying lead to the development of psychotic symptoms? A meta-analysis and review of prospective studies
Twylla Cunningham, Katrina Hoy & Ciaran Shannon
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2015.1053969

Tales from the madhouse: an insider critique of psychiatric services
William Park
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2015.1055784

Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations: From theory to therapy
Lony Schiltz
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2015.1049199

Together we stand in the bottomless pit – When trauma hits the therapeutic dyad
Y. Spinzy & G. Cohen-Rappaport
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2015.1052007

On Track: Knowing where we are going

More than 200 people from across the mental health and addiction sector and the wider health and social sectors have contributed to a report, co-published by Te Pou and Platform Trust, that aims to prepare NGO mental health and AOD services for “the next round of reform”.

“On Track: Knowing where we are going outlines the wide range of issues that need to be considered and addressed to improve health outcomes for people using services, their whānau and local communities, and to ensure the future capability of the mental health and addiction workforce”.

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar, Auckland

Featuring leading experts in the field, the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar provides practically relevant information and strategies that can be applied to support young people achieve their potential.

Targeted at mental health professionals, teachers, social/youth workers, parents and young people themselves, the seminar features topics such as body image and disordered eating, video-game addiction, adolescent brain development, supporting young people with a learning disability and many others.

Date/Time: Friday, 28th August, 9am-5pm
Location/Address: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Road and The Promenade, Takapuna Beach
Contact Generation Next: Ph: 09 363 9697, E: info@generationnext.co.nz
For Further Information:  www.generationnext.co.nz/

Mental Health Foundation Launches Mindfulness Posters

The Mental Health Foundation’s graphic designer Amy Mackinnon has created a series of posters that share the basic practices behind mindfulness. The A2 posters are available in a set of three from the Mental Health Foundation’s new webstore for $39 including postage and packaging.

Each sale is equivalent to the cost of one child in a low decile NZ school attending the Mental Health Foundation’s Pause, Breathe, Smile  eight-week mindfulness course. By purchasing these posters, you’re supporting the Mental Health Foundation to deliver mindfulness training to primary and intermediate students in their school classrooms nationwide.

Mental Health and Addictions Training in Rotorua and Tauranga

Netcor Mental Health and Addictions Level 4 Certificates

Netcor is getting ready for its July intake for the Mental Health and Addictions Level 4 certificate.  Here is a chance to up-skill yourself.  Great for those working in the Mental Health Sector and those working with people who are dealing with addictions.  Learn more about Mental Health and its added addictions strand.  Netcor has classes in Tauranga and Rotorua.  For more information contact our student services department.

Date/Time: July 22nd 2015
Location/Address: Te Aroha O Hinemaru, 9 Priest Road, Rotorua

Contact:
Missy at Netcor Education
Student Services
0800 872 461
07 378 3485
studentservices@netcor.co.nz

For Further Information:  www.facebook.com/NetcorEducation
www.netcoreducation.com

GP referrals allow for free attendance to Raeburn House courses and groups

Raeburn House are now able to accept referrals from doctors to Raeburn House courses / groups and people who are referred to Raeburn House by their GP’s can attend the courses for FREE.  This includes all of the courses in their Building Resilience programme.

Contact: Kimberly Lamb, Programme Co-ordinator
Raeburn House, Northcote, Auckland 0627
T:            09 441 8989
F:            09 441 8988

National Poetry Day Competitions Calendar Launched

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The countdown to National Poetry Day (28 August) has begun.

There are a bunch of nationwide and regional poetry competitions open for entries now (or in the near future) on the National Poetry Day website.

Entry is free but submission criteria and dates vary.

If you write poetry, visit the 2015 Competitions Calendar to find out more.

The full National Poetry Day calendar of events is due to go live on the 3rd of August with events scheduled to take place across New Zealand on and around the 28th of August 2015.