Understanding Mindfulness

Technology is developing exponentially, and at the click of a button we can access an infinite amount of information. With this privilege, comes the potential cost of information overload, increased distractibility and low-grade background anxiety as we try to keep on top of things.

If we wish to remain healthy, happy and effective we need to upgrade our "inner technology" to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. Science is now revealing that wellbeing is a skill. Just like our bodies, our minds need training to function at their best.

Mindfulness meditation is training for the mind that supports us to be more focused, clear and effective in everyday life. It is being introduced into diverse settings including schools, corporations, hospitals and universities. It’s a powerful tool that can enhance our emotional intelligence and improve our relationships, communication skills, and ability to manage our emotions.

There is now compelling evidence through the work of neurobiology and psychology supporting the fact that mindfulness meditation when practiced regularly can lead to improvement in our physical and emotional wellbeing.

In this three hour workshop Steve Pozel will present a science-based introduction to mindfulness aimed at busy people who are interested in simple, accessible mindfulness techniques to bring more balance and effectiveness into everyday life.

Through the workshop you will develop a clear understanding of the current cutting edge research around meditation and the brain; an experience of guided mindfulness practices that will support you to connect with deep calm and clarity; an experience of mindful conversations and the understanding of how mindful listening can enhance your relationships; an understanding of how you can integrate short meditation practice into even the busiest day; clear tips on how to bring mindfulness into everyday life that you can takeaway and start implementing; an opportunity to have your meditation questions answered including how to manage the common challenges.


10.00    Introduction: What is mindfulness?
12.00    Break (times vary)           

13.00    Workshop Concludes


Dates TBC


'Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts.'
 Pema Chödrön


Steve Pozel has worked with hundreds of the world’s leading innovators and creative minds over the last three decades. It has been the foundation to his research focusing on how to foster the skills and mindset needed for realising a developed culture of innovation and creativity in Australia. He consults to Australian businesses, the creative industries, and the social and educational sectors on areas including creative intelligence, mindful leadership and design-led innovation.

For over a decade, Steve was CEO and Creative Director of the Australian Design Centre. He has been a presenter for the SBS Studio arts channel, a course lecturer at the University of NSW and the Banff School of Management, and is an Industry Fellow for the UTS Business School. 


Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.

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Understanding Mindfulness




Full price: $90.00 
Concession: $80.00 
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.  

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

Dates TBC