Movement + Mindset Course
Moving Towards Acceptance
- 100 Australian dollars$100
A 4-week online LIVE course run by a Psychologist and Physiotherapist to help you find acceptance with chronic illness and movement RADICAL ACCEPTANCE: Dr. Jessica Renz will be teaching a skill called 'Radical Acceptance' across a 4 week course (skills adapted from DBT Skills Training Handouts (2nd Edition by Marsha M. Linehan, 2015). Each session will guide you through the components of RA followed by putting into practice what we have learnt through a movement session by Zoe. RA is about learning to accept where you are. It doesn't mean you have to be positive all the time. Instead it is about trying to reduce suffering related to the experiences and uncertainty of living with Chronic illness. RA can help your approach to exercise and help you spend time in your body without battling your own mind. Week one: What is Radical Acceptance (RA)? We will discuss RA and how and why we can incorporate this skill into our lives. Specifically we will cover how and why we can work towards accepting our bodies as they are, without fighting reality. This can allow us to move forward with less frustration, upset, and even a new outlook on exercise. We will then observe our thoughts and emotions as they come up during the Pilates section of the session. Week two: Practicing Radical Acceptance Step by Step We will review the specifics of how to use RA. We will discuss how to practice accepting our whole body, how to cope ahead for future challenges, and how to let emotions be present as they are. We will also discuss how to not let your feelings overtake you or get in the way of your exercise goals. We will then apply specific parts of the skill during the Pilates section of this practice. Week three: Turning the Mind We will discuss how to stop rejecting reality ("I don't want to feel this way!" and "My body never works the way I want it to!") and approach our challenges with openness and willingness. In this supportive environment, we will challenge ourselves to apply willingness to our exercise practice led by Zoe. Week four: Practicing Mindfulness of Thoughts Learn to remind yourself that you are not your thoughts and that we do not have to block or suppress our thoughts either. Together, we will go through some practice exercises for mindfulness of thoughts and use the final Pilates element to bring everything together. 100 AUD = approx. 66 USD or 52 GBP or 60 EURO
For 1:1 sessions: To cancel or reschedule please contact us 12 hours before if possible. Appointments being cancelled or rescheduled within 12 hours of the appointment time may be liable to a late cancellation charge - 50% of the cost of your appointment. However this may be wavered in extenuating circumstances at our discretion.