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Exploring Mindfulness through the Senses: a workshop for grandparents & grandchildren

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This school holidays we invite you and your grandchild to join us at The Dowse for this fun, fresh workshop using taste, touch, hearing and seeing as ways into awareness of the present moment. Engage with your grandchild in a series of guided activities that encourage the exploration of what it means to live our lives mindfully. Facilitated by experienced mindfulness practitioner & poet Rachel Tobin.

Note: This workshop is designed for grandparents with primary school aged grandchildren.

About the facilitator - Rachel Tobin

Rachel began her work life with a degree in biochemistry, and became a high-school teacher. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles, most of them facilitating and teaching modalities that promote wellbeing and awareness. Mindfulness has been at the heart of this work, and her deep interest is in seeing adults and children learn to live with more ease, wellbeing and joy. She has found mindfulness practice to be wonderful in learning to slow down to a more natural pace of Life, to uncover limiting thinking patterns, and to cultivate more ease and spontaneity in everyday life.

Rachel is also a poet – her first collection of poetry, accompanied by her life drawings, was published by Mākaro Press in 2018.

This workshop is part of Human Hand: Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, an exhibition seeking out acts of care and ways of living in a sprawling, urbanised and militarised world. Exhibition ends 11 October 2020.