Mindfulness Training & Walking Therapy with Dr Sue Jackson
Sue founded Body and Mind Flow to develop awareness of how flow can be found through alignment of body and mind. Many forms of movement facilitate focusing of the mind in the present moment. It is through engaging in a range of sports and exercise throughout her life that Sue has found a reliable way to facilitate flow in her own experience.
Sue is passionate about sharing her understanding of how quality of life experience – and performance – can be enhanced through training of the mind, and keeping the body active. In 2022, Sue is offering tailor-made private mindfulness sessions, and psychological counselling sessions, which take place while walking, and sitting, in nature. These sessions are held in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon, in the beautiful Mt Cootha Forest parks and trails. It is also possible to see Sue in a traditional sitting consulting space, see here, bodyandmindflow.com.au/individual-counselling
All ages, shapes, fitness and experience levels are welcome – we can all move forward from where we are, towards a stronger body and a clearer, more focused mind.
For more information about arranging a private mindfulness or walking therapy session please contact Sue. If you are ready to make an appointment, please complete the online booking request below. Sessions last approximately one hour and cost $220.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
“I meditate only when I am walking. When I stop, I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.”
Why Walking Therapy & Mindfulness Training?
We can often more easily move into stillness through movement. The ancient yogis understood this, as illustrated in the earliest writings about the purpose of Yoga – developed thousands of years ago to help prepare the body to be still in meditation. The practice and teaching of Yoga opened up a new pathway for Sue to understand how body and mind can be unified and flow facilitated.
According to Csikszentmihalyi (Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990), yoga relates in several ways to flow, and provides a useful model for anyone wanting to be in better control of their energy. Csikszentmihalyi wrote in Flow (1990, p. 106) that yoga can be regarded as “one of the oldest and most systematic methods of producing the flow experience.” Find out more about the flow experience.
Whether through yoga, or some other form of movement – including walking – we can facilitate stillness in the mind. Through stillness, we can gain awareness – awareness of our body, mind, and spirit. Awareness of what it is we want and where it is we are going. In essence, we become more mindful.
Mindfulness has become a buzz word of this century. That is in large part to the way our fast-paced, technologically driven lives develop a frazzled, and constantly distracted mind. Through mindfulness, we can develop the critical life skill of being in the present moment. Sue has been on her own journey with mindfulness for many years, and is well-positioned to help train others interested in living more in the present moment through her strong academic credentials and years of practical training and practice. Contact Sue to see for yourself how mindfulness training can radically change your life.
Ready to Try Mindfulness Training or Walking Therapy with Dr. Sue Jackson?
Book your appointment
Once your booking request form is received, Sue will contact you to confirm an appointment date and time. A $50 deposit is then required to hold your booking, and can be paid by EFT or Paypal. The balance of your session cost can be made at the time of your appointment, by EFT or credit card.