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Answers to your questions
Will Mindfulness help me with my problems?
Many people struggling with anxiety, depression, illness, stress, loss or trying to balance competing priorities and the myriad challenges of living a human life, say that our programs have changed their life for the better.
Mindfulness enables us to work skilfully with our mind, body and emotions no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.
What if I don’t want to do something during a program?
In all our programs, everything is optional.
There are many ways to modify movement and stillness practices to suit you, your mind and body. Lots of options will be given during the session and you’re also free to make up your own. Please do what feels right for you.
If you have concerns about any aspect of our programs, please feel free to chat with your teacher.
Which program should I start with?
We recommend that most people start with our foundational program, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), as it provides you with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation. If you need a shorter time commitment, you may prefer Self-compassion. And if you aren't ready to commit to a home practice or are looking specifically for body-awareness, Mindful Yoga might be perfect for you.
What if I'm not in Canberra?
While we primarily offer face-to-face instruction, some of our programs are offered online and are open to anyone anywhere in the world. We encourage you to join our mailing list so you can be the first to know when we offer online programs. You are also welcome to contact us with an expression of interest as we are more likely to offer an online option if there is a high demand for this.
Do you offer programs for children and teenagers?
At this time, we do not offer programs for people under 18.
The program I want to take isn't offered at a time that's suitable for me. Do you ever offer it on a different day/time?
We switch up the days and times frequently to accommodate different preferences. Keep an eye on our newsletter for new program announcements! You're also welcome to contact us to request your preferred day/time.
I’m having trouble completing my registration online - what do I do?
Please contact us with a phone number and the best time to call you, and we can help you register.
What if I can’t afford the fees?
We offer a reduced fee for those experiencing severe financial hardship. This is specifically intended for health care card holders, full time students without much support, and pensioners. If you fall into one of these categories and could not otherwise afford to attend the course, please contact us to request the reduced fee.
If you can afford to pay the standard fee, please do so as this enables us to keep our programs affordable for everyone. We endeavour to make our programs accessible, and we also need to ensure they are sustainable and that we can cover costs.
If you are not eligible for the financial hardship discount but are still unable to pay the standard fee, you are welcome to contact us to discuss a payment plan that suits your needs.
Can I use NDIS funding to pay for my program?
Some of our participants pay for our programs using funding provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Whether or not you can do so depends on the way the NDIS funds are managed in your specific plan.
Participants who are plan-managed or self-managed may choose to use their NDIS funding to pay for our programs. We do not ask participants how they are paying for the programs so this is purely a personal decision. You may like to discuss this with your LAC or NDIS planner.
If you need us to send your invoice to someone other than you, please indicate this at the time of registration (there is a box you can tick on the online registration form).
At this time, Simply Mindful is not an NDIS-registered provider. This means that agency-managed NDIS funds cannot be used to access our programs, according to the explanation on the NDIS website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/creating-your-plan/ways-manage-your-funding
If you need help figuring out whether our programs will help you meet your NDIS goals, please contact us. Please note that you are welcome to share the wording of your NDIS goals with us so we can provide you with supporting documentation, but we will never ask for your participant number, amount of funding or other personal details.
Do I have to create an account to register for a program?
No, you can register and pay without creating an account on the website. However, an account allows you to view your recent orders, manage your billing address, and edit your details.
I am a current student or graduate - how do I access my library of content?
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