Positive Neuroplasticity Training – 2024 Term 1

Fridays 10am-1pm – starts 16 February

Pre-requisite: MBSR     Teacher: Megan Layton

This is a 6-week course, meeting once a week for 3 hours.

Click on the Event Details tab below to see class dates, or learn more about this program.


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In this exciting course you will learn how to turn fleeting everyday experiences into lasting inner strengths. You’ll build on the skills which underpin mindfulness and learn to cultivate inner resources and strengths to reduce the influence of the negative bias, reduce negative emotional reactivity and recover more quickly from setbacks and difficulties.

Each session will include experiential learning, exploration of key concepts and skills and the opportunity to practice and apply new practices. There will be a course book to help guide you through the course and home practices each week.

Simply Mindful Director, Megan Layton will be teaching PNT. She has been endorsed and trained by Dr Rick Hanson. She has been helping people integrate positive neuroplasticity into their lives and their practice for many years.

Wondering if it’s for you? Previous participants say:

"The positive neuroplasticity training is so empowering – it’s amazing to be able to gradually change the way I move through the world by choosing to focus on what is beneficial. The responsive approaches to relationships meditation is revolutionary – an embodied guide towards freer more compassionate relationships with others – and myself! Thanks so much." - Joo-Inn, 2019 PNT participant

We highly recommend you purchase Rick Hanson’s book Hardwiring Happiness as part of the course.

Pre-requisite: It is recommended to have undertaken some training and practice in mindfulness. This is to ensure participants have the necessary foundation of understanding and skills to benefit fully from this program and be able to apply it. MBSR is the recommended program however other reputable in-depth mindfulness programs may be considered.

Event Details

Day 1: 16 February 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Day 2: 23 February 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Day 3: 1 March 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Day 4: 8 March 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Day 5: 15 March 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Day 6: 22 March 2024
Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00

Venue: The Gathering Place, 4 Bancroft Street, Dickson 2602

Directions: Parking is available on Bancroft street or in the church car park (St Brigid's) next door to the Gathering Place. Entry to the church carpark is off Wilshire St. Please don't park in the driveway unless you need special access or have mobility issues. There is a pathway from the church carpark to the Gathering Place driveway. There is a bike rack located at the side of the building halfway down the driveway.

Phone: (+61) 0490 354 900

Meet your teacher

Megan Layton

Director, Senior MBSR and Yoga teacher

Learn more about Megan >>

Answers to your questions

What is Positive Neuroplasticity Training?

Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an educational program in which you will learn how to hardwire peace of mind, contentment, and self-compassion into your brain.

Is this therapy?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is not therapy, nor is it a substitute for therapy. It isn’t intended to be used as a treatment for any specific physical or mental health condition.

Who is this for?

Anyone can take the course and benefit from the training. Coaches, counsellors, educators, healthcare professionals, human resources trainers and people in related roles may find it especially useful.

Will this course help me with my everyday problems?

Participants have told us that they found Positive Neuroplasticity Training to have a beneficial impact on their lives. One student said, “The positive neuroplasticity training is so empowering—it's amazing to be able to gradually change the way I move through the world.”

People generally find this training is a useful resource for managing typical range
experiences of anxiety, blue mood, stress, loneliness, and interpersonal conflicts.

If you are already working through some of these challenges with a psychotherapist, it’s a good idea to let them know that you are enrolling in this training.

Can this course help with more serious problems?

People with significant psychological issues or a history of suicidality, complex trauma, psychosis, or other severe mental health issues may find that the Positive Neuroplasticity Training stirs things up too much. The course doesn’t include the kind of individualised support required to safely navigate these experiences.

Instead, we strongly advise that you seek one-on-one professional treatment. If you are in crisis, we urge you to access emergency services without delay.

If you already have excellent individualised support in place to manage your mental health condition, and are keen to begin the training, please chat with us before enrolling.

I want to take the PNT course, but I don't live in Canberra.

We typically offer the PNT course face to face only, so you do need to be able to get to Canberra. 🙂

If this is impossible and you are very keen to take the course with Megan, please contact us as we may consider offering it online if there's enough interest.

Also, Dr Rick Hanson maintains a calendar of upcoming PNT classes around the globe - you can see it here.


Questions? Send us a message.