Mindfulness in nature

What people are saying about courses with Karen.

"Over the last two months I have been doing a mindfulness course... It has helped me to calm my body and mind during this period of complex change...it is really worth the investment. Perth based facilitator Karen Haddon...is a highly skilled practitioner and a beautiful human being. You will love her."

Megan 2020

"Thanks for being a fabulous teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed learning with your insightful and supportive approach." 2021

"...a note to say how grateful I am for having this experience of mindfulness and how to make it part of my life. The value of this experience was how your facilitation responded individually to each of our shared experiences. I've never been in a group where I've felt so understood, not judged and treated with kindness and respect. You have a beautiful and special gift to share and empower those around you. Thank you for showing me the possibility of making a better more peaceful life through mindfulness." 2019

 

"...I've learnt a lot about myself...i now have lot's of tools to practice and I'm less stressed and more able to choose how I respond to stressful situations." 2021

"I've gained many useful tools and skills to help me navigate the complexities of life." 2021

"I have noticed changes in many areas: work, less tired, more conscious of choices, braver in asking for what I need, more empathetic towards others and more grateful for all that I have." 2021

"I found the course supportive and inspirational. Every session was transformative." 2021

"Karen's style is perfect for this course and I'm recommending it to everyone. I've become less reactive and now respond to stressful events appropriately." 2021

"I've gained practical skills and ideas to assist me with stress reduction, pain relief and personal growth." 2021

"Karen is an awesome teacher. Professional, competent and caring. Thank you." 2021

"I have a new ability to stop, reflect and reset and to offer myself compassion and kindness." 2021

"Karen is so calm, knowledgeable and welcoming." 2021

"I came looking for a better understanding of mindfulness and I definitely got it. Something I wish is that I knew what I know more long ago. But I know I now have the rest of my life with mindfulness." 2020

"Karen is amazing. A true inspiration and so compassionate and gentle with her delivery. I've appreciated the time and feel inspired to continue..." 2020

"I've learnt to slow down, not live so much in fear, to rest, to offer myself self-compassion and how to be really present with my students. " 2020

"It is a blessing to have an instructor who embodies the teaching so deeply and authentically." 2020

"I've gained mental space and clarity and I've reconnected with myself physically and mentally. I'll be continuing mindfulness for a lifetime." 2020

"Thank you Karen. I have really appreciated your encouraging and supportive approach. You have been very generous and considerate of all." 2020

"I have increased in self-awareness and have learnt to be with my thoughts and feelings in a more friendly way." 2019

"Karen is a fabulous teacher, she is clear in her explaining and caring towards everyone." 2019

"I've gained so much more awareness. I'm now able to relax, couldn't before, I'm less stressed and have a greater understanding of my mind and my body." 2019

"Thank you Karen for your beautiful restful nature and wonderful knowledge of mindfulness." 2019

"I'm aware of how much my mind and body have benefitted from being calmer and more focused. This is helping me to enjoy interactions with my family, friends and others more." 2019

"I've been to many courses, but for this one Karen's skills were exceptional. I am grateful for all that I have gained from this experience." 2019

"This experience has saved my relationship as it gave me space to recognise my own behaviours and responses." 2019

"Karen was brilliant. Very kind and attentive to participants needs." 2019

"Karen you have a wonderful disposition and you are the most kind, compassionate and wonderful teacher." 2019

"I'm less reactive and I'm able to soothe myself and achieve some relief from sadness." 2019

"I admired how Karen handles all kinds of different people with compassion and grace." 2019

"I've learnt how to face and be with myself when unpleasant things arise." 2019

"This is the best thing I’ve ever done…I think everyone should do this course…I’m telling everyone I meet…" Lina 2018

 

"A fantastic experience, fantastic instructor and a really good group of people…" 2018

 

"I have an increasingly beneficial relationship with meditation…I always feel 100% better following the classes." Patrick 2018

 

"Karen has a beautiful way of teaching…I now have a greater depth of knowledge about stress and the brain and have learnt how to be more responsive and less reactive in life." 2018

 

"I reconnected with my body and took back control of my life, with a sense of how minor subtle things make a major difference to the quality of my life." 2018

 

"Karen was a wonderful facilitator…calming, knowledgeable...I’d highly recommend the course to others…for learning how to slow down, bring awareness to reactivity and habitual thoughts, how to accept yourself just as you are…" 2018

 

"I’m now able to regulate my emotions within relationships and have tools to draw upon to bring calmness into my busy life." 2017

 

"I came to the course with no real idea of what to expect. I learned how to spend less time in my head, and listen to the quieter voices in my heart, which know better what’s really important to me…Karen, thank you so much, you are a wonderful facilitator." Michael 2017

 

"…I now have less guilt and more life direction and acceptance …my auto pilot has stopped and the world is a great place, not always perfect, but I am accepting of that…"Rachel 2017

 

"The course was life changing. There are very few moments in life that create significant shifts in your brain to bring balance to one’s life but this course offered this and a great deal more. Our fast-paced world would be a better place if everyone practiced this regularly. Angela 2017

 

I I loved the whole course, it was so well run and the materials are excellent. I have completely re-framed how I view my recovery from a chronic health problem. It has been a pivotal life event for me and will ripple through the rest of my life." Marie 2017

 

"...we...were incredibly privileged to have Karen as our instructor. Her personality, and importantly her gentle, kind and compassionate manner held us together as a group. Karen allowed us to learn at our own pace...Karen's clear depth of knowledge and experience in the area was so gratefully appreciated. ..." Ava 2016

 

"I came to the course with a small amount of meditation experience so I had high expectations. But these were far surpassed. The benefits of this course will stay with me for life." Marie 2017

 

"I have tried a lot of different things to tackle my stress and anxiety and what has developed into depression. I am feeling much more empowered now and looking forward to maybe developing myself to a point of not taking medication. I am aware this won’t be overnight, but prepared to tackle it with a sense of knowledge I can achieve it!" Jane 2017

 

"I’d absolutely recommend this course to others. Karen was awesome. I’m now managing grief, anxiety and stressful moments better." Belinda 2017

 

"I found the exercises in class that demonstrated how mindfulness impacts me the most useful part of the course. Its improved all areas of my life and really helped me reduce stress and worry.” Breoni 2017

 

"I believe that MBSR is so important for ones health that it should be promoted widely; in schools, hospitals, work places…It should be shared with everyone. It has the potential to change the world." Susan 2016

 

"Previous to learning the practices I was extremely stressed out, with over commitment issues. I learnt exercises to take the emotional aspect and drama out of situations, and still validate and process these situations in a healthy way… The course has given me hope that I can change unhealthy life choices and responses and just be here, present, with awareness and its ok to just be me." Robyn 2016

 

"The mindfulness course arrived at a time of need. I recommend the course to everyone. It is transformative.” Kevin 2016

I really enjoyed Karen’s voice and gentle instruction and guidance to find the benefits for myself…I gained skills to tune into my emotions and reactions and stay engaged rather than withdrawing and becoming detached. I’m now more present and engaged." 2016