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Sun Bear Children’s Festival

Thanks to the organisers of the 5th Annual Sun Bear Children’s Festival for inviting me to guide Animal Poetry with the children…

Festival Program

Come along to the Animal Poetry stall between 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday 14 October to paint pictures with words and illuminate the beauty and brilliance of animals

Click here for Sun Bear Children’s Festival Bookings and Ticket Purchase

For more information and enquiries please go to:

www.sunbearfestival.com

www.facebook.com/sunbearfestival

www.instagram.com/sunbearfestival

100 Dawns Book Talk

Celebrating National Mental Health Week
7-14 October 2018

The ability to create comfort in the uncomfortable is a core skill for sound mental health and fulfilling our potential.

Drawing on insights gained from my one hundred consecutive days of dawn meditation and sunrise surfs through howling storms and wild waves, I will share how to create comfort in the uncomfortable of both the world around and our world within…

When: 6:30pm-7:30pm Thursday 11 October 2018
Where: 
The Australian National Surfing Museum, 77 Beach Road, Torquay
Cost: FREE EVENT – please click on link below for all bookings…

100 Dawns Book Talk Bookings

Signed copies of 100 Dawns will be available for purchase and $5 from each book sale at the event will be donated to SANE who do wonderful volunteer work caring for nature around Bells Beach where the inspired vision and verse of 100 Dawns arose

SANE – Surfers Appreciating Natural Environment

With ocean’s of gratitude and appreciation to Torquay Library and Geelong Regional Libraries for hosting the event

Art of the Minds Event

Celebrating National Mental Health Week
7-14 October 2018

Thanks to the organisers of the Art of the Minds Community Education Event for inviting me to guide Mindfulness Meditation Workshops for all participants

When: 8:30am-3:30pm Wednesday 10 October
Where: Grant Pavilion, Surf Coast Shire
Cost: FREE EVENT – Bookings Essential – Please click link below to book…

Art of the Minds Community Event Bookings

For more information and enquiries please go to:

artoftheminds.org.au

Out and About Day

Thanks to the organisers of the inaugural Public Out and About Day for inviting me to guide Meditation with Place on beautiful Fisherman’s beach

When: 1pm-4pm Sunday 16th September
Where: Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay 

Background
The day is an extension of the Out and About research project, a collaboration between St Therese Catholic Primary School (Torquay), Clare Court Children’s Service (Yarraville), and Victoria University. In response to the devastating state of the environment and the lack of relationship between people and the planet, the Out and About project supports children, educators, families, and the community to build deep relationships with environment, plants, and animals. These relationships are the way to re-think our actions and how to engage as custodians of the land and places where we live

Partners
St Therese Catholic Primary School Torquay
Victoria University
Clare Court Children’s Service
Surf Coast Shire
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Surf Coast Energy Group
Richy Bennett

More Information
Facebook: @publicoutandabout
Twitter: @Out_About_

Or email Jeanne Marie Iorio at: jeanne.iorio@vu.edu.au

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Thankful Thursday

Join us for dawn meditation through sunrise to share in heartful gratitude for nature, community and self…

Simply allow nature to guide your meditation and feel welcome to share reflections afterwards…

When: Every Thursday Dawn through Spring
Beginning 6th September through to 29th November

Please kindly note there will be no dawn gathering on Thursday 27 September 

Timing: Gather for Meditation ~45minutes before Sunrise
Enjoy the sunrise from the sand or if you feel keen and capable enter the ocean for a surf or swim in time to enjoy the sunrise from the water… And if the dawn moves you feel welcome to stay a little longer, go a little deeper…

For sunrise time at Bells each Thursday please see the Thankful Thursday Event on Facebook – @surfpsychglobal

Where: Bells Beach
OR your local beach where ever you may be on the globe

Cost: FREE
Donations Welcome – All proceeds to
SANE – Surfers Appreciating Natural Environment
For more info on SANE please go to: sanesurfers.org

Harmony with Nature…
Bells Beach is a beautiful welcoming place and we all wish to experience her beauty safely…
– Please take care by moving mindfully in the low pre-dawn light
– Entering the water is optional so feel welcome to enjoy the sunrise from the sand and only allow self and/or your children to enter the water if you feel it is safe to do so
– Adults please be responsible for the safety of your children at all times

Connections:
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– Facebook: @surfpsychglobal
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– Twitter: @surfpsychglobal

Bells Soul Gathering

You are kindly invited to join in gratitude and celebration of the deeper soulful values of iconic Bells Beach…

– Connection with nature
– Connection with community and culture
– Personal meaning, inspirations, enrichment and holistic health
– Sense of purpose, belonging and responsibility for shared care and custodianship of nature, community and culture
Spirit of Surfing…

Respect the Ocean – Respect the Land – Respect Each Other

When: 7:30am-8:30am Friday 23rd February 2018

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and pay our respects to the Wadawurrung

7:30am-7:50am: Traditional Smoking Ceremony
7:50am-8:10am: Local authors Mark Smith and Richy Bennett sharing story and poetry illuminating the deeper soulful values of Bells Beach
8:10am-8:30am: Meditation guided by Richy Bennett

Where: On the sand at Bells Beach – All Welcome

Cost: FREE

Donations Welcomeall proceeds to Ocean Mind
Ocean Mind is a local not for profit organisation that provides surfing activities and support for young people aged 8-18 who may be at risk or experiencing challenges with mental health, social isolation or disability: oceanmind.org.au

Soul Surfing
Please click here to watch a short film on Soul Surfing

Harmony with Nature…
Bells Beach is a beautiful welcoming place and we all wish to experience her beauty safely…

Hi Tide ~05:42am
Sunrise ~06:59am
– If you arrive early for sunrise please take care by moving gently in the low light of dawn
– Be mindful of the reach, power and speed of the Bells shore break
– Adults please be responsible for the safety of your children at all times

Many thanks to local photographer Heidi Atkins for her stunning image capturing the heart and soul of Bells

Connections
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– Facebook: @surfpsychglobal
– Instagram: @surfpsychglobal
– Twitter: @surfpsychglobal