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Clarence Valley Aboriginal Mens Group

Come along and experience a Clarence Valley Aboriginal Mens Group breakfast and yarning circle. This event is held every Thursday morning throughout the year at 69 Wharf Street, South Grafton from 8.30 until 10am.
The Group has put together a program especially for the Plunge Festival. It kicks off with an extraordinary event on the day after Easter, Tuesday 29th March when local Mindfulness Master, John Shearer presents a very informative session about developing a mindful practice. John had this to say. “Mindfulness is a way of experiencing the world on a moment to moment basis, giving you greater clarity and a deep inner peace. It is a way of viewing life with the freshness and newness of children’s eyes, where you gain the insight of freedom, openness and acceptance. Mindfulness gives you the resilience to deal with life’s difficulties, truly appreciate life’s joys and heightens your capacity for intuition and creativity. If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have now discovered that a mindful practice helps to improve physical health as well. Mindfulness works by helping people to accept their experiences, including painful emotions, rather than reacting to them with aversion and avoidance. People who practice mindfulness are far less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or stories from the past. Developing a mindful practice gives you a new perspective which supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.”
The Mens Group breakfast and yarning circle will continue each Thursday with an interesting topic each week. Everyone is welcome, no matter what colour skin or cultural beliefs. The Group is non-judgmental and avoids talking about religion or politics. Everyone gets involved as each person says their name and thoughts on the daily topic (optional). For more info, feel welcome to call John 0418 864 162 or Ron 0421 673 510.