Red Rabbit Skills Services (in loving memory of Ariel)

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Carol is a highly experienced professional in the Skills Development Sector in South Africa. She is a skills development consultant and will develop your unit standard aligned learning programmes with precision and excellence. She has broad expertise in developing Skills Training Quality Management Systems for Accreditation with Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s).

Carol is an Outcomes Based Education Specialist, with broad experience in development across sectors. She has specialist knowledge of the Wholesale and Retail Sector in South Africa. She offers skills consultancy services in a range of skills training areas.

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Soft Skills Training, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction & Wellness

Carol is a passionate and dedicated trainer, facilitator and lecturer, who works in corporate environments as well as in skills and University training. She has more than fifteen years of training experience in these varied contexts. Carol has trained meditation techniques and practiced meditation for around thirteen years. Life adventures have taken Carol on journeys to India, where she attended Buddhist teaching, and Thailand, where she had exposure to Vipassana meditation practices. She has had meditation training from various monks in contexts both abroad and in South Africa.

In growing her passion to help and share with people and to act as a catalyst for positive change, she is venturing into the online and mindfulness training context. The primary focus to start will be on Soft Skills, Stress Reduction and Meaning and Mindfulness training. Carol has a Master’s degree in Education (cum laude) and formal training from the Zur Institute – Innovative Resources & Online Continuing Education – Certificate – Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychotherapeutic Practice, as well as an Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from eMindful – Evidence based mind body wellness. She has also had introductory training in Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy from the University of South Africa – Centre for Applied Psychology.Carol would like to welcome you to join her on this journey. In his book: Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl talks about his form of therapy as Logotherapy. The word ‘Logos’ is Greek and denotes “meaning”. Logotherapy focuses on the meaning of human existence as well as man’s search for such meaning. According to Logotherapy “…this striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man.” Man’s Search for Meaning 2008 page 104.

Related article: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (mightygirl.com)

Defining Mindfulness – Quoted from page 9 of ‘Mindfulness For Dummies’ by Shamash Alidina, Joelle Jane Marshall, April 2013. “Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, who first developed mindfulness in a therapeutic setting, says: ‘Mindfulness can be cultivated by paying attention in a specific way, that is, in the present moment, and as non-reactively, non-judgementally and openheartedly as possible’. You can break down the meaning even further:

1. Paying attention. To be mindful, you need to pay attention, whatever you choose to attend to.

2. Present moment. The reality of being in the here and now means you just need to be aware of the way things are, as they are now…

3. Non-reactively. Normally, when you experience something, you automatically react to that experience according to your past conditioning. For example, if you think, ‘I still haven’t finished my work’, you react with thoughts, words and actions in some shape or form. Mindfulness encourages you to respond to your experience rather than react to thoughts… (Chapter 12 of Mindfulness for Dummies delves deeper into mind- ful responses.)

4. Non-judgementally. The temptation is to judge experience as good or bad, something you like or dislike. I want to feel bliss; I don’t like feeling afraid. Letting go of judgements helps you to see things as they are rather than through the filter of your personal judgements based on past conditioning.

5. Openheartedly. Mindfulness isn’t just an aspect of mind. Mindfulness is of the heart as well. To be open-hearted is to bring a quality of kindness, compassion, warmth and friendliness to your experience…

For more on attitudes to cultivate for mindfulness, see Chapter 4 of Mindfulness for Dummies.”

Join me for Mindfulness training, workshops, soft skills training, as well as Stress Reduction and Wellness workshops. Contact me using the form below for a quotation today.

We Were Never Born by Dosnoventa:

With the support of Lacoste Live.

“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree on a cold winter day. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”

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Join me for Mindfulness training, workshops, soft skills training, as well as Stress Reduction and Wellness workshops. Contact me on email: aruraza@gmail.com for a quotation

CONSULTANCY FEES IN SOUTH AFRICAN RAND ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

Corporate NGO’s
R3 500 per day or R450 per hour R1 900 per day or R260 per hour
Training Manuals are extra and will be quoted per project and number of delegates
Personal Coaching: R300 per hour or R350 monthly for X2 sessions per month of 1 hour each. Mindfulness Meditation 1 hour – should you wish to learn more longer sessions can be arranged, or scheduled for further days – R250 per hour. Stress Reduction Half or Full Day – Half Day: R1 800 – Full Day – R3 500 By appointment.

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“The master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his work and his play, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether his is working or playing. To himself, he is always doing both.”  – James A. Michener

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