Highlighting Our Community Work Placement Graduates – Alison Crofton

This week we introduce you to Alison! She is an ACMM graduate who has recently completed our Community Work Placement (CWP) program where she ran a 6-week meditation program for Mareeba Aged Care in Northern NSW.

The ACMM Community Work Placement program provides a 6-week work placement to graduates supporting vulnerable people in the community. This does wonders for graduates’s confidence and growth AND the wellbeing of people who would not otherwise be able to access meditation and mindfulness training. 

Mareeba Aged Care provides quality care, in a safe and nurturing environment for residents. The facilities include aged care, accommodation, respite care, allied health services, as well as 24-hour nursing support and incredible activities like our meditation and mindfulness sessions. The staff at Mareeba were supportive of the program from the very outset. Alison created a supportive and safe environment for sharing and exploring meditation, with participants enthusiastically sharing and participating.

Alison with the residents at Mareeba

When we asked Alison about her experience she said:
“When I first came across the Community Work Placement Program I knew it was exactly the program for me. I was really excited and signed up straight away. Having a pre-made program to use as a foundation and a coach to guide and support me along the way allowed for great success and deep learning. It was an incredible experience, which boosted my confidence. After completing the program, I was left feeling very capable and inspired to facilitate future meditation groups. It was a genuinely rich experience being able to share the tools of meditation and mindfulness with residents at an aged care facility.”

Watch this 3 minute interview with Alison by program coordinator Tim James, to find out about her experience teaching meditation to her local community:

The feedback from staff at Mareeba Aged Care has been really positive. Stating:

“It was great to see residents returning to each session and growing in confidence, expressing themselves in regards to their own personal journey and to observe others joining in at various sessions.”

You can find out more about Alison’s offerings here:

We provide a range of post graduate training options and support, including our Community Work Placement Program which supports new meditation teachers to begin or expand their teaching practice. Download a prospectus for all the details or book a discovery call with us here to find out more!

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