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Search Inside Yourself in Melbourne!

Join us in Melbourne for Search Inside Yourself to develop the skills to unlock your full potential and to connect with a global community of like-minded people.

  • August 19 - 20 | 9:00am - 5:00pm AEDT

525 Collins Street Ground Floor
Rialto, West Podium
Melbourne, Australia
Program Language: English

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness in their workplaces.

Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.


Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.


Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

The SIY program includes:

Join us for a highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and high performance.

  • Live Training

    (2 days)

    Introduction to neuroscience, mindfulness and the five emotional intelligence capacities.

  • Virtual Practice

    (4 weeks)

    Weekly exercises and resources, delivered by email.

  • Webinar

    (1 hour)

    Reconnect with an SIY teacher to create a plan for sustained practice.

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!

Your Facilitators:

Heather Dawson

A native of the Midwest in the United States, Heather has spent the last 25 years living and working around the world as a senior executive in the fast-moving financial services industry in the US, Australia and New Zealand.  She's a former Partner at Mercer and Managing Director at Russell Investments, and currently serves on the advisory board of Financial Executive Women.  She’s also one of the first 100 Certified Teachers in the world of the Search Inside Yourself program, developed at Google, and in 2019 co-championed a global mindfulness at work initiative for 5,000 employees at the global investment firm, Morningstar.  She is passionate about business for a higher purpose and building performance cultures where people thrive.

Ben McEwing

Ben is a communications specialist, with a focus on human dynamics, facilitation and insight-driven storytelling. His core skill is getting to the heart of every brief and building a connection between audience and message. Ben is heartfelt about using communication to raise awareness, foster creativity, and promote lasting behavioural change.

With a background in user research and brand strategy, Ben combines his intuitive understanding of people with his highly developed writing, speaking and listening skills to draw rich insights that clarify the way forward. From there, he can write the brief, conceptualise the story, direct and produce the content then deliver it. He has a unique, yet interconnected set of skills, including acting, screen and copywriting, directing, facilitating and human-centred design. He’s done every personality test ever(!) because he loves learning about what makes him tick and what makes others tick too.

Ben is also a meditator. Having discovered it over 25 years ago, he’s made it a consistent practice ever since. It’s helped him navigate life’s inevitable challenges with a greater sense of clarity and calm. He credits meditation with his boundless curiosity, empathic observation and the willingness to dig a little deeper…that’s where you find the diamonds.

He came to learn of Search Inside Yourself in 2018 and instantly knew he had to be part of its ethos and mission. He’s also an emerging leader in the Path Retreats community and is currently studying a degree in counselling and psychotherapy.

Book individually or for your team today.

Super Early Bird

Available until May 30th
$995 AUD

Almost Early Bird

Available until July 30th
$1250 AUD

General Admission

Available until August 19th
$1500 AUD

This is the best course I have EVER attended. Never before I have been able to sit for two whole days and be fully engrossed in every second. I will tell people that if they are wanting to transform their lives then they MUST attend this course.

SIY changed the way I deal with challenges. I actually remain calm in stressful situations, and colleagues look to me to find workable solutions to problems.

I like how SIY makes mindfulness practices very accessible to people. There’s a very strong hesitation, unwillingness, fear that comes up when you think about sitting down and trying some of these tools. The experience you get in the workshop dissipates that so you are able to take it with you. What these tools really do is increase self-awareness. When you become more self-aware you become more tolerant and more compassionate, and it leads to better relationships with family, friends, and in the workplace.

Inspiring. Cutting edge. What the new world of leadership look like.

Here are some frequently asked questions we receive

People join Search Inside Yourself for many reasons, including personal development and experiencing the program before bringing it to their company.

Consultants, coaches and therapists also enroll in SIY to evaluate whether to adopt the principles in their own work. Some attendees are new to mindfulness and meditation, while others are longtime practitioners.

SIY is an interactive two-day, in-person training, followed by four weeks of recommended peer-to-peer practices to sustain and integrate learning and self-directed growth from the inside out. The program includes sessions on mindfulness (the science of being present), self-awareness (understanding your thoughts, emotions and habits), self-management (skillfully managing your impulses and reactions), motivation (aligning your values and work), empathy (understanding others’ feelings and experiences) and leadership (influencing with compassion).

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY! Letters are available to anyone with confirmed program attendance, by request. After attending a program, simply send an email to [email protected] stating your name, date and location of the program, and requesting a "letter of completion for coaching credits."

Yes!  SIYLI offers a limited number of scholarships to each of our programs. To apply, please complete this form.

We recognize that there is additional uncertainty for in-person programming in these current times.

If the program is cancelled you will be able to choose between transferring your registration to an upcoming SIY Online program, attending a future in-person program if available, or receiving a full refund.

SIYLI is unable to reimburse you for any costs you may have incurred associated with program attendance, such as accommodation and transport costs.

Safety and health are of the utmost importance to us and are crucial considerations when planning our in-person programs. We recognize that many participants are both excited by and concerned about in-person events given our current global situation.

For all of our in-person programs, we will be adhering to local guidelines given that the situation in each location is unique and ever-changing.  While we wish we could share exactly what our protocols will be, we won’t know in full detail until a few weeks before the program starts. This gives us the flexibility to ensure our programs and choices are aligned with the most up-to-date local guidelines, policies and protocols.

You will receive an email 3-4 weeks before your in-person program outlining what to expect with regards to the COVID-19 precautions we will be taking and what we will be asking you to do to help us create a safe event. You will also receive information in that email about how to follow-up with us if you are not comfortable attending given the COVID-19 guidelines and numbers.

In the unfortunate case the program needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19, we will provide you a full refund for your ticket.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance and look forward to gathering with you safely in person again!

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].

Refund Policy

In Acknowledgement of these uncertain times, we are offering a full refund policy for anyone needing to cancel their ticket due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. Should you need to cancel your ticket due to ill-health, caring for others or restricted traveling ability, please contact us as soon as possible. Should we have to cancel our event due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will provide as much advance warning as possible to all ticket holders and offer a full refund or credit note for a future date.

Conference Organizer shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the availability of the Venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of Conference Organizer or its subcontractors. For one or more of such reasons, Conference Organizer may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of Conference Organizer. In the event Conference cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, Conference Organizer shall not be liable to attendee for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses. Conference Organizer will review refund and/or fee transfer requests, submitted in writing, for approval on a situational basis.

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