Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation is designed to teach you skills and techniques to help you be clear, calm, content, and balanced. This class is perfect for beginners as well as anyone looking to ‘refresh’ their meditation skills. A variety of meditations will be taught, including mindfulness, kindness, compassion, self-compassion, and deep relaxation. You will be encouraged to experiment with different meditation practices so that you can discover what works best for you. This will give you a toolkit of inner resources to draw upon in everyday life.

Although meditation is an ancient practice, in this program the practices will be taught in a “mainstream” way, with no religious ideology. The material will be practical and science-informed. Most practices will go for 15minutes, therefore making these accessible to a wide range of people with busy lives and multiple responsibilities. Techniques will be offered step by step over five sessions. These sessions are inclusive – you may choose to sit on a chair, or sit or lie down on the floor.

The teacher is known for his ability to engage students and teach in a practical and down to earth manner. He has been responsible for pioneering the wide-scale introduction of mindfulness and meditation in hospitals across Sydney.

Topics covered:
What is mindfulness and meditation
The science of meditation
Establishing a meditation posture
How to practise mindfulness meditation
How to work with tricky feelings
Understanding the stress response and activating the relaxation response Practical strategies that can be used to get clearer and calmer when triggered Using meditation to cultivate a warm and open heart How to practise kindness meditation Using meditation to recharge and build vitality How to practice deep relaxation meditation Mindfulness and meditation at work and in daily life

Advisable to: wear comfortable clothing; bring a cushion; something to lie on (because one meditation is usually done laying down); and a throw/shawl for warmth.

Note: This is an education program and is not a therapeutic program. If you are experiencing a mental illness or trauma, or have a history of either, it is advised that you check with a mental health professional whether this is a good time in your life to learn meditation.

I had done meditation before, but the teacher pushed it to a new level with referrence to current research and with examples related to our day-to-day life. Highly recommended.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Mindfulness & Meditation

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