Meditation & Mindfulness
Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness
Next 6 Week Course - Starts 22 September 2020
7.00PM - 9.00PM
The Shrine Room - Port Fairy
Meditation is Easy to Learn and the Benefits are Immense
Meditation continues to grow in popularity with solid science to back its health and wellbeing effectiveness.
Science now reveals that Meditating actually changes your brain, and with it, the way your body responds to stress. We all live in a world where there are many ongoing stressors.
Meditation will transform your life. It is not only a way to address mental, emotional and physical health issues (which for some can lead to a reduction or elimination of medication, and heal long standing health issues), it is a way to enhance awareness and spiritual growth.
What is Meditation and
How Can it Help?
If you are new to Meditation, it is an active process of increasing awareness of your body, mind, feelings, sensations and your environment. It is about learning to create harmony and balance in your everyday life during and outside of the practice. A process of perpetually coming back to the present moment.
With practice you are able to string these "aware" moments together into a continuum - remaining present not only whilst sitting but all the time. The pathway to inner peace, harmony, increased awareness, and good health is dramatically accelerated through a regular practice of meditation.
It is a common belief, that you can’t meditate if you can’t stop thoughts. This is far from the truth. In the same way that waves are part of the ocean, thoughts are part of your mind. The key point is not to re-act or engage with your thoughts, which meditation teaches us.
Benefits of Meditation
Reduces muscular tension and physical pain
Allows healing to occur
Allows inspiration to arise
Assists concentration—trains you to focus on one thing at a time
Assists to remove conditioning and false beliefs
Builds self confidence
Can help to resolve the deepest of neuroses, fears and conflict
Heightens Awareness – enhances sensing and feeling
Lowers high blood pressure
Makes it easier to give up life-damaging addictions like smoking, drugs and alcohol
The Ultimate goal of meditation is to fully awaken to your True Self - all the other benefits are included in the process
The 6 Meditation Styles
Each week of this non-denominational course, you will learn 6 different styles of meditation to provide different options for your ongoing practice. These are:
Body Awareness and Relaxation
Four Stages of Breathing
Heart Focus Meditation
You Will Also Learn ...
The importance of posture for energy, focus and relaxation
How to focus the mind and release stress and anxiety
How to relax your body and release muscle tension
The theory of meditation and its many health benefits
How to work with the breath to reduce anxiety, reduce stress, improve sleep and optimise wellness
Daily Mindfulness practices for everyday living
Receive Your Meditation
and Mindfulness Workbook
You will receive a 42 page Booklet to support your Meditation and Mindfulness journey along with access to download two different styles of Meditation.
The only thing you need to bring along is "Beginners Mind".
We have a well equipped meditation room with a range of sitting gear and chairs, though if you have your own preferred sitting gear please feel free to bring it along.
The Ultimate Reason to Learn to Meditate is to Fully
Awaken to Your True Magnificent Self
Come join us on this magical journey!
* If places are available 1 week prior commencement of course, prior participants of the 6 week course
who would like a refresher can attend for 1/2 Price of $95.00.
Thank you for a fantastic Introduction to Meditation. Exploring the different types has been wonderful. Your insight, clear instruction and gentle encouragement make classes a pleasure. Every week I have looked forward to exploring a different type of meditation and the discussions that follow; and every week I leave feeling calmer, happier and more relaxed.
- Marty Gent