Learn Mindfulness Meditation

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Keilor Downs, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

Listed by: peter173

Learn mindfulness meditation in this 3-week course for beginners.

Why do it?

- Easy to learn short course format
- Cost effective and fun
- Verified beneficial outcomes
- Includes weekly online notes and guided mp3 meditations
- Great location with easy access
- Experienced instructors

What you'll learn:
- How to slow down the mind and relax your body
- How to let go of troublesome thoughts and be less affected by unpleasant feelings

The course is structured to teach you how to meditate by yourself and become more mindful everyday. It aims to give you the skills to use meditation to reduce stress, improve sleep, enhance mental clarity and increase quality of life. Each 1.5-hr weekly class includes 2–4 meditations with theory, guidance and discussion.

We introduce four main techniques that teach body relaxation and mental calm and awareness.

- Body-Movement
- Mental Calm
- Breath Tranquility
- Body-scan Relaxation

This course is cumulative, gradually moving from theory into longer guided meditations using multiple techniques. Time is given to individual discussion and feedback, and offers the opportunity to reflect on results and progress.

You are likely to get good results from the very first class, but just like any skill, meditation takes practice to learn. We suggest 10–15 minutes most days, either in one sitting or made up of several shorter sessions throughout the day.

During the course we encourage you to meditate in chairs, not seated on the floor, but feel free to lie down for some meditations. Always Meditation: Medicine for the mind & relaxation for the body.