Why should we practice meditation?
Would you like to learn how to feel calmer, achieve a quieter mind but feel more joyful in the process? You don’t actually need to change much about your life but simply learn to meditate. Research shows that meditation has a range of benefits for our mental and physical health, including reducing stress, anxiety and worry, and increasing happiness, optimism and compassion. The physiological benefits include reduced heart rate and blood pressure, and stronger immune systems. It also helps us to be more focused and creative at work.
‘The thing about meditation is: You become more and more of you’
Many people say ‘I can’t do meditation’. Some have tried a bit, but complain they still have a busy mind. Whether meditation is entirely new to you, or you have dabbled in the past, what we teach through discussion and meditation practices, is that we can all meditate. Like developing any new skill, it takes a little knowledge and a bit of time and practice. But once you have the habit, you have a really healthy habit for life.
Our approach demystifies meditation, and instills good habits in the process. We offer three different streams of meditation programs for members of the community, being Mindfulness, Heart Meditation and Walking Meditation.
We also have a Corporate Meditation Program which we deliver across Australia.
While the learning outcomes vary slightly depending on the style of meditation program you choose, an overview of the types of outcomes you can expect include:
- Learning about what we mean by meditation
- Discovering the importance of meditation in everyday life
- Learning a range of meditation approaches
- Learning how to develop a meditation habit that works for you
The focus of our meditation sessions are to help you to feel peace and joy. While our Walking Meditation and Mindfulness programs are great to develop peace and calmness, our Heart Meditation programs enable us to:
- Feel more love, lightness, peace, and joy.
- Help you deal with challenging emotions such as anger, disappointment or sadness.
- Enables you to feel solid, grounded, and more like the real, deeper, you.
The essential elements of the heart meditation practice are to relax, touch our hearts and smile. In doing so, we create the possibility of feeling the many wonderful feelings that come from the heart, while also reducing the busyness of the mind. It can also help you to discover the deeper part of yourself, being your true self that sits within your heart.
We help you to understand the meditation style that will work for you, and how to develop the habit of regular meditation. You are also given ‘homework’ exercises to do, which are accompanied by a number of meditation recordings.
We have taught hundreds of people to meditate over the years. A short evaluation of our Mindfulness Fundamentals course in late 2021, showed participants experienced a range of positive benefits, which included:
- feelings of peace and relaxation
- greater awareness of thinking
- increased happiness
- less anxiety
- greater focus on the ‘big picture’ in life
This program is delivered to groups in Australia face to face (in selected locations), and to a broader audience via online platforms such as Skype and Zoom.
If you would like to learn how to meditate quickly and obtain the tools to feel more peace and joy in your life, try on or more of our meditation programs.
To book or inquire further, contact us.
**Please note, some private health funds provide rebates on meditation classes; check with your fund.
If you are thinking about it… do it!