Mindfulness & Meditation CityEast College

Course Outline

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.

Ideal for...

Beginners to meditation as well as those who want to ‘refresh’ their skills.

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.

Topics

  • What is mindfulness and meditation and the science behind it.
  • How to practise mindfulness meditation and establish a meditation posture.
  • 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.


What to bring

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


Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

Classes

$140 Limited inc GST
Mindfulness & Meditation

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  • Course testimonials
    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.
  • Course testimonials
    If you want to become more present and grateful in your life, I would highly recommend this course. The class felt like a protected, safe place to just be. A very worthwhile class , I think everyone should do . It’s an opportunity to learn skills which will enrich and improve your life !
  • Course testimonials
    Our tutor was brilliant. He had a gentle, professional approach, and presented information for us to think about. It was a great experience and so many things resonated. He was particularly helpful in how one may take the next step in meditation and what to avoid. He was definitely coming from a place of respect and care for others. The course touched on many types of meditation but I never felt overwhelmed as the pace was perfect. Very calming experience.