~ Meditation with Heart ~
Cultivating Emotional Resilience Meditation 6-week Course
Course Starts Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Cost $125 for 6 Weeks, 7:35pm-8:35pm
Insights and guided practices to assist in cultivating heartfelt happiness and trasnforming challening emotions.
For many of us, the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be stressful, making us vulnerable to tension, agitation, dis-ease, and a sense of disconnection from the people and things that matter to us most. Meditation offers us a wonderful opportunity to come home to ourselves – to rest the body, nourish the mind, re-establish a deeper connection with the conditions of happiness in our lives, and to enjoy the simplicity of just being.
Come join our yoga teacher-psychologist Rebecca for our next six-week Meditation with Heart course. In this course we will integrate traditional meditative practices with insights drawn from modern psychological science, to enhance our capacity to navigate the ups and downs of life with greater ease and resilience.
Format: Each session will open with a gentle guided grounding meditation, followed by a short teaching/discussion on the theme for that week coupled with a longer (15-20min) guided meditation practice centered on that theme, and an opportunity for questions and reflections to close.
Together, we will explore the themes of intentionality, appreciation, enrichment, healing, forgiveness and connection, with each session thoughtfully building upon on the previous sessions.
You are welcome to come exactly as you are - no previous meditation experience is required, you do not need to still your mind, and you do not need to sit crossed-legged on the floor (we have a variety of seating options available for you including chairs, bolsters, mats, and stools, or you can choose to lie on the floor if that is preferable).
The importance of meditation is that the mind (manas, buddhi – intellect) is central in human life, but little is known of it; it is a blank in our fund of knowledge, despite the science of psychology. With its practice meditation develops the mind and reveals its qualities. It also has its place in reducing the movement of the wandering mind (kshipta) or “monkey mind” (vritti) and freedom from the (citta) mind-stuff or subconscious mind.
There are many misconceptions flying around about meditation these days, so here's some good news
* You can come exactly as you are
* You don’t have to still your mind
* You don’t have to sit on the floor cross-legged
* You don’t have to calm yourself down
* You don’t have to change a single thing
Please note: Whilst meditation can be an incredibly helpful tool in transforming and healing psychological distress, we will be welcoming a range of emotions in this meditation course that could be potentially triggering if you are feeling unsafe or overwhelmed right now. If you are currently experiencing moderate to severe depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, suicidal ideation, or otherwise not feeling emotionally stable, and you do not have the support of a trusted therapist, we recommend talking to your GP about finding a therapist who can support you in feeling more stable, before you enrol in a meditation course. If you are unsure if this course is suitable for you at this time, please call the studio to discuss with Rebecca before signing up.
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