"Mindfulness is one of the most thoroughly researched forms of meditation, and the results are pretty much unanimous: Mindfulness is an effective tool for reducing stress and treating anxiety, depression, and addiction. Mindfulness requires a different perspective than most of us are used to, especially when it comes to observing thoughts and emotions without judgment. If you struggle with being carried away by your emotions, this type of meditation just might change your life." SAMANTHA ALLEN
WHAT MAKES THIS DAY UNIQUE? This is not just a day of different meditation techniques You will experience a structured guided formal practice of Mindfulness Meditation that progresses from session to session to give you the tools and an understanding on which you can build a home practice. Create solid foundations with additional techniques that will deepen your practice. On this retreat day you will... Learn elements of practice that result in a more effortless experience. Experience a guided formal meditation practice that progresses from session to session. Learn what is required to estalish an effective home practice. Gain an understanding of the FOUNDATIONS of meditation. Learn elements of practice that are integral to PROGRESSING DEEPER. Solidify your practice to begin to SELF REGULATE. Understand your own experience more completely.
Covering elements of Breathing Relaxation Letting Go Reactivity
If you are new to meditation, this retreat will offer practical tools integral to successful meditation and tools that you will also use in life. If you have already tried meditation unsuccessfully, this day will bring to light the aspects which have prevented you from experiencing a positive result. Open to all levels - from beginner to experienced practitioners.
Come away knowledgeable, calm, with a day of experience up your sleeve
CORRECTIVE BREATHING Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we leave. In between that time, we take about half a billion breaths. Your breathing is influenced by your thoughts, and your thoughts and physiology can be influenced by your breath. In the medical community, there is a growing appreciation for the positive impact deep breathing can have on the physiology, both in the mind and the body. According to the research, many of these beneficial effects can be attributed to reducing the stress response in the body. Learning corrective breathing is a valuable tool in helping to restore balance (reducing anxiety and depression, lowering blood pressure, increasing energy levels, inducing muscle relaxation and decreasing feelings of stress and overwhelm).
RELAXATION When completely relaxed, the body and mind experience a welcome peace. Learn how to relax and re-pattern the body's response to stress, and create a familiarity with the state of relaxation. Directing awareness to the intentional release of stress, tensions and resistances within the body invites a surge of lightness and a sense of freedom that comes with letting go of those things that are weighing us down.
MINDFULNESS In an unnaturally stressful and fast moving, busy world, meditation is increasingly sought to bring a balance to our lives - balancing the inner realm of thought and feeling with the external world in which we live. Both mind and body benefit from taking time out of daily life to switch off from the world to meditate, but for anyone who experiences anxiety, the act of sitting 'silently still' and 'watching their thoughts' can be excruciatingly difficult! At the Clinic we use techniques that make mindfulness more accessible to those who experiences agitation when left to sit quietly with themself.
HOW CAN I POSSIBLY MEDITATE FOR A WHOLE DAY??!!?? Haha! This is the thing that surprises people the most! Anyone can do it! By the end of the day you will find you can too! But actually, to be completely honest this retreat isn't just about sitting in meditation for hours on end. In fact the opposite is true. We deeply explore ourselves, our physiological processes, and our reflex reactions through sensory feedback and lots of exercises that make the unconscious conscious so that you can live mindfully as you. To become present as ourselves, anchor in a moment and know what to do with that unique experience is a life skill that can change how you live in the world
Learn and practice 'Mindfulness' for creating peace and calm for health and well-being.
Ongoing mental stress and physical tension make a profound negative impact on one's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. In an unnaturally stressful and fast-moving, busy world, Mindfulness Meditation is increasingly sought to bring a balance to our lives. In time and with practice, Mindfulness can create a peace and calm which extends into your life experience. Meditation balances the inner realm of thought and feeling with the external world in which we live. It is a practice that involves turning the mind and attention inward with focus. It is not complicated to learn and requires no special equipment. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment, and it is not time consuming, and benefits can be noticed with as little as a few minutes every day! Anyone can learn meditation and experience the many benefits that it brings. In this 4 week course you will...
Learn elements of practice that result in a more effortless experience.
Experience a guided formal meditation practice that progresses each week.
Learn what is required to estalish an effective home practice.
Gain an understanding of the FOUNDATIONS of meditation.
Learn elements of practice that are integral to PROGRESSING DEEPER.
Solidify your practice and begin to SELF REGULATE.
Understand your own experience more completely.
In this course you will experience a guided formal practice of Mindfulness Meditation that progresses each week to give you the tools and an understanding on which you can begin a home practice. Create solid foundations with additional techniques that will deepen your practice. Guided Relaxation is included to bring further peace to the body and being. Open to all levels - from beginner to experienced practitioners.
SATURDAY 9.00 - 10.15am OCTOBER 10, 17, 24, 31 FACILITATOR: Lisa $120 ($60 Deposit. $60 balance paid on day 1)
TO BOOK: Simply purchase your deposit & you will automatically be registered for this event.
"This course has more than met my expectations. Im so glad I signed up! Thank you." H.M. - ORMISTON
"This course was a fantastic experience! I've done meditation before, but at a surface level. Lisa has given me the tools to connect to an inner peace, born out of acceptance of all within and all surrounding me." TOM - MANLY WEST
"I thought I had been practicing mindfulness meditation for the last 6 months or so until I started the Mindfulness Meditation Course with Lisa. Now I know exactly what Mindfulness is about and am so comfortable and at ease sitting and participating in the act of meditation." A.B. - ORMISTON
"Thank you for the Meditation Course! As a beginner it was very helpful. I never really understood meditation and what it all meant. The most basic things you explained really made a difference. Sometimes it only takes one word for it to click!" M.T. - VICTORIA POINT
"This was a wonderful course. Progressed really well from one session to the next, with great learnings to apply at home." J.D. - CLEVELAND
"Totally enjoyed the experience and it has really opened my eyes and changed my view on my clients, on my family, and of my friends. Thank you for the experience I will never forget." TRISH - CLEVELAND
"I have meditated regularly at classes elsewhere but the Mindfulness Meditation course at the Lounge is the only place where I've felt (and had explained to me) that there is no right or wrong. It has helped me to surrender to the present moment and 'let it be'. Thank you Lisa - you've made this a wonderful experience for me." SOLI - WYNNUM
"The Mindfulness Meditation Course was extremely beneficial. I have been highly stressed and anxious lately and I found the course so helpful in relaxing and calming myself. Lisa is very helpful in guiding relaxation. It was well worth it!" A.H. - BIRKDALE
"I left each Mindfulness Meditation class feeling uplifted, rested and at peace. I felt like I was walking on air for the next few days after meditation. I was calm and at peace with myself and with life. I started to notice my brain wasn't clouded with messy thoughts. I started to get my creativity back and with each day I have grown more positive and have come to accept myself. I will definitely continue Mindfulness Meditation from now on. Thank you Lisa." ALICIA - WELLINGTON POINT
"Lisa, your enthusiasm and belief in meditation is contagious!" L.Z - ORMISTON
"After years of listening to guided meditations I decided to attend the Mindfulness Meditation course. It was quite dramatically different from what I had encountered from the guided meditations I was used to. After the first class I was able to go progressively deeper into a meditative state of which I can now access on my own. All types of people attend the course - there is no stereotype as meditation helps us all, and Lisa ensures that everyone feels comfortable and encourages you to do things in your own time regardless of what others are doing." SIAN - WELLINGTON POINT
"I have very much enjoyed the course and look forward to attending each week. The Level 1 course was an invaluable introduction to meditation, with a progresion each week builiding on the previous weeks experience. It has also taught me the value of meditation as a restorative and calming tool. Thank you Lisa, your voice is very calming and easy to listen to. I am keen to learn more." C.T. - MOUNT COTTON
"Thank you Lisa for your help over this course. Great introduction to meditation. Your explanations throughout have made me realise it's not as hard as I originally thought. I can't wait to develop my practice further." L.T - REDLAND BAY
"Lisa wet my appetite for Mindfulness. I am looking forward to the next course to extend upon this. Thank you!" L.M. - CLEVELAND
"I have thoroughly enjoyed every week of the meditation course and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. I have learned so many techniqes to self guide to a place of being centred, enhancing my personal meditation practice. I have found in my day to day life I am so much more centred, less reactive and mindful. Thank you so very much for helping me find my zen, and for teaching me there are no short cuts, that staying the course has paid off for me. Life changing!" D.B. - REDLAND BAY
"The 10 week mindfulness course was well graduated, and reinforced past practices and ideas and offered new ones - Great!! I wish I had learnt to meditate much sooner in life!" K.W. - CLEVELAND
"I suffer from a brain condition and have certain tension and anxiety around my symptoms. I have attended this course more than once as I find it extremely beneficial to calm my mind and nourish my being - the ability to let go and focus on full relaxation, and to let go of fears and anxiety, and allow myself to be at peace with my condition. This course is so beneficial to finding peace and calm within. I highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Lisa for such a lovely course." ALANA - BIRKDALE
"I have really enjoyed this course. I've found it very relaxing and something I can continue to practice and incorporate into everyday life. I also enjoyed your teachings and being given steps to remember" DAVID - BIRKDALE
"This was a very enjoyable course. I found it quite easy to relax in the environment of the class room. Great explanations on what you may expect. I would be interested in attending a weekly class if you ever decide to hold them. Thank you Lisa xxx" SHARON - REDLAND BAY
"This was a great course for someone who has never meditated before. Thank you Lisa for providing a very relaxing and peaceful environment where everyone can meditate at their own pace. It was wonderful, with no pressure or expectation" NICOLA - THORNLANDS
"This course has given me the tools and knowledge of mindfulness meditation that I could not have gained alone. I now feel confident that I can take these skills with me in order to 'let go' ana move through life with less worry and more ease. I found the course extremely worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyed each moment of learning to quieten my mind" GEORGIE - WELLINGTON POINT
"This course is exactly what I need to take with me into the future. Lots of practical tips on how to practice meditation. Lisa has been very helpful. Her calm voice guided the practice and I looked forward to attending". MAGDA - VICTORIA POINT
"I truly enjoyed the Meditation course. Before starting, I had read a few books, listened to the opinions of others, and like a lot of others I assumed that meditation would be an immediate and obvious shift in my thinking with bells and whistles and light bulbs flashing. The lightbulb did flash, but in a very subtle way, through sticking with the practice. It grew into a gentle knowing each time I sat, that I had learned a process by which I could quiet the inner and outer voices. Through that subtle weekly unveiling, came mindfulness, and it's a gift that I sorely needed. I am more aware of the state of mindfulness than before, and I have discovered it is a gift that just keeps on giving, in more ways than I could have imagined, and a mere thanks just doesn't seem enough for the knowledge you passed to us in the class." D.B. - REDLAND BAY
"A thoroughly enjoyable course. Very informative and relaxing. The Lounge is a wonderfully calm space where I felt instantly at peace. Thank you." S.C. - MOUNT COTTON
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