We warmly invite all those seeking to enhance the quality of their lives and all Australian meditation teachers to join us in serving the community and promoting the benefits of meditation.
You can apply for membership in one, two or all three categories: Personal Development, Spiritual or Therapeutic. You can also apply as a Friend and support the work of ATMA and help spread the benefits of meditation around Australia.
by Pauline McKinnon, Immediate Past President ATMA
One of the most frequent causes of depression involves the matter of loss and grief and the sadness it brings. Unless the tremendous depth of pain and the range of emotions that accompany such events have been experienced, it is unlikely that even some experts can bring any degree of consolation to those in this situation. Read More
From Mindfulness to Mindlessness- Dr Ranjit Rao, Melbourne
The mindfulness revolution has spread across the world like wild fire. Thousands of scientific studies have shown benefits in happiness, concentration, memory, pain, improved health and greater empathy. The practice of being mindful has proven to be of benefit in many chronic illnesses including depression and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, post CVA, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and somatization disorders. Read more.
Yearly renewal for Members is $85.00
Yearly renewal for Friends is $40.00
ATMA members can present their joining/renewal receipt to Yoga Australia (YA) to receive a 30% discount when joining YA or renewing their annual subscription.
Companies invest in mindfulness training to boost productivity and lower stress - ABC Saturday Extra
Speed and connectivity create change. Thanks to the technological advances of the past 20 years, sending a letter to someone on the other side of the world is as easy and instantaneous as the click of a button. Yet despite their convenience, emails and other forms of online communication may be costing us productivity and peace of mind.
In the process of connecting the world, the internet has also transformed the way we work. For many, the traditional work week is gone, replaced by smart phones, tablets and laptops: a mobile workplace that has no start or finish time. Read More
Meditation is practiced in many different forms and for many different purposes hence ATMA has developed three broad membership categories under which meditation is commonly practiced and taught.
Member benefits include:
- Recognition of your teaching and meditation experience through high Association Entry standards
- A website presence that reflects current trends and news about meditation and its benefits
- Referrals for prospective clients and students
- Current information about recent scientific research on meditation
- A vehicle for increasing the availability and influence of meditation in Australia More.
Can we build a better child?
It is a hot, dry Tuesday afternoon in a country Victorian classroom. As they do every day, the children of 4D are talking about their feelings.
Nine-year-old Evie Kuchel is feeling confident and enthusiastic. Looking at her ''mood meter'', she gauges she is a 3+ for energy and a 2+ for feelings. On the chart, divided into red, yellow, blue and green quadrants, she plots herself in the yellow. But not every day is like today. If school's been tough or someone's been mean to her, she might find herself in the blue. If she is feeling particularly chilled out, she could be green. Read more