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Meditation in Australia: Past, Present, Future

A very special evening with A/Prof Craig Hassed, Pauline McKinnon, Ken Mellor, Kay Watts and Janet Etty-Leal Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Thursday 16 June, 2016 Nearly 250 people attended this special event on a wintery evening in Melbourne.  We're now delighted to present a full record of the event in video and pictures for our members and friends. [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, Other events, Wall|0 Comments

Mindfulness Apps: getting started and caring for me

There are two new mindfulness applications on the market for iOS and Android devices. 'Mindfulness Getting Started' and 'Mindfulness Caring for Me' have been developed by member, Frances Kelly. These two apps were officially welcomed by City of Mt Gambier Mayor at the 3 day Limestone Coast STEM program that [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Wall|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mindfulness for wellbeing and peak performance

Mindfulness deals with intentionally paying attention to each moment. Being fully engaged in what is occurring at that moment in time is the essence of being mindful. There are benefits that come from practicing mindfulness including reduced stress, improvement in mental health and it helps enhance personal and professional life. This [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Free meditation apps

Often times the hardest step in approaching meditation is knowing where to start. Meditation Australia member, Frances Kelly has created two user friendly apps to introduce both children and adults to meditation by means of 5 and 10 minute guided sessions. Available for both Android and iPhone, these apps are an excellent [...]

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Wall|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stillness Meditation Therapy: Meares’ theory in 21C

In contrast to the general description of meditation set out here, the Ainslie Meares theory of meditation does not advocate focus or attentive techniques but emphasizes the importance of mental rest. In 1983 Melbourne author and psychotherapist Pauline McKinnon was invited by Meares to promote this unique therapeutic meditation as [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A quick research review

Understanding meditation Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation originally was meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation produces a [...]

By | June 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Reviews, Wall|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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