Our last ‘Stable Ground’ program for 2023.
It consists of two sessions online via Zoom:
Wednesday 4th October
Wednesday 9th November

Presented by Liv Downing, this two session program is designed to equip psychologists with meditation tools for their personal use to enhance mental health, resilience and wellbeing; and to provide guidelines for introducing meditation responsibly to their client groups. With new and emergent research showing the mental health benefits of meditation for both clinicians and clients, the program will include theory and science/research, practical activities, and resources to support psychologists and their clients into the future.

Registrations are now open.

APS members register here:
Non members register here:

The Neuroscience of Meditation: where the brain meets itself.

Dr Sara Lazar and Dr Luke Smith

Thursday November 2nd 8pm – 9.30pm AEDT

Live via Zoom

Meditation Australia is proud to present our keynote PoD for the year, exploring the fascinating intersection between the studies and findings of neuroscience, and the practice of meditation. We are thrilled to be joined by Associate Professor Sara Lazar and Dr Luke Smith for this event.

Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD.

Sara will be interviewed by Dr Luke Smith, a clinical neuropsychologist who has a passion for mindfulness education and skills training. He is a tutor and mentor at Monash University with the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies in Melbourne. He teaches in contemplative based electives, and facilitates mindfulness workshops for staff and students.  He also works as a neuropsychologist in clinical settings for clients with a range of neuropsychological and mental health conditions. Luke will be leading the discussion and presenting questions for the session.

As this is a unique opportunity we are giving you the chance to send a question or an area of interest for discussion prior to the event. Yes, you can ask one question of Associate Professor Sara Lazar from Harvard Medical School!

There will be a link to submit your question in your booking confirmation email from Eventbrite, please submit your question by October 16th. Liv Downing from Meditation Australia will be hosting the event and compiling your questions.