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Woodend Neighbourhood House

Mindfulness and Meditation Introductory Course (Mar 2023)

During this four week Mindfulness and Meditation introductory course, learn simple mindfulness skills to help experience deep relaxation.

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Mindfulness and Meditation Introductory Course (Mar 2023)
Mindfulness and Meditation Introductory Course (Mar 2023)

Time & Location

23 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia

About the Event

What's it all about?

During this four week Mindfulness and Meditation introductory course, learn simple mindfulness skills to help you experience deep relaxation.

Each session will consist of:

  • Meditation Skills - including breathing for relaxation, mindful eating, turning down the inner critic, managing emotions, exploring mantras/affirmations
  • Meditation Practice - deep relaxation and meditation using guided visualisation

The specific skills will depend upon the needs and interests of the participants but will include a combination of breathing, relaxation, body awareness, visualisation, poetry, colour, music and movement.

Who will be teaching?

Mary Chandler's initial training was a primary school teacher. She studied psychology and became a registered psychologist, before retiring. Mary taught ESL (English as a Second Language) to adults part time for many years.

Mary has pratised yoga for most of her adult life and incorporates techniques learnt from her yoga into her mindfulnes and meditation courses. She utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness based therapy that applies techniques from classical meditation to the management of anxiety and stress. Mary taught Mindfulness and Meditation at Wonga Park Community College for ten years prior to relocating to the Macedon Ranges.

Term 1 2023 Information

This four-week introductory course will run on Thursday afternoon between 2pm - 3pm on the 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April.

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