Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation

This 8-week course gently leads you into the practice of mindfulness meditation. Each class provides some theory along with guided meditation practice.

The course is based on a curriculum developed by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson from the Gawler Foundation.

During the course we’ll practice mindfulness of sounds, breathing, the body, emotions and thoughts. And we’ll discuss:

  • preparation for meditation, including your environment, relaxation, posture, and attitude
  • obstacles to mindfulness and how to deal with them
  • the stress response and the relaxation response
  • thinking and awareness
  • contents of awareness and qualities of awareness
  • cognitive and affective aspects of emotions
  • movement and stillness
  • mindfulness in daily life.

Course materials

You’ll get:

  • a PDF version of the course notes
  • links to extra reading material
  • access to guided meditations for the duration of the course.


You should be willing to set aside 15-30 minutes each day to practice.

If you have a mental health condition, you’ll need to get a clearance from your doctor or psychologist before attending this course.

Times, dates and location



TBA. All proceeds will go to the Kyabram Town Hall.


The course is run by Dey Alexander, a meditation teacher registered with Meditation Australia.

Course policies

Background questionnaire and waiver

After you register, we will email you a link to a background questionnaire and waiver. Each attendee must fill this out and agree to the waiver before the course starts.

No refunds

We don’t offer refunds once the course has started because:

  • we decide whether to go ahead with the course based on balancing the income from enrolments against the costs
  • you get access to the course materials from the first session.