Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation course

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Course outline

This 8-week course gently leads you into the practice of mindfulness meditation. We go step by step through the process, providing some theory and guided practice.

During the course, we discuss:

  • preparation for meditation, including your environment, relaxation, posture, and attitude
  • obstacles to mindfulness and how to deal with them
  • 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.

Over the 8 weeks, we’ll practice mindfulness of sounds, breath, body, emotions and thoughts. This will lead us to the complete practice of mindfulness-based stillness.

Course materials

You’ll get:

  • printed course notes at the first session
  • access to online materials (guided meditations and readings).

Times and dates

All classes are on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 pm to around 9.00 pm. Next courses start on:

  • 5 February 2019 – runs over 8 consecutive weeks to 26 March
  • 8 October 2019 – runs over 8 consecutive weeks to 26 November

Registration for the February course will open in January 2019.

Cost

$88.00 (inclusive of GST).

Location

The course runs at the Kyabram Town Hall. Free parking is available at the rear of the Town Hall in Bradley Street.

Facilitator

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

Registered Meditation Teacher with Meditation Association of Australia

Course policies

Refunds

We don’t offer refunds once the course has started. Three main reasons for this are:

  1. We decide whether to go ahead with the course based on balancing the income from enrolments against the costs. We may end up running at a loss if we allow refunds after the course has started.
  2. Some people can miss out on a place if the course is fully booked. If you withdraw before we start, we can give your place to someone else.
  3. You get access to the course materials from the first session.

If you find you’re unable to attend all the sessions, you’re welcome to re-attend the next time we run the course.

Re-attending the course

If you’ve attended this course before, you’re welcome to join us again at no cost.

Please contact Dey to confirm that places are available for returning students. And note that we don’t usually provide you with another set of printed materials.