Fundamentals of Meditation Course

All the details you need to know about our Fundamentals of Meditation Course

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Why would I meditate? 

It’s a fast-paced, pressure-cooker of a world out there at times and more often than not, we are  looking for an opportunity to take a step back, rest and prioritise ourselves for a moment. Research  has shown adopting a regular meditation practice, even for as little as 10 minutes a day, has profound  effects on our mind and body. Meditation helps to stimulate our ‘rest & digest’ nervous system,  lowering levels of stress, anxiety and rumination, improving clarity, concentration and productivity.  

There are many more reasons to meditate… to find out more and how create your own regular  practice, come and join us in the 4 week Fundamentals of Meditation course.  

Who is this course suitable for? 

Someone experiencing stress, overwhelm or feeling over-worked 

Anyone looking to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing 

Beginners or those intrigued by meditation  

Past or experienced meditators looking to reconnect with the basics 

How will this course benefit me? 

Gives you the tools to address stress and overwhelm in a healthy and sustainable way Builds your confidence and comfort in ‘coming home’ to yourself 

Demystifies meditation and supports you to develop a regular, committed practice Transferral of core attitudes that underpin meditation into day-to-day experiences 

In this course you will learn: 

The difference between meditation and mindfulness practice 

The physical and mental health benefits of regular meditation 

Strategies to sustainably integrate meditation into your daily routine 

The common experiences associated with meditation, like mind-wandering and distraction  and how to trouble-shoot when they occur 

Various approaches to meditation (anchors, modalities and postures) 

About the course… 

The Fundamentals of Meditation is a 4 week course. The course will be held in studio at All For One and is delivered across four Saturdays for 2.5 hours per day. The course covers the following  content:  

Week 1:  

  • Introduction to meditation  
  • Getting into the habit of meditating (and sticking with it) 

Week 2: 

  • Sequence of meditation 
  • Normalising common experiences in meditation & strategies to assist 

Week 3: 

  • Anchoring your focus  
  • Attitudes cultivated through meditation

Week 4: 

  • Meditation modalities  
  • Benefits of meditation (long term) 

From week 2 each session contains 2-3 formal practices to give you the opportunity to debrief and  receive feedback before embarking on home practice.  

One month after the completion of the course, a ‘deepening your meditation practice’ workshop will  be held. This session will be 75 minutes and serve as an opportunity to check in, discuss how your  independent practice has been going, ask questions and receive support. This session includes a 30  minute meditation practice.  

About the teacher… 

You’ll be guided by Vivienne Law, a Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher and Registered Nurse who  specialises in mental health. Vivienne teaches meditation and mindfulness across various settings,  including: inpatient, outpatient group therapy, corporate and in studios. Vivienne was once a skeptic,  but after giving meditation a go with an open mind, she soon found comfort in a regular practice.  Vivienne is passionate about demystifying meditation and mindfulness, making it more accessible  through education and sustainable behaviour change.  

What will I receive… 

10 hours of expert led meditation training 

A course workbook with resources supporting content presented throughout the course Weekly wrap-up email with additional resources to facilitate learning and practice Bonus 75 minute ‘deepening your meditation practice’ workshop held a month after the  completion of the course.  

Supportive, light-hearted learning environment with like-minded people 

FAQ’s 

How much time do I need to dedicate to this course? 

In-person training is 2.5 hours each week. Home practice is strongly encouraged so you get the most  out of the course. Activities will be set at the end of each week and range from 5-10 minutes duration  per day.  

What do I need to bring? 

Bring along a pen and spare notebook. A course workbook will be provided but you may like to take  additional notes. You are welcome to bring with you a cushion, blanket or anything else that best  supports your comfort and learning. Comfortable attire recommended. 

What kind of support is there if I have questions between sessions?

A method of group communication (if agreed upon by the group) will be set up in week 1. This could  be a private Facebook group, WhatsApp or messenger chat and serves to provide a central place for  course related questions to be asked and answered.  

For personal matters related to the course, you’ll be able to contact Vivienne via email. Please allow  24-48 hours for a response.  

What happens if I can’t make a session? 

A weekly wrap-up email will be sent out, with additional resources, recordings, the home practice set  for the week and a summary of key points. You’ll also have the workbook to refer to for information. 

 

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