Mindfulness and Meditation 4 Weeks Course
Term 1 2020
This is a four weeks course starting on Thursday 27th of February, 6pm to 7:15pm. The group will meet four Thursdays at the Gladstone Inclusion Centre on 21 Off St, Gladstone Central.
It is becoming more regular now to have health practitioners recommending mindfulness and meditation. Science keeps proving the abundant benefits of these two practices. Mindfulness and meditation are commonly used these days not as a means to reach enlightenment but to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, or to simply rest the mind. When the mind rests, we find inspiration, creativity and new ideas. Sometimes solutions and different options that we couldn’t see before.
The ability of the mind to create is nondeductible. This course teaches to identify the patterns in the mind waves and to identify oneself with Presence (not with entanglements of Mind). Hence we learn there is a separation between the mind and the I. There is a Deep-I and an Ego or Outer I.
The identification with the Outer-I and the entanglements with the mind is what causes so much pain and happiness. However this happiness is temporal because it depends on something external.
This course teaches to See these things so we can cultivate more discernment.
Each week we discuss a new topic related to Mindfulness such as:
- talking from Presence,
- listening from Presence,
- the Pain Body,
- Mindfulness in Relationships,
- Different meditation techniques for different ocassions
You will go home with suggested practices and a meditation journal until the following week.
Here’s is what other people have to say about this course:
From Justine: “I recently completed the Learn Meditation and Mindfulness course lead by Gabriela. Each week the interesting topics covered not only helped me gain a better understanding of who I am, and how I can be present, but also how I can better respond rather than react to other beings. Looking forward to future learning with Gabriela.”
From Lisa: “If you are seeking direction in your meditation and mindfulness practice or wishing to begin a practice and need guidance, I highly recommend Gabi’s 4 week course.
Gabi provides a safe and caring environment where participants can freely ask questions either in the group, or directly to her via email.
She explains the difference between mindfulness and meditation in an easy to grasp way and offers both suggestions and thought-provoking insights and tools on how to incorporate these practices into our everyday lives. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances, you will benefit from the content provided, and the exercises/homework that help to bring it all together over the 4 weeks. Gabi is a gift to our community and I urge you to take this opportunity to learn more about yourself and being present.”
Gabriela started practising transcendental meditation in 2004. Over the last 15 years she has deepen her meditation knowledge and practice. She has recently finished a six month certification with the Eckhart Tolle’s School of Awakening.
A lot of the content of this course will be based on Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.
Duration: 4 weeks. One weekly meeting each Thursday 6pm. Starting on 27th of February
Address: Gladstone Inclusion Centre on 21 Off St, Gladstone Central
Fee: $100. Early bird $80 until 13th February. $50 if repeating the course.