Our lives are becoming increasingly busy. Modern Ireland is experiencing turbulent, uncertain economic times by which we are all in some way effected. Almost everyone experiences some degree of stress. This may result in feelings of anxiety, low mood, sleeplessness or a variety of physical health problems like high blood pressure or digestive ailments.
To help maintain a sense of well-being and basic sanity whilst living in a modern speedy world the skill of Meditation and mindful living is essential. The essence of Meditation is being relaxed and aware in the present moment.
This short six week course will provide you with the basics needed to begin living your life more in the here and now. It will help you to train in maintaining a steadiness in life even while there is turbulence around you. This stability of mind results in an inner peace.
The course will be primarily practical with most of the time spent learning and practicing different meditation techniques. A certain amount of theory will be presented to enable a deeper understanding of the skill of meditation. There will be an opportunity every week for feedback, personal questions and discussion.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- The theory of Meditation – what it is and what it is not!
- Learning to relax in the here and now
- Different meditations for different mind states
- Meditation and its role in helping with stress, anxiety and depression
- The practice of mindfulness in our daily lives
Please bring a Yoga Mat or Blanket and Shawl
Course Facilitator: Anita Treacy. Our facilitator has a wealth of experience in the area of meditation, having spent a number of years in India, practicing meditation within a retreat context. During the course she will share her experiences and insights into meditation and how it can help to live a happier and more meaningful life.