The practice of meditation promotes a more peaceful, stress-free, healthy and fatigue-free life. The paramount reason for daily meditation is to get into the gap between our thoughts and make conscious contact with the peace within ourselves and our connection to all things. We all have a least 60,000 – 90,000 thoughts per day (it can get very busy!), meditation is a way of quieting the chatterbox thoughts and slipping into the gap between our thoughts to bring stillness and silence for a short time.
Participants review the known history of meditation and the types of mediation that exist. The benefits that mediation can bring to our lives are reviewed. Notes and resources for follow-on research are provided.
Key learning outcomes
Participants explore examples of meditative practices. All practices are structured in a manner where they can be used for both self-care purposes and also used within family, friend, colleague and student contacts and networks.