Professional Development - Stillness Meditation Therapy
Member Price: AU$200.00
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Professional Development Workshop
||"Stillness Meditation Therapy" - Half-day interactive workshop|
||Pauline McKinnon, Author, Psychotherapist & Mentor.|
||Friday 8 May 2015|
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Road
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
(Melway ref: 46 / F8)
is available at the venue.
||10.00am to 3.00pm (9.30am registration) |
|| $225.00 Standard fee|
$200.00 Early bird (payment must be received by 3rd April, 2015)
$200.00 ADAVIC members
Bookings limited to 25 professionals
Bookings close Friday 1st March 2015, or when fully booked.
note that a 25%
administration fee applies for refunds requested before 1 May 2015. No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.
Stillness Meditation Therapy: The original therapeutic meditation for anxiety and stress relief – naturally
Stillness Meditation Therapy (SMT™) is a powerfully effective style of meditation, created for the purpose of relieving physical and emotional pain. SMT is physiologically based and originated in Melbourne by the eminent psychiatrist Dr Ainslie Meares (1910-1986). Dr Meares was internationally recognized for his work and well known for his many publications, especially Relief Without Drugs, (1967).
Meares dedicated his life’s work to helping people to help themselves! His style of meditation provides mental rest which in turn assists the function of the homeostatic mechanism within the central nervous system. SMT is significantly different from other forms of meditation. It is not related to culture, philosophy or religion and its primary purpose is the outcome of a naturally lowered anxiety level and the relief of distressing symptoms.
At this workshop Pauline will offer a glimpse of her many years’ work with stressed and anxious clients. Topics to be covered include:
• walking the talk – my personal story
• anxiety, stress, tension – chicken or the egg?
• care of the mind – the theory of SMT
• SMT – the meditation of difference
• practical aspects of SMT
• challenges of letting and learning
• case studies and surprising outcomes
There will also be the opportunity to experience Stillness Meditation Therapy and time will be allowed for general discussion and Q & A.
Practitioners, teachers, social workers, nurses and other health professionals.
Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by
participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to
their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These
may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the
About the Presenter
Pauline McKinnon is an author, psychotherapist, and leader in the field of meditation teaching. She has over 30 years’ personal and professional experience in the natural treatment of anxiety and was acknowledged by Dr Ainslie Meares as an exponent of his innovative work. Pauline pioneered today’s public awareness of anxiety disorders after publishing her own story of recovery, In Stillness Conquer Fear, 1983. In 1990 Pauline also led the way in the use of meditation with children and in schools. Her more recent book, (Living Calm in a Busy World) is a contemporary commentary on Dr Meares’ work, spelling out the depth and breadth of the benefits gained from practicing SMT. Pauline was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is its immediate past president. She is a Clinical Member of AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapists) and a supporter of ADAVIC.
All attendees will receive:
- Presentation handouts
- Morning tea and lunch provided
How to Book
1. Online booking via the Add to Cart button at top of page
2. Download registration and payment form 3. Contact the ADAVIC office and make a booking over the phone
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