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Mental Rest for Mental Health: Creating calm and confident kids!
Code: PDP-111017
Price: AU$65.00
Member Price: AU$40.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

"Mental Rest for Mental Health: Creating calm and confident kids!" -Half-day Interactive Workshop
Pauline McKinnon, Author, Psychotherapist & Mentor
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Kew Library (Phyllis Hore Room)
Cnr Cotham Road and Civic Drive
Kew, VIC

10.00am to 2.00pm (9.30am registration) 
  $65.00 Standard fee
arrow_red.gif $40.00 ADAVIC members

Bookings limited to 45 professionals
Bookings close 5 October 2017, or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 14 September 2017.
No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.


A pioneer in natural anxiety and stress management, Pauline McKinnon has a wealth of experience in working with all age groups. This half day workshop will introduce Stillness Meditation Therapy as an effective tool in helping children overcome tension, anxiety and fear. From her awareness of mental health issues across the life span, Pauline’s book for young children Quiet Magic (1990) followed by her teaching manual Let’s be Still (2002) opened the way for teaching meditation in schools.

“From my personalized meditation sessions, books and audios 
I have been privileged to see thousands of others conquer fear and fulfill their lives”

At this workshop, Pauline will share with parents, teachers, counsellors and mentors, her knowledge and skills on how to help children overcome their anxiety and fears, manage anxiety and develop resilience. 

Emphasis will be placed on the origin and theory of Stillness Meditation, the experience itself and an opportunity for questions to generally gain positive support in introducing this natural life skill to families, children and adolescents.

Target Audience

Teachers, parents, and practitioners working with children and adolescents.

Please note:

APS 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 APS.

About the Presenter

Pauline is internationally known for her signature book, In Stillness Conquer Fear (1983) – currently revised and released as a 30th anniversary edition! All those years ago Pauline’s story brought anxiety to public awareness as a significant social problem and the book continues to offer hope and support today.

Pauline is a psychotherapist and the Founding Director of the Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre in Melbourne where she and her associates specialise in the pioneering work of the renowned psychiatrist, Dr Ainslie Meares.

Since 1990 Pauline’s further books, recordings and presentations have contributed widely to the practice of meditation generally and led to meditation teaching in schools. Pauline also conducts an SMT Teacher Training Course, she assisted in the development of a meditation module with the Australian Catholic University, and has initiated the formation of MAA (The Meditation Association of Australia).

Meditation is rapidly gaining popularity as an effective life-skill. Pauline considers Meares’ unique natural ‘stillness’ approach to be more advanced in its therapeutic value than meditation per se and a fundamental intervention for anxiety reduction, stress management and wellness across the life span.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Afternoon tea and snacks provided
  • Copies of Pauline’s book/s and CD’s can be purchased at the session

How to Book


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1. Online booking via the Add to Cart button at top of page

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