INTRODUCTION — YOU DON'T NEED TO STOP YOUR THOUGHTS TO ACHIEVE MEDITATIVE STATES
I want to start by busting one of the biggest fallacies about meditation. Somewhere along the line you may have heard someone say that you need to somehow forcibly stop thoughts in order to meditate. This is not true. Do you know how hard that is, even for experienced meditators? We don't do it that way. If this has kept you from trying meditation, the wait is over.
We have a far better way to get you into the zone. We have techniques that allow you to park your thoughts in neutral, we let them drift around of their own accord, but they don't get in the way of your awareness moving into deeper and deeper states of peace. I know it sounds impossible, but after decades of practice and having taught countless people who thought they could never meditate, it's true. Yes, the thoughts will eventually disappear — maybe even on the first day — but it's the technique that makes that happen, not your mind or your willpower.
You are about to learn meditation from one of Australia's most experienced meditation teachers. The training will give you immediate access to skills that will get you into deep meditation fast.
Even if you have tried to meditate before without success or are a complete beginner, the special instruction will amaze you with how easy it is to achieve a meditative experience. You will wonder why you waited so long to learn. Even your grandmother could do this. To all the grandmothers out there, HELLO. You girls are probably some of the best students we've had!
The benefits will start immediately with you feeling calmer, more relaxed and centred. Read the testimonials on this site to see how others have responded to our programs.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Whichever course you choose, you'll get a general theory of mind according to yoga and then a powerful three stage technique — "the Core Sequence" — which delivers deep states of restorative meditation quickly.
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INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - FAST TRACK PROGRAM
This is for people who don't have any particular problems, except maybe a busy mind. You just want great training in meditation that works. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators alike. We explore the process of meditation from a practical and theoretical level. We cover a general theory of mind according to yoga principles and we present a powerful three stage sequence technique that delivers deep states of restorative meditation quickly.
You will get some customisation and explanation based on your prior experience and needs. Everyone's mind is different, but there is also common ground. We work with the fundamental dynamics of thought to deliver you into states you didn't think we even possible. But you have to practice and be committed. Like anything of value, you get out what you put in.
Having said that, the technique itself is simple and efficient. It's probably not like anything you've ever done before, yet the state you achieve will feel so familiar, so YOU – that you'll realise the state you want to achieve was staring you in the face the whole time.
We encourage you to attend at least three group meditations following the instruction to consolidate and extend the practice. These additional weeks are optional, and if you're in town for only a short time then you can forego this add-on knowing that the intensive instruction is ultimately all you need to begin a successful meditative routine on your own.
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6-WEEK MENTORED PROGRAMS
Ideal for those looking for rapid progress and results. This package includes a comprehensive initial training session, a 24 hour review checking after the initial instruction to ensure correct application of the technique, and regular review sessions over six weeks to get the practise fully established and maximise the benefits.This approach is consistent with many senior executive programs and provides ongoing support for positive transformation.
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This is a new addition to our range of offerings. Because we recognise that:
"RISE ABOVE ANXIETY – MOVE THROUGH DEPRESSION" FAST TRACK PROGRAM
This special program is designed to help all those who are having difficulty with unhelpful mind states. Persistent negative thoughts lead to emotional responses that dampen our ability to feel alive, engaged and happy. We may feel lost, life may feel pointless, we may have difficulty in our relationships, we may have a low opinion of ourselves, we may feel like our minds are holding us back.
Unhelpful mind states are reversible. Habitual thought patterns can be dissolved and reformed into more positive ones. The aim is to gain better control over our thoughts. Part of this relies on changing our perspective. The very act of seeing things differently (you could say from a more enlightened viewpoint) instantly limits the ability of the mind to throw us off course. Previous participants have been surprised about how quickly improvements take place–often in the very first session.
Program participants are guided though simple techniques that enable us to feel reconnected with that part of ourself that is positive and free of fear, doubt and anxiety. We learn to hit the internal 'reset button' to allow our natural state of relaxed confidence to rise to the surface. We learn how to observe the thoughts without getting entangled in them. Over time, this state becomes the 'new normal'.
The techniques, which require only a few minutes of practice a day (and can be employed any time during the day as required) are reliable and effective. Neuroscience (see our research section) suggests that regular practice actually rewires the brain. Amazingly, this can happen within weeks. The parts of our brain that support emotional stress are reconfigured so that we become more resilient. Long term changes are sustained because we have simultaneously dissolved the embedded emotional stresses of the past while strengthening ourselves to better handle future challenges.
We accept referrals from medical practitioners and clinical psychologists and some private health funds will cover at least part of the cost.
The program runs like this...
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ELITE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM - FAST TRACK
This training is for those who want to reach to the top of their game either professionally or in whatever pursuit you are committed to, but are finding issues with unhelpful, negative or limiting thoughts. The instruction is from one of Australia's most experienced meditation teachers who also happens to have held a major leadership role in international policy and is accustomed to the pressures of success. The key to sustained success in any field is the ability to manage the mind, emotional energy and focus. Developing a calm laser-focussed mind is a powerful attribute and is what separates true champions from the also-rans. If you are a professional or semi professional sports person, performing artist, creator or business person then you will be introduced to the secret weapon of successful people. You are getting authentic instruction and mentoring from one who has developed, fine tuned and applied the techniques to rise to the top of his profession. He wants to help you do the same.
The cost for this training will depend on the degree of customisation required and the amount of mentoring you want — ie. your own mind coach. You will get the core sequence, plus any other specific techniques suitable for your goals. Let's talk.
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By now you're aware that we have a Regular Weekly Program where you can get a taste of the meditation experience and learn about specific aspects of meditation. Again, beginners are welcome. These sessions also serve as incredible reinforcement for your individual daily practice and also provide a forum for having your questions answered. They are also a recommended but optional part of your initial training, to accelerate your learning and achieve deeper meditative states.
In addition to the above programs, we also offer instruction if: