A practical guide to meditation
What you'll learn
- Practical tips to meditate: this course is intended as an introduction to provide students with the fundamentals to develop and grow in their practice
- Your meditation journal
- The effects of meditation on the nervous system
- Handle stress with acceptance and awareness
- Meditation practice: building up understanding and focus from 5 to 23 minutes
- Students will learn about the overall benefits of meditation, including one instrumental lecture to benefit relaxation and sleep.
- No meditation experience required
This course has been designed to guide you through the benefits of meditation, explore the equipment you may need, the importance of the environment around you, to learn about the science behind meditation and most of all, about ways to use meditation to take care of ourselves in every day life.
The course has sections that start with setting your environment, posture and points of energy. We will then explore meditation and stress, how the brain perceives meditation and apply our knowledge through 3 forms of meditation practice. During the course, I would like you to use a meditation diary. Use the meditation diary to write down how you feel after each meditation.
Do not worry about what you are writing, nobody but you will ever read it. Transferring thoughts on to paper is a powerful tool to guide us in seeing things as they are.
All forms of meditation are beneficial to nurture ourselves. There is no right or wrong way of meditating as long as we are comfortable, aware, free of judgement and in acceptance. The effects of meditation practice vary and deepen with commitment and length of practice. An ‘occasional meditator’ (1-2 sessions a week) may resort to meditation in times of stressful or difficult times; the ‘regular meditator’ (4+ sessions a week) will be building a level of stress resistance than the occasional person will not have. The ‘professional meditator’ (several hours a day) will almost certainly have these insights and experience states of bliss and happiness. Whichever your story, I hope this is the beginning (or continuation!) of a meaningful journey.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone struggling with stress and/or interested in meditation, mindfulness, personal development and growth
I am a meditation teacher and life coach. I also have a diploma in counselling and have always been interested in psychology, being particularly drawn to the ability in which we learn and adapt. I am a native Italian speaker and a qualified CELTA language tutor. I live in the UK, and you can often find me walking the dog on the local beach, reading a book in the garden, always appreciating the lovely part of the world we live in.