This is our regular monthly practical session where you can experience meditation and mindfulness as self-care tools.
Practicing mindfulness meditation with others in an understanding group can help counter the feelings of isolation that often accompany the suicide of someone close. The practices may also help with the management of painful and complicated feelings. Please RSVP, as places are limited. Resources attached below.
Aspects of mindfulness and meditation can be built into everyday life without feeling like it is an extra demand. Or they can be developed into a daily routine practice to that can build resilience over time. Support After Suicide trained volunteers, Greg Hammond and Kathy Westfold, lead each session. Greg works in IT support and started using 'mindfulness' a few ago as a self-care strategy after his daughter died. He also studied meditation and yoga for several years in the 1980s when he worked in healthcare. Kathy is a visual artist and is currently studying towards a Master of Art Therapy. She has practiced meditation in the Zen tradition for 10 years. Each session is one hour long and will include two short guided exercises as well as the opportunity to explore, through discussion, how mindfulness and meditation might help with suicide bereavement. Participants can stay on for a chat over coffee, tea, and bickies.
I have attached our Feb 2019 resources. Please download.
Please contact the office on 03 9421 7640 to register for the session.