Mindful Meditation

MOIRA’s community of carers are invited to take part in a four week Mindful Meditation program.

Enrolment is free and each class will guide carers through a series of practices that can support capacity and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Explore the practice of mindfulness with facilitator Dr. Craig Hassed and discover its many applications including managing stress, coping with workload, enhancing mental and physical health, and fostering resilience.

The class will be conducted online via Zoom and features an engaging, interactive experience perfect for both beginners or anyone interested in learning mindfulness techniques to support you and your caregiving role.

Please see below for more information on the class facilitator and what to expect.

To best support carers’ busy schedule there are two class times available.
Monday – 11:00am – 12:00pm AEST (24/8/20 – 14/9/20)
Thursday  – 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST (27/8/20 – 17/9/20)

 

Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer.
Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication.

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.

Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

 

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Associate Professor Craig Hassed OAM has been working within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University since 1989. He now also teaches into a number of other faculties and is a coordinator of mindfulness programs across Monash University.