Published by : Catherine Ogilvy

ABC’s Catalyst recently conducted “The Mindfulness Experiment” by inviting 15 Australians from all walks of life into an eight-week intensive mindfulness meditation program: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The outcomes were researched by Assoc Professor Nicholas Van Dam, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/catalyst# It provides a great overview of the MBSR course. It will […]

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Meditation Myths

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Meditation Myths As with most things the distance between fact and myth gets often gets greater and greater. And meditation and mindfulness practices have not escaped this. Interesting, as they are practices that have been around for over 2500yrs. Even the person who is completely new to mindfulness and meditation is influenced by outdated stereotypes, […]

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What is Meditation?

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There is no one definition and I think that is a good thing because you can find your own way and find something that works for you, rather than having to achieve or strive for a ‘definition’ of meditation. Meditation is a generic term for a great variety of practices, strategies and techniques; many of […]

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Why Meditate?

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Meditation has been around for over 2500 years, it’s not the buzz word of the 2000s and mindful meditation is a form of meditation or potentially the result of meditation and has again being around for thousands of years. Meditation and mindfulness are increasingly researched and recommended by doctors and psychologist but there are plenty […]

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