Why join us, or mediate at all?
Hundreds of studies suggest that meditation and proper relaxation doesn’t just decrease stress levels but that it also has tangible health benefits such as improved immunity, lower inflammation and decreased pain. Additionally, brain-imaging studies show that meditation sharpens attention and memory. Perhaps most importantly, it has been linked to increased happiness and greater compassion.
For the last 17 years Kirsty O’Callaghan has taught relaxation and meditation skills and held groups across Queensland, and she has recorded two guided CD’s (that are available in our shop). She has seen these benefits above, and more, in many of the group participants, over the years.
We welcome new participants and any enquiries you have –
- Cost $10 per person
- Monday evening 7pm – main hall at Mango Hill State School – Bonnet Parade (North Lakes, Queensland).
There is no obligation to come every week, but bookings are essential to secure your spot as places fill up fast!
If you can’t make our weekly group you may like to meet your relaxation, resilience and meditation needs through our Mindful Madhouse members only area – Relaxation & Meditation Hub and Resilience & Results Hub
A couple of reminders for group attendees
We suggest you bring a bottle of water, yoga mat and cushion/pillow. During the cooler months you may like to bring covers to keep warm. We will have some chairs for those that would rather sit than lie down.
We also recommend you bring a meditation journal or notebook to write in. Why have a meditation journal/notebook? It is a helpful way to spot patterns in challenges you’re encountering while meditating and that can help you figure out ways to support yourself in overcoming those challenges. It is also a way to track successes, build a positive relationship with yourself and make a note of insights during your meditation so you can remind yourself later to take action. Overall a meditation journal is a tool for record keeping and reflection.
”Kirsty’s meditations and insights provide a different way of seeing the world. Sometimes it is just these minor differences or perspectives that allow you to be the best you can be. For me, meditating with Kirsty provides a welcome relief and escape from my busy life – and better still, the effects can be felt long after.” – Suzette
“I have really enjoyed Kirsty’s meditation groups. Kirsty is dedicated, passionate and supportive not only during groups but also offers support via messages and phone calls through the week when needed. The information sharing at the beginning and end of each group provides a strong basis for learning which has put me on the path to my own personal development journey. Since starting meditation I feel like I have more conscious awareness of self which helps me to approach everyday life situations with more control, clarity and calm.” – Holly.
”I love Kirsty’s mediation classes. It is not just a mediation class, there is friendship, journaling and discussion. She has guided me and introduced me to a variety of techniques and mediations. This has assisted in redcuing my stress levels and increasing my focus and concentration. Thank you Kirsty.” – Toni
The benefits of relaxation and mindfulness
- be healthy and promote a strong immune function
- have more energy and vitality,
- reduce anxiety and tension
- boost your immune system
- promote calm in your life
- overcome Illness
- pain issues decrease dramatically
- normalise blood pressure
- take control back from stress and depression symptoms
- promote inner strength and clarity
Experience our Relaxation|Mediation CD’s
Kirsty O’Callaghan has released 2 Relaxation|Meditation CD’s available for purchase here and selected retail outlets.