Clinical Issues in Teaching Meditation


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74 Graydens Rd, Tyabb, VIC, 3913, Australia
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Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 to Sunday, 24 Jun 2012
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03 9833 4050


This weekend covers issues that are significant to the large number of professional people and ordinary meditators who take the approach that meditation is an adjunct health therapy. Many of the public who come to you will be of the same opinion, and, while you ought to be able to offer them the deeper understanding of Yoga – the proper understanding of meditation – nevertheless, it is beneficial to learn about the more clinical aspects of meditation, too.

The weekend will be an in-depth study of physiological and psychological issues that meditation teachers may encounter. We will look at:

  • Ancient and modern approaches to meditation.
  • What does “therapeutic mean in the context of meditation?
  • Who would/would not benefit from “meditation therapy”?
  • Biological and mental states in meditation.
  • Stress response and relaxation response.
  • Herbert Benson, measuring meditation.
  • Cognitive factors in learning meditation.
  • Therapeutic factors in teaching meditation.
  • Mental disorders, screening clients, emergencies.
  • How to find further research in clinical and therapeutic meditation, and understand the reports.

The Clinical Issues in Teaching Meditation Workshop will be led by Swami Shantananda. Mataji has a long standing practice of still-mind meditation herself, and has been teaching meditation for over 20 years and training meditation teachers for over a decade.

Mataji has qualifications in Psychology and postgraduate qualifications in Health Psychology. She has formerly been Secretary of the Shiva Meditation Centres, Founding Secretary of the Gawler Foundation, President of Yoga Australia (formerly YTAA).  Mataji is a life member of Yoga Australia and a member the Australian Association of Meditation Teachers, endorsed to teach Therapeutic, Personal and Spiritual Meditation

This is a residential workshop, and will be held at Eldon Park Retreat, Tyabb (on the Mornington Peninsula).

Yoga Teachers: YA CPD points apply.

When: Thursday 21st June to Sunday 24th June, 2012

Where: Eldon Park Retreat, Tyabb (Mornington Peninsula)

How Much: $450. Deposit of $100 is required to secure your place.

For bookings and further details, contact Robert on Ph: 03 9833 4050 Email:

Included for $450

This is a residential workshop.  The cost of $450 covers accommodation, meals, and the course programme.