Under the guidance of Dr Lisa Shortridge of Things of Spirit, practice both seated and walking meditations to sharpen your thinking, stimulate creativity, reduce stress and improve your mental and physical wellbeing for 2018.
Research continues to show the positive mental and physical benefits of both meditation and spending time outdoors. According to Monash University, problem seeking, an inability to pay attention, absentmindedness, stress and worry are each attributed to an instinctual action of the brain called default mode. This can result in poor mental health outcomes, with depression predicted to be the developed world's number one burden of disease by 2030. Meditation and mindfulness techniques can train the brain to focus on the present, avoid distraction, decrease stress and improve mental health and performance in professional life.
Greater Shepparton City Council Manager Environment Greg McKenzie encouraged residents to make the most of this opportunity and come along to this free activity.
“Start working on your New Year’s resolutions this Wednesday and learn techniques to reduce stress and improve both your mental and physical wellbeing,” said Mr McKenzie.
Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Time: 9.00am - 10.30am
Location: meet at Jordan's Bend carpark, off Jordan's Place, Shepparton.