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Meditation Resources

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Meditation for Healing

Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation forms the core teaching of several programmes at the Gawler Foundation, including those on living with cancer and multiple sclerosis.

The Gawler Foundation
Healing Meditation Retreat

"This retreat is designed for people dealing with an illness (or other health condition) who would like to facilitate their healing process from the inside out. Learn practical tools to journey inward, learn and practise techniques that will deepen your experience of meditation, connect with your inner wisdom and know your true self more closely."

Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation

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"Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation and stress management, to enhance relationships and wellbeing, to increase performance in sport and business, for personal growth, to transform pain and to assist healing. This is an inspiring and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to know how to meditate well.

In Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation, Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a satisfying meditation practice using four easy to learn steps. They also show how meditation can be used to deepen spiritual practice, whether we have a commitment to a particular religious tradition, or a more secular view of our spirituality.

Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors' own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. It is also an invaluable resource for meditation teachers from all backgrounds."

Mindfulness in Medicine

The Journal of the American Medical Assoiation
Vol. 300 No. 11, September 17, 2008
Mindfulness in Medicine
by David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD; Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

"Mindfulness refers to a meditation practice that cultivates present moment awareness. In the past 30 years, interest in the therapeutic uses of mindfulness has increased, with more than 70 scientific articles on the topic published in 2007. Meditation practices, including mindfulness, have come to the attention of neuroscientists investigating consciousness and affect regulation through mental training and to psychotherapists interested in personal development and interpersonal relationships. In this Commentary, we define mindfulness, consider possible mechanisms, explore
clinical applications, and identify challenges to the field."