Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

Why Worry?

"Why Worry?"
Practising meditation to influence our 'stress genes'

If genes load the gun and environment pulls the trigger, how can we transform the internal environment of our body?

David is leading a four-week meditation series at Spiritgrow discussing the concept of worry and the role our mind plays in determining genetic expression. All welcome. No prior experience with meditation necessary.

Book here.

Dates: Tuesdays, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15.
Time: 7:00-7:45pm
Venue: Spiritgrow, 226 Balaclava Rd, North Caulfield
Entry: No charge - your wellbeing is cost free

Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

"Warrior Within" Men's Meditation

"Meditation is a practice that is useful for men from all walks of life. Centuries ago, warrior classes across many different cultures used meditation to instil a clear mind and a courageous heart." 

Following the success of the first two series this year, David now hosts fortnightly "Warrior Within" men's meditation sessions at Madam Heap School of Mindful Living in Middle Park.

The sessions involve an interactive and open discussion around the nature of masculinity along with a guided warrior meditation.

The underlying concepts of "The Warrior Within" have been covered by the Meditation Association of Australia, The Good Men Project and The Mighty.

"Hidden in Plain Sight" - Finding Your Warrior Within

The sessions are suitable for previous warriors as well as newcomers. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. 

Dates: Thursday, July 27, Wednesday, August 10, Wednesday, August 24

Time: 7pm–8pm

Investment: $30

Book here or via the Mind Body app.

Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Melbourne Meditation Pod

On behalf of Meditation Australia, David (along with Matt Young of the Melbourne Meditation Centre) will be co-hosting the inaugural Melbourne Meditation Pod professional development event.

Discussing the topic of creating a thriving meditation business while remaining true to the form, guest speakers include international speaker Rabbi Menachem Wolf, Director of Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Wholistic Centre; entrepreneur Nick Bracks, co-founder of meditation app Happy Waves and Masha Gorodilova, co-founder of Happy Melon.

The event will be held at Happy Melon's studio in Armadale. For those unable to attend, Meditation Australia will provide a live stream from its Facebook page.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Aug
20
9:00 am09:00

'Heartfulness' Meditation Workshop

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Science has shown us that the heart has the most powerful energy field in our body, but where would you point if you were asked to name the place where your consciousness is located and decisions are made? Your head, right? Our indigenous ancestors would respond by touching their hearts. They understood the heart’s innate wisdom and its ability to perceive and decipher the world around them. They acknowledged the limitations of relying solely on the mind.

In this three-hour workshop, we will practice heart-based meditations that realign our hearts and minds, helping us to rejuvenate and rebalance. This not only provides effective stress management but can also improve mental functions such as perception, intuition and creativity. Research has also shown that regular practice offers significant health benefits by improving immune function and much more.

This workshop is suitable for everyone; no previous experience is necessary. For more experienced meditators, these techniques will help take the benefits of your mindfulness skills to the next level. Spaces are limited.

Join David at Madam Heap School of Mindful Living in Middle Park and learn how to truly live a heart-conscious life. 

Date: Sunday 20th August

Time: 10am–12pm

Investment: $95 ($75 early bird before August 1)

Book here or via the Mind Body App.

Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

"Meditation as Medicine" Workshop

“(The benefits of meditation) begin at a molecular level and can change the way our genetic code goes about its business”

Ivana Buric from the Brain, Belief and Behaviour Lab in Coventry University's Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement after the release of their ground breaking research in June this year.

Ancient wisdom told us of how the mind had influence over the body’s potential to transform and heal, but it is only relatively recently that science has begun to back this up. This two-hour workshop for people facing the kind of health issues that come with daily physical and/or mental challenges as well as carers, family and close friends.

The morning will begin with a general discussion on the mind-body connection and the numerous documented health benefits of meditation, as well as showcasing the latest global research that shows how regular practice can influence genetic expression, allowing the body to more readily do what it is naturally designed to do. Heal and thrive.

The meditation practices undertaken during the workshop combine mindfulness, heart-based consciousness and focused inner healing, including a body scan with a deep dive right down to the DNA.

David is well-placed to lead such an important workshop, being a registered meditation teacher with further qualifications in epigenetics and geobiology. His own journey with a rare form of blood cancer informs his own practice as well as his teaching. As such, he fully understands the broad range of life issues surrounding a chronic health diagnosis.

Join David at Madam Heap School of Mindful Living in Middle Park.

Date: Sunday 27th August

Time: 10am–12pm

Investment: $65

Book here or via the Mind Body App.


Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

MPN "Meditation as Medicine" Group

David is hosting a free-of-charge weekly meditation for people with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), a rare blood cancer which often comes with a slew of difficult-to-manage daily symptoms. The group is also open to carers and close friends.

The sessions will be held at The Sauce in Albert Park each Tuesday at 7pm for one hour, as well as live at the ANZ MPN Community Facebook page for those who cannot attend in person or reside outside of Melbourne.

Beginning with a general discussion, the meditation includes a body scan with a deep dive down to the DNA, focusing on mindfulness, heart energy and inner healing.

Research has shown that meditation reduces stress and anxiety by speeding up cortisol recovery as well as lowering inflammation by down-regulating associated genes; thus allowing the body to more readily do what it is naturally designed to do. Heal and thrive. Combined with the many other benefits, regular meditation practice can be very helpful when challenged with a chronic condition such as an MPN.

If you would like to join the group, please email david@t5d.com.au.
 

Jun
28
9:00 am09:00

Leukaemia Foundation Wellbeing Forum

David will be discussing 'meditation as medicine' as a keynote speaker at the Leukaemia Foundation's upcoming Wellbeing Forum, an education event aimed at exploring the complexities of wellbeing including the combination of physical, financial and emotional health factors.

See details here.

Date: Wednesday 28th June
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: AAMI Park Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

Mar
14
Apr 18

HeartMath Intensive

"The wisdom of our hearts is the true connection to our authenticity and power."

David is running an intimate six-week HeartMath course at The Sauce in Albert Park. The sessions run from 7pm-8pm every Tuesday beginning March 14 until April 18, 2017. This course is SOLD OUT.

WEEK 1:
Introduction
Building and sustaining personal resilience
Physiology of coherence

WEEK 2:
Intuition
Heart intelligence
Heart-focused breathing™

WEEK 3:
Inner ease™
Quick coherence™

WEEK 4:
Relational energetics
Energetics of communication

WEEK 5:
Expanding skills
Additional tools and techniques

WEEK 6:
Establishing a new baseline