- How to silence the mind and find inner peace by being present in the moment.
Giveaway: Awaken & Balance Your Energy Tip Sheet
- Signage and handouts
- 3-4 Chairs
- Images if the examples
- Optional: soothing/calming music fro meditation
- Feedback survey, pencils and collection box
- Have the images placed in order with the steps for facilitator to explain or for students to read
- Place chairs next to the area fro participants to join in
- Place tip sheets on table for participants
- Invite participants to practice meditation by awakening their energy and then balancing their energy.
- Have participants follow or listen to the facilitator, tip sheet or on the poster.
- Have participants grab the tip-sheet for them to practice
- Ask participants to complete feedback survey.
- Introduction: Have you ever done meditation? Would you like to try?
- We can become overwhelmed with distress if we think too much or allow ourselves to be overcome by negative thoughts and reactions.
- If we can slow down our thoughts or reduce them, we can cope with distress in a healthier way by becoming more relaxed and achieving a state of balance.
- We will now learn a simple meditation technique called Sahaja Meditation that helps us to go beyond our thoughts and promote inner peace and balance.
Suggested Information for Café O Yea:
Stress: A condition that is often characterized by symptoms of physical or emotional tension.
Distress: Negative stress that can manifest itself through changes in behavior.
Silence: Gap between two consecutive thoughts, resting phase of brain.
Meditation: Being in silence (without thought), in the present moment
Balance: Being neither overactive nor lethargic, being in the center where one is relaxed yet alert
Imbalance: Being either overactive (restless, angry) or lethargic (dozing off, sluggish)
- Sahaja Meditation is a method of meditation which helps us become more balanced, peaceful, and physically/mentally/emotionally healthy. It works by awakening an inner energy in us, which puts us into this state of silence.
- Sahaja means spontaneous or effortless, the literal meaning is "born with you".
- Meditation can bring silence to our minds, where there is neither a thought of the past or the future. If we are able to stay in the present moment (i.e. in silence), we may feel less distressed about what happened in the past and less worried about what will happen in the future.
- Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary. (n.d). Stress. Retrieved from: http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/stress
- Sahaja Meditation. (n.d). Retrieved from: www.studentsmeditate.com