Workshops

Workshops

Emotional Balance & Meditation

Citta Psychology workshops integrate wisdom traditions, contemplative sciences, modern psychology and scientific neuroscience research into a program for mind & heart transformation.

In our workshops – inspired by the work of His Holiness Dalai Lama, Alan Wallace, Richard Davidson, Daniel Goleman among others – the invitation is to begin our journey towards the cultivation of emotional balance and optimal well-being.

Using insights and methods drawn from both Western psychology and Buddhist contemplative practices, we investigate our inner life in order to improve our outer life. Our Workshops are designed using evidence-based, practical, and secular strategies to benefit people from all walks of life.

The aim of our workshops is to promote human flourishing and optimal well-being by making psychological services accessible to everyone.

Module 1: Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop offers an introduction to meditation practices, how to develop our attention skills and to begin to cultivate emotional awareness and emotional balance. The emotional intelligence that fosters optimal well-being.
AVAILABLE AS ONLINE LEARNING

Module 2: HOW TO MEDITATE 4-week course starts 27 February 2024

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Module 1: Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop

online learning available

workshop in Fremantle, Perth

this workshop is held in collaboration with the Heart Place
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When: Tuesdays at 7pm - New term HOW TO MEDITATE starts 27 February!
Where: 19 Blinco Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

MODULE 1 : ONLINE LEARNING AVAILABLE

Module 1: Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop offers an introduction to meditation practices, how to develop our attention skills and to begin to cultivate emotional awareness and emotional balance. The emotional intelligence that fosters optimal well-being.

Module 1 of Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop consists of six weeks of 1-hour weekly classes.

the aim of our workshops is to cultivate emotional awareness and emotional balance and to foster optimal well-being

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY OF MIND & HEART TRANSFORMATION ?

I am happy to share with you our INTRO CLASS and course material.

So you can take an initial step in your journey towards well-being.

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"EMOTIONAL BALANCE IS A STATE OF MIND THAT IS FREE FROM DISTURbing EMOTIONS AND CONDUCIVE TO HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING"
B. Alan Wallace

Scholar and founder of santa barbara institute for consciousness studies

Who is this course for?

For people committed to their journey of genuine happiness & well-being

Classes include both theory and practice

Benefits

Reduce Anxiety & Stress

Build Resilience

Improve Attention & Focus

Increase Emotional Awareness 

Improve Emotion Regulation

Increase Positive Emotions

Foster Emotional Well-Being

what is included

Course Material

Access to class recordings

Opportunity for weekly sessions after course is completed to enhance practice

Access to Module 2: Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop

Weekly support for practice by Registered Psychologist

Facilitated by Registered Psychologist

who is this course for

18-year-olds and over

Beginners

People who have never meditated before

People who have just started meditating

People who want to improve their meditation skills

People who are interest in developing emotional awareness & emotional balance

cost

AU$ 140 – Online Learning Module

concession: (available to full-time students, holders of health care card and by arrangement)

If cost is still a barrier to attend the workshop please contact us to find out about our scholarships.

Together we can work out the best plan for you

Refund and Transfer Policy

Full refunds are available up to one week before a course starts.

Free transfers to other courses are available up to one week before a course starts.

Once a course has started, and you are unable to attend the course due to illness, payment will be credited towards future workshops.

For more details about our refund and transfer policy please read our FAQ.

 

Course Structure

Module 1: Emotional Balance & Meditation

Week 1:
Intro Class: 1.5 hours –  from 6:30 pm until 8 pm.

Brief course overview + meditation practice + Q&A

What is Emotional Balance?
What are the pillars of a healthy mind?
How can we cultivate emotional balance?
What is Meditation?
What are the benefits of meditation?
Types of Meditation: Analytical and Placement
7 Points Posture for Meditation Practice
Obstacles for Meditation
9 Rounds Breathing Meditation
Building Resilience

How can we start or develop a daily meditation practice into our busy schedules?
Followed by a guided meditation practice and Q&A.

Week 2:
Developing Attention
Decreasing Distractibility & Inattention
Mindfulness of Body & Body Scan
Getting in touch with our body and developing body awareness
Body is the basis to how we interact with stimulus around us
Developing Awareness of 5 senses

Week 3:
Mindfulness of Feelings
More complex and subtle than body
Emotional Awareness
Becoming Aware of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feelings
Builds on the previous practice and deepens our self-awareness.

Week 4:
Discussion of Previous Practice
Introduction to Science of Mind & Emotions
Developing Emotional Awareness
Destructive Emotions: Anger and Attachment

Week 5:
Insight & Connection
Anger vs Patience & Compassion

Week 6:
Developing Constructive Emotions
Love & Compassion Meditation
How to integrate our practice in our daily life to enhance emotional awareness & balance and experience well-being

"The short phrase—well-being is a skill—is a simple yet radical conclusion that comes from more than 25 years of research. Just like any other skill, if you practice it, you will get better." Richard Davidson

"Well-being is a Skill. Through cultivating healthy habits of mind, we can nurture key pillars of well-being. Based on decades of research, four trainable key pillars of well-being are: awareness, connection, insight and purpose. The extraordinary finding is that when we cultivate healthy habits of mind, our brains and bodies change."

Richard Davidson
Neuroscientist and founder of center for health minds

What to expect

Each Class is one hour long and include both theory and practical exercises.

Emotional Balance & Meditation workshop runs for six weeks. Each weekly class is one hour long. This means the course is six hours in total.

Classes consist of theory explanation and meditation instruction, then followed by a guided meditation practice. 

After the meditation practice there will be a talk or discussion. This includes a question and answer time.

Participants will be given certain take away tasks to deepen their understanding of their practice.
Effort into these tasks is highly recommended to produce positive results.

We also recommend you practice for at least 5 or 10 minutes every day for the length of the course.

Online Learning

5 Classes Online Module Available

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I would like to compete this course online.

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FAQs Workshops

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Course Material
Once you register for the course, there are some forms to be filled in prior to the first class. These forms will be emailed out to you. You will also receive course material throughout the course

On the day
Please arrive 5/10 minutes early.
Wear comfortable clothes and put your phone in silence mode.

  • Reflect on what you would like to achieve in this workshop.
  • Engage actively in the process.
  • Ask questions or privately approach course facilitator if you have any queries or concerns.
  • It might be helpful to take notes during sessions and to use them for reflection.
  • Take time to reflect between sessions on the contend and material that has been explored.
  • Journaling could be a very helpful tool during the course to deepen one’s practice.
  • Classes might involve certain take-away tasks which have been formulated carefully to assist you.
  • Engaging in these tasks is very beneficial to produce positive results. Effort into these practices is highly recommended.
  • Classes are only 60 minutes once a week. The extent of effort one puts into reflection and practices between sessions greatly supports the journey.
  • Enjoy the journey!

Refunds
We offer full refunds up until one week before a course starts.
We do not offer refunds within one week of a course starting or during the course.
If you are unable to attend the course within one week of course starting, you are eligible for a fee transfer to a future course.
However, we are unable to refund.

Can I transfer my ticket?
Transfers can be issued up to one week before the class starts at no cost. After that time, no transfers can be made as there may not be enough time to re-sell your ticket. The exception to this is if you have COVID or another illness, in which case we will transfer your ticket to a future course.

Can I get a refund if I can’t make the course or change my mind?
100% refunds can be issued up to one week before the class starts. After that time, no refunds are given as there may not be enough time to re-sell your ticket.

COVID and illness
If you get ill with COVID or other illness that prevents you attending the course, you are eligible for a free transfer to a future course. Please contact us to arrange this.
We do not offer refunds for COVID or illness within one week of a course starting or once a course has started. We do offer transfers as stated above.

If you get ill with COVID or other illness that prevents you attending the course after 1 week before a course starts, you might be eligible for a full refund if provided with a medical certificate. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.