Meditation - Take Control of Your LIFE! (Pre-Christmas Program)

Don't miss this amazing course!
A fantastic opportunity to:
- Develop physical and mental coping strategies for the festive season
- Discover the science behind meditation
- Learn how to improve your focus and strategic creative skills in a few easy steps

The course will be conducted by Dr Lisa Pizaro -

Dr Pizaro has been a Lecturer in Communication Culture and Language at universities both here and internationally for the past 15 years. Her passion for understanding how the brain worked led to her studying Buddhism and meditation in Japan, Korea and South East Asia before returning to work for the Victorian Government in behavioural programming. She is a published author, contributor to several prestigious journals, and regularly presents at conferences internationally including the Women’s World Congress. We know you will be captivated by Lisa’s warm and generous teaching skills.


When: Tuesdays 15 November to 13 December 2016

Time: 7.30 to 8.30pm

Where: Linden Gallery (rear Studio Room), 26 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: $125 for 5 sessions



Download Flyer: Take Control of Your LIFE! .PDF

Dr Pizaro has said of the program "Our aim is to explore the brain and consciousness to more fully understand ourselves. We can pay attention to what is going on within and around us instead of operating on auto-pilot. In this way we can reduce stress, unlock creativity and boost performance."

Within this course we will undertake several methods of meditation practice:
The 3 major Buddhist Techniques
- Focused attention including breathing awareness to improve concentration,
- Mindfulness through observation and stream of consciousness,
- Compassion in cultivating feelings of empathy and kindness to increase peace and avoid burnout.

We will also learn Qiqong healing sounds, a combination of breath, sound and movement, simple physical techniques promoted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association to increase wellbeing and energy.

In addition, we'll look at visualisation techniques to redirect the wandering mind and enhance goal setting, and Meditations “on the go” which can be undertaken anytime throughout the day.

The techniques shown have been proven by Neuroscience to increase brain activity and diminish the stress response leading to increased happiness. All in all, a coordination of the mind and body to fully enliven our sense of purpose.

Here's a short video outlining the Scientific Power of Meditation.




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