Events

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE – THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
Personal Peace for World Peace
Help us spread the message of peace by wearing an olive green ribbon during the month of September. Download our flyer and if you are inspired, why not make some olive green ribbons to share with family, friends and colleagues!

DYMOCKS MEET THE AUTHOR
Tuesday 3 October, 6.30pm – 8.15pm
A great opportunity to meet Pauline and hear her personal story which led her to write her pioneering book on anxiety “In Stillness Conquer Fear”.  This event is organised by Dymocks Camberwell, and bookings are essential.  For more details and booking information, follow us on Facebook.

MENTAL REST FOR MENTAL HEALTH: CREATING CALM AND CONFIDENT KIDS
Workshop with Pauline McKinnon for ADAVIC, Wednesday 11 October, 10am – 2pm, Kew Library
Join Pauline McKinnon for this interactive half day workshop for teachers, parents and practitioners working with children and adolescents.  In this workshop, Pauline will be sharing her expertise and skills on how to help children overcome anxiety and tension to become confident and resilient adults.  For more information download the flyer here

HOLIDAY FOR YOUR MIND: SMT SUMMER WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 January 2018, from 9.30am – 5.00pm both days

Join us this summer for our 2 day SMT weekend workshop and give your mind the rest it deserves! Ideal for anyone living away from Melbourne but also for busy people who may have a little extra time over the summer holidays.  A great gift idea also for yourself or a loved one.  Download the flyer and registration form for more information or contact us. On-going Intensive Programs are also available.

MAPPING THE INNER CHILDSCAPE WORKSHOP
Sunday 14 January, 9.30am -4.30pm

This exciting and innovative workshop explores the inner child through art expression, narrative and Stillness Meditation Therapy.  It would be of special interest to parents, teachers, counsellors and adults seeking change. Conducted by Francine Cockerill, artist, psychotherapist and SMT Facilitator, this workshop offers a truly special experience.  For bookings and enquiries please contact us or download the flyer.

Past Events 

Bendigo Writers Festival 11 – 13 August
Pauline McKinnon will be one of the guest speakers at this very popular event.  She will present a “Stillness” workshop on Friday 11 August and will be speaking about “Velvety Stillness” on Saturday 12 August.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with Pauline and also enjoy one of Victoria’s prettiest towns.  For more information and bookings please visit Bendigo Writers Festival website

Holiday for your mind: SMT Summer Weekend Workshop
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 January 2017
Join us this summer for our 2 day SMT weekend workshop and give your mind the rest it deserves!
Ideal for anyone living away from Melbourne but also for busy people who may have a little extra time over the summer holidays.
For more information follow this link or contact us
On-going Intensive Programs are available.

 

Wake up for Peace: Your peace – our peace – world peace
Wednesday 21 September, 7.45am – 8.30am, Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Following the successful, inaugural gathering last year, we are pleased to invite you to join us on the International Day of Peace to create silent and powerful thoughts of peace – on one day, for one hour, for one purpose as one community. Pauline McKinnon is once again one of the guest meditators, and together with other guests and the general public, will be supporting this wonderful gathering, which is hoped will bring together individuals from all walks of life and all sectors of the community.   This is a free event, but you do need to register.  More information can be found by following this link.

 

Cool kids – Calm families: SMT group program for children 6 – 13 years
Saturday 8 & 22 October, 2.2.30 – 3.30pm, SMT Centre, Kew
In response to many requests, we are introducing open group sessions for children 6-13 years.  SMT sessions will be complemented by reflection time through story and art. Early bookings are advisable as these will be small groups.  Children can attend one or both sessions.  For bookings and enquiries, please download the flyer.

The Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre presents: Mapping the inner childscape
Sunday 3 June, 10am  – 4pm
This exciting and innovative workshop explores the inner child through art expression, narrative and Stillness Meditation Therapy.  It would be of special interest to parents, teachers, counsellors and adults seeking change. Conducted by Francine Cockerill, artist, psychotherapist and SMT Facilitator, these workshops offer a truly special experience.  You can attend one or both workshops.

Enquiries and bookings at the Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre 03 9817 2933
For further information please download the flyer.

 

Meditation in Australia: Past, present future

Thursday 16 June, 7pm
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne
A very special event exploring and celebrating Meditation in Australia through the eyes of five prominent meditation teachers, culminating with an interactive forum with the audience.  Pauline McKinnon will be one of the panel speakers at this inaugural event.

Click here for bookings.  For further information please download the flyer.

 

Pauline McKinnon at the Moonee Ponds MindBody Health Centre

Thursday 10 March, 2016 7.00 – 9.00pm
Pauline will be presenting her unique story outlining her personal struggle with anxiety and agoraphobia and the road to recover through SMT.
Bookings and enquiries at the Moonee Ponds MindBody Health Centre 03 9372 0499
Follow this link for more information: Pauline McKinnon at the Moonee Ponds MIndBody Health Centre

 

Holiday for your mind: SMT Summer Intensive

12 – 14 January 2016 (inclusive)
This three day program will be offered during the January holidays for those unable to attend regular SMT sessions at the centre.  Ideal for anyone living away from Melbourne but also for busy people who may have a little extra time over the summer holidays.  The program includes an introductory workshop, 1 individual consultation, 6 meditation sessions and a copy of “Experiencing Stillness Meditation” CD by Pauline McKinnon.

For more information follow this link or contact us on 03 9817 2933 for details
On-going Intensive Programs are available.

 

21 September: Wake up for Peace

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne (7.30am – 8.30am)
Join us on this International Day of Peace to create silent and powerful thoughts of peace – on one day, for one hour, for one purpose as one community.’Wake up for Peace” will take place at The Edge, Federation Square (Melbourne) and everyone is welcome to attend.  Pauline McKinnon along with other experienced meditators will be supporting the public gathering, which is hoped will bring together individuals from all walks of life and all sectors of the community, regardless of faith or culture.

SMT Centre facilitators will also be participating and we look forward to seeing many of you there.   This is a free event and more information can be found by following this link

26 – 27 June: Gippsland Health Summit

“The role of our mind in healing” presented by Good Practice, Good Health Inc
Pauline McKinnon will be a guest speaker for both the public Forum and the Conference for professionals and will also conduct a workshop for professionals.

For details please visit their website.

 

Friday 8 May: Let your body change your mind – Stillness Meditation Therapy for anxiety and stress relief

Balwyn Community Centre
Half day workshop for health professionals presented by ADAVIC.
For more information and bookings please visit the ADAVIC website

 

Thursday 19 February 2015: Stillness Meditation Therapy for stress and anxiety relief

From 7.30- 9.30pm at The Mooney Ponds Mind Body Health Centre
Pauline McKinnon will present her unique story of recovery from severe anxiety and agoraphobia using Stillness Meditation Therapy as taught by the renowned Melbourne Psychiatrist, Ainslie Meares MD.

Venue: The Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health Centre, 23Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds
Cost: $55 per person
To book: Please call The Mooney Ponds Mind Body Health Centre direct on 03 9372 0499

 

Holiday for your mind – SMT Summer Intensive: 13 – 15 January 2015

This three day program will be offered during the January holidays for those unable to attend regular SMT sessions at the centre.  Ideal for anyone living away from Melbourne but also for busy people who may have a little extra time over the summer holidays.  The program includes an introductory workshop, 1 individual consultation, 6 meditation sessions and a copy of “In Stillness Conquer Fear” by Pauline McKinnon.

Download the flyer and booking form or contact us on 03 9817 2933 for details
On-going Intensive Programs are available.

 

Stillness and Silence Day with Pauline McKinnon as guest presenter – Amberley Edmund Rice Centre, Lower Plenty

Saturday November 22
Information and bookings via Amberley

 

Living Calm SMT Weekend Workshop

25 – 26 October 2014, at the Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre, Kew
Discover how to live calmly, be at ease and restore wellness
Download the flyer here.   To book, complete the registration form and post or email to us or call 03 9817 2933

 

Letting go, Living Calm: Workshop at Duneira, Mt Macedon

Saturday 30 August, 10am – 12noon
Learning the art of capturing stillness of mind – simply, naturally, effortlessly, in the beautiful surrounds of historic Duneira.
For further information and bookings please contact Duneira http://www.duneira.com.au  or (03) 5426 1490

 

Boroondara Early Years Conference, Saturday 9 August

Care for yourself – care for others: SMT at any age
Conference for early childhood professionals.  Information and bookings via Boroondara City Council
http://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/residents/families-children/boroondara-early-years-conference

 

In Stillness Conquer Fear:  Workshop for ADAVIC at the Balwyn Community Centre

Sunday 30 March, 10.30am – 2.30pm
In this workshop, Pauline will share her story of recovery from agoraphobia through Stillness Meditation Therapy (SMT) with opportunities for questions and an experiential SMT session.  Bookings and enquiries direct at ADAVIC http://www.adavic.org.au/product-view.aspx?Id=183

Summer Intensive: January 2014
This three day program will be offered during the January holidays for those unable to attend regular SMT sessions at the centre.  Ideal for anyone living away from Melbourne but also for busy people who may have a little extra time over the summer holidays.  There are two starting dates to choose from with a limited number of participants in each group.  The program includes an introductory workshop, 1 individual consultation, 6 meditation sessions and a copy of “Living Calm in a Busy World” by Pauline McKinnon.
On-going Intensive Programs are available.  Please contact us for details

Mastering Anxiety – one day workshop for ADAVIC presented by Pauline McKinnon
Saturday 11 May, 10am – 4pm at the Kew Library, Melbourne
Letting go, Living Calm: Workshop at Duneira, Mt Macedon, with Pauline McKinnon
Monday 11 March, 10am – 12pm
Learning the art of capturing stillness of mind – simply, naturally, effortlessly, in the beautiful surrounds of the historic Duneira.
For further information and bookings please contact Duneira (03) 5426 1490 or www.duneira.com.au

10 week Meditation program at Duneira, Mt Macedon
Every Tuesday 12 March – 21 May
This 10 week program is offered in response to many requests from those living around the Macedon area.   Classes will be available at 4.30 & 6.00pm and will be conducted by an accredited SMT Practitioner.   Those wishing to take part, must also attend the Workshop on 11 March conducted by Pauline McKinnon (see above).
For further information and bookings please contact Duneira (03) 5426 1490 or www.duneira.com.au

Open Meditation in Sydney – ATMA event
Monday, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Open Meditation sessions are held by ATMA (Australian Teachers of Meditation Association) in both Melbourne and Sydney and members of the public are invited to attend free of charge.  As President of ATMA Pauline McKinnon will be present at the Sydney event and will be available to meet and speak with those interested in SMT.  Venue to be advised.
For further information please visit the ATMA website

Mastering Anxiety: Learning how to let go – Lecture for ADAVIC
Wednesday 31 October, 7.30 – 9.00pm, at the Northcote  Town Hall, Melbourne

Stillness Meditation Therapy for health and wellbeing at Duneira, Mt Macedon
Saturday 15 September 10am – 12noon
Letting go, living calm! Manage stress, reduce anxiety and discover wellbeing. A 2 hour workshop with Pauline McKinnon in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Duneira, Mt Macedon.

Living Calm in a Busy World
Tuesday 28th August, 7.30 – 8.45 pm
Kew Library, Civic Drive (off Cotham Road) Kew

Pauline discusses her new book
Fear and Anxiety in Children
Wednesday 8th August, 2 – 4pm
Anxiety Recovery Centre
292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Community Education Workshop with Pauline McKinnon “Mind Care”
Thursday 12 July 6.30 – 8.30pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria
This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to reduce everyday stress, for anxiety sufferers and their families, parents, teachers, students, Executives, Managers and anyone who is interested in preventative health care.  You will learn how to reverse a  stressful and anxious life, how to be more creative and productive with less effort, how to find and maintain energy and zest for life.

Click here for more information and to download flyer

For future Community Workshops please contact us 

SMT Introductory Workshop for Medical and Mental Health Practitioners
Monday 4 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre, 146 – 148 Harp Road, Kew, Victoria

Click here for more information and to download flyer

If you are interested in attending future events for medical and mental health practitioners, please contact us with your details.

 

Stillness Meditation Therapy for the natural relief of anxiety, stress & depression
Wednesday 9 May 2012, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Special presentation for the Mental Health Professionals Network at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 309 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Australian Teachers of Meditation Association (ATMA) Open Meditation with Pauline McKinnon
Friday 18 May 7.00 – 8.30pm  at Gita International, 16 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
All welcome.   During this session participants will learn the theory behind SMT relating to the natural management of stress and anxiety.  The role of the Meditation teacher will be explored with opportunity for questions.  An experiential session in SMT will also be included.


New fully revised 30th Anniversary Edition of Pauline’s McKinnon's success story In Stillness Conquer Fear is now available

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