The Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre

Our services

At the Stillness Meditation Centre, we provide stillness within a range of programs suitable for adults, children, schools, and the workplace. 

  • Commitment to each person’s needs
  • Understanding of how it feels to be anxious and stressed
  • Listening to each person’s story with empathy and compassion
  • Care for each client in a personalized environment
  • Expertise is assisting positive change
  • Support for each individual in the journey of change
  • Resources to assist our personal support
  • Encouragement when life’s challenges arise
  • Hope for relief and recovery from anxiety related conditions
  • Healing and peace of mind – the natural outcome of our services


The first step to commencing your Stillness Meditation Therapy begins with an initial personal consultation to assess your situation and introduce you to a taste of Stillness Meditation.   The  next step is commencement of  our recommended program.  This involves attendance at group sessions with personal mentoring available at each visit.  We also offer the option of individual SMT sessions, also structured within a program.  For those living outside of Melbourne or who wish to hasten therapeutic results, an Intensive Program is also available.  This is particularly useful for interstate or overseas visitors.

The Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre in Melbourne is conveniently located in Kew, which is close to nearby suburbs Kew East, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Mont Albert, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Hawthorn, Box Hill, Doncaster, Surrey Hills, and Deepdene.

Corporate Programs

The Stillness Meditation Centre offers a Workplace Wellness program aimed at teaching staff and management at all levels a simple and natural technique that can reduce anxiety and stress, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Many studies have reported the benefits experienced in the work place after a meditation practice has been introduced. Harvard Business School also declared that “meditation and intuition are the two most valuable executive tools for the 21st century”.

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Children, Family & School Programs

Our experienced consultants work with young people either individually or within groups to help them cope with the changes, challenges and expectations experienced during the growing years. As with adults, the first step is an initial consultation with one of our specialized consultants and an introduction to Stillness Meditation. Following this assessment, a suitable course of Stillness Meditation sessions will be recommended for the child alone or accompanied by parents or family members.

Many schools have incorporated SMT into their curriculum with remarkable success.  We offer introductory workshops for teaching staff and an educational pack that includes specially tailored SMT programs to assist the staff direct SMT within the classroom.  We also offer tailored programs to suit the individuality of each school’s requirements.

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Teacher training and information for medical and health professionals

Pauline McKinnon established the SMT Teacher Training Course to meet increasing demand from those who had personally benefitted from SMT and yearned to teach others. Graduates and students consist of primary and secondary school teachers, doctors, psychologists, tertiary educators, HR professionals, counsellors, artists, nurses and more. The two and a half year part-time course commences annually from February to November inclusive.  For more information see 2017 brochure  and registration form.  The syllabus can be viewed here

For health practitioners, regular workshops are held at the Stillness Meditation Centre. The sessions aim to provide therapists with an understanding of the theory and principles of Dr Meares work and how this style of meditation can benefit their clients as a complementary service. Please click here for the next scheduled session

For further information on the Teacher Training Course or Health professionals workshops please contact us