*Meditation   * Mindfulness   * Stress-buster training – VIC & elsewhere

death awareness in a pandemic

A short essay / meditation on death and dying; on whether we can hide the presence of death from our consciousness or greet it and come to terms with it; and how it must be affecting everyone from overworked hospital health workers to those isolating at home.

coronavirus, covid-19: surviving the anxiety and stress

Titled “A virus pandemic is challenge enough; you don’t need anxiety as well”
this will give you insight into the community anxiety and panic and some very helpful strategies for maintaining balance and peace of mind. Click here to read

FREEDOM FROM STRESS AND ANXIETY — the book

David McRae’s book Freedom from stress and anxiety (2016) is now available.
It’s 144 pages are packed with practical instruction and information on many of the most effective, self-help and lifestyle approaches to reducing the effects of stress, recovering from anxiety and building resilience.

This easy-to-read book puts into one volume the strategies and information that David has been providing to people in courses, classes and individual consultation for over 30 years. Click More Info button, top of this page, to read an excerpt.

BOOK AVAILABLE AT:
1. Online through this website
2. Just a few retail outlets, at this stage:
Melbourne: Theosophical Society Bookshop, 126 Russell Street
 Brisbane: The Relaxation Centre bookshop, 15 South Pine Rd. Alderley
Castlemaine: Stonemans BookRoom, 101 Mostyn Street
Bendigo: Dymocks Bookshop, Bath Lane

BOOK PRESENTATION WORKSHOPS

None scheduled at this time

NEW PHONE NUMBER

0431 622823 — until further notice this is the contact number for McRaeHealth, regarding books, classes or other services.

What is Meditation for Health?

Meditation, and particularly a mindfulness-based approach to meditation can bring real improvement in health and reduction of the impact of stress. A body of research results, and many personal stories attest to this capacity for meditation practice to be an important part of health care.

In our ‘Meditation for Health’ courses and ongoing classes you learn and practice these methods in very simple, easy-to-learn ways.

In some ways meditation for health and relaxation is as simple as just sitting down in a balanced posture; and then getting up again 10 or 20 minutes later. It can be approached that way.

For many people it is better to have some method to it, but still it is useful to keep the method as simple and natural as possible. Most of the ancient, true and tried meditation traditions have methods that are on that simple end of the spectrum. My experience with thousands of clients/students is that this simplicity is ideal. Our classes, corporate training etc emphasises keeping-it-simple so that it is easily learned and taken away as a lifelong life skill. The ongoing and more advanced learning is NOT about more complicated techniques—it is about coming to grips with the tricks that our ‘over-active minds’ play. It is about learning more about ourselves and how to deal with our minds’ objections to experiencing stillness and peace.  (Read more)

Group Meditation ClassES

McRaeHealth is now in Victoria, since late-2017.
Classes, workshops and other services operate in Bendigo, Melbourne and elsewhere in that region. Any public courses will be announced on this site and McRaeHealth facebook page. Private or corporate courses can be arranged.

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