Meditation class with a difference
A TRIO of women has established sound meditiation sessions in East Victoria Park in an attempt to help people emotionally and mentally.
The sound meditation sessions are run by registered nurse and holistic practitioner Lisa Throssell and her colleagues Cheryl Coleman and Karin Ewence.
Ms Throssell said the trio wanted to do something holistic to help people with their busy and stressful lives.
“The feel-good factor of helping the homeless has actually been a surprising benefit to those who attend the sound meditation sessions,” she said.
“What we’ve found is that providing the opportunity for attendees to be compassionate towards others is actually more healing than just doing the meditations on their own.”
Attendees are asked to bring a non perishable item to place in a collection basket, which is donated to various charities.
“The people who come to the sound meditation sessions not only receive the benefit of relaxation, a calmer mind and pain relief, but they feel like they are making some small difference to those less fortunate than themselves,” Ms Throssell said.
“There is something rather heartwarming about helping others and at the same time also makes us feel better about ourselves.
“As Reiki practitioners and complementary therapists, we are all acutely aware of the need to combat the increase in stress, anxiety and depression being experienced by many in our community.
“The sound meditation sessions are a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to chill out, to meet new friends, to have fun and take part in the community.”
The sessions run every second and fourth Friday of the month and cost $10 for concessions and $20 for adults.
To book, visit www.face book.com/SoundMeditation Perth or email soundhealing@ bigpond.com.
Cheryl Coleman, Karin Ewence and Lisa Throssell.