Med­i­ta­tion class with a dif­fer­ence

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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.

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