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Practical Philosophy for Everyday Life

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Ever wondered:
- is there a better way?
- why am I here?
- how stillness or mindfulness may help?

Join the Ballarat School of Philosophy to explore some practical, everyday tools to increase happiness and contentment in your life. A series of sessions and workshops that showcase some of these practical ways of making sense of life.

Keynote speaker:  Assoc. Prof. craig hassed

Session 1: Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed - Meditation and Medicine 9:30am - 10:30am

Although it would not have surprised those from ancient wisdom traditions, modern science has revealed how deep the mind-body relationship goes, in fact, it goes all the way to the DNA of our cells. This interactive presentation will explore the science and philosophy of mind-body medicine with a particular emphasis on the health-giving properties of meditation. Subjects explored will include mental health, immunity, chronic pain, addiction, neuroplasticity and epigenetics.

10.30am - 11.00am - Morning Tea

Session 2: Choice of one of three workshops (11:00am to 12:00noon) choice to be made on the day
Workshop 1 - Mrs Belinda Fyffe - Stillness and conserving your energy - How can we use the energy we have better, and feel more energy throughout the day?

Workshop 2 - Mrs Marita Brewster - Stillness and excellence - Plato tells us that true knowledge and happiness are available to us all. In this session we will examine some of the wisdom of Socrates and Plato and discover what it might take for us to be wise, contented and happy.

Workshop 3 - Mr Peter Bowden (Local Artist) - Stillness through Drawing - Explore avenues of drawing with inspiration coming from what we see, feel and imagine. All material requirements will be supplied. No experience necessary.

12.00 noon - 12:45pm - Lunch

Session 3: Mrs Julie White - What Now? (12:45pm to 1:30pm)
After a day of looking at stillness and attention, how can we incorporate these more into our everyday lives? An interactive session that encourages participants to ask questions about the day and investigate how we can incorporate it into their lives.

SESSION DATE & TIME

Saturday 28th July

Start: 9.00 am 

Finish: 1:30 pm

Includes morning tea and light lunch

$60

Location

Earth Ed
Olympic Avenue, Mount Clear, Vic 3350

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