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Dr Craig Hassed on Mindfulness; presenting in Brisbane August 2019

SATURDAY 10 AUG 9:30 – 12:30 Mindfulness: science, practice and philosophy Cost $60 BOOK NOW
Stress, inattention, multitasking and haste are becoming ubiquitous in the modern world and they come at a significant cost in terms of wasted time, inefficiency, mistakes and miscommunication. The popularity of mindfulness can be looked upon as an antidote to modern life.This presentation will explore the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness across a wide variety of applications including managing stress, coping with workload, enhancing mental and physical health, healthy ageing, and effective learning and communication. BOOK NOW

SUNDAY 11 AUG 9:30 – 12:30 Mind-body Medicine: the body is the shadow of the soul Cost $60 BOOK NOW
Marsilio Ficino, the great Renaissance philosopher, once wrote, “the body is the shadow of the soul”, soul being a translation of the word ‘psyche’. Essentially, what goes on in the mind has profound effects on our physical state for better or worse. This interactive presentation will explore the modern science and ancient philosophy of mind-body medicine. Through scientific disciplines like epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology we will look at the impacts of stress and mental health on chronic illness, ageing, the brain, immunity and how we cope with physical illness and symptoms. BOOK NOW

Dr Craig Hassed – works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness- based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Going back to school to learn how to find peace

612 ABC interviews the Head of School, Mr Howard, to learn all about the School.


Meditation challenge

Do you like the idea of meditation, but aren’t sure how to get started?

Join the teams from Life Matters and ABC Health and Wellbeing as they take a Meditation Challenge and try to bring some inner calm to our frantic lives (especially as the year draws to a close). We know meditation can help you feel less stressed, boost your concentration and improve your sense of wellbeing, but to get the benefits you need to do it regularly.

Their website has fantastic resources about meditation.

Hugh Jackman talks about the School of Philosophy

‘The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.’

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Public Lecture Series

Mr Shane Mulhall was the leader of the school of Practical Philosophy in Ireland for 35 years until 2016. To celebrate the life of Shane Mulhall (b 1950 d 2016), you are invited to download the below lectures that captures his spirit, enthusiasm and wisdom. A small donation ($10) to help cover the cost of the lecture series would be appreciated, and can be made at the enrolments desk on any group night or via direct debit.

Philosophy and the Purpose of Your Life – What is the real purpose of yours?’ DOWNLOAD

‘Philosophy and Marriage’ DOWNLOAD

Philosophy and Unconditional Love – Is there anybody out there who can meet my particular requirements?’  (currently unavailable)

‘Philosophy and Parenting’ DOWNLOAD

The late, Shane Mulhall was the head of the School of Philosophy & Economic Science in Ireland for 35 years. The school primarily presents philosophy courses to over 1500 students on a weekly basis throughout Ireland.  He wrote two courses on parenting which have been attended by over 3500 people. Throughout his life, he has also lectured extensively in Ireland, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Israel, Trinidad, Canada and South Africa on a variety of topics including parenting, love, desire, happiness, reason, careers, decision making, fear, freedom, compassion, success, communication, ambition, family, marriage, grief, leadership, patience, true service, ethics, relationships, purpose of your life, spiritual endeavour, responsibility, caring for yourself, the end of suffering, realising your potential and stress.