Below is a list of
links that we have found useful in enhancing and maintaining the
work/life balance. We have included something to assist all facets of
life, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and
http://www.visualisethisenterprises.com - Offering wellness training, products and services to the Corporate, Personal Lifestyle Development & Education Sectors to help others to bring their ideas and dreams to life. Personal sustainability assistance, business training & seminars, student & teacher support & consultations.
http://www.likechocolateforwomen.com - authors, educators, expert aromatherapists and contributors to Head Space-meditate your way to study success, Kim Morrrison and Fleur Whelligan can offer you fantastic guidance on using aromatherapy to enhance all aspects of life via this site and their books.
http://www.trishwegener.com/about-the-books - Trish is the author of Recreating Your Life. This book will take you on a journey into consciousness (awareness) as it looks at what is currently happening in your life and assists you to change what is not working.
http://www.kbyoga.me/ - Kerry has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Her passion for Yoga led her to become an accredited Yoga teacher through the International Yoga Teacher's Association. Physically Yoga improves strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Mentally it promotes peace, clarity, focus and concentration and encourages awareness of the mind-body connection. The benefits of this combination help to release stress, which creates a feeling of calm and contentment.
http://www.mindfulnesscentre.com - Mindfulness training centre applying contemporary neuro-science, psychology and managment tools combined with ancient Buddhist meditation techniques for relieving stress, enjoying daily life, and resolution of troubling situations and emotions.
http://www.bemindful.com.au - Mindfulness training workshops and seminars for parents and clinicians.
http://innerkids.ning.com/profile/MindfulnessTogether - social network dedicated to nurturing the inner lives of kids and those who love them. Their mission is to promote a more peaceful and caring society by developing an engaged, grassroots, online community committed to sharing secular mindful awareness with children, teens and their families.
http://www.soundessence.net/chakras.php - Comprehensive information about the Chakras, their corresponding colour, sound, physical, mental and spiritual attributes.
http://www.brianmartin.com.au - master of vocal harmony offering vocal tuition, choirs and singing groups in Queensland. Also conducts online voice training via skype and live streaming. No experience necessary to take part in Brian's workshops and classes.
http://www.osho.com - zen meditation website (Kristy's favorite!)
http://www.cqu.edu.au - Central Queensland University - offers range of on campus and online degrees throughout Australia
http://www.usc.edu.au - The University of the Sunshine Coast - offers range of on campus degrees and affiliate degrees in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
http://connect2mums.com.au - a fantastic social networking group devoted to supporting mothers of all ages and stages around Australia and the world.
http://www.melaleuca.com/information - natural everyday products that are safe for your family and a great cost effective alternative to shopping at Australia's 'big 2'. Have your groceries delivered straight to your door and earn $$ every month just for shopping. For further details, contact Kristy directly.
http://alittlelessrandom.blogspot.com - Claudette Betterridge shares her take on life and the workings of the universe, husbands and children, not in that order!
http://binaural-beats.org/page_alpha_relaxation_mp3_series.php - detailed explaination of alpha brain waves plus music to get you to into that state.
Below you will find relevant scientific journals and other articles covering various studies about the effects of meditation and mindfulness on health and wellbeing. This page will be updated regularly. If you know of any studies and research that could be added to this website, please contact us.
http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2008/01/29/mindfulness-and-meditation-in-schools-for-stress-and-anxiety-management/ - Several recent news pieces, including this New York Times article, have reported on an emerging trend: schools using techniques such as yoga and meditation to help students manage anxiety and stress.
Haruki, Y Ishii, Y Suzuki, M and Kabat-Zinn, J 1996, "Mindfulness Meditation: What It Is, What It Isn't and It's Role In Health Care and Medicine", Comparative and Psychological Study on Meditation, Eburon, Netherlands, viewed online 19 June, 2010.
Dusek, J A Chang, B H, Zaki, J Lazar, S Dykin, A Stefan, G B Wohlhueter, A L Hibberd, P L Benson, H 2006, "Association Between Oxygen Consumption and Nitric Oxide Production During the Relaxation Response", Med Sci Monit, vol. 12, no. 1, viewed online 19 June 2010.
Rockerfeller, S 1994, "Meditation, Social Change, and Undergraduate Education", The Contemplative Mind in Society-Meeting of the Working Group, Pocantico, NY, viewed online 19 June 2010.
Thurman, R A F 1994, "Meditation and Education: Buddhist India, Tibet and Modern America" The Contemplative Mind in Society-Meeting of the Working Group, Pocantico, NY, viewed online 19 June 2010.
Majumdar, M Grossman, P Dietz-Waschkowski, B Kersig S and Walach, H 2002, "Does Mindfulness Meditation Contribute to Health? Outcome Evaluation of a German Sample", The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 719-730, viewed online 19 June 2010.
Lazara, S Kerr, C E Wasserman, R H Gracy, J R Greve, D N Treadway, M T McGarvey, M Quinn, B T Dusek, J A Benson, H Rauch, S Moore, C and Fischl B 2005, "Meditation Experience is Associated With Increased Cortical Thickness", Neuro Report, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, vol. 16, no. 17, viewed online 19 Jue 2010.
Cayoun, B A 2004, "Advances in Mindfulness Training Integration:
Towards a Non-Dualistic Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy", University of Tasmania-2004 biennial conference of the Australian Psychological Society’s Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, viewed online 19 June 2010.
Nauert, R and Grohol, J M, 2009, "Meditation Helps Students With ADHD" Psych Central, viewed online 1 June 2010.
Pagnoni, G and Cekic, M 2007, "Age Effects on Gray Matter Volume and Attentional Performance in Zen Meditation", Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 28, pp. 1623–1627, Elselvier, viewed online 1 June 2010.
Travis, F Haaga, D Hagelin, J Tanner, M Nidich, S Gaylord-King, C Grosswald, S Rainforth M and Schneider, R H 2009, "Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on brain functioning and stress reactivity in college students", International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol.71, pp. 170–176, Elsevier, viewed online 1 June 2010.