Meditation - Maureen Ritchie Counselling Adelaide
“It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world”
Eckhart Tolle

“Participation in an 8 week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.” Science Daily 21/1/2011

Meditation is a useful tool for personal growth, inner peace, relaxation, stress relief, health and wellbeing. Combined with a holistic, healthy lifestyle, meditation is a great cure for all the things that ail us in the modern world. Meditation is the art of stillness. Learn how to stop your mind from racing and how to better manage the constant chatter, ever present. I run regular ongoing, guided meditation groups and teach meditation techniques as an Accredited Meditation teacher. In addition, I also run short courses of four weekly sessions for people to learn easy techniques to develop their own meditation practice at home.

Current fortnightly ongoing classes

Goodwood
Saturday mornings – Beginners/Intermediate and Advanced classes

Meditators of any level are welcome and the sessions occur in seated chairs. You are lead through a guided meditation set in nature. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. The cost of the session is $15 ($12 concession). Attendance is casual but please phone, text or email to book and the address will be given.

Counselling - Maureen Ritchie Counselling Adelaide
“If we do not change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are headed”
Chinese Proverb

I have worked as a professional Social Worker for over 20 years. In this capacity I have worked with people of all ages, counselling on a broad range of issues. Most people do not make a decision to seek counselling lightly. Often their usual method of tackling problems have not met with success.

Being caring, confidential and non-judgemental underpins my approach to counselling. I bring to the counselling relationship openness, respect and a sincere desire to help. I believe that feeling safe and understood are important in order to work through problems. I also find that my genuine caring and warmth is felt by the individuals with whom I work. I understand that people can feel a little nervous particularly if they have never undertaken counselling before. My aim is to provide a relaxed environment which is warm and inviting and my clients often comment on that aspect in positive terms.

Sessions

Sessions go for approximately one hour and following our first session where we identify the issues that need resolving, I often suggest 3-4 weekly or fortnightly sessions with a further review after that time. It is not possible to indicate how many sessions you may require, it will depend on the issues to be worked through, but is always negotiated around your needs and personal preference. After hours appointments are available.

I work with both individuals and couples.

Energy Balance - Maureen Ritchie Counselling Adelaide
“The wish for healing has always been half of health”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I can provide an Energy Balance through the ancient healing art of Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

It is administered by “Laying on of hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A Crystal Light Bed assists healing to take place on all levels of your being. Healing often takes place on the mental, emotional or spiritual level before creating an improvement or healing on their physical condition if that is an issue. A Crystal Light Bed contains 7 clear quartz crystals which are suspended above a person’s energy centres. A coloured light which corresponds to the vibrational frequency for that energy centre is shone through the crystal.

Crystal Light Healing Bed - Adelaide
The design for the crystal bed came from the world renowned, Brazilian medium and spiritual healer known as “John of God”. He has energised the crystals with the same high frequency energy used to heal people in Brazil. Maureen has visited Brazil and been given permission by John of God to bring a Crystal Bed to Adelaide and operate it.

Healing and well being are dependent on the persons willingness to achieve their newly desired state. Individual experiences range from a calming and relaxing session to a life altering experience. Improvements in health and any any physical or emotional condition are common.

“We all need something that takes us out of day to day and reminds us that it’s all ok”
Ian Tucker