What People Say About Rich's Course
Police officer with PTSD amazed by the course and technique“Hi, I have been a Police Officer for 18 years and as a result have PTSD. Since my diagnosis I have tried guided meditations, sound meditations, breath work etc… as much as these methods have helped, I was amazed when I took part in the Vedic Meditation course with Rich at The Meditation Spot. It is the simplicity of the Vedic meditation method, which really helped me, as I had trouble with previous methods to quieten my mind due to my PTSD. I highly recommend giving Vedic meditation a go for whatever reason it is that has caused you to look into mediation, especially for those who have trouble quietening the mind. Rich was an amazing teacher, not only because of his calm nature, but for his knowledge in this method and in mindfulness in general. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thanks Rich.
LIFE CHANGING“Learning this form of meditation has been life changing for me. Vedic Meditation will reduce the stress you experience and in turn help prevent stress related disease and pain syndromes. I suffer from an autoimmune disease that is exacerbated by stress and this has been a game changer for my health.”
Allows me to achieve mental clarity in a busy lifestyle“Calming the ocean of the mind” this is the one meditation I’ve come across that truly allows me to achieve “mental clarity” in the busy daily lifestyles we are currently living. With an awesome calm and warm hearted teacher that is always there to answer any questions keeping you on the right track, this meditation is truly a blessing! A big thank you to Rich Muir.”
Vedic Meditation has taken the stress out of meditation,“I used to find that carving out time for meditation was another thing to do on my to do list, it seemed to taunt me as another thing that required effort. I found that my meditation time would be a few minutes before bed which would usually leave me asleep before I finished. Vedic Meditation has taken the stress out of meditation. It’s effortless, it only takes 20 minutes and in the scheme of things the benefits of this saves me time in the long run. I found myself becoming tense and cranky in the morning routines to get kids out the door. My stress levels seemed to rise as each minute ticked by – now I feel like I can stand back from the chaos and choose where I step in (instead of previously jumping in at every little morning niggle between 3 kids). On the days I can get another 20minutes in before the kids get home from school, our house is more peaceful. My words are much kinder and I’m more understanding of their needs because I’ve had a chance to come back to my body, release some stress and receive similar benefits of 2hrs sleep.”
A War Vets Turbulent roller coaster to wellness and arrives at Vedic meditation“Hi, firstly let me give you some background about myself. I am 58 years old. I spent the majority of my life in the Australian armed forces. So basically my life has been in a system of very high highs, and very low lows. I really had no choice but to retire in the end due to severe medical and mental health issues. Unfortunately these issues are ongoing, some better some worse. Like everyone reading this post I have been searching for the “magic” pill to help me get through each day, to no avail. It does not exist! I have spent many years in and out of mental health hospitals, some voluntary and some not. I’ve tried just about every medication that is on the market for my mental health but as usual nothing seems to work. During my multiple stays in hospital the only thing I was drawn to was the mediation classes which were conducted in large groups. I had qualified psychiatrists and psychologists running different sessions. So I was able to get perspective from lots of so called trained people in this field. I continued mediation both as an inpatient and outpatient for years. Although this did clear my mind of some of the chatter most of the time, what I didn’t realise was what I was actually doing was mindfulness and not meditation Now, mindfulness obviously has a place to assist with mental health but I was confused and just thought it was all mediation. Probably because no-one actually explained to me what mediation or mindfulness was. This was after attending years of, I will call it mindfulness. Now that I have seen Rich I defiantly know that it was mindfulness and not mediation that I was doing. Regardless something kept me drawn to the mindfulness classes both in groups and one on one. It was better then nothing. My support worker suggested that I try mediation again as this was my priority to help me with my mental health. She basically gave me 10 names of people that run classes on the Gold Coast and said choose one. After reading each of their web pages and reviews I was drawn to Rich, I really don’t know why it was just something in my head that drew me to him. No hocus-pocus just a gut feeling. After-all I was searching for the best. You don’t ask for the second best surgeon when you’re having an operation! Anyway Rich resides in the beautiful Currumbin Valley. Very tranquil and quiet. I arranged a two day course on mediation run over consecutive days. I was greeted by Rich standing at his door and I knew instantly that this was a very welcoming person, relaxed and easy to talk to. During the first day I was instructed in a non judgmental and in an easy way to learn what meditation is. Finally, it was nothing that I knew or was instructed previously. It made so much sense now. You can ask Rich anything about meditation and if he doesn’t know the answer then it’s not worth knowing. His exuberance, intelligence is just amazing. He is so easy to talk to and his explanations make it all seem simple. Rich’s explanations on mediation is so easy to understand, if you are a beginner this course is for you. During one of our mediations I was able to completely rid myself of all the physical pain that I was experiencing. I couldn’t believe it. I cant even remember a time when I felt no pain. But during the mediation I was totally free of pain, unbelievable I know but its true. Amazing! I still cant believe it but it happened. That brief 20 minutes of being pain free after many years of being in pain is just something that Im sure everyone with pain would like to experience. During the course Rich goes into the science of mediation Again in a way that is easy to understand and this makes clearer. I now meditate twice a day and the peace that it provides is something that I don’t have words for. I will be meditating for the rest of my life. Rich also provides ongoing support anytime you need to check in. He is very open and welcoming. So anytime that you have a question or your mediation is not working for you he’s only a phone call away. For anyone out there thinking about mediation look no further then Rich, he will explain everything you need to know in lay-mans terms and get you on your journey to peacefulness.”