Meditation & Mindfulness

Having spent much of her working life in the hectic, demanding world of making media, Megan’s path toward slowing down and hitting the pause button came after a work-related health issue, caused by sustained stress. Meditation and mindfulness practice have also been profoundly helpful on her journey with grief, after the sudden loss of her mother in 2012.

Since 2009 she has studied and practiced Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM), first learning at The Gawler Foundation in Australia (her home country), and undertaking MBSM teacher training in 2011 and 2016.

After relocating to Berlin, Germany in 2015, Megan co-presented two-day workshop ‘Deep Storytelling: Creating A Culture Of Connection‘, teaching empathy in storytelling, mindfulness and producing a podcast. Combining MBSM training with practices conductive to creativity and expression, she then taught her seven-week course ‘Meditation for Creativity’ in September.

As well as courses, sangha and individual consultations, she also leads mindfulness and meditation workshops and events at organisations and companies. In November 2015 Megan was invited to present a meditation workshop at Paypal Berlin as part of the company’s “Work/Life Balance” program. Since 2016 she has presented her 4-hour workshop Mindfulness and Meditation at Work at The School of Life, in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), and in Berlin.

Collaborating with Grinberg Method practitioner Hanna Nordqvist, in 2016 and 2017 she co-taught mindfulness, movement and creativity workshop Express Yourself in Berlin. From late 2016 Megan also collaborated with MBSR teacher Signe Glahn in Berlin, creating ‘Open Your Heart’, a program of weekly guided mediation sessions and unique day retreats, which they co-taught in English. Megan also worked as teaching assistant for Signe’s 8-week MBSR course in 2017.

Self-Compassion and kindness are of particular interest to her as a teacher. In April 2017 she undertook MSC Teacher Training in Sydney (Mindful Self-Compassion), as developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, facilitated by the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness. Through Breathworks UK Megan has also participated in professional development courses Introduction to Mindful Compassion As A Health Care Intervention (February 2016) and Introduction to Mindfulness as A Health Care Intervention (September 2017). In March 2018 she will participate in a 5-day Breathworks Immersion Retreat in Sydney (a prerequisite for Breathworks Teacher Training), to be taught by Breathworks co-founders Vidyamala Burch and Sonia Fricker.

Regularly attending meditation and Buddhist retreats, and mindfulness for health study courses, are part of her ongoing professional and personal development. As are taking online courses and summits with some of the world’s leading meditation teachers, contemplatives and researchers. For a comprehensive list of Megan’s mindfulness meditation training, studies and qualifications, please visit her LinkedIn profile. Or view this PDF.

In November 2017 Megan will return to live in Australia, where she will continue her meditation teaching path. Email her to find out details.

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Megan welcomes work inquiries! If you would if you would like to discuss working with Megan as a mindfulness meditation teacher, workshop instructor, consultant, public speaker – or as broadcaster and journalist with a particular interest in this area – she can be contacted at: hello@themeganspencer.com

 

I try to practice still meditation on a regular basis, but struggle avoiding being distracted, and end up giving up. I found Megan’s moving meditation much easier to practice and it gave me the tools to help me be more mindful of my body in my everyday life. After our session (and my intimate moment with a 20ft White Gum Tree!) I walked away feeling more balanced, re-energized and redirected. Forever grateful! Thank you Megan.

Rebecca Norman, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.

It was a great experience Megan, thank you, and something I have been practicing everyday since... xx

Sarah McQueenie, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.

I enjoyed the time with the group and even spent some time 'slow walking' at lunchtime the next week. I just need to do it more often!

Anne Mangan, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.

Sunday's session was inspiring. Thank you so much for putting it on.

Nevena Barrett, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.

Very informative, friendly. I like the use of real life examples and experiences.

Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work

Megan was great. I learned a lot and will follow up on a lot of stuff.

Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work

Great!

Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work

Resonating. Reaffirming. Educational. Mind Opening. Healing. Thank you.

Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work

Thank you so much for your caring attention and time the other day. That was truly wonderful. You have given me an opportunity to put myself back in touch with what is most precious to me. Thank you so much! What a completely moving and pragmatically good experience.

CJ, Individual Consultation, Berlin

Diving into the world of meditation and creativity, it was a great and challenging journey : )

Susanne Kohl, Grinberg Method practitioner, artist, Meditation For Creativity, Berlin

Really inspiring.

Yannis Mataillet designer, consultant, architect, Meditation For Creativity, Berlin