Cultivating emotional balance, Dec 16th 2018

Cultivating Emotional Balance 2018

Take control of your wellbeing and learn to understand your emotions

Our emotions create richness in our life – they help us navigate our lives, discern what we need, and relate to others. Yet, overwhelming emotions can leave us feeling triggered, stressed, drained, disempowered from our own mental processes, and can result in fractured relationships with others. The information and training from this course will transform your emotional inner world, so you become a skilled ‘emotional athlete’ that is calm, present and positively engaged with others.

What is CEB?

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an evidence based training aimed at helping participants develop emotional regulation by:

  • Understanding how emotions function and develop
  • Influencing the progression of an emotion, in order to shape the form it takes
  • Learning and training in mindfulness and attentional skills
  • Identifying purpose, and meaningful goals in our life
  • Reducing destructive emotions and cultivating constructive emotions
  • Developing and practicing compassionate and balanced connection with others

CEB draws on the wisdom of contemplative meditation practices and emotional research to develop emotion skills to help people to better understand their emotional life, and thereby increase constructive and decrease destructive emotional engagements.

Course Structure and Dates

This course is offered as 6 Sunday sessions, once a month between 10.30-4pm
To complete the full course (42 hours), you must do a minimum 2 hours homework per session (12 hours total) consisting of meditations, readings and reflections. It is possible to attend individual sessions, however, you will be required to attend or listen to part of a recording of the first session as a prerequisite for joining subsequent sessions.

29th July: Introduction; what is meditation – mindfulness and analytical; introduction to emotions; developing attentional skills, meaningful goals and a kind heart.
26th August: How does an emotion develop; dealing with anger & cultivating compassion
16th Sept: Exploring sadness; analysing the world around us; how to be joyful in a turbulent world
28th Oct: Calming fear and anxiety; refining attention; developing a balance heart
25th Nov: Understanding contempt and disgust; observing and analysing the mind
16th  Dec: The enjoyable emotions; examining the inner and outer world; how to continue cultivating emotional balance

All 6 Sessions: $300
Each Session: $55

About Jude Milan
Jude has a background is science, primarily in Human Movement Studies and Environment. Combining her interest in biology with her passion for yoga she trained as a yoga teacher in 2005 and has been teaching since that time.

Jude has travelled over much of Asia and has taught yoga and meditation to students in Nepal, India, Indonesia and Australia. She has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism since her early adulthood and has been deeply moved and influenced by the yogic philosophy in this tradition.

Jude has witnessed the physical and mental/ emotional benefits of meditation and yoga has brought to both herself and others over the years. Motivated by the benefits she has experience in these contemplative traditions combined with her deep respect for the method of scientific enquiry she trained as a Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher in 2017 and aspires to share the benefits of this method of training with others.

About CEB:
The Cultivating Emotional Balance Training emerged from the Destructive Emotions dialogue between behavioural scientists and the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India, in March of 2000. At the culmination of this meeting the Dalai Lama requested that the important ideas raised in these sessions, specifically how to manage the everyday obstacles of our destructive emotions, be turned into an accessible secular training.

Jude is also teaching this course at Hayagriva centre in Perth. You could catch up a session if you miss one. Please check dates at 

You can also obtain an audio recording of previous sessions if you missed one and wish to catch up. Please email HMT for details.