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The Melbourne Mindfulness Institute provides mindfulness training in a range of contexts enabling people to apply a mindfulness-based approach to daily life while improving their sense of well-being.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is tricky to define – easier to experience. Mindfulness enables us to remember to stay fully aware of only what is actually presently happening both internally and externally – with no bias and no judgement.
Our approach uses Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavoiur Therapy (MiCBT), developed by Dr Bruno Cayoun (Cayoun, 2011, 2015.)
What is MiCBT
MiCBT places a strong emphasis on developing both metacognitive awareness (ability to think about our thinking) AND interoceptive awareness (ability to notice what is happening in our bodies when we are thinking and reacting). MiCBT is a skillful integration of mindfulness training with contemporary evidence based approaches of western psychology.
Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is a sophisticated approach to mindfulness-based therapy utilizing both mindfulness skills and traditional CBT methods. MiCBT is a skillful application of mindfulness as taught in Vipassana traditions to contemporary western psychology. MiCBT is delivered in 4-stages.
- In stage 1, mindfulness skills are taught to improve our understanding of thoughts and body sensations.
- Stage 2 teaches how to apply these skills to the challenges of daily life.
- Stage 3 specifically engages the mindfulness skills in interpersonal and relationship issues and
- Stage 4 deals ethics and with empathic understanding of ourselves and others.
Changing unhelpful or unwanted habits becomes easier as mindfulness skills are consolidated and integrated into daily life. We learn to understand and accept the process of thinking and sensing and to have a different perspective on troublesome thoughts and reactions.
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