8 Week Online Mindfulness Program
Is your mind becoming a bit of a minefield? Do your emotions need some taming? Are you stressed or anxious? Is your mood low? Consider enrolling for our online 8-week MiCBT programs to learn how to manage stress and anxiety and develop some peace of mind. There will be a full schedule of programs for 2021.
Free Online Meditation Sessions
We are currently running weekly online sessions to support people in these challenging times.
Every Tuesday at 8am
Lead by Boyd Cowley
Every Wednesday at 7pm
Lead by Jill Beattie
Every Friday at 1pm
What do we do?
The Melbourne Mindfulness Institute provides mindfulness training in a range of contexts including to groups and in individual sessions enabling people to apply a mindfulness-based approach to daily life while improving their sense of well-being.
Anxiety or excessive worry, work stress, poor sleep, attention problems, low mood or being angry a lot; performance in sport, family stress… all of these issues can be helped by our very comprehensive and well researched mindfulness programs.
Group Program dates are on our blog page. Contact us for individual sessions.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness enables us to remember to stay fully aware of only what is actually happening in the present both internally and externally – with no bias and no judgement. We learn to manage persistent worrying or “mind-wandering” thinking.
Our approach uses Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavoiur Therapy (MiCBT), developed by Dr Bruno Cayoun (Cayoun, 2011, 2015) and Cayoun, Francis and Shires 2019
What is MiCBT
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (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.
MiCBT is a sophisticated approach to mindfulness-based therapy utilizing both traditional mindfulness skills and contemporary CBT methods. MiCBT is a skillful application of mindfulness as taught in Vipassana traditions to contemporary western psychology. MiCBT is delivered in 4-stages.
- Stage 1 teaches mindfulness skills to improve attention to and understanding of thoughts and body sensations.
- Stage 2 teaches how to apply these skills to the challenges of daily life helping us to tackle previously avoided situations.
- Stage 3 specifically engages the mindfulness skills in interpersonal communication and relationship issues.
- Stage 4 explores personal ethics from a mindfulness perspective and uses compassion training to develop 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. As self understanding increases we also understand others better.
We provide mindfulness training for individuals, groups and organisations.
Suite 314, Level 3,
530 Little Collins Street,
Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 18:00
Some Saturdays & Evenings by arrangement
Phone: 03 9629 3869
Fax: 03 7000 5017