8-week Group MiCBT Training
Program 1 – 25th Feb 2020
Due to the COVID situation we are converting the program to and online offering. Dates to be announced –
Proposed date Tuesday 25th August 6-8pm (to be confirmed)
We would also like to offer some day programs so please get in touch if you would like to attend a day time course.
SUPPORT- FREE ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS: Maintaining your meditation practice
We have been offering a one-hour group meditation session for those who wish to maintain their meditation practice on the third Thursday of each month. We are now offering twice weekly sessions online.
Online Meditation sessions:
Tuesdays at 8.00am (lead by Boyd Cowley)
Fridays at 1.00pm (lead by Sarah Francis)
2020 SATURDAY MINI RETREAT DATES
These sessions provide the opportunity to deepen your practice as you meditate during a whole afternoon with short breaks and an opportunity to ask questions.
We will offer the Mini Retreats online
- Saturday 30th October
CONTACT us through this site or call 03 9629 3869
P: 03 9629 3869
Full fee – $400 ($178 medicare rebate for those with a mental health plan)
Financial hardship: special rates may be available on application.
Cost includes course manual, practice audio and free ongoing mindfulness sessions.
Mindfulness for mental health and well-being;
Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression, anxiety and stress
This eight week program teaches mindfulness skills to facilitate heightened awareness of thinking patterns and body sensations which may contribute to depression, anxiety, stress and other psychological problems.
Mindfulness based therapy has proved to be an effective treatment approach in many studies in both Europe and the U.S.
MiCBT is designed to enhance mental well-being and resilience providing benefits in both short and long-term through learning a number of mindfulness techniques and experiencing their impact on daily life. It is a practical and powerful way to address issues of recurring stress, anxiety and depression as well as assisting with anger management, coping with chronic pain and attentional issues. MiCBT is developed by Dr. Bruno Cayoun, from the MiCBT Institute and it has some similarities to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts and British psychologists, Segal, Teasdale and Williams. However, MiCBT powerfully integrates mindfulness skills with cognitive and behavioural techniques and its strong emphasis on body awareness differentiates it from other programs. It is particularly useful as a holistic and integrated approach to address a range of psychological issues.
On completion of this program through active engagement with the mindfulness exercises participants will be able to:
- use mindfulness skills in daily life
- have a better understanding of the relationship between mental and physical experiences and mood
- be better able to relax, think more clearly and control thoughts
- gain enhanced ability to manage stress, anxiety and depression
- be able to apply mindfulness skills to assist in changing habitual behavioural patterns
- have an enhanced sense of well-being
The program provides:
- Pre-program assessment
- 8 two hour group sessions
- Feedback and support with skilled facilitation by highly trained psychologists
- Participant notes and two practice CDs
- Free access to ongoing support group on completion of the program
This program requires a commitment to daily home exercise practice of mindfulness skills.
Individual sessions may be made available to participants during the course where required.