We are so excited that the first of the Mindfulness Research groups is almost finished the 8-week program and the first Day program has nearly enough participants to commence. The research is investigating the efficacy of MiCBT as a group program targeting people who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression and other psychological issues. We hope to have at least three groups complete this year and we will then run the remaining groups in the new year. So we are still recruiting in case you know people who may be interested in contributing to this research and could benefit from the program. Participants have been fantastic in completing the many questionnaires that we are using to measure the outcome of the program. We are using Qualtrics to collect the data and this is proving to be very successful – however it does depend on participants ability to access internet and their emails so we are aware to check in with everyone that they can do this. The project would be much harder to do without the aid of these survey technologies. The challenge now is to keep everyone engaged until the 6-month follow-up data is collected and the control group are able to receive the program.
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. Our approach uses Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT).