Introduction to Mindfulness
A 6-week program that helps you quieten your overactive mind and create more calmness in life
Next Intake: We’re finalising the Date, Time and Location. Please click here to sign up to our Waitlist so you can be the first to know when the program opens!
Do you feel switched on all the time and have trouble turning your thinking off?
Or perhaps you keep yourself busy to distract yourself from difficult emotions or negative thoughts?
Stress, anxiety, depression and busyness can leave us feeling drained, tired, sleepless and generally unwell. The pace of modern life doesn’t help.
Mindfulness is a great way to quieten an overactive mind and body. When we are mindful, we create space between our thoughts and emotions and are able to see things for what they are. This helps us dial down the emotional charge that accompanies uncomfortable experiences and helps us to slow down our nervous system.
What is mindfulness and how can it help you?
If you’re a person who’s prone to feeling overwhelmed, restless or anxious, or you’re susceptible to endless mental chatter and are finding it hard to stop, then mindfulness is a great practice that can help calm your mind.
A large body of research supports the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice. Some of these benefits include increased happiness and satisfaction, increased self-awareness and acceptance, reduced levels of depression, anxiety and stress, improved immune functioning, lower levels of pain, improved sleep, clarity of thinking, and increased performance in many areas of our life.
In the simplest sense, mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment with curiosity and non-judgement.
Mindfulness practices are a way of training the attention. This is achieved by incorporating formal and informal mindfulness practices into your everyday life.
To help you learn more about mindfulness and how to apply it to your life, we have developed a 6-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Program.
What’s in the Program?
The program comprises 6 x 1.5 hour sessions run over 6 weeks and is limited to 6 participants.
This program will be delivered by an experienced psychologist who practices mindfulness in their own daily life.
If you’ve never tried mindfulness before, don’t worry, we provide a gentle introduction. Each session involves some discussion and lots of practice. You won’t be made to sit in silence all session!
If you want to live a happier and more balanced life, this program is a great way to start!
The cost of the program is $390.00 and full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place.
Sign up to our Waitlist to be informed of the Early Bird Discount when we open the doors for enrolment!
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
The next program will start sometime in May 2021, and it will be hosted in our serene practice at 2/595 Canning Highway in Alfred Cove. We will release the date and time soon.
Please sign up to our Waitlist so you can be the first to know receive the details when we open the doors for enrolment.
Who is this program for?
This program is suitable for anyone who experiences overwhelm, restlessness, ruminating thoughts, stress and/or anxiety on a regular basis and would like to learn practical ways to take back control of their thoughts and create more calmness in their lives.
All equipment is supplied. All you need to do is wear comfy clothing.
If you’ve never tried mindfulness or meditation before, don’t worry, there’s no prior experience needed as you will learn everything you need to know to get started in this program.
This program will be delivered by an experienced psychologist who practices mindfulness in their own daily life, so you are in safe hands. Plus, you might also be eligible for a Medicare Rebate, see the section below for more information.
INSTRUCTOR & MEDICARE REBATE
As the program is delivered by a registered psychologist, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate under the Better Access initiative.
This is subject to obtaining a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP for group psychological strategies.
If you already have a referral for individual psychological sessions, you will need to have group sessions added it to, however, this won’t reduce the number of individual session rebates you can access.
When delivered by an approved mental professional such as a psychologist, mindfulness is recognised as an approved psychological strategy under the Medicare Scheme because it is a form of relaxation therapy and stress management training.
Please be aware, Medicare rules stipulate that a minimum of 6 participants must be present in the group to be eligible for a rebate.