Mindfulness Meditation

 Mindfulness Meditation Training Course

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Mindfulness Meditation Training Course

Clinical Psychologist Margaret Mitchell is offering an 8 week mindfulness meditation training course.

The group is at Westbourne Park Psychology on Wednesday evenings at 6.15 pm.

Each session runs for 1 hour. Our next course is:

8th February – 29th March, 2017

What is a Mindfulness Meditation Training Course?

Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within out body and mind, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. Mindfulness meditation involves the guided focus of attention in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance.

In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety and depression because we are learning to experience events in a more impersonal and detached way.

Mindfulness has it’s roots in an Eastern meditation technique called Vipassana and shares with it a number of central principles and mechanisms including equanimity and impermanence.

The practice of mindfulness mediation is a key technique in taking control of our emotions and reacting to life’s problems in a more thoughtful and considered way.

You can improve many aspects of your health, state of mind and better cope with physical problems using a mindfulness approach. You can learn this as a group member or attend for individual sessions.

Our Mindfulness meditation training course is designed to help you to:

  • Better manage your stress
  • Cope with difficult emotions, such as anger, anxiety, and grief
  • Think before you act
  • Reduce anxiety and depression in your life
  • Increase your capacity to experience positive emotions
  • Reduce physical symptoms of stress
  • Find inner peace
  • Improve sleep

You can expect to learn and practice mindfulness meditation in a small group of people. You will have the opportunity to talk about your experience and improve your skills over the length of the course. There will be 6 – 10 people in the group.

The group is suitable for people who have or have recently recovered from symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. It is thought that participation in mindfulness groups can help prevent a recurrence of problems with anxiety and depression.

Cost & Enrollment

Each session is $60 totaling $480 for the whole course. Fees are paid in two installments of $240 prior to the first and the fifth session. Part of the cost may be covered by Medicare rebate or private health cover.

If you are referred by a GP with a mental health care plan the Medicare rebate of $31.65 applies. This may only be refunded on the day of attendance.

You must attend the session to claim the rebate. The Medicare rebate is for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, in addition to individual sessions. To book your place or for more information Please contact Westbourne Park Psychology by

Phone: 8272 7885

Or email: admin@westbourneparkpsychology.com.au

Individual Mindfulness Meditation

You can learn mindfulness meditation in individual sessions with Margaret. This will allow you to learn privately and to apply this approach in context of your issues and lifestyle. For for more information about her individual sessions, contact Westbourne Park Psychology on 8272 7885.