Mindfulness Meditation Training Course
Mindfulness Meditation Training Course in Adelaide
Clinical Psychologist Margaret Mitchell is offering an 8-week Mindfulness meditation training course at our Adelaide-based practice. The course is held at Westbourne Park Psychology on Wednesday evenings from 6.15 pm. Each session runs for 1 hour.
Our next course is:
Courses start approximately every three months.
What is a Mindfulness Meditation Training Course?
Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within our body and mind, with a non-judgemental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. Mindfulness meditation involves the guided focus of attention in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance. Learning Mindfulness meditation in a group environment is an enjoyable way to take on a new skill, learn from the experiences of others, and perhaps make some new friends.
Many people enjoy practising Mindfulness because it gives them an opportunity to disengage from their busy lives and racing mind, giving them a moment to themselves. The judgement-free nature of Mindfulness practice can provide a sense of relief from one’s own inner monologue, as well as the expectations and criticisms of others. It can also give people a greater sense of control over their emotions and reactions, and make them more aware of changes in their body both during and after a mindful moment.
You can improve many aspects of your mental health and better cope with physical problems using a Mindfulness approach. You can either 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 currently 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.
If you think you may be eligible for private health cover, we recommend that you contact your health fund to find out what your rebate will be. We cannot give you the private rebate on the day, but you can send receipts off to your health fund after attending sessions, and the fund can reimburse you the applicable rebate.
Individual Mindfulness Meditation in Adelaide
You can learn Mindfulness meditation in individual sessions with Margaret. This will allow you to learn privately and to apply this approach in the context of your own issues and lifestyle. For for more information about her individual sessions, contact Westbourne Park Psychology. We can be reached over the phone on (08) 8272 7885 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org