Mindfulness Skills Group Program

What participants can hope to experience

Our Mindfulness Skills group program introduces techniques for making being mindful a more conscious response. It has been specifically designed to help with all types of life issues. Clients are introduced experientially to ways of emotion regulation and skills around conscious decisions relating to behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

It takes time and persistence to train the brain. Therefore it is vital that a client commit to the 6 sessions to fully allow learning and integration of the techniques and practice.

What mindfulness skills may assist with:

Combined with cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and acceptance-commitment (ACT) therapies, mindfulness training is evidenced to assist in the management of:

  • General wellbeing
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Racing thoughts
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Pain Management
  • Mood regulation
  • Interpersonal interactions
  • Hyper-arousal

Session structure and outline

Each class goes for 1 hour, with the exception of the first and last class which is 1.5 hours.

Topics covered in each session:

  1. Introduction to mindfulness and releasing limitations
  2. Mindfulness of breath and body scan
  3. We are not our emotions or thoughts
  4. Making room for unpleasant thoughts, feelings with self compassion
  5. Physical mindfulness and tolerating discomfort
  6. Pulling everything together into a mindful practice

Dates

All groups run for six consecutive weeks. Please see below for start and end dates.

Thursday Groups (5pm to 6:30pm)

Group Number First Session Final Session
Group 1 2nd of March 2023 6th of April 2023
Group 2 27th of April 2023 1st of June 2023
Group 3 13th of July 2023 17th of August 2023

Friday Groups (9:30am to 11am)

Group Number First Session Final Session
Group 1 24th of February 2023 31st of March 2023
Group 2 12th of May 2023 15th of June 2023

 

Costs

We are running a pilot group which will be charged at $20 per session, no MHCP required.

A minimum of 6 people with a maximum of 10 people.

How to join

For more information or to request to join this program, please complete our Groups and Programs Expression of Interest form, or contact our clinic admin team at 1800 391 393 or clinic@cairnmillar.org.au.

Clients on a Mental Health Care Plan can access Medicare rebates for group sessions run by a psychologist, in addition to their individual rebated psychological sessions. A valid GP referral and Mental Healthcare Plan is required for Medicare.

Clients with Private Health insurance may be able to submit their claim as extras. Clients will need to confirm this with their own individual healthcare fund.

Referrals can be made to the clinic directly for mindfulness group classes. Referrals can be faxed to 03 9804 3333 or emailed directly to the clinic.

Further information

You can find a Mindfulness information and fact sheet here.