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Mindfulness for Beginners (Adults)

What is Mindfulness?

mindfulness ladyMindfulness is an incredible psychological tool to reduce over-thinking, improve concentration, learn to be more receptive rather than reactive, build resilience, and lessen the likelihood of recurrent depression or anxiety. It helps you to slow down, become fully aware of the present moment and take a curious and non-judgemental approach to your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. Find out more about what Mindfulness is and is not, here.

What’s Involved?
Mindfulness for Beginners is a 5 week (8hr) program developed by Q-Psych psychologist, Alithea Taylor. By participating in the program, you will learn the fundamental skills and attitudes of mindfulness, to incorporate into your daily life. You will also have the opportunity to connect with others (groups limited to 6-10 people) and may opt to develop your skills further in an advanced mindfulness program (under development).

Mindfulness for Beginners is suitable for adults (18 and older) who are suffering from depression, anxiety and/or chronic stress. Please contact us if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you.

The next Mindfulness for Beginners program will be offered at Q-Psych when we receive a sufficient number of registrations of interest. Sessions will be conducted in the evening or on a Saturday, for your convenience.

To find out more or to secure your place, please register your interest here.  Alithea will respond to any queries you may have.

The program is conducted at Q-Psych’s psychology centre in Grange. Central location. Free on-site parking.  Address and map available here.

About the Facilitator
Alithea is particularly passionate about people reaching their optimal mental and emotional wellbeing. In addition to a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Alithea has completed a number of training workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness, including training under Russ Harris who is acclaimed author of “The Happiness Trap”. Alithea also has training and experience in other therapy modalities including Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Alithea combines principles of MI, ACT, Mindfulness and CBT in an integrative approach with clients to help them achieve their optimal mental and emotional well-being.

The full program is $360.00, which equates to only $45.00 per hour (total 8hrs). You may also be eligible for a rebate.

A medicare rebate of $21.65 per session may be claimed if you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) and referral from your doctor. This leaves your out-of-pocket expenses for the total program to be only $251.75 (save $108.25). The MHTP entitles you to 10 individual and 10 group therapy sessions per calendar year.  Participants may also be eligible for private health rebates. Please check your policy with your private health insurer. (NB: Medicare and private health rebates can not be claimed for the same service).

*Participants who have reached their Medicare Safety Net may receive a 80% rebate of their gap fee (capped). To find out more, call Medicare on 13 20 11.

The full cost of the program will be required prior to the program commencing. Medicare and private health rebates can be processed on-site at Q-Psych at the time of attending each session. Rebates can only be claimed for sessions attended. In the case of Medicare, six participants must be in attendance to qualify for the rebate.

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Call now or click here to register your interest in the Mindfulness for Beginners program. Group numbers are limited.