Mindfulness and Relaxation Training
“Mindfulness and Relaxation Training” is a group program facilitated by our experienced Occupational Therapist Sasha Wray. This high quality training teaches Acceptance & Commitment Therapy principles, mindfulness meditation and relaxation skills for everyday living.
Running as a weekly rolling program you are welcome to attend casually or enrol for the full 6 weeks.
A maximum of 6 people/class ensures a focused and supportive group learning environment.
When is Mindfulness and Relaxation Training?
Classes run weekly for 6 weeks. Additional times and day’s are offered on a needs basis, please enquire.
- 7th May – 13th Jun (Mondays 1-2pm)
- 18th Jul – 22nd Aug TBC
- 5th Sep – 24th Oct (Note no classes 26th Sep & 3rd Oct)TBC
- 7th Nov – 12th Dec TBC
To register book online phone or email reception
A free Introduction to Mindfulness talk is presented prior to each program.
Next talk is 11th April, register to attend
Who benefits from Mindfulness and Relaxation Training?
This group course will suit people who want
- better pain management
- a good nights sleep
- less anxiety or depression
- better coping skills
- greater self awareness
- to learn meditation and relaxation techniques
- to live more consciously
“Learning breath awareness has really helped me to manage my anxiety.”
54 yo Beautician
“I feel like I finally , after many years of therapy, understand my pain and how to manage it” SV 32 yo Early Childhood Worker
What is taught in this course?
Course Outline follows 6 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Principles
Module 1: Being Present
Module 2: Noticing Thoughts
Module 3: Acceptance
Module 4: Values
Module 5: Committed Action
Module 6: Self Awareness
Each session begins with breath awareness, a gentle way to reconnect with our self and what is important. We review ‘homework’, discuss the topic of the day, practice meditations or other mindfulness strategies.
Other topics covered include:
- What is relaxation vs. stress
- Mindfulness techniques for everyday living
- Learn the 7 stages of relaxation and how to progress from complete novice to self mastery
- Practical tools to combat stress
- How to set meaningful goals and achieve them
- Understanding the neuro-science related to life experience
The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Integration and Meditation
A further 2 Modules, Integration and Meditation are offered for people wanting to further develop their meditation practice and mindfulness skills.
To participate in the next group course book online, phone or email reception.
Medicare Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH) group therapy and Private Health Rebates may apply