Mindfulness 101 psychology course

Melbourne CBD, Sandringham, Fairfield, McKinnon and Camberwell

If you are like many other people, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about the past or worrying about the future. In other words, you are not living in the moment and embracing your experiences to the full. Mind-wandering appears to be the brain’s default mode, however according to recent research, mind-wandering is a bigger predictor of unhappiness than our actual experiences themselves. The practice of mindfulness has been shown to be an effective way to combat this mind-wandering and shifting it rather to focussing our attention on the present moment.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness that involves paying attention to the present moment with openness and flexibility. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed through practice; meditation is just one way amongst many of cultivating mindfulness.

Reflection Psychology’s Mindfulness 101 workshop

Our psychologists have developed the highly enjoyable and effective Mindfulness 101 workshop program. This is a six-week group program of two hours per evening session in which a psychologist helps participants develop the psychological skill of mindfulness. The focus of this workshop is on its strong emphasis on practical applications of mindfulness in everyday life. Through hands-on practice, this course will invite you to engage with the group, whilst developing mindful awareness for use in your day-to-day life.

Benefits of mindfulness

Mindfulness has been widely used to help people manage anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain and other medical conditions. Other benefits include:

  • Improves focus, concentration, and precision.
  • Enhances the quality of communications and relationships.
  • Heightens the clarity of our thinking and intentions.
  • Improves efficiency and safety.
  • Deepens peace of mind and sense of flow.
  • Reduces stress significantly.
  • Deepens insight and intuitive wisdom.
  • Awakens more authenticity, heart, soul, and caring in our lives and work.
  • Improves resilience to change.
  • Builds self-confidence.

Cost

With a referral from your GP, the total price of the therapist-led Mindfulness 101 course is $390 however concession rates are available for health care card holders. This price includes extensive learning materials. Rebates are also accessible through some private health insurers, provided your level of cover includes psychologists.

Upcoming Mindfulness 101 Workshop program dates and details will be announced shortly. Contact Reflection Psychology at our Camberwell, McKinnon and Fairfield psychology clinics for more information. Workshop fees are non-refundable. Our other psychologist-devised workshops include parenting classes created by child psychologists and Retire Right courses, to help people enjoy their retirement.