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Course on mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy
Tuesday 15 April 2008
Psychologist Liana Taylor, our speaker for the Society’s April meeting, has just sent us information about a coming course at the Mindfulness Centre suitable for people with chronic health problems. Fees apply.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
May – June 2008 – Adelaide
8-week MBCT experiential course – clinical
For people with current symptoms of clinical depression, anxiety, health and/or pain issues who want to be kinder to themselves, and happier.
• Calm your mind
• Reduce stress
• Reduce high anxiety and depression
• Manage pain and illness more effectively
• Live more happily and usefully in your daily life
• Relate more skilfully to others at home and work
MBCT is the leading edge in treatment around the world for stress and depression bringing together conventional and complimentary wisdom and techniques.
MBCT combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation helps us establish a peace with ourselves by really noticing what is going on in our mind, our body and our life. CBT helps us understand how to make sense of what our mind says to us. Combined, MBCT helps us make better decisions, ones that are more self nurturing and wise in response to a range of physical and psychological health problems.
Initially developed as MBSR for managing stress, research shows that MBCT is extremely effective for a range of mental health issues including short term, and long term, and recurrent depression (Kenny and Williams, 2006).
8-week course: Thursdays 8th May to 26th June 2008, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Venue: NADA, 1 Mary St, Hindmarsh (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $790 · $750 before 18th April · $590 stud/conc (Incl. manual & CDs)
Medicare & Health Fund Extras rebates may apply
N.B. if you have difficulty in meeting the costs, please call us to discuss possible alternatives
Presenter: Liana Taylor, MPsych, MAPS – Clinical Psychologist – Executive Coach – Meditation and MBCT Teacher
Director of Life Intelligence, Liana has incorporated mindfulness into clinical, counselling and relationship contexts for over a decade in private practice. Liana teaches MBCT courses for clinical clients, personal development and for professional training. Her passion is cultivating wise leadership, which is the focus of her current Organisational Psychology Doctoral candidature. Liana teaches meditation in its own right and also brings meditation, including mindfulness, to executive coaching and leadership development.