The course involves:
The results of mindfulness are a A 90 minute class, once a week for 8 weeks.
significant and permanent shift in Lectures and discussions.
your sensory and cognitive world, Coaching.
leading to health and wellbeing. Physical awareness and relaxation exercises.
Cognitive Behavioural Strategies.
Commitment to daily practice of homework exer-
Mindfulness A path to emotional and personal
This training program is supported by
extensive research and practical applica-
Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher
tion. Its origins come from psychological
practices that can be dated back some
Michael has been practicing mindfulness meditation for
thousands of years. over 20 years. He has been teaching mindfulness medita-
tion in organisational and community settings since 1995.
This program was adapted from the work Michael has also been integrating the principles of mind-
of Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of fulness within his professional work as a psychologist for
Massachusetts Medical Center, USA. For over 10 years.
outpatients in the Mindfulness-Based
Michael has been actively integrating mindfulness into a
Stress Reduction Program which has been range of environments from counselling through to leader-
researched for more than 20 years . It is ship training and executive development. Michael has par-
closely aligned with the Mindfulness ticipated in professional mindfulness training programs in
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical
Based Cognitive Therapy Program devel-
Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cog-
oped by Segal and Colleagues and has nitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT). Michael currently
been influenced and supported by Accep- works in private practice along the Surfcoast in Victoria,
tance and Commitment Therapy and Dia- and supervises and trains health professionals including
Psychologists in mindfulness practice in therapeutic con-
lectical Behavioural Therapy models. texts.
Ph 0419370 338
Visit the webpage for more information Michael Anderson www.?????????
and research links. Torquay Living Centre
86 Surfcoast Hwy
Benefits of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Training Program
Skilful observation of reactive and ha- Price
bitual patterns. Eight Week Training Program
Includes $20.00 GST
Improved self –esteem.
Eight Week Training Program
Manage depression, anxiety and stress Includes 3 individual sessions
No GST (participation is for medical
better. reasons with GP referral)
Promotes physical wellbeing. Evening Class (6.30pm)
Greater sense of emotional wellbeing. Morning Class (9.30am)
The benefits of mindfulness has recently been Increase self-awareness.
illustrated in a number of research studies. This Become less disturbed by and less reac- Tax:
has resulted in significant interest in mindful- tive to unpleasant experiences. Total:
ness in the health community and by many in- Improved immune function. Name
Better management of chronic pain.
dividuals who are interested in improving the Address
Experience more balance and less emo-
way they relate to their inner and
outer worlds. Develop self-acceptance.
Mindfulness is a non-reactive Email
awareness in the here and now. It Reason for participating
is a shift in the way our mind re-
lates to the constant flow of ex- Method of Payment
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being immersed in automatic habitual re- Those experiencing:
sponses to being more observant, in a non re- Chronic pain
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tangible benefits. Also anyone who wishes to increase their level of posi-
tive moods and develop better relationships with them-
selves and others.