Mindfulness: The practice, the benefits and the neuroscience


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Turning Point

Event Notes

Mindfulness has a proven ability to reduce our experience of negative emotions and to increase our psychological well-being. It involves deeply acknowledging our innate goodness and finding ways to allow positive emotions to be more present within our daily lives.

The practice of mindfulness has become mainstream in therapeutic modalities within mental health services over the last 10 years or so. With this higher profile of mindfulness as an evidence based strategy, many more clinicians are interested in, and are being required to provide mindfulness based programs.

In this workshop participants will be taken through a combination of sitting, standing and moving practices, task orientated mindfulness and information about the neuroscience of brain change.  An emphasis will be placed on the benefits of a consistent home practice. Participants will be encouraged to explore the nature of the wandering mind, and work to increase the flexibility and stability of their attentional awareness. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be confident to lead a session with clients and establish their own practice.

This program has been designed to benefit both consumers and clinicians. No experience is necessary.

Presenter:  Kate Potter is a registered nurse Div 1 specialising in mental health. Kate has been working as a nurse therapist in private psychiatry for 20 years in the role of group therapist for clients predominately with the diagnosis of depression and anxiety. Kate has qualifications in soul centred psychotherapy and is a qualified yoga teacher. She has recently travelled extensively through the United States completing studies in Buddhist meditation.

Date and time:  Thursday 7th December 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Venue: Turning Point training room, 142 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.

Cost: $220 including GST. (Payable by Credit Card Only)

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street.
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