- Are you feeling you’ve lost direction, questioning how you’re living?
- Are you worrying more than usual about the future?
- Are you noticing that you’re eating or drinking more than usual?
- Are you feeling an overall drop in your mood?
- Are you losing patience with your loved ones?
- Are you finding that living 24/7 with your housemates/partner means that you aren’t taking “you time”?
In MiCBT we learn to be able to manage the wandering mind by understanding how the brain and body connections work. We learn different types of meditation practices which allow us to observe the workings of our mind and body, manage reactivity and gain some peace of mind. You will benefit from the structure of the program and find that you waste less time and energy in useless mind-wandering and worry. And you will probably find that your relationships benefit from your work too. The program has been running for over ten years and has a sound evidence base including our own research that demonstrates participants show significant reductions in anxiety, depression, stress and improvements in flourishing. Our study found that the gains were maintained after a six-month follow-up.
8-Week live online MiCBT Group Training
Next program - Wednesday 1st November 12-2pm
For the 8-week program please read the descriptions below so that you understand what is involved and then complete the questionnaire by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below. We will get back to you to confirm your registration.
Please note: The program requires that you can commit to regular (ideally 2x daily) meditation practice sessions at home during the 8 weeks of the program – practicing the exercises is VITAL! as this is where the change happens – in your mind!! If you think about physical fitness training, you would not expect to get fit without showing up regularly at the gym and DOING the exercises! in the same way you can’t expect the mind to change without exercise!
About this practice
What is Mindfulness Integrated CBT (MiCBT)?
MiCBT aims to help people find new ways to deal with psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attention issues and pain management, anger management. It involves groups of about 10 people attending a two-hour session each week for 8 weeks. The program teaches skills in managing mind-wandering and emotions, awareness of thinking processes, body sensations and self-compassion.
Mindfulness meditation practices are central to the program.
Here is what people have said about the program:
"Apart from the occasional fleeting feeling of nervousness, which I think is expected during any exam, I was able to get through my exams without having my anxiety get in the way of all the hard work I have done over the year! ...and I would like to thank you again for teaching me how to do that. When comparing my mental state of mind and my body sensations now to when I had my last midyear exam, it's really like I'm a completely different person while coping under stress! I will definitely be keeping up with my body scan practices for a long time".
"I'd like to thank you again for this incredible program... The changes it has made in my life are immeasurable.....I never expected to experience a feeling of peace in my life... ever! Now that I have, it has really aided me to understand what is most important. From your program there are many, many things I am grateful to have experienced, and the affects have been lasting".
The Mindfulness Institute offers therapy and training to individuals and to groups.
We also provide a range of ongoing support services to help people to maintain their mindfulness skills and sustain well-being.
Training, therapy and group mindfulness sessions
- Anxiety disorders: generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD
- Mood disorders: depression, bipolar affective disorder
- Trauma: traumatic stress and PTSD
- Substance use disorders
- Work stress
- Relationships: family; partner; workplace
- Life transitions: transitions in work; transitions to parenthood; end of career transitions
- We provide training in MiCBT for individual clients - typically takes 8-10 weeks but may take longer depending on the complexity and severity of the problems. Medicare rebates are available of those with medical referral. To discuss your needs do give us a call.
MiCBT groups are offered throughout the year.A group program is 8 weeks in duration and requires commitment to daily mindfulness meditation practice (we strongly recommend twice daily during the program) and to attending the weekly two hour classes. We have been running groups since 2009 and the feedback is always very positive. Our recent research confirmed the effectiveness of the group based program. that the program enables significant change.
Consolidating one’s mindfulness meditation practice can be extremely useful. We offer free monthly after work sessions (3rd Thursday of the month at 5pm) as well as our full afternoon sessions. These provide a much needed mini-break in stressful or exhausting times. We offer several of these sessions each year and encourage those who have experienced the benefits of MiCBT practice to come along.