Mindfulness: an experiential workshop
Mindfulness has a proven ability to reduce our experience of negative emotions and to increase our psychological wellbeing. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be confident to lead a session with clients and establish their own practice.
Friday 24 May 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Training Room(s) - Level 1
110 Church Street
Richmond, VIC 3121
$220 (payable by credit card only)
Mindfulness has a proven ability to reduce our experience of negative emotions and to increase our psychological wellbeing. 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 AOD and 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. 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 clincicians. No experience is necessary.
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.
All notes, writing and session materials will be provided on the day. It is recommended participants bring a cushion and or shawl/wrap for sitting time.
A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.
Getting to Turning Point
Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.
- Tram 78 on Church Street
- Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
- Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)
There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:
- Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
- Coles Richmond Plaza (actual address is 261 Bridge Rd, entry is by Cameron St, off Church St) (about $16/day). About an 8 minute walk or catch the No 78 tram from corner of Bridge Rd/Church St (stop 61). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church St (Stop 63). NB: Stop 63 is also the stop for the Melbourne Clinic -we are on the same side of Church Street as Melbourne Clinic across Tweedie Place.
- 459 Church Street, Richmond (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).
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