Mindfulness Meditation Group – Adolescents

Mindfulness Meditation Group – Adolescents

Mindfulness Meditation Group - Adolescents

At Rose Park Psychology we offer a Mindfulness Meditation Group for adolescents aged between 13 and 19. The program is run by one of our psychologists, Dr Christine Botha-Webb.

Adolescents are struggling with stress and mental health issues at higher rates than ever. Mindfulness has an increasingly growing body of evidence for therapeutic treatment of children and adolescents. It is a clinically proven tool suitable for adolescents experiencing stress, poor self-acceptance, anxiety, irritability, school issues, or simply for the purpose of self-improvement.

 

Mindfulness has Been Found to:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improve resilience and self-esteem
  • Heighten academic performance
  • Enhance empathy and compassion
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Increase happiness and acceptance

 

About the Course

Therapeutic Themes

  • Understanding stress
  • Determining your identity and purpose
  • Cultivating self-care and compassion
  • Positive experiences and pleasant moments
  • Developing mindful resilience
  • Coping with negative experiences
  • Improving awareness and attention
  • Using forgiveness and acceptance
  • Building mindful relationships
  • Increasing appreciation and gratitude
  • Developing a formal mindfulness practice

Course Format

This course is presented as a 60-minute session over 10 weeks. A minimum of 6 participants is required, and numbers will be limited to no more than 10 in each group.

Dates:
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Tuesday 8 May 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Tuesday 5 June 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Tuesday 26 June 2018

Time: 4.30 – 5.30

Venue: Rose Park Psychology, 30 Kensington Road, ROSE PARK SA 5067

Cost

The full cost of the course is $550, payable in two installments of $270 prior to the first and sixth sessions. This means each session costs only $55. Payment of the course fee in full prior to the start of the course will attract a 10% discount.

Medicare Rebate

The Medicare benefit is for 10 group sessions a year, in addition to and separate from individual session entitlements. If clients have obtained a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, and a referral to our practice, they will be able to access a rebate at each group session valued at $21.65, leaving them with a gap payment of $33.35.

Private Health Cover

Private health cover rebates may apply; please contact your private health cover fund for the amount of the refund for group sessions with a psychologist. We cannot typically provide rebates from private health funds, and recommend you submit them manually.

 

About Dr Christine Botha-Webb

Christine started her journey to being a psychologist completing her Bachelor’s and Honours degrees in South Africa.  She later trained as a counselling psychologist, completing her Master’s and post-Master’s degree in the UK in 2007, after which she completed her Doctoral degree in 2010.

Christine is passionate about her work with clients and strongly believes that people have the power to make meaningful and sustainable changes in their lives.  She is able to quickly build rapport and places a strong emphasis on therapeutic relationship with her clients.  Christine adopts a warm and flexible approach to therapy, considering her role to be that of a facilitator rather than an expert.  She uses evidence-based research to guide her modality and invites regular reviews with her clients to ensure that sessions remain helpful and useful.

Considering the relationship between her and her client to be of utmost importance, she utilises a number of approaches including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Inter Personal Therapy (IPT).

To book in to the course or to get more information call Rose Park Psychology on (08) 8333 0940 or email: admin@roseparkpsychology.com.au