Mindfulness Meditation Group
Mindfulness Meditation Group – Adults
Dr Christine Botha-Webb offers a 10 week evening mindfulness meditation group for adults (another course targeted towards adolescents can be found here). This group will teach you how to use mindfulness practices as an effective change agent in your life on a daily basis. The therapy group is experiential and will give opportunities to share your experiences and support each other as you develop your skills. The focus is on a range of mindfulness skills and how to apply them on a daily basis rather than having a focus on meditation.
In the group, you will learn core mindfulness skills including meditation, that you can use to change your unhealthy thinking patterns and emotions.
The core mindfulness skills that will be taught are:
- Observing your experiences
- Describing your experiences
- Participating in the moment
- Approaching experiences non-judgementally
- Acting mindfully, focusing on one thing at a time
- Effectively approach tasks and situations
During the group, with the other participants you will be given the opportunity to apply mindfulness practice, in your own life and to share your experience with other participants.
Mindfulness has been shown to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce stress
- Reduce reactivity
- Reduce rumination and depression
- Boost working memory
- Boost immune system
- Improve sleep
- Improve relationships
- Increase focus and concentration
- Increase self-awareness
- Increase acceptance and joy
Therapeutic themes to be addressed in this course:
- Increase tolerance of negative emotions and discomfort
- Build present moment focus and concentration
- Gain insights into how the mind and body work
- Foster gentle, accepting and non-judgemental attitude to oneself and experiences
- Understanding stress and fear, and how it affects health, relationships and joy
- Identifying thoughts and emotions as states, not traits
- Forgiveness and self-forgiveness
- Formal and informal mindful practice for daily living
The aim is self-awareness, self-acceptance, and more effective, empowered living.
The mindfulness meditation group will be presented at regular intervals throughout the year in blocks of 10 weeks. Participants will be limited to no more than ten in the group.
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Tuesday 24 October 2017
**No course on Tuesday 31 October 2017
Tuesday 7 November 2017
Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 6.00 – 7.30
Venue: Rose Park Psychology, 30 Kensington Road, Rose Park. SA 5067
The total cost of the course is $700 for all 10 sessions. This can be paid in two instalments prior to the 1st and 6th sessions, however participants who make full payment before the start of the course will receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the course.
Please due to the nature of the course, we are unable to offer makeup times for any missed sessions; you will be provided with course materials for all sessions (including any missed ones).
If referred by a GP with a mental health care plan, a Medicare rebate of $21.65 per session is accessible. This can only be refunded on the day of attendance. You must attend to claim the rebate.
The Medicare benefit is for 10 group sessions a year, additional to individual sessions.
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.
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).