Early Bird Registration now open!!
The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group has been meeting monthly since 2009. We usually do some meditation practice, have a peer support session and discuss a topic or research of interest to the group.
We have recently started to use Zoom to enable members to attend who are unable to attend in person. This means that we can open the meeting to people from further afield.
If you are interested in attending any of the meetings (3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm), please get in touch.
Sarah Francis (Sally) and Boyd Cowley
Campion Retreat Centre Kew
Date: Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November
The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group has organized peer support retreats for the last two years and we are organizing one again this year. We invite clinicians trained in MiCBT to join.
The Campion Centre is an urban retreat centre that provides comfortable accommodation (single rooms and shared bathrooms) and delicious vegetarian meals. Here is the proposed program:
Times: 9am to 4pm
Program: The day will include Peer Supervision Groups and Group Mindfulness Practice
Cost: $125-00 (includes a simple lunch)
Date: Friday 3rd November, 6pm start to Sunday 5th November, 3.30 completion
Program: The retreat includes three main components - Mindful Meditation, MiCBT applications with clients, support in managing our personal practice. The majority of the time is spent in meditation practice.
Cost: $370-00 (includes food and accommodation)
We would like to encourage you to participate in both the workshop and the retreat. The cost for attending both is $450.
The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group is a self-funded group formed simply for the purposes of facilitating peer support for MiCBT practitioners. The retreat costs are determined by the Campion Centre charges plus the cost of a deposit.
Sally and Boyd
Stress Reduction and Mindfulness is a unit offered within the Associate Degree in Health and Community care. It will introduce students to the principles of stress reducing practices including mindfulness, gratitude, positive psychology, goal setting, creativity, physical exercise and conflict resolution through a series of learning tasks and practical exercises. Activities based on these principles have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, increase resilience, enhance cognitive performance (e.g., concentration and memory), improve study and work performance and overall wellbeing. Students will learn key skills to better understand stress triggers and learn to manage stress more effectively.
Online: Stress Reduction and Mindfulness is a fully online unit to enable flexible study.
HECS scholarships may be available: This means for eligible domestic students you will not be charged tuition fees for undertaking this unit. Students may also be eligible for a SSAF exemption. *For full terms and conditions please view the Fees and Scholarships page.
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. After completing Stress Reduction and Mindfulness, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care are eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units. Eligible units can be viewed here.