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Managing Your Emotions: Re-Train Your Brain

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

by Redland Bay Community Centre


Where: Redland Community Centre Inc.,
29 Loraine St, Capalaba, Qld 4157
Ph 07 3245 2117

Format: 8 group sessions, each 3 hours including a tea break.

Facilitator: Patrea O'Donoghue, MPsych, MAPS.

Cost: $455 includes the 8 group sessions, all materials, 2 CDs with guided instructions, and light refreshments.

Bookings: (07) 3245 2117 or (07) 3472 1361

This 8-week course is aimed at helping people better understand and manage difficult emotional experiences such as when feeling stressed, anxious, sad, depressed or angry. The course is based on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), a treatment approach developed by Bruno Cayoun, DPSych, clinical psychologist.

MiCBT is an approach that combines both mindfulness and the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). During this course, participants will learn a variety of mindfulness-based skills and approaches that encourage them to focus on their breathing and their body, rather than the thoughts that are likely triggering reactive behaviours and escalating the emotions. The course also looks at how other people and our emotions interact with one another and what we can do about that.

Mindfulness approaches have been demonstrated by researchers to be very helpful for people in better managing emotions and stress, improving depressed moods by helping avoid rumination, improving concentration, and generally result in feeling a greater sense of satisfaction with one's own life.

Term 1: 8 February – 28 March 2012
Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Free pre-course information session 1 February 2012 from 6.30pm-8.00pm

Term 2: 2 May – 20 June 2012
Time: 9.00am-12.00noon
Free pre-course information session 18 April 2012 from 11.00am-12.30pm

Term 3: to be advised

Term 4: 17 October – 5 December 2012
Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Free pre-course information session 10 October 2012 from 6.30pm-8.00pm