Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) aims to help people find new ways to deal with psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attention issues. It involves groups of about 10-15 people attending one 2-hour session per week for 8 weeks. The MiCBT program teaches skills in managing mind-wandering and emotions, awareness of thinking processes, body sensations and self-compassion. Mindfulness meditation practices are central to the program.
The project involves comparing usual treatment with MiCBT. All participants will be offered the MiCBT program; one group will be offered the program first and the remaining participants (the control group) will be offered the MiCBT around eight months later, at the end of the project.
To participate you need to be:
– Aged between 18-75 years;
– Interested in taking part in this treatment trial
– Willing to get a referral from your GP (no Mental Health Care Plan required)
– Interested in making a contribution to mental health research
– Willing to engage with daily mindfulness practice
– Fluent in english
If you are interested in participating then please take this brochure along to your treating doctor or healthcare professional to discuss.
Your treating doctor or healthcare professional can refer you to the project by contacting:
M: 0409 669 688
or downloading referral information form: melbournemindfulnes.com