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Curtin University

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

A workshop for people with a history of depression aimed at prevention and better management of future episodes.

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Program Overview

This group is designed for people who have had at least one episode of depression and/or anxiety and are interested in developing some skills to prevent or better manage future episodes. The practice of mindfulness meditation allows you to pay close attention to the present moment, noting your thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment. This non-reactive stance on your experience creates the possibility of working more wisely with sadness, fear and worry, emotions that are central to the experience of depression/anxiety.

This  program is for staff members only and will run over 8 sessions (2 hours per week). Participants are required to attend all sessions. The main 'work' of the program is done at home between classes, using CDs with guided meditations that support participants' developing practice outside of class - this includes a daily 45 minute guided meditation exercise (so please consider this before registering interest).

Please also bear in mind interested staff will be required to attend an assessment session to determine suitability.

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Semester 2 2014 Schedule

Time: Thursdays, 12-2pm (21st August- 9th October for a total of 8 sessions).

Location: Counselling Service, Building 109, Level 2.

How to register: Contact Janelle Booker to arrange a pre-screening interview.

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