Mindfulness

The Mindfulness program at the ONJ Centre is designed to help you learn and practice new ‘habits of mind’, help you manage the challenges in your life, and at the same time to help you live more fully and with ease in the present moment.

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What are the details?

Mindfulness programs are available to patients, family members and carers. Attend an Introduction to Mindfulness information session in the Wellness Centre to understand the program and decide if you are interested in the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop. Information sessions and workshops are held throughout the year.

 

 

More about mindfulness

Mindfulness programs have a strong evidence base for improving people’s wellbeing even when faced with difficult challenges.

As you cannot learn mindfulness from only reading about it, the training is mostly experiential. In a friendly and supportive group (no more than 14 people) you can learn meditation exercises that can help you to:

 
  • Focus and steady the mind

  • Improve your ability to relax

  • Reduce anxiety and depression

  • Pause and be aware of the present experience, in a friendly and

  • Improve your sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of life in a non-judgmental way

  • Respond rather than react to life’s challenges

  • Have a greater capacity to tolerate short and long term stress

  • Learn resilient and compassionate ways to take care of yourself

Attend an Introduction to Mindfulness information session in the Wellness Centre to understand the program and decide if you are interested in the 8 week program.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program includes:

  • 8 x 2 ¼ hour classes once a week for 8 weeks
  • Guided training in mindful meditation practices including body awareness, gentle movement and sitting practices
  • Information segments and group discussion
  • Individual support via email or phone
  • CDs and handouts

Who do I contact?

Suzanne Peyton

(RN, BA, MPHC, Grad. Cert Org. Coaching)

wellness@austin.org.au

+61 3 9496 3799

 


The mindfulness meditation has helped me deal with the stress of the treatment and to focus on being in the moment, which has helped me to feel more in control Mindfulness Program Participant