Michael Anderson is a registered Psychologist in private practice in Torquay, Victoria. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation consistently since 1987. In 1990 he became increasingly interested in Buddhism and mindfulness practice, and has from this time worked to integrate Western psychology and
Without a personal practice of mindfulness
Mindfulness mindfulness approaches. He has training in ACT,
the therapist will be limited by their non
DBT and MBCT. His main treatment interests are anger management, depression, pain management
experience of what is fundamentally a non
and anxiety. Michael is the National Convenor of the Therapist
conceptual process that requires the expe-
Australian Psychological Society’s Buddhism and
riential element for its understanding. In 1998 Michael travelled to the USA to interview 20 Training 2007 Psychologists/Counsellors who were integrating Buddhism and mindfulness practices into their therapeutic practice. These interviews continue to have a strong influence on his work today as a detailed program integrating the use of psychologist. Tibetan, Zen and Theravadin traditions have influenced his work as a psychologist.
through a process of theory and personal
practice to get to a point of applying mind-
Eleven years of experience in the therapeu-
Participants will :
Understand the theory of Mindfulness and related
Buddhist principles relevant to therapy.
Gain an introduction to the research on Mindfulness as a therapeutic methodology.
come together to form this therapist train-
Have a clear and concise language that will allow them to introduce mindfulness to their clients.
Establish or extend their personal practice in Mindful-ness.
Gain an appreciation of how to practice Mindfulness as a Therapist.
Discuss professional issues in relation to using mind-fulness in therapy with individuals and groups.
Explore the different Mindfulness based approaches.
What is seen is just seen and what is heard is just heard. Mindfulness is like water dripping on a rock. With each drip it gradually wears through what appears to be an impene- trable emotional experience Registration Form
Mindfulness Therapist Training (incl $109 GST)
“Mindfulness is the activity which takes care of the mind
Applying Mindfulness in a Therapeutic
If this is what mindfulness is then clearly psychologists and their clients would
gain significant value from its practice.
not new to psychology. Freud pre-sented it as an essential element of the
Therapists psychological landscape. In some ways it has been lost to Western
Saturday March 17Introduction to
to cultivate it. It has now emerged as a valu-
able tool for clients to deal with a range of psycho-
logical issues, specifically in the prevention of relapse for
Saturday April 21Half Day Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness has its origins in eastern philosophies. It has
Friday May 25 Mindfulness Applications I
a long history with anecdotal evidence for its success
stretching over 2500 years. It is relatively simple to mas-
ter at one end of the spectrum but more difficult to
Saturday June 16Half Day Mindfulness Practice
achieve complete mastery. This program is not about
achieving complete mastery. The programs objective is to provide you with the understanding and skills to practice
Saturday August 11 Mindfulness Applications II
mindfulness both personally and as a therapist. This pro-
gram will allow you to be able to present mindfulness to
negotiated if full payment is not an
your clients in a language that makes its relevance and
Saturday Sept. 15Half Day Mindfulness Practice
application of mindfulness immediately obvious. Through
your own practice and the conversations with your peers, you will realise the dilemmas that your clients will experi-
Saturday Oct. 20 Whole Day Mindfulness Practice
ence in implementing their mindfulness practice. The
coaching that will follow will provide you with an insight
into the way I work with these dilemmas with my clients. Friday Nov. 30
This program is a comprehensive presentation of the
therapeutic uses of mindfulness. It is a practical, experien-
tial and theoretical process which will synthesise over 11
years of work with clients. The client cases to be covered will include chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress, an-
Retreat Venue: 15 minutes outside of
ger , drug and alcohol and self esteem.
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