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Integrating Mindfulness into Neuroscience Informed Psychotherapeutic Approaches with Refugees

15 October 2012


Registrations essential

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Register online and pay $5.99 to watch the live internet broadcast.
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Geoff DawsonNeuroscience, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

Geoff Dawson

The integration of neuroscience psychotherapy and mindfulness is the way of the future in treating many forms of mental and emotional distress. The exciting new discoveries about how the brain functions gives us a solid biological foundation to understanding various forms of human suffering and how they may be treated. The art of psychotherapy provides the relational framework of empathy and containment, which is indispensible in any healing endeavor and creates a human warmth and existential meaning which goes far beyond technical clinical know-how. Mindfulness, an ancient skill that has been at the heart of many religions practices, in particular Buddhism, is now applied in clinical settings through various evidence-based therapies such as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.This lecture will focus not so much on the details of research outcomes but rather give a broad overview and a critique of current trends. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate how the science, the art and the skill of these three disciplines may be applied to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety.

Please phone (02) 9794 1900 if you have any questions.

Live internet broadcast

If you can’t make it to Carramar, then you can save on time and petrol by watching the live internet broadcast of these events from your own computer. It only costs $5.99 to register via STARTTS’ website, and you will be able to participate in the panel discussion by sending in your typed questions which are answered live.

You must view a sample video from the Psychevisual website first to ensure your computer is set up to view the online broadcast. View Sample here

Psychevisual online lectures

These events are recorded by Psychevisual and are available for viewing on the internet at a later date for a fee. Please see the Psychevisual website

STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.