Mind & Its Potential 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

27 & 28 October 2015 | The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney

Not long ago, science had the notion that the capacity of the brain was fixed. We had what we were born with and past early adulthood, it was all downhill. However, the science of neuroplasticity has completely changed that. We now know that our brain is like a muscle and our mind can be trained to improve intelligence, learn new skills, be kinder, be happier and be more content. 

For the past 10 years, the Mind & Its Potential conference has been at the forefront of this exciting new frontier of science. It is a conference like no other, bringing together world-leading scientists, psychologists and educators, as well as ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

As Dr Cayoun is a conference speaker, our MiCBT contacts are entitled to a 20% discount on fees. 

·      Book before 31 July and save $380 off the full 2 day conference fee and $480 off the full 3 day gold pass fee.

·      Book before 18 September and save $300 off the full 2 day conference fee and  $380 off the full 3 day gold pass fee.

Book online using VIP code SPEAKER or call (02) 8719 5118 to register    


  • Tony Buzan, UK, inventor of the Mind Map and world-renowned expert in the fields of creativity, leadership and thinking
  • Jeffrey M Schwartz MD, USA, leading neuroplasticity researcher and co-author of You Are Not Your Brain
  • Professor Toni Noble, leading teacher, educator and psychologist
  • Joe Williams, proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal man, world champion boxer and former NRL player
  • Dr Helena Popovic, medical doctor and leading authority on brain plasticity in relation to obesity
  • Dr Amantha Imber, creativity and innovation psychologist and best-selling author
  • Jared Cooney Horvath, co-founder of The Education Neuroscience Initiative
  • Patrick Hollingworth, leadership expert and high-altitude mountaineer
  • Dr Tim Sharp, leading positive psychologist and founder of The Happiness Institute 
  • ... plus many more incredible minds!  

MiCBT Applied Course - new dates!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New MiCBT Applied Course dates just added. Commencing early September, these courses are specifically designed for mental health therapists who have already completed an MiCBT Foundation Course.

04-Sep-2015 AC040915: MiCBT Applied (12 weeks) Online CANADA Fridays Places: Available

05-Sep-2015 AC050915: MiCBT Applied (12 weeks) Online CANADA Saturdays Places: Available

I did a little experiment...

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

We received this recently from an MiCBT therapist and thank her and her client for allowing us to share this poem.....

TasWeekend Mindfulness is helping Tasmanians stress less

Monday, June 01, 2015

IN the 1980s, Bruno Cayoun was a self-confessed Bondi Beach hippie practising alternative therapies.

Now based in Hobart, the affable Frenchman is a doctor of clinical psychology whose method of combining ancient meditation techniques with Western psychotherapy to treat mental illness is used by thousands of health professionals around the world.

Cayoun has developed a program of mindfulness-integrated cognitive behaviour therapy, written two books on the subject and runs a busy private psychology practice.

TasWeekend meets Cayoun at his Macquarie St clinic on his return from Canada, where he hosted four workshops in four cities for more than 400 participants....   Click here for full article:

MiCBT Winter Retreat

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Deepen your personal practice and understanding of Mindfulness Meditation and clinical implementation of MiCBT with most complex cases via a 5-day residential retreat.

  limited places available... 


MiCBT Residential Retreat 5 - 10 June 2015  

This retreat is an opportunity to learn variations of mindfulness and CBT integration to address complex cases, with an emphasis on addiction and trauma.  This residential 5-day retreat will involve learning material through various modalities, including group discussion of complex cases, with a focus on trauma and addiction, guided practice of mindfulness meditation using advanced body-scanning skills, role-play and direct demonstration of immediate distress-reduction during real-life therapy sessions with Dr Cayoun (on video) and with present group members.                                                

Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed an 8-week Foundation Course.  

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn 

  • Advanced skills in mindfulness practice    
  • The deepening of self-awareness and experiential acceptance      
  • The application of the neurobehavioural theoretical foundation of mindfulness practice   
  • The various roles of neuroplasticity in preventing relapse    
  • Latest research findings regarding client adherence  
  • Methods to engage the client in the treatment plan efficiently 
  • Methods for immediate distress reduction 
  • The four stages of MiCBT with patients diagnosed with most DSM-V Axis I and Axis II mental health disorders and some health conditions, such as addictions, chronic pain and trauma Mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies.   

Venue: This peaceful, private, waterfront retreat is surrounded by native garden and natural bushland with breathtaking views of Cygnet Bay, Tasmania. Delicious vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements are fully catered for. Fruit and vegetables in season are picked fresh from the organic garden.


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