Breathe in, breathe out

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wonderful feedback on the work our trainer, Alia Offman, is doing for her local school. Attached is a copy of an article written up in the local paper about the mindful schools program. See also the email below from the classroom teacher. 

"Hi Alia, 

I just read the article that was in the Perth Courier. What an awesome article and wonderful pictures! 

It was really interesting to read what you had to say and I think the importance of the sessions really shine through. 

Like I mentioned today, the class is taking the things you are teaching us in the lessons and applying it to their own lives. Just this afternoon we were rehearsing for the Remembrance Day assembly and all of the students made a point to walk mindfully to the front of the gym as they prepared to sing their song. 

We use the bell that you gave us often. After we've finished one activity we collect our thoughts with mindful breathing and prepare ourselves to move onto another activity. I know I can speak for the class when I say that we all really enjoy these times and everyone takes part. We are all so focused on breathing and our bodies that the environment becomes very calm (almost instantly) and we are all ready for our next activity. The students are so focused that I am sometimes reluctant to begin the next activity because they are just so peaceful!

Thank you! 

Kate " 

Alia adds "The other day she told me a wonderful story about the children and their mindfulness. They had had a very noisy and lively rehearsal of a song and after they had lined up and returned to the classroom she had followed a few seconds afterward. She found them sitting on the mat in a circle practicing their breathing - completely unprompted (these are 4 & 5 year olds!)"

Annual MiCBT Teachers' Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Institute's annual MiCBT Teachers' meeting was held yesterday in Melbourne. Jon flew in from New Zealand, and Andrea joined us online from Canada. Stay tuned for some important announcements regarding MiCBT training and certification! 

 From l-r: Jon, Alice, Mikako, Sally, Bruno.

Centro Guerrerense de TCC "TCC con Mindfulness Integrado"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

El Psic. Erick Acevedo brindando una breve explicación acerca del Mindfulness y su aplicación dentro de la Terapia Cognitiva Conductual con Mindfulness Integrado del Dr. Bruno Cayoun, así como realizando la invitación a los profesionales interesados a participar en el taller "TCC con Mindfulness integrado" que se llevará a cabo en Acapulco los días 18 y 19 de Febrero de 2017. 

Para más información pueden acceder a

Erick Acevedo, psychologist, gives a brief explanation of Mindfulness and its application within Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dr Cayoun's Mindfulness-integrated CBT , and invites interested professionals to participate in the workshop "Mindfulness-integrated CBT" that will take place in Acapulco on 18 and 19 February 2017. 

For more information, see

MiCBT Applied Course - Osaka, Japan

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our colleague Mikako Naito will soon be running an MiCBT Applied Course in Osaka, Japan. 

It is scheduled to start on 4 December, following the 2-day workshop on 19 and 20 November. For further information, download this flyer.

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