MELBOURNE: MiCBT Client Program

Thursday, March 01, 2012

8 Week: Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Course, Melbourne

Program commencement: 21 March 2012

All sessions: Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 17 Grattan Street, Carlton

Bookings are essential

To book a place, or to get more information, please contact Sarah on 0409 669 688.

In order to benefit from this program, regular practice of mindfulness exercises will be required. Free ongoing mindfulness practice sessions available for course participants. Practice CD, course notes and refreshments provided.


Monday, February 20, 2012

The MiCBT Insitute and The Centre for Psychotherapy (Singapore), are pleased to announce Workshop and Course dates for Singapore 2012:

MiCBT for Crisis-Intervention and Relapse Prevention: 
4-5-6 May 2012  
28-29-30 September 2012

MiCBT 8 Week Foundation Course for Mental Health Professionals: 
4 May - 23 June 2012  
28 September - 25 November 2012

The 3-day workshop is a comprehensive introduction to MiCBT and can be taken independently without proceeding further with the 8-week Foundation Course.

The Foundation Course consists of 3-day face-to-face teaching, followed by 7 weekly online sessions.

Registration: please contact the Centre for Psychotherapy


Download Singapore 2012 training brochure Download Singapore 2012 training brochure314kb

BRISBANE: Managing Your Emotions - re-train your brain

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Where: Redland Community Centre Inc., 29 Loraine St, Capalaba, Qld 4157. 

Format: 8 group sessions, each 3 hours incl. a tea break

Facilitator: Patrea O'Donoghue, MPsych, MAPS

Cost: $455 includes the 8 group sessions, all materials, 2 CDs with guided instructions, and light refreshments

Bookings: 07 3245 2117 or 07 3472 1361

This 8-week course is aimed at helping people better understand and manage difficult emotional experiences such as when feeling stressed, anxious, sad, depressed or angry. The course is based on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), a treatment approach developed by Bruno Cayoun, DPSych, clinical psychologist.

MiCBT is an approach that combines both mindfulness and the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). During this course, participants will learn a variety of mindfulness-based skills and approaches that encourage them to focus on their breathing and their body, rather than the thoughts that are likely triggering reactive behaviours and escalating the emotions. The course also looks at how other people and our emotions interact with one another and what we can do about that.

Mindfulness approaches have been demonstrated by researchers to be very helpful for people in better managing emotions and stress, improving depressed moods by helping avoid rumination, improving concentration, and generally result in feeling a greater sense of satisfaction with one's own life.

Term 1: 8 February - 28 March 2012
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 1/2/12 from 6.30-8pm

Term 2: 2 May - 20 June 2012 
Time: 9.00-12.00noon 
Free pre-course information session 18/4/12 from 11.00-12.30pm

Term 3: 1 August - 19 September
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 27/7/12 from 6.30-8pm

Term 4: 17 October - 5 December 2012 
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 10/10/12 from 6.30-8pm

GOLD COAST: MiCBT Group for Clients

Sunday, December 11, 2011

An 8-week group therapy course to help you deal with Stress, Anxiety and Depression

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within our body and mind, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety and depression because we are learning to experience events in a more impersonal, detached and acceptable way.

There is a growing number of therapy approaches that incorporate mindfulness training. Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is one of these approaches. It offers a practical set of evidence-based techniques derived from mindfulness training together with principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to address a broad range of psychological disorders and general stress conditions.

This 8-week group therapy, offered with 8 individual supplemental sessions, will follow the principles of MiCBT and involve active mindfulness training as well as psychological interventions. It will be offered to adults experiencing stress, anxiety or depression by a clinical psychologist, Mikako Naito, at her Tugun clinic on the Gold Coast. The number of participants will be limited to 8. Child minding service can be arranged on site for a fee.

  • Bulk billing for both group and individual sessions ($30.00 per session if without a GP Mental Health Care Plan)
  • A one-off payment of $40.00 to cover the cost of the two mindfulness training CDs used for this program
Days and Time:
  • Group sessions: 10.15am – 12.15pm 8 Tuesdays beginning on 7 February 2012
  • Individual supplemental sessions: 8 Thursdays or Fridays beginning in the same week (by appointment)

Enquiry/Application: Please contact Mikako at (07) 5559 5391 or to make an appointment for a pre-group assessment session.


Group Brochure Feb 2012 Group Brochure Feb 2012145kb

Enrol Now for MiCBT Training and Courses 2012!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Our training calendar for 2012 is finalised ... Places are limited and early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.

All of our courses can be taken independently or as part of the Voc. Graduate Diploma of MiCBT.

Introductory Workshop – April and August

8-week Foundation Course – April and August

8-Week Applied Course – July

Intensive Residential 5-day Retreat – March and November

Click here for more information…