What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been empirically tested, in hundreds of trials, and found to be moderately or highly effective for the treatment of many disorders including: depression, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic…

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Mental health issues in Australia

According to the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being, 45% of the Australian population, age 16-85, have a mental illness at some stage in their lives. In any one year, 20% of the population have a mental illness. Mental…

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What is mindfulness?

“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally” Jon Kabat Zinn (1994) This is a very popular definition of mindfulness because it deconstructs mindfulness into its 4 primary components. To be mindful…

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The benefits of mindfulness.

Serious research on mindfulness has really only begun to occur in the last two decades. In the vast majority of research, mindfulness training typically lasts eight weeks (or 30 minutes per day). Mindfulness has led to significant improvements in the following…

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