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OUR PHILOSOPHY

There is a growing body of research demonstrating the positive impacts that mindfulness based therapies can have on  psychological wellbeing across the lifespan.  Firstly, however, let’s be clear on what mindfulness is, and as importantly, what it is not.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Programs (MBCP) are derived from the meditation practices of Buddhist philosophy.  The evidence base for mindfulness dates back to the late 70’s.  One key U.S. theoretician in this field is  Jon Kabat-Zinn from University of Massachusetts Medical School

this is often a side effect, it is not the goal.  The goal of MBCPs is to allow the individual to observe thoughts and feelings without judgment.  It is a cognitive processing and attentional skill which, when practiced, allows an individual to find enough mental space to make choices promoting functional coping.  My definition of mental space is that teeny weeny period of time between thought and action, during which we are empowered to choose our behaviour rather than immediately reacting with an explosive expression of emotion.  Mental space allows us to regulate emotion and is a key skill that children and adults need to self-manage.

About our solutions

As a group of experienced practitioners, we work together to deliver evidence based individual therapies and group programs to help you be your potential.  We understand that you are more than the sum of your parts, so we work with you to help you find your mental, physical and emotional balance. You are unique.  So are we.

Adults

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CHILDREN

Worry management

Mindfulness sessions

Emotion regulation

Behavioural programs

Managing school/exam stress

Navigating communication at home

Social Skills development

Self-esteem and self-acceptance

Adults

adults solutions Merge programs

CHILDREN

Worry management

Mindfulness sessions

Emotion regulation

Behavioural programs

Managing school/exam stress

Navigating communication at home

Social Skills development

Self-esteem and self-acceptance