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22
Mar
Mon
Moving Forward with ACT Week 5
From 22-03-2021 9:00 AM
To 22-03-2021 12:30 PM

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was designed to be applied to a range of challenges life throws at us, including those that don’t fit into neat diagnostic categories. Studies have shown that ACT is particularly helpful in reducing rates of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and addictions.

Objectives:

1. To provide an understanding of the core concept of ACT: accepting what is out of your personal control and committing to actions that improves and enriches your life.

2. To provide skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings, identifying values and taking action towards your goals. To increase awareness and empowerment related to therapies.

3. To provide a supportive group setting to learn and practice skills, where young adults can support each other’s learning and motivation for change.

On completion:

Participants will receive a certificate of recognition for:

1. Improved ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings that are an inevitable part of life.

2. Acquired skills including cognitive defusion and greater flexibility, acceptance and living in the present, defining personal values of importance and how to take action towards goals.

How to enrol: Book an appointment with your GP to request a referral letter addressed “to the Psychiatrist of the Recovery College” and this can be sent to the Emotional Health Unit via email: EHU.Private@mater.org.au
An appointment with a Psychiatrist will then be arranged to organise enrolment into relevant modules.

Cost: This module can be funded by private health insurance. The Emotional Health Unit will do a health fund check and let you know if you are appropriately covered. Modules can also be also be self-funded, please contact the Recovery College at the Emotional Health Unit to discuss further.

Location  

Recovery College, Emotional Health Unit, Level 7, Salmon Building

Upcoming sessions

20
Apr
Tue
Acceptance & Change: A DBT Skills Group Week 9
From 20-04-2021 4:00 PM
To 20-04-2021 7:30 PM
DBT is an evidence-based therapy originally designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, but it can also be helpful for anyone with difficulty tolerating intense and distressing emotions and experiences. This group is for young people aged 16-25 years who experience intense or painful emotions and who would like to learn helpful ways of coping with their distress. This program is a 12 week skills group. Research suggests that brief skills training groups have been shown to lead to a decrease in unhelpful behaviours and an improvement in coping skills. (McMain et al., 2016).
22
Apr
Thu
Connecting to Recovery
From 22-04-2021 12:30 PM
To 22-04-2021 3:45 PM
This group is for young adults aged 16-25 who would like to connect in a group environment to work towards improving their mental health. Humans are social beings, and research tells us that the benefit of safe social connections that offer shared experiences and a sense of belonging cannot be underestimated (Department of Health). The group will include education and practice of different therapeutic skills combined with different educational topics (cyber safety, drugs and alcohol, sleep, healthy relationships to name a few) and will be an activity based, flexible group.
23
Apr
Fri
Connecting to Recovery
From 23-04-2021 2:00 PM
To 23-04-2021 5:15 PM
This group is for young adults aged 16-25 who would like to connect in a group environment to work towards improving their mental health. Humans are social beings, and research tells us that the benefit of safe social connections that offer shared experiences and a sense of belonging cannot be underestimated (Department of Health). The group will include education and practice of different therapeutic skills combined with different educational topics (cyber safety, drugs and alcohol, sleep, healthy relationships to name a few) and will be an activity based, flexible group.
26
Apr
Mon
Anzac Day Public Holiday
From 26-04-2021 7:00 AM
To 26-04-2021 5:00 PM
27
Apr
Tue
Acceptance & Change: A DBT Skills Group Week 10
From 27-04-2021 4:00 PM
To 27-04-2021 7:30 PM
DBT is an evidence-based therapy originally designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, but it can also be helpful for anyone with difficulty tolerating intense and distressing emotions and experiences. This group is for young people aged 16-25 years who experience intense or painful emotions and who would like to learn helpful ways of coping with their distress. This program is a 12 week skills group. Research suggests that brief skills training groups have been shown to lead to a decrease in unhelpful behaviours and an improvement in coping skills. (McMain et al., 2016).
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