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Yoga & Psychology – 8 Week Mental Wellness Program

“The Yoga / CBT course has taught me how to carry the strength, clarity and inner calm I experience on the mat into my day to day life, particularly the hard times. It has helped me conquer and shift some (long standing) negative self talk and poor mental health” (Group participant)

This program is suited to people wishing to improve their mental wellbeing and quality of life utilising the complimentary tools of Yoga and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). It is designed for those who may suffer from mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression.

Yoga is a modality for wellbeing. It harnesses the movement of the body with breath, to create mental focus and space, restore energy and release stress. Through practice, it improves the ability of the mind to perceive, reflect and act with purpose. When offered therapeutically yoga, offers a complete body-based mindfulness system.

CBT is an evidence based psychological therapy designed to provide effective treatment for anxiety and depression. It offers skills and tools to manage and alleviate unhelpful thoughts and behaviours associated with anxious and depressed mood.

The program draws on research led by the co-facilitators, examining how yoga compliments CBT in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

It is facilitated by registered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Melissa O’Shea, and Senior Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Jill Harris, who bring together their expertise and passion for yoga and mental health.

The details

What’s included:

8 x weekly group sessions (adults) – 60 minute Yoga & Relaxation, 75 minute group CBT. Support outside of group if required.

1 x Personal Yoga Therapy Consultation – to develop a home based yoga practice plus optional check in to engage progress/make changes.

Participants are expected to engage in regular home practice as part of the process.

Maximum 7 participants in each group.

Date: Friday October 29 – December 18, 9.30am-12pm

Sessions will be run at Kyo Yoga & Healing in Ocean Grove and will be presented via Zoom if a lockdown occurs. Participants need to be flexible to either option.

Cost: $800 (A deposit of $300 is required to secure your spot. Book here.)

Participants can access a GP Mental Health Plan to receive a rebate on sessions.

Enquiries/Bookings: Jill Harris 0409900965

Email: yogcbt@kyoyoga.com.au

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