Lakeside Rooms | Gold Coast Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Therapists

Mindfulness informed therapies are gathering evidence in relation to their effectiveness for creating sustainable change in mood and functioning.

What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a natural state. Habitual and conditioned thinking and behaviour patterns take us away from our natural mindfulness. Have you stared into the flames of a fire or a candle or spent time examining the details of a child’s or loved one’s face? This is mindfulness…being fully present.

Where does it come from?
Whilst it is important to acknowledge historical and cultural roots across a range of contemplative practices, the mindfulness based programs at Lakeside Rooms are grounded in a secular and scientific approach.

How is it useful?
Mindfulness practice takes us back to a natural state assisting us to break free from patterns that keep us entangled in mood and behaviour which we wish to change. Neuoroplasticity is the way in which the brain changes in response to experience. It has been found that with repetition, an intentionally created state can become an enduring trait of the individual as reflected in long-term changes in brain function and structure. The practice of mindfulness invites the participant to focus and expand their attention leading to structural changes in the brain. Mindfulness becomes a part of daily life bringing a sense of ease and an ability to be present to whatever arises- pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.

What is the MBCT Group Program?
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), is an intervention developed for prevention of relapse (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002). MBCT targets low mood and negative, repetitive thinking. The purpose of the treatment is to enable participants to distance themselves from their negative thinking and therefore disrupt the negative and repetitive cycle of thoughts before they escalate into a more severe mood challenges (e.g., Ma and Teasdale, 2004; Teasdale et. al., 2001). At Lakeside Rooms MBCT is facilitated by highly experienced practitioners steeped in quality international and national training and regular practice.

Can I get rebates?
Speak to your GP to see if you meet eligibility for medicare rebates or discuss further options with staff at Lakeside Rooms.

Website: For more information visit Mindfulness Meditation at the Currumbin Ecovillage

How do I join in?

Provision of Groups is currently suspended until further notice