Groups, courses & workshops

At South Sydney PTS, you also have access to a range of therapeutic groups and courses, that could support you in your recovery. Groups are a wonderful way to connect with like-minded people, and know you are not alone. There are many healing / supportive groups and courses run in our group space by compassionate and dedicated practitioners, including Meditation courses and Restorative Yoga workshops.

Some examples of our services are:

iRest is a proven-effective approach to using Yoga Nidra (a form of relaxation/ meditation) and deep relaxation techniques, to overcome trauma. Gently, safely addressing and healing any pain and trauma, present in the body or mind, iRest helps us to get back in touch with with the calm, always accessible aspect of ourselves, the part that has not been impacted by trauma. iRest has been widely used with war veterans in the U.S. as well as in hospices, schools and clinics, and has been endorsed by the U.S Army Surgeon General as a complimentary treatment for trauma.

Traumatic events often leave a person feeling scared, confused, unsafe and distressed. This 8 week course will encourage people to begin exploring feelings of safety and comfort in a shared, authentic, compassionate environment. With a focus on the mind-body connection, this course will incorporate the following:

– Information on the continuum of embodiment
– Information about the Nervous System
– Being present
– Use of the breath
– Use of gentle movement
– Making choices
– Taking effective action

For more information about this course, please contact Monique Beaver on 0423 791 773 or visit her website, Mindfully Curious.

Providing resources, education and support to enhance your parenting skills. Suitable for or parents and caregivers of children aged 0-7 years of age.

Circle of Security is an internationally acclaimed parenting program, based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

The program will help you:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
  • Honour the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure
  • DVD real life examples show you exactly what to see and what to do and your facilitators will support and guide you week by week.

This is a free program, however a GP mental health treatment plan will be required to secure you attendance in the 8 week PSS group program. GP consultation fee may apply.

GP referral forms can be found here: www.cesphn.org.au/pss/gp-referrals

‘Peaceful Kids’ is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children. The program has been created to fulfil a need in schools to offer all children a developmentally appropriate program that gives children the skills, practice and support to utilise coping strategies that lessen the symptoms of anxiety and stress. The program also involves parental involvement and commitment to supporting the strategies at home.

Outcomes of the Peaceful Kids program:

  • Lessen symptoms of anxiety and stress in children
  • Teaches children to self-calm
  • Empowers children to manage their own anxiety
  • Develops emotional intelligence skills
  • Teaches children life-long skills to manage stress and prevent stress build up
  • Supports children so they know that they are not alone with suffering from anxiety

Program structure:

  • Peaceful Kids is a 8 week program for children
  • Sessions are for approximately 1 hour each week (40-50 minutes for Kindergarten and Year 1’s)
  • Sessions include learning a range of mindfulness strategies and meditations and positive psychology exercises
  • Students are guided through meditations daily online via the Peaceful Kids website

If you would like more information, please see the Peaceful Kids website

This is a free program, however a GP mental health treatment plan will be required to secure attendance in the 8 week PSS group program. GP consultation fee may apply.

GP referral forms can be found here: www.cesphn.org.au/pss/gp-referrals

Mindfulness helps us to become aware of the workings of our minds, and learn to allow emotions or thoughts to come and go, while remaining focused and calm, and learning acceptance for what is.

Often used where people have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder or issues with affect regulation often associated with a history of trauma or difficult experiences early in life, DBT is aimed at skills in understanding and regulating extreme emotion, developing self-soothing techniques and learning interpersonal skills.

Mindful Flow Yoga (inspired by Embodied Flow™) encourages YOU to be your own greatest teacher by facilitating greater mind-body integration through CURIOSITY and MINDFULNESS skills. This form of yoga promotes strength and ease, connectivity and expansion of both your physical and mental health via movement and meditation practices.

Benefits may include:

  • Healing and empowerment
  • Understanding the self better
  • Reduction of physical tension
  • Clarity and calmness of mind
  • Improved sleep
  • Stress management

No yoga experience is necessary as it is about working with where YOU are at.

Time: Mondays 630pm -730pm (in NSW school terms only)
Location: Group room
Facilitator: Monique Beaver

Both casual rates and term packages are available.

Click here to book your spot, or if you have further questions contact Monique at info@mindfullycurious.org

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