Specific Learning outcomes include:
- Knowledge of a range of mindfulness practices
- Ability to introduce the intention/rationale for using mindfulness into the therapeutic work
- Clear understanding of the means by which mindful practices support
- Stress and emotional tolerance
- Stability, equanimity, calmness
- Skilful response to unhelpful, habitual patterns of thought or behaviour
- Self compassion.
- Exploration of mindfulness as enriching the therapeutic relationship and supporting practitioners.
- Conceptual understanding of the place of mindfulness in various therapeutic models.
Gabrielle Perversi is a Clinical Psychologist with clinical, counselling and consulting experience; she has worked in substance abuse and addiction, rehabilitation and pain management, for government departments and in general counselling and tertiary education settings.
She is experienced in the provision of psychotherapy, supervision, mindfulness practice and mindfulness training programs . She has offered Mindfulness training in a University setting for the past 10 years. Gabrielle has completed the MBSR and MBCT facilitator training, and has also facilitated an Interpersonal Mindfulness program.
The benefits of mindfulness to therapeutic change, to therapeutic relationships and to therapist wellbeing are known to her through research findings, and through personal and professional experience.