ARCVic provide short term, skills based group therapy programs for people with anxiety disorders.
Mindfulness for Anxiety
5 Week Group Program presented by Dr Craig Hassed
Next Available Course Commencing January 31st 2017
Dr Craig Hassed: Craig is a general practitioner and Senior Lecturer in the Monash University Department of General Practice. He has been instrumental in introducing various innovations into medical education and practice with an emphasis on the application of holistic, intergrative and mind-body practice.
This program is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.
The program runs for 5 x 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.
Program 1 Dates: January 31st, February 7th, 21st & 28th, & March 7th
Program 2 Dates: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
Venue: ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Cost: $240 for 5 week program – Medicare rebates do not apply. Cost includes copy of Craig Hassed's 'Mindfulness for Life' book.
Download a flyer for the January Program pdf here (224 KB)
Book online for the January program here
Download a flyer for the May program pdf here (212 KB)
Book online for the May program here
Courses get booked out early so be quick to register to avoid disappointment.
OCD Cognitive Strategies and Recovery Workshop
OCD is an anxiety disorder that affects more than 500,000 adults and children throughout Australia. It can have devastating effects on a person’s daily life due to recurrent intrusive and unwanted thoughts, described as obsessions. Most of these people, but not all, also engage in repetitive behaviours and/or mental patterns that are described as compulsions or rituals. These experiences can become extremely distressing for sufferers of OCD as they are time consuming and often interfere with their daily lives and can have a negative effect on their relationships with others.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based treatment for anxiety and is the basis of the program. This group program consists of 6 x 1.5 hour workshops that provide information for participants about building strategies to reduce anxiety and OCD symptoms, relaxation techniques, how to identify triggers that contribute to anxiety, and management strategies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Being in a group benefits many people suffering from similar symptoms as it provides a space for understanding and empathy that they may not feel they have in other areas of their lives.
Next Program starts February 18th 2017:
February 18th & 25th, March 4th, 11th & 25th, April 8th, 2-4pm
Venue: Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee: $214.70 (Medicare rebates may apply for the full amount)
A one on one assessment with Angelique will be required prior to commencing the program (cost of assessment included in fee)
For further information contact the ARCVic Office – 9830 0566 or HelpLine – 9830 0533 / 1300 269 438
Download a flyer pdf here (222 KB)
Mindfulness Based Stress and Anxiety Program
4 Week Group Program
Commencing Friday 17th March, 2017
Mindfulness is a gentle approach but powerful way of learning to paying attention. This program is an introduction to the practice of informal and formal mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.
In this 4 week group, you will learn how to become more aware of how your mind works, acknowledge when unhelpful thought and behavior patterns arise, and learn strategies to assist with intense feelings and sensations in the body associated with stress and anxiety.
Dates: 4 Sessions starting Friday 17th March: March 17th, 24th & 31st, & April 7th
Fee: $120 / $80 ARCVic Members
Download a flyer pdf here (338 KB)
Book online here
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
with Dr Wendy Knight and Gwenda Cannard
Mindfulness is a gentle but powerful way of improving focus, relaxation, objectivity and clarity of mind. The group is based on simple and effective meditation practices and cognitive strategies to help us to develop the ability to choose how we react to our thoughts and behaviour patterns which contribute to anxiety or depression.
In this 8 week group, learn how to establish a meditation practice, become more aware of how your mind works, recognise your unhelpful thought patterns, cope more effectively with intense feelings, be more in touch with your thoughts, feelings and body, and be calmer during difficult times.
The program runs for 8 x 2hour sessions.
Dates: next course to commence in early 2017
For more information, please contact the ARCVic Office on (03) 9830 0566.
Post Traumatic Stress Structured Support Group
A facilitated support group for people who have experienced any form of trauma., offering guest speakers, workshops, information & self-help. (Limited numbers to 12 participants)
This is a closed group for 6 session intervals.
Meets the second & forth Wednesday’s of each month
Venue: Harte Felt Cantre
Level 1, 16A Toorak Rd, South Yarra
Cost: $40 per 6 weeks. ($25 ARCVic Members)
If you are interested in receiving more information or attending a recovery program please contact the office on 03 9830 0566 or Helpline on 9830 0533