THE GIFT OF YOGA (For Youth)

An introduction to Vinyasa Yoga for young people integrating movement, alignment, and breathwork.

Tuesdays 4.30 pm

  An introduction to Vinyasa Yoga for young people aged 12+ integrating movement, alignment, and breathwork. We pride ourselves on creating a safe space that helps connect the mind and body. These sessions focus on breathwork, body synchronicity, and meditation to explore and nourish your inner and outer self.  
What is the evidence?   At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. The practice of yoga is thousands of years old, but only recently have its physical and mental health benefits become widely publicised and supported by scientific evidence. Yoga is increasingly used as a therapeutic treatment and has evidence for improving psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.   Cramer, H., Anheyer, D., Saha, F. J., and Dobos, G. (2018). Yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder – a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 72-81, doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1650-x
 


CREATIVE EXPRESSION (For Youth)

Use of artistic mediums to enrich and deepen self-awareness and explore oneself. Wednesdays 5 pm Use of artistic mediums to enrich and deepen self-awareness, providing a process to enable participants to explore their self, and express their way of seeing and being in this world. Regular sessions to enable a range of mediums to be explored.   What is the evidence?   At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. The use of artistic mediums within a psychotherapeutic framework enriches and facilitates a deepened knowledge of the participant’s self and their way of seeing and being a part of the world around them. By promoting moments of expression and enhancing awareness, positive and meaningful life changes are possible. Art therapy has been shown to contribute to significant positive changes in mental health symptoms in populations with different clinical profiles and non-psychotic (i.e., anxiety, depression, etc.) mental health disorders.   Uttley L., Scope, A., Stevenson, M., Rawdin, A., Taylor Buck, E., et al. (2015). Systematic review and economic modelling of the clinical effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of art therapy among people with non-psychotic mental health disorders. Health Technology Assessment, 19(18), 1-120. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0528-4


FREOMINDFULNESS (For Youth)

Guided sessions to develop the skills to practice and benefit from mindfulness.

Wednesdays 6:00pm

  Mindfulness is sweeping the Western World, and for good reason. The practice involves focusing attention and being in the moment. Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years, with its physical and mental health benefits now widely publicised and backed by science.   At its heart, mindfulness is a simple form of meditation, which can be practiced anywhere at any time! These sessions are guided mindfulness practices including a variety of techniques such as mindful breathing, mindful sensing, muscle mindfulness, mindful imagery, and mindfulness of space.   What is the evidence?   At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. Mindfulness brings about various positive psychological effects, including increased subjective wellbeing, reduced psychological symptoms and emotional reactivity, and improved behavioural regulation.   Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1041-1056. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.04.006


DRUMBEAT® (For Youth)

Reconnect to yourself and others using music, psychology, and neurobiology. Wednesdays 4 pm DRUMBEAT® is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology, and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others. The name DRUMBEAT® is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts. Learn, play, and grow with MyLocalMind Inc. and DRUMBEAT®.   What is the evidence?   At MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. we only provide services that are evidence-based. DRUMBEAT® contributes to positive mood, a sense of achievement, self-confidence, self-esteem, sense of belonging, cooperative behaviours, and positive relationships with peers, family, and community.   Faulkner, S., Ivery, P., Wood, L., & Donovan, R. (2009). Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT program: Music as a tool for social learning and improved educational outcomes. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39(1), 98-109. doi: 10.1375/S1326011100000958  


 

 

YOUTH WELLBEING GROUPS

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Closed groups that decrease social isolation, enhance self-esteem and build wellbeing for young people. Next session to be confirmed