Mindfulness training & counselling in Sydney's Inner west
Welcome to HeadRest. HeadRest provide counselling & mindfulness courses in Marrickville, in Sydney's inner west.
Mindfulness courses for all
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An 8-week course run 8x every year in Marrickville. Next course begins Oct 24. Book now.
Living Compassionately With Mindfulness
An annual 8-week course to cultivate compassion for MBSR grads running each February.
We will run Circle of Security courses in your home and Mindful Parenting courses in community centres and schools.
Quarterly Day of Mindfulness
Once you have done a MBSR course you are welcome to return and join and Day of Mindfulness Next DOM Dec 2 Book now.
Monthly Practice Groups
A wonderful support post MBSR. Oct 18, Nov 15 & Dec 13.Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm. Book now.
Refresh Your MBSR
This will occassionally run instead of a practice group. 6x 1.5 hours for anyone who has ever done an MBSR course. Next course begins Aug 9. Book now.
Our schools courses; mindfulness in education.
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers
A 2-hour NESA accredited workshop for proficient teacher PD
Mindfulness for teachers- a 6-week in-school course
A 6 x 1.5-hour NESA accredited in-school course for teachers' wellbeing
We teach mindfulness to students in short lessons that are then reinforced by your classroom teacher.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for teens (MBSR-Teens)
An 6-8 week x 1.5-hour teens group program (MBSR-T)
A 6-8 week x 1.5-hour group to support your parents
From the blog
Stress, anxiety and depression! An 8-week MBSR course can be as effective as counselling.
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress or simply struggling to adjust to changes in life, you might be looking for something to make a difference. One option might be to consider seeing a counsellor, another might be to go to 8-week mindfulness-based-stress reduction course.
The first randomised study to compare the options of individual cognitive behavioural therapy or an eight-week mindfulness group for those with moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety found that there were no statistical differences between the two treatments.
I work as a counsellor in practice in Marrickville and have been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction...