Mindfulness training & Counselling in Sydney's Inner west
Welcome, I'm Tienne Simons and I am the founder of HeadRest. HeadRest is a small business that provides counselling and mindfulness training to individuals and the community. I established HeadRest Mindfulness Training in 2014 when I became convinced that MBSR was a useful addition to individual counselling and in some cases more appropriate.
We have a commitment to providing affordable and accessible services and attempt to accommodate all income brackets. We'll talk with you, let you know what our courses offer and help you work out whether a group program or individual counselling might work best for you.
Mindfulness courses for all
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An 8-week course run in Marrickville. Our next course runs Feb 11- March 31, 2020. BOOK NOW early bird ends Jan 15.
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 a Day of Mindfulness
Monthly Practice Groups
A wonderful support post MBSR. May 7, June 4 & July 2.Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm. Book now.
Refresh Your MBSR
This will often run in Term 3 (August-Sept) instead of a practice group. 6 x 1.5 hours for anyone who has ever done an MBSR course.
Our school courses; mindfulness in education.
New: Mindfulness for teachers in Marrickville
We'll be running this 6 week NESA accredited course for all teachers in our Marrickville premises beginning May 2019.
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.
MBSR-on ABC Catalyst iview
ABC Catalyst filmed an MBSR class in Sydney in late 2018 and this screened in early Feb. I was impressed to see how many personal stories and how much of the research they were able to cpature and present in just 1 hour. The courage and determination of the participants was humbling, and I found myself cheering them on throughout the program.
It's still on Iview and worth watching if you've done an MBSR course before or if you are contemplating one. I won’t give away too many spoilers but will share 2 things that stood out for me.
It's still on Iview and worth watching if you've done an MBSR course before and if you are contemplating one. I won’t give away too many spoilers but will share 2 things that stood out for me.