Mindfulness training & Counselling in Sydney's Inner west
Welcome, I'm Tienne Simons and I am the founder of HeadRest. HeadRest provides counselling/psychotherapy and mindfulness training to individuals and the community.
I established HeadRest in 2014 when I became convinced that the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group program was a useful addition to individual counselling and in some cases more appropriate. This has proven to be the case and 6 years later we have run 4-6 courses a year in Marrickville.
I have a commitment to providing personalised affordable and accessible services and attempt where possible, to accommodate all income brackets. Please call if cost is an issue for you.
In response to Covid 19 our groups and counselling have moved on to Zoom. We have been surprised at how effective this can be and how lovely it is to meet online weekly for support with a group of familiar faces. Medicare rebates of about $19 per session, may be available with GP referral for groups. Please contact if you want more information.
Mindfulness courses for all (On Zoom)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on ZOOM.
To keep all safe during this time of Covid19 our May 12- June 30 evening course will run on Zoom. BOOK EVENING COURSE STARTS MAY 12 .
Living Compassionately With Mindfulness
An annual 8-week course to cultivate compassion for MBSR grads. This will begin Aug 4, 2020
Mindful Parenting Courses
We run Mindful Parenting courses in community centres and schools. We also run NDIS groups. for parents of children with a disability or developmental delay. These groups run when we have a quorum of 5 and may be paid for through NDIS.
Quarterly Day of Mindfulness
Once you have done a MBSR course you are welcome to return and join an online Day of Mindfulness
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.
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.