Mindfulness Therapy & Clinical Psychology for Enhancing Psychological Well-Being

Welcome to my private practice website. Worldwide there is a growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness training. Mindfulness training and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is increasingly being used as an adjunct to a range of psychological and medical-based therapies to enhance mental well-being. Preventing depression relapse and managing negative mood and worry are areas where this approach has been found to be particularly beneficial. Mindfulness training may also have restorative and preventative health benefits. My PhD thesis focused on generalized anxiety and the benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Mindfulness approaches are are increasingly being investigated for range of issues and populations. 

For example, mindfulness training has been used to assist with:

  • Anxiety and excessive worry
  • Chronic pain and stress involved with serious health problems
  • Depression and depression relapse prevention
  • Stress and stress-related conditions like Psoriasis
  • General psychological well-being
  • Building psychological resilience and self-care to prevent burnout

More generally, mindfulness training aims to:

  • Reduce suffering and increase happiness and acceptance
  • Increase emotional awareness, emotion regulation and clarity of mind
  • Mental skills to better manage distressing thoughts and feelings
  • Develop more effective coping with unpleasant experience

In my private practice, I specialise in mindfulness, metacognitive, schema and cognitive-behavioural approaches for adults experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. I also facilitate the MBCT program at The Marian Centre in Subiaco. Most recently, with a colleague – Paul Buttigieg, and in association with Eric Harrison of Perth Meditation Centre, we opened Perth Mindfulness Centre. PMC aims to deliver mindfulness training programs for wellness and resilience to the broader community and workplace. For more detailed information about mindfulness, my skills and qualifications please click on the Mindfulness and Practitioners links in the menu bar at the top of this page.

Dr Mark Craigie

Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PhD
Member of Australian Psychological Society

 

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them building a nest there.”
Chinese proverb