Mindfulness – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a powerful skill that can help people to live more emotionally balanced and fulfilling lives. Mindfulness is part of a number of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention, on purpose and without judgement, to whatever is happening right here, right now. It is a skill that requires practice, and can be used in various contexts, no matter what you are doing.

Counselling Approach: I often recommend learning the skill of mindfulness and developing a regular practice when people are troubled by worries about the future, or ruminations about the past. It is also useful to assist with chronic pain. I used mindfulness in my own life to engage more fully with the present, and to notice what is beautiful or meaningful about the present, despite its difficulties. It can also be very powerful to use mindfulness during difficult and painful experiences, to re-focus your attention and learn from or de-empathise the difficult aspects of an experience.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422