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Ms Alison Keane

Ms Alison Keane

Mobile 0402 795 796
Psychotherapist, Coach

Alison Keane Educating in Mindfulness

Mobile 0402 795 796

Mindfulness is the art and practise of living in the present moment. When we develop the skills to do this - skills including breath awareness, meditation and mindfulness in communication - stressful times are less likely to cause us suffering. And pleasant experiences will bring us the joy we truly deserve. This is the work that I do. I call it 'building up the mindfulness muscle'.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Educational Resources, Phone Consultations 
  • Alison is a Brisbane psychotherapist providing counselling and private mindfulness training. She works with people experiencing anxiety, and depression associated with difficult life transitions. As well, Alison facilitates the 8-week group Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in Brisbane, and also offers mindfulness training and counselling by telephone and Skype. Alison is a workplace trainer in mindfulness. She is also a qualified hatha yoga teacher.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented

    Alison's work is informed by the following therapeutic approaches:a personal mindfulness practice; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MiCBT); Narrative & Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Psycho-Dynamic, Family Systems & Domestic Violence Theory.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Social Science - Counselling MSSc - 1998
    • International Yoga Teachers' Association Diploma - 2002
    • Openground Intensive Practicum in MBSR - 2009
    • Openground Intensive Practicum in MBSR - 2012

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

    Quality Provision

    To encourage others to live in the present moment with awareness and without judgement: To this end, Alison has a personal mindfulness, meditation and yoga practice. Her informal mindfulness practice in everyday life is a work in progress! Alison engages in on-going professional development.

    Background

    In 2007 Alison participated in a 7-day intensive mindfulness training for health care professionals in the United States under the direction of Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.

    Alison subsequently returned to Brisbane to incorporate Kabat-Zinn’s 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course and other workplace mindfulness training into her psychotherapy and group-work practice. MBSR was one of Queensland’s first structured mindfulness courses, followed later by MBCT, DBT and ACT. In 2010, Alison’s Brisbane MBSR course was featured in the internationally-distributed and award winning SBS documentary, The Silent Epidemic.

    Appointments

    weekdays
    evenings during the week

    Transport and Parking

    easy parking access

    Fees

    $90.00 - one hour counselling consultation
    Mindfulness offered in short training blocks. Please enquire further with Alison.
    $55.00 per one hour private yoga session.

    Payment Options

    Mastercard & Visa available
    Direct Internet Banking available



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    Ms Alison Keane

    Alison Keane

    Psychotherapist, Coach

    Alison teaches, coaches and supports you in making mindfulness a stress reduction habit so that you can use this gentle ready to go practice anywhere and at any time - and hopefully as a life-long practice. Alison's background and experience includes on-going work as a psychotherapist and experienced yoga teacher. She studied the teaching of mindfulness under the direction of internationally-acclaimed mindfulness educator, Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2007....

    • Ashgrove
    • ACT, CBT, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented