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Mindfulness/Attachment Mother's Group

Help is on the way: Support for individuals, couples and families in the community.

At Swinburne University we have developed a mindfulness based parenting program for mothers who are feeling stressed by the demands of parenthood and caring for an infant. The program consists of eight sessions, for two hours per week.

We are looking for mothers over the age of 18 who have an infant aged 18 months or younger, who are currently feeling stressed, who are interested in participating in this group program, and in a small pilot evaluation study of this program.

The program involves developing mindfulness skills of awareness, acceptance, non-judgement, and non-reactivity to help mothers to reduce stress and to develop more satisfying relationships and ways of parenting.

Potential benefits of the program are:

  • Stress Reduction and improved mood
  • Being more nurturing and accepting of self and others
  • Being less reactive and critical
  • Improved self-perceptions
  • Enhanced parenting skills
  • Improved relationships with your infant/partner
  • Strategies for dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions
  • Developing relationships with other mothers

The evaluation component will involve an individual assessment interview and the completion of a number of questionnaires before the program begins and after the program ends, as well as participating in a shorter telephone interview 3 months after the program is completed.

Cost: free

There is no charge for participating in this program.

Location / Dates

Location: Psychology Clinic, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn
Dates / Time: Weekly.

Join the Group / Enquiries

If you are interested in participating in this program or have any enquiries please contact:

Dr Roslyn Galligan
Program Coordinator
9214 5345