Firstly, what is nature based therapy? Nature based therapy is an evergrowing practice that is now being incorporated in many therapies and holistic health treatments. Nature based therapy involves immersing one’s self in nature temporarily with the aim of supporting their mental health. Psychologist Helen Handsjuk’s Geelong nature based therapy allows you to truly experience…Read more
Mindfulness psychology, Geelong
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment and experiencing the here and now without judgment and with an attitude of kindness, firstly to yourself and secondly with every relationship in your outer world.
The fast-growing popularity of mindfulness psychology and personal mindfulness training worldwide can be attributed to the physical, mental and emotional benefits it offers to the individual, family and organisation.
Helen travelled to the United States to undertake training in mindfulness therapy, and brings this knowledge and new mindfulness skills, along with her many years of experience in psychology and physiology and current research in neuroscience to her clients at her clinic.
Good psychological health is a key element in living a healthy life, yet often we forget how interconnecting our physical and mental well-being are. Helen understands that truly good health needs a whole-of-person approach.
The benefits speak for themselves:
- Lower stress levels
- Improved physical and psychological health
- Better relationships
- Increased confidence
- Improved productivity
- Improved capacity for learning
- Enhanced creativity.
How do I apply it?
By using some simple, practical techniques, you can bring mindfulness practice into your life, your workplace or place of learning.
Mindfulness practice does not require equipment, and can be applied anywhere – at home, office or even in the car.
Helen is currently running Geelong mindfulness workshops or can conduct group development sessions in your workplace or school, offering everything from one hour sessions through to extensive mindfulness seminars and workshops.
To make an appointment you can call Helen on (03) 5229 8021 or 0414 681 023. You can also send her an email.
Small group or “shared” counselling is an alternative to individual counselling and can be particularly effective for certain issues. It involves a small number of people with common concerns or experiences meeting with Geelong psychologist and counsellor, Helen Handsjuk, and working together to address the negative impact of these in their lives. These group sessions…Read more
Experienced Geelong mindfulness trainer Helen Handsjuk can run a seminar with your organisation to promote innovation and positive change through the practise of mindfulness. Apple, Google, Deutsche Bank, Proctor & Gamble, and General Mills – these companies all have mindfulness programs in place for their employees. Helen designs and presents specialised mindfulness seminars to help…Read more
When we make an effort to be aware of ourselves and our environment we have improved quality of life and significantly better outcomes. Mindfulness – the capacity for being aware and attentive in the moment – involves cultivating the capacity to deal with the situation at hand in ways that are purposeful and well balanced….Read more
Helen Handjuk is a level 1 Qigong instructor holding classes and workshops at Geelong City Yoga. Qigong (pronounce chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese practice that incorporates movement, proper body posture, martial arts, deep breathing and methods of meditation. Helen specialises in Ziran Qigong, a modern version of the practice that retains its roots in traditional…Read more