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Yoga and Psychology Retreat – August 15-17

Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island

*Please note that due to Psychology Board Guidelines, current clients of Dr Rachel Hannam are not able to attend this retreat. Contact Rachel directly to discuss other opportunities for group experiences.

This August at Amity Point on beautiful Stradbroke Island, we will be running a 2-day Retreat focussing on Restorative Yoga & Mindful Self-Compassion. Join us for a relaxing sea-side experience delving into relaxation and self-awareness processes. Rachel will be facilitating inner self-compassion practices to help you learn to use the power of your attention to look after your mental health and relationships in the long term. Using powerful practices focussed on needs-based thinking and communication, she will show participants how it is possible to bypass old patterns of blame and self-judgement to boost your self-worth, mental health and interactions with others.

For more information about the Retreat, please click here. To discuss booking in, contact Alexis on 0438 953 091.

Looking After Your Own Mental Health for the Long-haul

Public Talk with Dr Rachel Hannam & Alexis Dennehy

July 30th, 5:30pm to 7pm in Graceville

We invite you to a talk by experienced health practitioners on reducing anxiety and stress…for the long haul 

Sit back and enjoy an engaging conversation as two experienced clinicians from related disciplines share tidbits and techniques from the latest in psycho-social science and some current best practices in mental health care. Rachel will be speaking about how to use the power of our attention to look after our mental health and relationships using powerful practices focussed on needs-based thinking and communication.

Time: 5:30pm (for 5:45pm) – 7pm, Friday 30 July 

Tickets: $25 at the door (includes a glass of red or white wine on arrival)

Venue: Graceville Bowls Club, 16 Wylie Street, Graceville (off Honour Ave just after The Regal) 

Let us know you are interested via our Facebook page and invite your friends.

We look forward to sharing a relaxing end to the week with you.

Dr Rachel Hannam PhD & Alexis Dennehy ND MPH 

Compassion & Connection Workshop July 18

Graceville Bowls Club, 16 Wylie St, Graceville

Our next Mindful Self-compassion and Yoga Workshop is from 10am to 12pm on Sunday July 18 at the Graceville Bowls Club. See the Facebook event for more details or call Alexis on 0438 953 091 for more details and to book in.

Monthly NVC and Yoga Practice Group

Our nonviolent communication (or NVC) practice group includes individuals of varying experience with NVC who meet together monthly on a Sunday from 9:30am to 11:30am to learn and practice NVC, share empathy and enjoy some gentle mindfulness practice / yoga. Learn to connect compassionately with yourself, receive empathically when others communicate, and express yourself honestly in a way that is more connecting.

We meet in Graceville. Please text Alexis on 0438 953 091 to obtain the address and the next scheduled meeting date. Attendance is by gold coin donation.

To be eligible to join the group (for your own comfort and sense of inclusion) you need to have 1) attended a previous NVC workshop with us or another trainer, or 2) read Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life or 3) had some sessions with a psychologist or therapist who uses NVC. Email rachel@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au to find out more about joining us and what happens in the group.

Our Practice Group is facilitated by both Rachel Hannam and Alexis Dennehy. Rachel is a Doctor of Psychology and the Director of North Brisbane Psychologists. Alexis Dennehy is a trauma-informed massage and yoga therapist with a Masters in Public Health and over 15 years consulting in contemplative practices and yoga.

Compassion & Connection Workshop – June 27

Sunday 27/06/21 from 9am – 12 noon

Graceville Bowls Club, 16 Wylie St, Graceville

​Compassion-focused communication or nonviolent communication (NVC) allows us to reflect on aspects of our lives where we may feel we struggle to communicate. From professional teams to personal relationships, our ability to communicate and connect with ourselves and those around us can affect our physical and mental wellness. Our wellbeing in turn affects our relationships.

In this workshop we will use the body and breath to see how we may reduce anxiety, stress and loneliness. We will learn and apply the 4-step process of NVC to strengthen our relationships with self and others.

​Our presenters are Dr Rachel Hannam and Alexis Dennehy. Dr Rachel is the Director of North Brisbane Psychologists. She draws from almost 20 years of experience in organisational and clinical psychology as well as conflict resolution work. Alexis Dennehy draws from post-graduate research in Public Health and over 15 years consulting in contemplative practices and yoga therapy.

​This workshop is ideal for beginners or with some experience looking for fresh insight. To book in or be notified about future workshops, email rachel@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au or text 0438 953 091 for more info.