Transforming Teen Anxiety - Term 2 and/or Term 3, 2021
8 week group therapy session with Psychologist Allira Sazdanoff. This program will incorporate a range of modalities from CBT to interpersonal therapy, psycho-education, and yoga-based concepts. Within this supportive environment your teenager will be able to explore anxiety issues and have a little fun at the same time!
Dissociative Disorders Group
The Hummingbird Centre Director Alikki Russell will run a small 11 week group titled Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation - Skills Training. This group will focus on safety and stabilisation strategies for managing dissociative disorders, and cover psychoeducation and skills development at an introductory level. Opportunity for other groups that focus more on intermediate and advanced skills development will be offered in the future.
Skills Training for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This 10-week skills program will focus on skills development and psychoeducation for managing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PostNatal Anxiety and Depression Group
The Hummingbird Centre Director Dr Rickie Elliot will facilitate an 8 week group program for people who experience Post Natal Depression and Anxiety
Past Events and Courses
The Art of Chill-Axing
Join The Hummingbird Centre's Occupational Therapist Leah Gencheff in this fun interactive 8-week group therapy program where we will practice mindfulness, yoga, and breathing techniques. 11-13 year olds.
Cool Kids - Kids and Parent Anxiety Education Groups - Term 1, 2021
The Cool Kids program is a 10 session Cognitive Behaviour based therapy group which specifically targets children aged 8 years to 12 years who meet criteria for an Anxiety Disorder or who have high levels of anxious symptoms.
Circle of Security Parenting - Term 1, 2021
An 8 week program for parents and carers with family Psychologist Phil Bird on helping your child to develop resilient relationships.
Building New Pathways for Parents and Carers - March, 2021
Psychologist Phil Bird will explore trauma and brain development, practical strategies for complex behaviours, and relationship-based strategies for improving connections with your child. This training will help you understand the latest neuroscience on how trauma impacts the nervous system and your child's emotional and behavioural world. In a supportive environment, you will learn new strategies to improve your connection with your child and respond effectively to their challenging needs and behaviours.
Gaming and YouTube Addiction - FREE Webinar
Clinical Psychologist Jordan Foster will explore why, for many Australian families, they face an ongoing struggle of getting children and teens off their devices. This session will aim to help parents understand why some young people can find it hard to get off their games, and explore some of the psychological tricks that game developers use to maintain player engagement.
Mums & Bubs Get Wet for Wellbeing - Term 1, 2021
The Hummingbird Centre together with Macquarie Shores Swim Club/First Splashes Swim School are partnering to improve the emotional wellbeing of new parents and their babies, by providing free baby swim classes that focus on improving parent and baby wellbeing, bonding, community engagement and social support.
Calm Kids May 2019
This is a two-hour interactive workshop for parents and carers wanting to further develop holistic strategies for supporting their children’s emotion and behaviour regulation. We'll talk about how to build your child's resilience, and manage their anger, anxiety, social difficulties and behavioural issues.
Relationships, Behaviour and an Integrated Brain with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
12th November, 2020 9am - 11am (AEST)
In this 2 hour online training, based on her two New York Times BESTSELLERS, Dr. Bryson presents the latest scientific research—with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain—in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain.