1-day online Mindfulness Meditation Retreat


  • Dr Sarah Francis
    Dr Sarah Francis
    Trainer | Researcher

    Dr Sarah Francis is a registered psychologist trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice. Sarah has qualifications in both psychology and education holding degrees of PhD., M.Psych., M.A., B.Ed., as well as a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Sarah has worked as a teacher, human resources manager, general manager of learning and development, business consultant and psychologist. She is the author of Workplace Communication: A Teacher’s Guide (Pitman, 1993) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness‐integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Wiley, 2018).

    Sarah’s mindfulness training includes training in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has researched the measurement of mindfulness and completed her PhD researching the impact of mindfulness on well-being and the effectiveness of group-based MiCBT as a transdiagnostic intervention.

    Sarah regularly conducts MiCBT training courses for depression, anxiety and stress and conducts mindfulness training for health professionals, post-graduate students and corporate groups. Sarah is the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group’s convenor and works closely with Dr Bruno Cayoun and the researcher and trainer group at the MiCBT Institute. Having attended many courses and teachings on Buddhism over the past 25 years and undertaken meditation retreats in Australia and Nepal, she is well equipped to integrate key aspects of eastern and western psychology.

    Sarah works in private practice in Melbourne.


07 Oct 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 06 - 07 Oct 2024
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am




Melbourne Mindfulness Institute
Melbourne Mindfulness Institute

The Melbourne Mindfulness Institute provides mindfulness training in a range of contexts enabling people to apply a mindfulness-based approach to daily life while improving their sense of well-being. Our approach uses Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT).

1-day online Mindfulness Meditation Retreat



The MiCBT Interest and Research Group organises one-day online retreats to further cultivate mindfulness practice. Throughout the day, we engage in meditation sessions and two periods dedicated to insightful discussions and meaningful reflections.

Please contact the organiser for more information: contact@melbournemindfulness.com

Hourly Schedule


8:00 - 8:15
Welcome and Topic Program Review
8:15 - 9:00
Meditation 1 - PMR/MOB
9:00 - 9:45
Meditation 2 - MOB
9:45 - 10:30
Topic 1 - MiCBT Applications
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:45
Meditation 3 - Body Scan
11:45 - 12:30
Meditation 4 - Body Scan
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch  - Rest and Exercise
13:30 - 14:30
Meditation 5 - Body Scan
14:30 - 15:15
Meditation 6 - Body Scan
15:15 - 15:30
Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 16:30
Topic 2 - MiCBT Applications and Reflections on Own Practice
16:30 - 17:00
Retreat Close
We will take brief stretch breaks between sessions - if desired we can do some period of walking meditation.
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