ABOUT MINDFUL LIFE WELLNESS
Servicing the Outer Northern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 12 years
Mindful Life Wellness is a wholistic Mental Health and Wellness Clinic. Servicing the communities of Doreen, Mernda, South Morang, Yarrambat, Whittlesea, Diamond Creek and surrounds
Owner and Director Maryanne Eve, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker brings to you a range of wholistic individual and group therapy programs for adults and children
-Mental Health Counselling
-NDIS 1:1 Capacity building therapy sessions
-Adults and Children's Mindfulness Programs
-Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with Therapy Dog Tilly
-Kids Mindfulness Facilitator Training
And a range of one off workshops and courses
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SERVICES CLICK HERE
Medicare rebates available. Plan and self managed NDIS participants welcomed.
Mindful Life Wellness is not a Bulk Billing Service.
Mindful Life Wellness is currently NOT servicing the following clients; DVA, WorkSafe, TAC, VOCAT, clients with pending criminal matters, children who are subject to court orders or access/custody disputes.
ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER
OWNER/DIRECTOR MINDFUL LIFE WELLNESS
Maryanne Eve is the Owner & Director of Mindful Life Wellness. An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW/Medicare Aust), Youth Worker, Alcohol & other Drugs (AOD) Counsellor, Course Creator, Kids Yoga Teacher, Podcaster and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Dog Handler.
With just under 30 years experience working as a professional helper in the Human Services sector across a vast range of fields of practice including; Adult Clinical Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Child & Adolescent Clinical Mental Health, Child Protection, Parent Education & Support, AOD, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Disability & Youth, Hypnobirthing. In early 2011, Maryanne opened her private practice in the brand new estate of Laurimar-Doreen. As a sole trading small business owner, Maryanne is the longest serving, established private Mental Health Professional in Doreen. She has run a successful Private Practice in Doreen for coming up to 13 years. Here, with her Therapy Dog Tilly by her side, Maryanne works with adults and children, offering individual and group therapy programs. Maryanne also recently created an online learning platform which houses a range of programs and resources.
In 2019 Maryanne was nominated for a range of service awards for her work via the Australian Allied Health Awards, along with being shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Social Worker of the Year. In August 2023 Maryanne was also shortlisted as a finalist via the Australian Ladies in Business Initiative (ALIBI) Awards in the category of "Enduring Brilliance". This award category celebrates the longevity of a female lead business that has shown community involvement, support to others in business, and the ability to adapt and innovate throughout the years. This category recognises a business that has sustained their success and continued to make an impact in their industry and community for more than 10 years. Read more about this award nomination HERE
Maryanne lives with her husband, 2 adult daughters and 3 dogs. She enjoys Meditation, dog walks, hiking, pilates, reading, drinking endless cups of green tea, movies, eating out, travel and quality time with her family and pups
THERAPY DOG TILLY
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY (AAT)
Meet Therapy Dog Tilly
Tilly is a 2yr old female Cavoodle pup. Tilly and Maryanne are trained in Animal Assisted Therapy Training (AAT). As a Therapy Dog team, Tilly and her Handler Maryanne work together assisting clients and in particular children in both 1:1 and group therapy sessions. Whilst Tilly can and does work with adults, she is particularly helpful in working with children in sessions. Tilly’s role in working with kids both in groups and individually is generally co-regulation and to provides calm, comfort and affection. Assisting children with Anxiety and in particular Separation Anxiety. Teaching kids to play respectfully with others or how to work through problems when frustrated. Therapy Dog Tilly can also assist kids to self-regulate and with embodiment-to find a safe and comfortable place in their own bodies. Like all therapeutic services at Mindful Life Wellness this therapeutic modality is trauma focused with a massive emphasis on safety as a resource and containment. Tilly’s presence in sessions may help children feel physically and psychologically safe and loved, helping them to feel comfortable to open up and engage. Additionally Tilly is very playful and loves to engage in tricks and play games. These up regulating activities are fantastic for kids in sessions, as they builds children's self esteem, confidence and sense of mastery, making them feel empowered and a significant sense of achievement. Trick training and games also further serve to build the relationship and connection between the client and the dog.
Whilst she is now a qualified Therapy Dog, Tilly is very young and is still learning. And as such she is continuing to engage in ongoing training with a local trainer. I am super excited to watch her development and to observe the relationships she forms with clients and in particular children on her Therapy Dog journey.
Please be aware that to assist with managing Tilly's workload, rest and recovery Tilly may not always be available for your booked AAT session.
Booked 1:1 AAT sessions with Tilly attract a surcharge of $30 per session (in addition to the usual therapy session fee)
AAT sessions are currently at capacity. However, please feel free to make contact via email to discuss whether Tilly and AAT is suitable for you or your child's needs
"Mindfulness is a place you go to use your imagination" Ava, 8yrs
"Mindfulness is a place you go to be calm and relaxed" Jake, 7yrs
"Kids Mindfulness is my happy place" Cooper, 8yrs
"When we were in lockdown I missed Mindfulness the most" Isobel, 9yrs
MINDFUL LIFE ONLINE LEARNING
ONLINE LEARNING HAS ARRIVED AT MINDFUL LIFE WELLNESS
Mindful Life Wellness is very excited to now offer an online learning platform. Mindful Life Online Learning offers a range of affordable, on demand, self paced, workshops and resources to adults and children.
Mental Health Social Worker Maryanne Eve has been designing, writing, creating and teaching courses and workshops in the Mental Health and Wellness space for 5 years. She is super excited to be sharing her offerings to the wider community via her new online learning portal.
To learn more please hit the button below. You will be navigated away to the online learning course portal
Kids Mindfulness Meditations. A Podcast for Kids
"When I listen to your podcast when I am in bed, I hear your voice and it feels like you are in the room reading me a meditation" Bella, 9yrs
Kids Mindfulness Meditations is a podcast especially for children (great for parents too). This is a fantastic, FREE and very helpful resource for children to use independently or with caregivers. This podcast was created at the start of the Pandemic in 2020 to assist Kids Mindfulness students to find their calm whilst Kids Mindfulness program was on hold due to lockdowns and restrictions. Kids Mindfulness Meditations. A Podcast for Kids has now achieved over 635,000 listens to date. And is it has been listened to by children all over the world.
Kids Mindfulness Meditations contains recorded calming meditation stories and visualisations for relaxation,
for kids aged 5-13yrs. To help reduce stress, self soothe and settle children to sleep.
Join Mental Health Social Worker, Maryanne Eve as she assists your child (and parents) to co-regulate via her calming voice as she takes you on a journey via beautiful meditations direct from her multi award nominated Kids Mindfulness Program.
Available via Apple, Spotify, Google Podcast for Android users and most other podcast platforms worldwide
MINDFUL LIFE WELLNESS CLINIC HOURS
Counselling sessions-Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (by appointment only)
Kids Mindfulness term enrolment only. All other groups, please enquire