About Peter Watt

Peter Watt is a registered Counselling Psychologist who works in a number of locations on the Central West, Central Coast, and Riverina of NSW.

He has a wide range of experience in counselling and lifestyle coaching using various techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, psycho-education, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

He works with adolescents, groups, adults, couples, families and carers.

Getting Help:

Peter can be accessed through his email. Skype sessions are available for a fee.

Face-to-face consultations can also be booked at one of the following locations:

Central West

Mudgee Medical Centre: 145 Church Street, MUDGEE NSW 2850

The Wellness House: 55-57 Bathurst Road, ORANGE NSW 2800

Kandos Family Medical practice: 42 Davies Road, KANDOS NSW 2848

Riverina

Griffith Specialist Centre:  115-119 Binya Street, GRIFFITH NSW 2680

Central Coast

6S Health: Mingara One Wellness Centre, Mingara Drive, TUMBI UMBI  NSW  2261

Peter also presents workshops to carers and parents on a range of topics for organisations and agencies. A list of workshops that can be requested for your organisation is listed in the resources section by clicking on the link >>> Resources

 

About Mindfulness:

"Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in what's actually happening around you. It's seeing, feeling, and experiencing all that is around you with a sense of kindness and non-judgment."  - Lynn Koerbel, assistant director of the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training. 

In an article titled "10 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life" in the The Third Metric newspaper by Huff Post in the US it is suggested that a mindfulness walk for a little as 10 minutes everyday can de-stress you from the stress associated with a busy lifestyle of multi-tasking. A mindfulness walk allows people to step outside - change the environment and awaken the senses. Then you can choose to pause, breath, take notice and be present as one walks. The article goes on to say... 

"Notice, for example, how the air smells or how it feels when it hits your skin. Take a look at the colours around you - in the leaves of the trees, the grass, or even the brown spots where the grass isn't growing. Listen to the birds, the cars passing by, to the sounds of your particular environment."

It is suggested that mindfulness practice can benefit us in several ways:

  • Gives an appreciation for nature and the environment,
  • Provides a chance to breathe deeply,
  • Helps to settle the mind,
  • Encourages a sense a gratitude for life,
  • Allows for problem solving moments,
  • Regulates responses to negative thoughts and feelings,
  • Teaches to be calm and accepting of both negative and positive sensations.
  • Suppresses both physical and emotional pain.

References:

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/Third-Metric

 http://www.lumosity.com/newsletter