Run by Santo Russo | Ed&Dev Psychologist, BEd, MPsych (Ed), MACE, FAPS


Our 8-week Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT) program is being held at Better Life Centre in March. This group not only provides a tool kit for managing thoughts and feelings, but teaches an accurate and effective understanding of the processes involved.

Anticipated Benefits of Participating In A Group

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realise you’re not alone.

NOTE: This program is not suitable for participants that are actively suicidal and have no other supports, are abusing substances including alcohol and drugs. Please contact us if you experiencing these symptoms


Every Monday beginning

27th March 2017

1:00pm to 2:30pm


Better Life Centre

In The Lakes Centre
33/22 King Street, Caboolture


GP Brisbane MIND (ATAPS) referral | FREE

GP Medicare Group Therapy referral | $30 per session Gap

Private Health | No referral necessary | $50 per session


6-10 Participants per Session

To book

Call us on (07) 3353 5430


*Please discuss referral options with your GP. HICAPS available on site


More Information about Santo Russo

Santo Russo established Better Life Psychology in 1999 after a 25-year career focused on human development across the lifespan. Before becoming a psychologist his work in early childhood development gave him a solid foundation for his support for individuals, of all ages, in the challenges that they face on a day to day basis.

To find out more about Santo, you can visit his personal website.


What is Mindfulness?

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s success in mindfulness is developing the ability to pay attention in a particular way.

  1. On purpose, in the present moment; and non-judgmentally
  2. Non-judgement and self-compassion

These teachings are key to the changes in values and beliefs that underpin depression and that thoughts are neither ‘you’ or ‘reality’.