The Brisbane Chapter of Mind Medicine Australia is proud to invite you to:
A New Treatment Paradigm for Mental Illness: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies with Nigel Denning & Tania De Jong AM (feat Q&A).
As you may know, Psychedelic-Assisted therapy is showing incredible promise to help people suffering from a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression, anxiety and addiction.
We are delighted to invite you to a live in-person event on March 31 in Brisbane’s West End where you can learn about this exciting new frontier for mental health.
The evening will feature a presentation and Q&A with two of the leaders in the field: Nigel Denning and Tania De Jong AM who will be joining us from Melbourne via zoom. Mr Denning is head of the Mind Medicine Institute, which is running Australia’s first certification program for PAT. And Tania De Jong is the Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia.
They will be discussing this exciting new field, which is promising to allow Australians who are suffering with mental illness the opportunity to get well and return to living full lives.
Cheese platters and drinks will be provided on the night.
Date: Thursday 31st March 2022
Time: 5:30pm (supper and drinks) for 6:00pm start – 7:30pm (includes Q&A Panel)
Location: Treehouse Rooftop, 111 Jane Street, West End, 4101
Ticket Price (incl. Supper, Drinks and Q&A): $20 General Admission / $10 Concession
Managing Director and co-founder of Integrative Psychology and the Mind Medicine Institute
Nigel Denning is a Counselling Psychologist with 30 years of experience in the mental health sector. He is the Managing Director and co-founder of Integrative Psychology and the Mind Medicine Institute.
Nigel’s expertise covers developmental trauma, institutional abuse, family violence, attachment disorder, relationship therapy and advanced concentration meditation. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups and organisations. Nigel has been involved in therapy and court reporting on several hundred cases from the Royal Commission into Childhood Institutional Sexual Abuse. Nigel is a former Family Violence Coordinator for Relationships Australia. He has conducted research at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Kelsey Hegarty on male perpetrator typologies. For over 10 years Nigel facilitated group psychotherapy for male perpetrators of family violence. Nigel is an expert in trauma.
Nigel has extensive experience with psychedelic work internationally. He began working with altered states of consciousness 35 years ago when he was introduced to Holotropic Breathwork through the guidance of Alf and Muriel Foote. Twenty-five years ago, Nigel began to work with Dr Stanislav Grof, one of the leading pioneers in the clinical application of psychedelics. Nigel co-founded the world’s first Spiritual Emergency Centre based on Grof’s work, in partnership with Tav Sparks, Director of Grof Transpersonal Training in North Carolina. He was also lucky to meet Dr Albert Hoffman at a workshop organised by Grof at HR Geiger’s Museum/Gallery in Gruyere Switzerland. Nigel has also trained with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and successfully completed their clinician qualification. Nigel is passionate about educating clinicians into the potential of non-ordinary state work when done ethically and skillfully.
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Co-founder Mind Medicine Australia, Founder Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, The Song Room & Creative Innovation Global
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 6 businesses and 4 charities including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Creative Innovation Global, Mind Medicine Australia, Umbrella Foundation and The Song Room.
She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors. Tania speaks and sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing ten albums. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs and in the 100 Most Influential People in Psychedelics globally.
She regularly presents on psychedelic-assisted therapies, mental health and wellbeing at major conferences and events around the world and to Governments, regulators, clinicians, philanthropists and the general public.
Tania’s TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has sparked international interest. Tania’s mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!