Course Instructor

Dr Giselle Withers

Dr Giselle Withers

Clinical Psychologist

Giselle Withers is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience treating people with mental health and chronic health problems, across private and public health services in Australia and in the UK.  In addition to her work in private practice, she has worked within a range of specialist services, including a UK Centre for Excellence in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME); Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre; and The Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre. Thus, she has extensive experience helping people with CFS/ME, cancer, persistent pain, and sleep disorders.

Giselle has practiced yoga and meditation for over 25 years. Recognising the benefits of these Eastern traditions for healing and personal growth, she undertook further training to become a qualified yoga teacher (RYT200) and mindfulness teacher.  She has undertaken MBCT teacher training (Level 1, 2 & 3a) with Monash University Southern Synergy, and attended a number of teacher development retreats including the 7-day residential Mind-Body in Medicine retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli (Centre for Mindfulness, UMass), and with the Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia.  She has also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based therapy for mental health, with Dr Russ Harris. Giselle draws on mindfulness-based therapies in her work as a Clinical Psychologist, and facilitates mindfulness groups for people with chronic health conditions.