FINDING MEANING AND ENDURING HAPPINESS IN LIFE TODAY
Marcel has worked with a diverse range of individuals, from those in the prison system, adolescents with disabilities, angry men, indigenous people, and the“worried well”. He also works with couples, families, children and youth.
Marcel prefers creative approaches, but as a former
pharmacist and psychologist with over 2 decades of
experience, he is familiar with medical approaches,
and terms such as anxiety and depression,
Methods used include creative techniques such as
action methods, rehearsal, art and humour.
Because it is important for some people
to develop a deeper understanding of
themselves and their relationships,
psycho-education helps. Humans are
problem-solving individuals so CBT,
Socratic dialogue and positive
psychology provide many
In addition, neuroscience
helps explain whole brain
functioning rather than just
rational thought in decision-
making. Mindfulness and
taichi provide the stillness and
clarity for improved decision
making, and greater self reflection.
WORKSHOPS / SESSIONS
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND TRUE HAPPINESS
The series is designed to create awareness raising, in particular, the difference between living a pleasant life, versus living a life of true happiness.
Sessions will consist of discussion and opportunity to practise with the group and at home.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore true happiness, based on the work of Dr Martin Seligman and others promoting positive psychology.
Topics will include
a) Resolving past unhappiness
b) Learning to live with hope and optimism about the future
c) Feeling good in the moment
d) Pleasure versus gratification
e) Discovering personal strengths
f) Leading a virtuous life
g) Learning by observation and rehearsal
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Fees are affordable, and are discussed prior to the first appointment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
Each person is unique, and progress is
reviewed at each session.
Yes. If the report is elaborate a fee is charged, otherwise brief reports are free.
Generally not, unless in aged care facilities.
Marcel can provide free group workshops
at mutually convenient sites.
HOURS OF WORK
Weekdays and evenings. Consulting rooms in Warrandyte, Knoxfield and Nunawading.