Wellbeing Support Services


Reiki relaxation is a simple and natural method of energy healing brought about through an experience with a Reiki practitioner. It is offered individually to patients. Appointments of twenty minutes can be made on weekdays. To book your Reiki session, call our Pastoral and Spiritual Carers on 9900 7688.

Group relaxation

Group Mindful Relaxation is facilitated by one of our Pastoral and Spiritual Carers. All patients and visitors are welcome to attend. The session runs for approximately twenty minutes. Please consult your nurse before attending. Sessions are held weekly, to join in, call our Pastoral and Spiritual Carers on 9900 7688.

Audio-visual Relaxations

The Mater Hospital has developed two audio-visual relaxation programs as part of our holistic approach to healthcare. Often the experience of being in hospital can trigger the feeling of being trapped and not in control of what is happening to you. Mindful Relaxation and The Stillness Within Relaxation can help to enhance sleep, feel safe, provide a sense of inner wellbeing and self-worth, and it can also help to alleviate emotional and physical pain.

Genetics of Mind Body Healing

In the 1970s, Dr Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School ushered in a new era of understanding in the field of mind body medicine.  Coining the term ‘relaxation response’, Dr Benson identified the body’s physiologic reaction that is the exact opposite of the stress (fight-or-flight) response.  In the four decades since that initial discovery, Benson and his colleagues have established the first effective therapy to counteract the harmful effects of stress.  They have explored how the relaxation response, the power of expectation and belief, and other mind body phenomena can produce healing in your own body.  Excerpt from the book “Relaxation Revolution, the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing”; Prof Herbert Benson

Therapeutic healing Music by Jason Stephenson – The background music in The Stillness Within has been specifically chosen to therapeutically hold you in your stillness within, your safe space.  It has been recorded at 432hz music. This frequency is said to resonate inside the body, releasing emotional blockages and aligning you with the heartbeat of the universe.  The music is said to heighten perception, increase mental clarity and unlock intuition. https://www.mindvibrations.com


Both audio-visual programs can be accessed in patient rooms on Channels 306 and 307.

To download here, click the links below:

Mindful Relaxation The Stillness Within