School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Miriam Henke - TITLEHOLDER. Ms Henke is an established, industry-leading Executive Coach and Health Psychologist. Her research and clinical practice has particularly focused on mind-body medicine and achieving the potential of the human mind. Having extensively studied, researched and practiced in the fields of psychology and coaching, Miriam has been helping individuals flourish for over 15 years.
Her recent research into the role of mind-body therapies in conventional health care has met critical acclaim, and Miriam has a particular interest in Integrative Medicine and holistic models of health care. As part of her Masters degree, Miriam completed a systematic review of mindfulness-based interventions for patients with fibromyalgia (characterised by chronic pain and fatigue). Her findings revealed the exciting potential of mindfulness in assisting in the relief of physical symptoms and psychological distress, not just for fibromyalgia but also for a wide range of chronic illnesses and mental health conditions.
Miriam has the ability to have a significant impact on people and on business results. She achieves this by bringing more depth and focus to particular challenges. The idea behind her work is to bring clarity to the issue, develop a plan of action for tackling it and assist in overcoming any barriers to success.
In 2017 Miriam launched The Mainspring Method, a structured mind-body medicine (MBM) modality utilising evidence-based health psychology principles and established MBM techniques to assist individuals with chronic health issues to enhance their wellness outcomes. In the same year, Miriam and her partner, Michael, founded Lifespan Dynamics, a company specialised in the distribution, innovation and research of technology that delivers a form of light therapy, known as Photobiomodulation (AKA Red Light Therapy).
- Henke, M. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). The effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs on physical symptoms and psychological distress in patients with fibromyalgia: a systematic review. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4(1), available at: http://www.internationaljournalofwellbeing.org/index.php/ijow/article/view/264
- Lores, T., Henke, M, & Chur-Hansen, A (2016). Attitudes Toward Combining Psychological, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutritional Approaches for the Enhancement of Mood. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 30(3): 19-25
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Creator, The Mainspring Method The Mainspring Method 2016 - ongoing Mental Health Facilitator En Masse 2014 - ongoing Senior Clinical Lecturer, Titleholder University of Adelaide 2010 - ongoing Health Psychologist Miriam Henke Consulting
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Psychology (Health) 2000 - 2003 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Date Title Institution Country 2013 - 2014 Health Psychology Registrar University of Adelaide Australia
Date Title Institution name Country 2007 Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming The Tad James Company Australia 2007 Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming The Tad James Company Australia 2006 Certificate IV, Life Coaching Life Coaching Institute of Australia Australia
Year Citation 2019 Trainor, H., Baranoff, J., Henke, M., & Winefield, H. (2019). Functioning with fibromyalgia: The role of psychological flexibility and general psychological acceptance. Australian Psychologist, 54(3), 214-224.
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2016 Lores, T. J., Henke, M., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2016). Attitudes toward combining psychological, mind-body therapies and nutritional approaches for the enhancement of mood. Advances in mind-body medicine, 30(3), 19-25.
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2014 Henke, M., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). The effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs on physical symptoms and psychological distress in patients with fibromyalgia: a systematic review. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4(1), 28-45.
Guest Lecturer, School of Psychology. Lectures delivered include:
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies, and Fringe Psychotherapies (recurring lecture to 4th year, honours psychology students)
- Food, Sex and Death - exploratation in clinical practice (delivered to 1st year psychology students)
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2016 External Supervisor Clinical Placement University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Health) Master Part Time Nathan De Heer 2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Functioning with fibromyalgia: The role of psychological flexibility and general psychological acceptance University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Health) Master - Heather Trainor 2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Attitudes Toward Combining Psychological, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutritional Approaches for the Enhancement of Mood. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Health) Master - Taryn Lores
Date Role Membership Country 2014 - ongoing Member Australian Integrative Medicine Association Australia 2010 - 2013 President International Coach Federation (ICF), South Australia Branch Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
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