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  • Week one: Watching the tendency to live on autopilot

 

  • Week two: Watching the chatter of the mind

 

  • Week three: The body in stillness and movement

 

  • Week four: The mind's habit of clinging to or escaping from everyday experiences

 

  • Week five: Finding acceptance of things we cannot change

  • Group therapy. You will not be asked to bring personal problems or talk about your childhood. Only your everyday ordinary experience will be discussed. Sometimes this can raise difficult thoughts and feelings which can be discussed in the context of mindfulness and the course content only if you would like to.

Fee:

Cost includes workbook and MP3/CD guided meditations.

£90 for 50 minutes if booked as one-to-one or up to a total of three people.

 

 

 

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has research-based evidence for a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety. But MBCT is also an excellent set of skills to help you build strength before you get into tougher mental states. MBCT teaches you how to stand back from the negative thought patterns and low self-esteem that you may at times find yourself in the midst of.

MBCT

MBCT CAN HELP YOU TO:

ABOUT THE COURSE

Experiencing lows are part of the human condition, and mindfulness could help you bounce back quicker and more fully after feeling down.

FURTHER INFORMATION

MBCT has been shown to be more effective than anti-depressants and the government's National Intitute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved and recommended it as a treatment of choice on the NHS for recurrent depression.

  • Slow down constant, repetitive and unhelpful thinking. Psychologists call this rumination - the habit of the mind to constantly chew over something but a resolution is never arrived at.

 

  • Manage what feels like instinctual impulses to behave in unhelpful ways. Some people describe themselves as repeating self-destruction behaviours that let themselves down.

 

  • Be more attuned to your feelings. Perhaps you have heard of emotional intelligence. This is the ability to recognise emotions in yourself and others and to be skilled at managing them.

  • Enjoy and appreciate your life more fully. Mindfulness gets people of autopilot and into a state of mind that is more open and so can enjoy even the small things in life to a greater extent. We find it easier to find meaning and value in aspects of our lives that we might have overlooked or neglected.

 

  • Feel more open to and less critical of self and others. Mindfulness can also help us appreciate ourselves and others more. This helps us be less hard on ourselves and better partners, friends and colleagues.

PROGRAMME

  • Week six: Recognising thoughts as just thoughts

 

  • Week seven: Recognising habitual patterns and the choices we can make to change them.

 

  • Week eight: Strengthening the intention to keep up the good work at the end of the programme.  

MBCT INVOLVES:

  • Learning to meditate in the sessions within a group of up to 12 people (option for one-2-one or pair work).

 

  • Practicing meditation at home every day.

 

  • Doing simple home practice reflections on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences.

  • Talking about your experience of meditation in the group sessions. However, there is never pressure to share your experiences and you are welcome to be an active listener rather than participating through speaking.

 

  • Doing gentle physical movement. Please let the teacher know if you have any physical limitations.

MBCT DOES NOT INVOLVE

Most people get so much rich experience and learning from hearing about how others are experiencing mindfulness and using it in their lives.

 

Questions that other group members ask can also stimulate a lot of good discussion that you could benefit so much from.

  • Clearing your mind for becoming more relaxed. Sometimes these are by-products of MBCT but this is not the goal. Mindfulness is about knowing yourself better and being able to manage yourself more skillfully

However, if a group timetable does no suit your schedule, you might like to sign up for personal tuition in person or by Skype.

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PERSONAL TUITION