Working with Mindfulness

We provide courses and workshops. Please also see information under 'events'.

What is mindfulness?

Attention

 

 

finding the time and space to focus

 

Being present in the moment

 

not re-living the past or pre-living the future

 

 

Being non-judgemental

 

being able to accept and work with whatever situation we find ourself in

What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)?

Initially developed for people with long term health conditions to help reduce their stress, MBCT has been used sucessfully with people experiencing depression and a range of emotionally stressful situations.

An MBCT course is usually eight weekly 2 hour group sessions. The sessions do not involve you in talking about your own personal situation, but you will be expected to talk about how you are finding the exercises. To benefit fully you need to attend all the sessions and engage in daily practice.

How does MBCT work?

It does not work by changing what we think, but by teaching people how to relate differently to their negative thoughts and feelings.

Becoming more aware

 

 

 

 

Stepping back

 

 

 

Accepting and letting go

 

 

Creating space to change

How can mindfulness improve our life?

Mindfulness encourages us to develop our willingness to experience life, and our capacity to engage with things which are difficult. It helps give us the courage to allow distressing moods, emotions, thoughts and sensations to come and go, without using up our energy to battle against them. We then find that they can be seen from a different perspective, one which allows us to step back and bring to these moments a sense of understanding and compassion.

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EIGHT WEEK STRESS REDUCTION COURSE

Create a space in your own home to join us.       Cost negotiable – please enquire.

Taking place in June & July – live time to be confirmed – access to recording.

Contact us as soon as possible to book a place and receive the supporting course materials.

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