Working with Mindfulness
We provide courses and workshops. Please also see information under 'events'.
What is mindfulness?
finding the time and space to focus
Being present in the moment
not re-living the past or pre-living the future
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.
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
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.
Find out more
Our next course is being held in Ross-on-Wye at Alton Street Surgery from 11th January to 8th March.
The course is supported by Newgrove Trust and Alton Street practice and we are thus able to offer it on this occasion at a much reduced cost of £80. This covers CDs and printed materials on each session which you may keep.
Contact us as soon as possible to book a place as space is limited.