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Mindfulness Course - MBCT (Spring)

Learn to turn on the light of awareness and ride the waves of life

  • Started 1 May
  • From 8 British pounds
  • Your home

Service Description

*Please note, it's called MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) but it is a course where you learn the skills rather than group therapy. Studies have shown that MBCT programmes are highly effective in preventing depression relapse and the after effects of trauma, but you do not have to be clinically depressed or traumatised to learn mindfulness. It is a skill for life. It is proven to reduce depression, stress and anxiety, and help pain management. You will learn to Respond to life’s challenges skilfully Relate to thoughts and feelings in a new way Experience calm and clarity Increase a sense of wellbeing Two hour class each week, for eight weeks, with homework or home practice and a possible retreat day to be scheduled. The sessions build on each other - try to attend each class. You will learn in a small group, co-creating a safe, inclusive and supportive space. It is about Recognising the autopilot in our lives. We learn to step out of it by cultivating mindful awareness moment by moment. Coming back to our body – not just living in our heads. We recognise the imprints of the history of experience on the body. Gathering the scattered mind. We learn to see clearly. Looking into the mind’s habitual reaction to the unpleasant (aversion) and pleasant (craving). Learning to live fully in the present moment without being caught up in the past or future. Understanding shared human experiences and developing compassion. About the teacher Ariyananda has been practising mindfulness for 14 years and she teaches mindfulness, including mindful Qigong, in the UK and China. She holds a Master by Research in mindfulness and pain experience, and has trained with Bangor University and in monastic settings. She meets the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers and the course is supervised by a Mindfulness Network supervisor. Please note: recordings may be used in supervision and are kept strictly confidential. She is the co-founder of Heart Space, a non-profit organisation with mindfulness at its core, helping people remember our interconnectedness with oneself, others and nature, for the welfare of people, communities, and the natural environment. Contribution On a sliding scale, please pay the rate you can best afford. By paying the supporter rate, you will support someone who wants to learn the skill for life but cannot afford the standard rate at the moment. Free places available. The small refundable fee is symbolic commitment.

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Contact Details

the DOJO space, Doyle Gardens, London, UK

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