8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme, based on the original programme devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

MBCT combines traditional cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness and meditation. MBCT enables the participant to recognise and step out of automatic cognitive processes that can trigger stress, anxiety and depression. Participants recognise that certain thoughts and feelings are mentally destructive and are taught to allow the mind to move from automatic thought patterns to conscious emotional processing.

Scientific research supports the effectiveness of mindfulness for reducing depressive relapses, reducing cravings for substances people are addicted to, combating stress and being an effective tool for managing chronic pain and health conditions.

The MBCT programme takes place over 8 weeks. There is a weekly course and practice is done outside of the class with the use of MP3′s for regular meditation and techniques to integrate mindfulness into daily routines.

Please see the events page for course dates and prices.

Week One - Awareness & Automatic pilot

Week Two - Living in our heads & Dealing with barriers

Week Three - Gathering the scattered mind & Mindfulness of breath

Week Four - Staying present & Recognising aversion

Week Five - Allowing/letting be - Exploring acceptance

Week Six - Thoughts are not facts

Week Seven - How can I best take care of myself?

Week Eight - Acceptance and change & Maintaining and extending new learning

This can also be taught via web chat/meetings or in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Contact us for further details & to book.

The Happy Starfish (2021)