Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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 weekly course content 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.

Week One
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

Please see the events page for course dates and prices. I offer sessions via Skype and 1-to-1 coaching as well as groups. Contact me for further details or to book your place, or complete this short questionaire and I will contact you.

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