Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Stress Reduction
8 Week Course - Tuesday evenings 6.45pm - 9pm
£170 Full/£130 concessions
If you are interested in doing a Mindfulness course with Shubha please contact her at email@example.com and she will let you know when she has dates for the next eight week course.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Stress Reduction is designed to help people with a wide range of physical and mental health problems related to stress and focuses on improving physical and emotional well-being.
This eight week course is a systematic training where you learn new ways of dealing with what goes on in your mind and body with regard to stress. Instead of addressing problems by looking at them head on and talking about them the course is experiential and you are taught a variety of mindfulness tools that investigate your relationship to problems and you learn how to be more fully where you already are. This can develop greater spaciousness and awareness.
There are also exercises drawn fro Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which develop mindfulness of responses to situations and awareness of interpretations of situations that may not be true. During the course you look at models of stress and you explore working with the challenges of modern life and how you can make positive choices about aspects of your life.
Some of the course involves sharing and reviewing experiences of practising mindfulness with other class members and you can participate with the group dialogue as much as you feel comfortable with.
The effectiveness of the course depends on your willingness and commitment to do practice between class meetings. You will be working to change patterns that have been around for a long time that may have become habits. You are given home practice to do six days a week that will involve listening to a CD and following instructions and performing brief exercises.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was pioneered by Kabat-Zinn in 1990. Research has shown that MBSR and MBCT can have significant positive effects for a variety of health conditions.