MBCT


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 chromic 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 Skype or in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Contact us for further details or to book.