Mindful You – An 8 Week Course in Applied Mindfulness

Your journey to greater happiness, contentment and well-being

If there are areas of your life where you feel you would like to be more powerful, more dynamic, where you would like to let go of some of the limiting self-views or habits that keep you trapped in unproductive behaviour, then I invite you to come on this course and explore how it might help you to find a greater sense of freedom, spontaneity, self-expression and vitality. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how the course might help you.

“This course was very powerful and has been life changing. It has really helped me to focus on the ‘Here and now’ rather than getting caught up in ruminative thinking. I have a tendency to worry about the future and about events that have not yet occurred and this was making me feel very stressed. Applying the techniques and mindfulness strategies I learnt on the course I feel better able to cope and although I still feel anxious this tends to diminish more quickly.”

Kensington Council 8 week course participant, 2016

Over this 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course (MBCT) learn:

  • mindfulness tools to help with depression, anxiety and worry
  • how to feel happier and more confident
  • simple ways to reduce stress
  • ways to handle self-critical and jugemental thinking
We meet in a small group of up to 18 participants and learning is through instruction, guided practice and group discussion.

Stress, worry and anxiety can all feel overwhelming in our hectic modern world. Over the 8 weeks you’ll be introduced to a series of meditations that build up into your own tool box of practices. Each participant finds different practices most relevant to them and by the end of the course have their own bespoke approach to mindfulness:

  • You may find it is the gratitude practice that helps you reconnect with a feeling of excitement and joy about your life.
  • Or the mindful movement practice that helps you feel alert and energised in your body.
  • Some find the body scan practice a way to explore deeply their experience of being embodied
  • Whilst others enjoy resting in a deep place of calm by sitting with their attention resting on the feeling of the breath rising and falling in the body.

The course is based on the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme developed in Oxford and includes elements of compassion based practice as well. Over the course of the 8 weeks, you’ll learn how mindfulness can help you to recognise when you become entangled in worries, self-criticism and ruminative thinking. As you recognise and step back from this unhelpful automatic thinking and story telling you’ll find a way to be more free, spontaneous and happy.

Course Format

The course consists of eight, two and a half hour sessions which include mindfulness practices, guided meditations, gentle stretching and movement, group dialogue and discussion, home practice assignments, and guided audio practices. There is also a full-day retreat that will include a variety of soothing practices, silence and a day to explore in more detail the practices we introduce over the course.

You’ll receive a course workbook and guided meditations to download and keep. Weekly emails offer guidance and support and remind you of the practices for that week.

“The course has really helped me gain more insights into thought patterns and how our mind works. Key for me are the use of practices such as Loving Kindness, nourishing activities, creating mind space with meditation and being open to our experiences”  Richard, Spring, 2017

 

Dates:

8 Thursday evenings from 2nd May – 27th June. With a break for one week on the 30th May

Time:

7.00 – 9.30 pm

Venue:

Chadswell Healthy Living Centre
Chadswell
Harrison Street
London
WC1H 8JE

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Nearest tube: Kings Cross. The venue is a ten minute walk from Kings Cross station.

Fee:

£320

Concessions for unwaged, students and those in need are avaialble. Contact Nick to discuss. 

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