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Mindfulness MBCT

Mindfulness means 

  • paying attention,
  • in a particular way,
  • on purpose, 
  • in the present moment, 
  • without judgement (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course teaches a number of Mindfulness Meditation Practices with elements of traditional CBT, helping participants to learn to bring awareness to their experiences, their thoughts, their body, their senses and emotions, in a compassionate and non-judgemental way. This can allow the development of a different, more helpful relationship to life and difficulties. The course is 8 weeks long, each session lasting 2 and a half hours. At the NHS Centre for Integrative Care we have added an introduction week to allow a taster of the practices and a chance to find out more about the course before committing and a mid-course silent practice session to deepen the experience of the practices.

Our MBCT course teachers are fully trained. They meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, i.e. they are suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, are appropriately insured, and are receiving supervision for their teaching.

MBCT is useful in long term chronic conditions, anxiety and depression, and addiction.