8-Week Mindfulness Course (MBCT)

MBCT Course

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About the Course

The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme is closely modeled on the MBSR with some important differences designed specifically to help us deal with depressive mood states.

The programme has been shown to be highly effective in preventing depressive relapse and in treating other psychological conditions, including anxiety and stress-related conditions. MBCT is included in the NHS NICE guidelines and is increasingly used in therapeutic practice.

While the content and learning outcomes of the course are very similar to our other 8-week mindfulness courses, this particular course presents an opportunity for participants to learn new ways of managing and preventing episodes of low mood and anxiety in a group that shares a history of struggling with the same issues. 

By training ourselves to focus our attention on the present, MBCT can help us:

  • Cope better with emotional challenges
  • Change our relationship with difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Learn skills to reduce the risk of further episodes of low mood or depression
  • Increase a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Over the course of the 8-week MBCT programme, participants will learn how mindfulness can help us recognise when we become entangled in streams of worries, self-criticism and ruminative thinking, and learn tools to interrupt this process and make wise choices in the face of emotional challenge. At the end of the 8-week course, participants will feel better equipped to face life’s difficulties with self-compassion instead of self-criticism, using the tools and skills they have learned.
 

Format:

The online course consists of eight, weekly two-hour sessions and an online retreat day.

Notes:

  • This class will be held on Zoom.
  • No prior mindfulness experience is required.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom.
  • Please contact us (friend@londonmindful.com) if you'd like to test the online Zoom and / or your internet connection beforehand.
  • There is up to 45 minutes per day of home practice of mindfulness and self-compassion exercises recommended during the course.
  • Please note we do not allow participants to miss the first session for this course.
  • This course is not offered as a treatment for any specific psychological or physical conditions. The course may not be suitable for people experiencing severe difficulties, for more information please see our FAQs or email us to discuss further.
  • As part of the booking process participants are required to complete a personal history questionnaire, and a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the course isn't suitable at this time, a full refund will be given.

Computer Requirements:

  • A PC, laptop, Macbook or tablet
  • A webcam and microphone
  • A stable internet connection
  • A private space where you can be undisturbed

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