8-Week Mindfulness Course (MBCT) - Online

MBCT Course

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Given how things have unfolded with the coronavirus, we are now offering online mindfulness programmes via zoom in an effort to help minimise unnecessary contact. Our experience in running exclusively online programs is that this medium offers an opportunity to have a rich and meaningful connection with the practices and group, from the convenience and comfort of your own space. This online fomat offers the same practices, exercises, teacher and small group, just as you would in our regular space.

We hope that continuing to offer the courses will be helpful, especially as mindfulness can be a wonderful tool for coping with the stress, anxiety and uncertainty of these challenging circumstances.

About MBCT

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 moment, 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; and 
  • 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.
 

Notes:

  • This class will be held on a web-based platform.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting. Do contact us (friend@londonmindful.com) if you'd like to check out/test the online platform & your internet connection beforehand.
  • No prior mindfulness experience is required.
  • 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.