About the programme
This course is an adaptation of the MBCT course, initially developed by Segal, Williams and Teasdale in the 1990s to help people suffering with depression reduce relapses of illness. The MBCT for Stress programme consists of 8 weekly 2 hour sessions in a small group of people (10-12 people max.).
All training complies with the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) from the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations.
What is mindfulness ?
Mindfulness simply means non-judgmental, moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations. It develops concentration and the ability to witness the present, as opposed to being caught up in, your thoughts.
What are the benefits of being mindful?
• An ability to cope better with long-term and short- term stress
• Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
• Increased confidence and improved self-esteem
• Greater capacity to cope with pain and difficulty
• A valuable insight into their own inner strength and resources Mindfulness can enable you to see things differently and raises your awareness of your options giving you more strength to face the different challenges in your life.