Tue, 01 Oct|
West View Hospital
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life
An 8 week Mindfulness course (plus additional orientation session) led by Dr. Neil Pillai with the option of a full day retreat.
Time & Location
01 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 12:00
West View Hospital, Plummer Ln, Tenterden TN30 6TX, UK
About the Event
Mindfulness is an evidence-based, non religious practice which is not so much a therapy, more a teachable skill that involves directing our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance.
We live in a world of constant busyness, where there is always another job to be done or a goal to achieve, and it can often feel like we are just rushing through, rather than really living, our lives. Mindfulness training can help to deal more effectively with stress, but more than that it can help us to wake up to the richness of our lives as they actually are, as opposed to how we may wish them to be. And in doing so we have an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how our minds work.
If you feel that you spend a lot of time caught up in your thoughts, worrying about the future, or dwelling on the past, or would like to learn how to respond to difficulties in a different way from how you may have approached things in the past, MBCT may help. It may be that for whatever reasons you feel stressed, anxious or just feel that life has lost its sparkle. Or you may just be curious to try something new for you.
Many people who take an MBCT course find that it brings them a sense of calmness, that they are able to solve problems in more skillful ways than in the past and there can be a sense of waking up to one's life. Sleep often improves and there can be an increased sense of wellbeing and happiness.
The course runs for 8 Weeks on a Tuesday morning, 10:00 - 12:00, at the Westview Care Centre in Tenterden. The dates are:
- ORIENTATION SESSION - Tuesday 24th September 2019
- Tuesday 1st October 2019
- Tuesday 8th October 2019
- Tuesday 15th October 2019
- Tuesday 22nd October 2019
- Tuesday 5th November 2019
- Tuesday 12th November 2019
- Tuesday 19th November 2019
- Tuesday 26th November 2019
- Optional retreat day on Saturday 16th November 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00 - Hole Park, Rolvenden
The Cost is £250 for the 8 Week course and £45 for the retreat day.
Free and assisted places on this course:
There are a small number of free and assisted places available for this course. These places are available to anyone in the local community who would benefit from attending but who cannot afford to pay the full fee. To apply for a free or assisted place, please contact our administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE booking.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for free or assisted places must be made NO LATER than 3 weeks prior to the course start date.
8 Week Course Fee
Mindfulness Retreat Day