Thu, 21 Jan|
Mindfulness Course - MBCTL
8 Week Mindfulness Course - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life with Dr. Neil Pillai
Time & Location
21 Jan 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
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 is taught by Dr. Neil Pillai and runs for 8 Weeks on a Thursday evening 6-8pm via Zoom videoconferencing. The dates are:
- FREE Taster Session - Thursday 7th January 6-7pm (Please book separately)
- Thursday 21st January 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 28th January 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 4th February 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 11th February 2020 - 6-8pm
- No session on 18th February 2020 - Schools Half Term
- Thursday 25th February 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 4th March 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 11th March 2020 - 6-8pm
- Thursday 18th March 2020 - 6-8pm
The Cost of the course and all materials is £250.
On completion of the course you will be elgible to attend our weekly on-going program of on-line mindulness practice sessions, free of charge.
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.