Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCTL)
This 8 week course consists of weekly 2-hour sessions led by a fully qualified and professionally accredited mindfulness teacher.
The sessions involve a variety of Mindfulness meditation practices, information sharing, discussions and other exercises.
There is no requirement for to share or discuss your personal circumstances or reasons for coming to the course, and this is actually not encouraged. In fact some people can take the whole course without saying anything, yet gaining a great deal from it.
There will be a pre-course orientation session and it is important and most helpful to attend all components of the course, though it would not preclude you from doing the course if you needed to miss one of the sessions.
You will be provided with a course booklet as well as links to guided meditations for the home practice. Although there is some reading involved in this course, by far the most important component of the course will be spent doing the meditation practices, both in the sessions and as part of the daily home practices which will be set each week. Participants are expected to dedicate time each day to the home practices.
This sounds challenging, and can be with the busy lives we all lead, but there are usually solutions to be found which will be discussed at the pre-course meeting. For many of us there can be a sense of not enough time in the day and so trying to find time to meditate can create even more anxiety.
Our experience, and that of previous participants, is that mindfulness practice can somehow result in a sense of there being MORE time in the day. As with the learning of any new skill, it takes a certain amount of dedication and time. It is only 8 weeks of your life, so what have you got to lose?
There is no getting away from it…meditation can sound a little bit strange! But if you can get past this, and are willing to try for yourself something radically different, and yet something for which there is an increasing evidence base, you may open a door to a different way of being. We hope that if you choose to commit to a course you will find out, for yourself that it was worth it.
Please check our course schedule HERE for the next Taster Course and how to book your place!