Mindful Space Cardiff
8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT), Sept - Nov 2015
Learn new ways of handling stress, pain and difficult feelings. An experiential course in mindfulness, based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Mark Williams. Learn in a supportive group environment with an experienced meditator, trainer and counsellor.
When and where is the course?
Place: Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Trainer: Vicki Worsley
Dates: 8 weekly Wednesday evening sessions: 30 Sept – 25 Nov (no session 28 Oct)
plus one full day, Saturday 14 Nov (10:00-4:00pm)
Times: 7:00-9:15pm (course length 24 hours)
Fee: £200 early bird fee (before 2 September), £220 full fee
What will I get out of the course?
• Strategies to handle difficult feelings, stress, chronic pain and moods
• Greater patience, compassion, determination and focus
• Deeper body awareness
• Greater attunement to yourself, others and the world around you
What have previous students said?
“Excellent course in everyway – practical, informative, gentle, well-prepared and structured”.
EK, counsellor, Swansea
“The tutor was patient and very receptive to the needs of those on the course.”
“The course has helped me cope with physical pain and deal with the pressure of work.”
“It has made me enjoy every day and not want to wish ‘bad’ days away.”
JK, researcher, Swansea
Who is facilitating?
Vicki Worsley is an experienced meditator, counsellor, teacher and trainer. She has meditated for over 20 years. Vicki trained in mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn (USA), Thich Nhat Hanh (France) and at Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness.
What will we cover?
We will cover the core syllabus of the courses in MBSR, (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT, (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). This includes mindfulness of breathing and body scan meditations, breathwork and bodywork, input and discussion on the theory and principles of mindfulness. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply the teachings to your life and experience.
Who is the course for?
The course is open to beginners and to people who have meditated before in other settings. The only course requirement is that you make a commitment to attend all the sessions and set up and maintain a daily meditation and mindfulness practice. (You will get lots of support to help you do so.)
How much home practice will I be asked to do?
Mindfulness meditation is a skill that requires commitment and daily practice to develop. To get the full benefits from the course you will need to set aside a regular time to do home practice of up to 60 minutes per day. If you think that this is going to be difficult for you please discuss this with the trainer before you enrol.
Is there any course reading?
We recommend that you read either Full Catastrophe Living (Kabat-Zinn), Living Well with Pain and Illness (Burch) or A Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Williams).
What do I bring to the sessions?
Please bring four or five cushions and a blanket to class. You may also choose to invest in a proper meditation cushion and mat to support your practice.
A central part of the learning on this course will take place between students, in the group. For this learning to take place it is essential that the group environment is comfortable, friendly and supportive. I see it as a key part of my role to facilitate this environment.
What is the refund policy?
You can cancel your registration up until the first day of the course. There is a cancellation fee of 40%.
Is my registration transferrable?
It's not possible to transfer this registration to another course. You will need to cancel this booking and then rebook on the new course.
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