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Mindful Emotion: A Short Course of Kindness

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Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness

An eight week practical course in Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) on Tuesday evenings 7.15-9.45pm, starting Tuesday 30th October.

Drawing on many years of clinical experience this practical course and accompanying book has been developed by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel to cultivate kindness in order to complement and augment other mindfulness-based approaches. Amid the recent explosion of secular mindfulness, their aim is to re-emphasise the importance of the heart, introducing the reader to a variety of ways of approaching kindness-based meditation, as well as to how to put kindness into practice in daily life.

A range of psychological theories and areas of research inform the KBT approach, primarily findings from cognitive neuroscience, as well as evolutionary and positive psychology literatures. It also uses a range of exercises found to be helpful in Eastern traditions, such as Buddhism. The KBT exercises have been isolated from their religious or spiritual origins and are used on a secular basis in this course.

The book Mindful Emotion will act as a companion to the course, walking the reader through each week of the course offering guidance, reflections, and outlining the exercises in a concise user-friendly style. Teaching on the course will be accompanied by worksheets and homework tasks, along with downloadable led meditations.

The course includes a free copy of the book Mindful Emotion, A Short Course in Kindness.

The course is suitable for both newcomers or more experienced meditators, as well as those who have previously participated in MBCT or MBSR courses.

Led by Maitrinara and team.

Course held downstairs at the Brixton Pound Cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU


Video from Dr. Paramabandhu Groves on Kindness Behaviour Training:

https://vimeo.com/148496349

Reviews of Mindful Emotion:

Mindful Emotion by Drs Paramabandhu Groves and Jed Shamel has been hailed by quite a few voices in the field:


A variety of secular-based mindfulness meditation instructions and thoughtful exercises support this process of creating a garden of kindness, which is what our world so badly needs right now. - Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, author of Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering


This deeply informative book brings together secular science, ancient wisdoms and psychotherapeutic insights, in a series of steps and practices to cultivate kindness to self and others and thereby reap its benefits. Accessible and practical, this book will be of great benefit to many. - Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE, author of The Compassionate Mind.


Buy this book, read it, practise with it. It’s a wonderfully welcome addition to the body of work around mindfulness and compassion. It’s engaging; down-to-earth but uplifting; and very much to the point. I’ll certainly be recommending it to all those who have attended my mindfulness classes. - Michael Chaskalson (Dharmachari Kulananda), author of Mindfulness in Eight Weeks.


Sarah Bargiela reports in the Journal of Mental Health:

“In sum, a heartfelt, thoughtful guide to self-awareness that builds on the existing mindfulness literature and is easily adapted for use both in personal and therapeutic settings.”


Paul Wielgus reviews it for The Western Buddhist Review:

“As the creators claim, this is a course that draws on techniques from positive psychology and ‘third wave’ therapies (for example, compassion-focused therapy), as well as taking inspiration from the Buddhist tradition; but Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) is also a course that anyone can understand, participate in and gain benefit from.”



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Concessions and Bursaries

To ensure our course are accessible to all, concessions are available to those not in full-time employment and on low incomes. For those who still cannot afford the concession rate, bursaries may be available in some circumstances. We would be happy to explore this with you if you live locally in South London and are not otherwise able to afford to attend the course. Contact us for bursary options.


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your booking at anytime. Up until 48 hours before the start of the course a full refund will be provided. When courses are fully booked, due to the limited capacity of our courses, cancellations after this time will only be refunded if a replacement from the waiting list is confirmed prior to the start of the course. We therefore encourage you to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend, as this will allow someone else to use your space and increase the chances of us providing you with a full refund.


Venue

Owing to a steep flight of stairs at The Brixton Pound Cafe, unfortunately this venue is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues and is not wheelchair friendly. For advice on finding Buddhist activities in London with accessable spaces, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

If you would like to arrive early for a drink or something to eat before the start of the course, our venue, the Brixton Pound Cafe, is a community run ‘pay-as-you-feel’ cafe. Normal opening times, Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm, Sat: 9am - 6pm.

http://brixtonpound.org/cafe

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