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Mindfulness in Eight Weeks - March to May 2017
Sat 25 March 2017, 09:30 – 13:30 GMT
This four session mindfulness course, led by Anna Black, This four session mindfulness course runs on these Saturdays: 25th March and 8th and 29th April from 9:30am to 1:30pm, as well as 13th May from 10:30am to 5:00pm.
The course is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. We combine that with elements derived from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It follows the outlines laid out in Michael Chaskalson’s book: ‘Mindfulness in Eight Weeks’.
The course comprises approximately 15 people working together as a group. On it, you will learn several key mindfulness practices and have the chance to discuss these and your experience of them in the group.
The course is helpful for generally learning more about mindfulness. It is also helpful for managing stress, anxiety and pain. There is a strong evidence-base for such courses and one like it is recommended by NICE to help prevent relapse of depression.
Many people who complete this course report benefits such as an increased ability to relax, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, heightened self-confidence and assertiveness, and an increased ability to cope more effectively with stress. They also find that they are kinder towards themselves and others, and more accepting of the situations they find themselves in.
Home practice is an important part of the course, and each participant is recommended to try doing between 20 and 40 minutes of practice, six days per week, between each class.