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An introduction to Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy: what is it and how could it be beneficial for me?

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The Butterfly mind or the Monkey mind is continually strengthening the tendency of the mind to be unsettled. What does it mean that our mind is unsettled?

When we have a settled mind we are generally aware of the present moment, we can be in flow, or just sitting and breathing, and we can be aware of current emotions or sensations in our body. When our mind is unsettled, our awareness can be anywhere but often not in the present moment, the mind can go to places from long ago, or to places it is longing for. An unsettled mind can chew over yesterdays’ emotions about yesterdays’ encounters or be full of anxiety about the family gathering that is planned for next week.

Often we barely know what our mind is up to when it is unsettled, often we experience emotions but are not quite sure why. In times when we experience struggles it can well be that our mind is preparing for flight or fight and we experience a perturbed feeling in our body while our mind goes to places we rather avoid. It is this tendency of the mind that we all share and that can sometimes lead to low mood and even depression or anxiety (one in four people in the UK).

In this workshop we experience practices that can help to settle our mind, even if only for a very short moment…

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Anna Bendijk is a trained mindfulness (since 2012) and mindfulness self-compassion teacher (since 2017). She has founded psychologyatthecoast.com and is passionate about health, mindfulness and psychology. She used to work as a psychologist/trainer/coach in Occupational Health and later the NHS for over 15 years. Her current interest is chronic health problems like heart failure and mindfulness based approaches as well as mindful self compassion for carers and people working in the health system and those who need to make the vital transition from therapy to integrating mindfulness approaches into their lives. Recently Anna is starting to develop courses for those who want to become mindfulness teachers or supporters themselves. As a mindfulness teacher, Anna has a strong ability for patience, reflection and integrity. She likes to create a compassionate space for each person to be who they are. People feel therefore they can benefit from her listening skills in a safe group space.

Anna adheres to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses.

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