“Come, come, Whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again,
Rumi (Sufi Poet)
mindfulness stress reduction, Edinburgh, mindfulness meditation
OUR NEW EIGHT WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE: MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR LIFE
Our new course, MBCTL, includes the essential elements of our previous Mindfulness Foundation course but with more detailed guidance in applying mindfulness to thoughts and emotions and in cultivating kindness and appreciation, even in the face of difficulties.
This course will include basic training in mindfulness practices with an exploration of the principles involved and some guidance on how to respond to challenging events, moods and social interactions. The structure and content of the course stems primarily from the internationally successful Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy syllabus.
Week One: Waking Up From Automatic Pilot
Week Two: Another way of Being: Keeping the Body in Mind
Week Three: Gathering the Scattered Mind
Week Four: Recognising Reactivity
Week Five: Allowing and Letting Be
Week Six: Responding Skilfully: Thoughts Are Not Facts
Week Seven: How Can I Best take care of Myself?
Week Eight: Mindfulness For Life
There is an additional Day Retreat to be attended after week five.
If the students have to miss any sessions then the tutor will offer to recap the following week. We recommend, however, not missing more than two sessions.
As part of the training, we strongly recommend that the participants complement the weekly sessions with some practice at home, especially trying out the meditation techniques as well as a few observational exercises. This will help the trainees to introduce mindfulness into their daily routines. They will have the chance to share their experiences through a formal mindful dialogue during the class.
The course will include a longer additional Day Retreat session, held on a Saturday, in which those attending will have the chance to practice together for longer in silence and to learn two new complementary meditation techniques.
People who have attended this course (Read Testimonials) have generally found that they learn how to deal with their stress better and are able to enjoy a calmer, more detached perspective on their thoughts and feelings as well as a more vibrant appreciation of their present physical sensations. ( Some more details about this course )
The majority of people completing this programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including;
an increased ability to relax,
greater energy and enthusiasm for life,
an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations.
The training we offer should provide you with a good foundation for understanding the principles of mindfulness and enable you to begin to practise effectively, both within the setting of the class itself and in your own life. The knowledge and experience gained on the course should help you to cultivate a healthier relationship with yourself, your environment and other people, thus enhancing your general experience of living.
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