Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is suitable for people wishing to enhance their general physical and mental wellbeing.
Is the course for me?
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, recurrent depression or feel generally ‘dissatisfied’ with your life, this course could help you develop skills to better respond to the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday living. Previous participants say that the course helped them to be more in the present moment, realise that they are not their thoughts, and be kinder to themselves.
The programme is not being offered as a treatment for any specific physical or psychological conditions. It is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing very severe problems in these areas. On booking, we will ask you for some information pertaining to your general well-being and state of mind to ensure the course is suitable for you at this time.
What will I learn?
You will learn to deal more skilfully with the stresses and strains of daily living. Practicing the skill of deliberately paying attention to what happens in mind and body we become more familiar with the workings of our own mind patterns and habits, some habits that may no longer be helpful for us. You learn to spot our own ‘warning signs’ early, before the stress or depression become too overwhelming. We can then make plans for how best to respond, rather than react in our old familiar, often unhelpful ways.
There will be a combination of guided meditation practices and cognitive exercises. In between sessions, there will be home practice for people to do and we estimate this takes approximately 1 hour/day.
Who will teach me?
Our MBCT course teachers are fully trained and hold the OMC ‘Certificate of Competence to teach MBCT’. They meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, i.e. they are suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for their teaching.
“The course has been amazing. It has helped me be more present in my everyday life, more focused and less distracted.”
Who is the course for?
General Public (over 18yrs)
Where is the course?
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
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