well as offering 1-2-1 Mindfulness sessions as a graduate of the UK College of Meditation and Mindfulness Now, I'm pleased to be able to offer the 8 week Mindfulness Now Programme to groups and also
creator of UK College Mindful Meditation- developed the Mindfulness Now programme after his own experience of using mindfulness to help him with his recovery and rehabilitation, including management
of pain, following two serious illnesses. He already had considerable experience of learning and practicing mindfulness and, as a therapist, it’s something which for many years he has taught clients
Now 8 week course offers a fusion of mindfulness-based approaches, including the
Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness
Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
MBCT developed in early 1990's by
Professor Mark Williams and colleagues at the University of Oxford, offers a breakthrough in the treatment of depression, anxiety and emotional trauma, and is recommended by NICE as a treatment of
choice for depression. In 1979 Dr Jon
Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre – Stress Reduction Clinic developed a psycho-educational program called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which provides an integration of mindfulness meditation with proven
psychotherapeutic approaches into an accessible and evidence-based approach which has been taught worldwide.
combining elements from both the MBSR and MBCT program this course is a combination of guided meditations, reflective discussion on the attitudes of mindfulness as well as offering readings of Mindful poems and stories. There
will also be a class of gentle Mindful Movement to further explore mindful awareness.
This course is for all levels, those with no prior
knowledge of Mindfulness, those who have attended classes or those who have had many years of meditation experience.