Mindfulness & Nature Workshops
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Courses
‘You are the sky, everything else is just the weather’.
I offer 8 week Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses offering evidenced-based ways to respond to your daily experiences with greater self-awareness, self-compassion and presence. The mindfulness philosophy and methods introduced on the course can be helpful in coping with depression, anxiety and stress.
MBCT was recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for depression in 2004. In 2009 the recommendation was updated and given ‘key priority’ status.
‘Of the treatments specifically designed to reduce relapse, group-based mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the strongest evidence base with evidence that it is likely to be effective in people who have experienced three or more depressive episodes’?. (NICE 2009).
The training addresses two key processes that underlie many psychological problems, including anxiety and depression: The first process is that of overthinking and rumination. The second is that of avoidance of difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations and situations, which as we have all no doubt discovered, often leads to greater problems in the longer run! The course will help reduce the tendency to go over past issues and regrets in our lives again and again, as well as the tendency to excessively and unhelpfully worry about the future. On the other hand, it will enhance our ability to be with difficult thoughts, feelings and sensations rather than suppress them.
The course is based on The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal.
Dates coming soon for this 8 week mindfulness course. Please contact me by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255 for more information, or to be added to the mailing list for updates on these courses.
Mindfulness in Nature Workshops
‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’.
I offer workshops that encourage us to take time out from the frenzy of modern life to immerse ourselves in the healing qualities of nature. The day helps us to reconnect with ourselves and with nature through a mixture of evidence based practices such as Mindfulness, Ecotherapy, Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku or 森林浴) & walking. These workshops remind us of our deep connection with nature and allows us to meet all five of the five Ways to Wellbeing, i.e. staying active, keep learning, give, take notice and connect.
The next event is planned for: To be confirmed soon.
Please contact me by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255 for more information, or to be added to the mailing list for updates on these workshops.