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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT/MBSR) Eight Week Training – Dublin Mornings

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT/MBSR) Eight Week Training – Dublin Mornings

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16th January
Duration | 8 Weeks
(Tues Mornings)

Fee | €295

MBCT | MBSR Eight Week Training - Mornings
January 16, 2018,10:30 AM
Full (€295.00)
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
295.00
295.00

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Mindfulness is about learning to pay attention to our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, the body and the world around us – an awareness of “present experience with acceptance” (Germer et al, 2005).

Participants are taught to observe their habitual automatic and unhelpful cognitive reactions while at the same time learning to interact with their thoughts and emotions in a less judgemental and more compassionate way.  Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily living to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

In MBCT programmes, participants meet together as a class (8 participants) 2.5 hours per week for eight weeks, plus one full day session between weeks 5 and 7. We start by developing an awareness of what is happening in our experience. We do this through mindfulness practices such as the body scan, mindful yoga, sitting meditation and being mindful of other activities such as walking or eating. We learn how to be with our experience as it is, instead of pushing away unwanted thoughts, emotions or other experiences.

The main “work” is done at home between classes. There is a set of CDs to accompany the programme, notes and a copy of Mindfulness a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman.  In the classes, there is an opportunity to talk about your experiences with the home practices, the obstacles that inevitably arise and how to deal with them skilfully.


Over the eight weeks of the program, the practices help you:

  • to become familiar with the workings of your mind
  • to notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals, rumination and self-destructive thoughts
  • to explore ways of releasing yourself from those old habits and, if you choose, enter a different way of being.
  • to lower levels of emotional distress and reduce levels of stress
  • to put you in touch with a different way of knowing yourself and the world
  • to notice small beauties and pleasures in the world around you instead of living in your head
  • to be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals.
  • to find a way so you don’t have to battle with yourself all the time
  • to accept yourself as you are, rather than judging yourself all the time.

Research shows that Mindfulness is enormously empowering for clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for psychological problems such as anxiety, panic, stress and relapse prevention for clients in remission from depression or recovery from addiction.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurring depression and low mood. Course commences Tuesday, 16th January from 10:30am to 1pm for eight Tuesday mornings, until Tuesday, 6th March 2018 at 10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. There are six places available on this course.

Cost of training €250 includes CDs, course notes, Mindfulness a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, day of retreat, and 24 hours of mindfulness-based training. Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham
This course combines the essential elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

“It has greatly exceeded my expectations having done mindfulness before. I feel that anything I was doing before is now completely strengthened and improved by this experience. It was a pleasure to be a part of this course and I am accrediting the course to my contentment and improving happiness”. Participant on MBSR/MBCT.

MBCT | MBSR Eight Week Training - Mornings
January 16, 2018,10:30 AM
Full (€295.00)
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
295.00
295.00

Booking Event ...
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Testimonials

"It has greatly exceeded my expectations having done mindfulness before. I feel that anything I was doing before is now completely strengthened and improved by this experience. It was a pleasure to be a part of this course and I am accrediting the course to my contentment and improving happiness"

June 2014
"A wonderful course, really gained a thorough knowledge of how mindfulness works. A life-changing experience for me, definitely recommend this course"

December, 2014
"This course was much more than I ever expected… I would rate it as the most enriching, the most educational and the most wholly encompassing of my career in psychology and therapy to date"

Counselling Psychologist
"I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing coming into the course but I was so wrong. I have been so lucky to experience this at such a young age and have learned skills that I will take with me for life. Overall life-changing experience"

18 year-old, 2014
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