MBCT eight week mindfulness course
“Our lifestyle and behaviour can significantly influence the way that our brain is shaped... overuse the regions associated with depression, and the pathways for happiness - which aren't being used - become weaker." - Fadel Zeidan, PhD
Luckily, the opposite is also true!
The New Year is coming and you may have in mind some New Year resolutions for the 2018.
You may intend to lose weight or to let go of the resentment towards one (or more) family member, or to get a pet or to move near the sea.
Change involves intention and transformation. This, from the neuroplasticity point of view, means that your brain needs to develop some new connections. Are you ready for that, and, if you are ready, how are you going to do that? How are you going to create your neural pathways leading to manifest your New year resolution?
Mindfulness may be handy to you.
Regular practice builds different neural structures, “that place where being mindful becomes more second-nature is where the plastic change in the mind happens”, says Zeidan. This practice enables the brain to better deal with higher levels of distress, to experience awareness and acceptance and to mobilise the nervous system to physically enact positive choices. With the mindfulness approach, your brain is effectively being rewired.
One study showed brain transformations after just eight weeks of regular meditation.
Your way of feeling, thinking and choosing will be positively different... now you know how to manifest your New Year resolution.
On Wednesday 24th January 2018 I am starting a new course. With this course you will learn to:
- Develop to approach life with acceptance and understanding
- Develop new ways to respond to challenges
- Develop awareness
- Cope with stress, anxiety and difficult emotion
- Enhance your health and well-being
- Understand how your mind works
- Break unwanted thought patterns
- Deal more effectively with worries and depression
- Face illness and pain with greater confidence
- Restore balance, control and peace of mind
- Relax more easily
- Gain more enjoyment in life.
This course is for the general public who are interested in personal development or self-improvement, or are looking for support.
It is also for professionals and trainees looking for qualifying courses or CPD workshops.
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.
The next course starting 24 January 2018, Wednesday 7pm-9pm, and then:
- 31st January
- 7th, 21st & 28th February
- 7th, 14th & 21st March
Day of Practice: Saturday 10th March 10.30am–4pm
The course includes:
- 8 two hours group sessions
- Course materials and CD's
- Home practice
- A day practice session
- Between-session email or phone support as required
- Book - “Mindfulness – a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world” – M.Williams, D Penman.
The location is:
3 Ralphs Retreat
Cost: £225 or £195 when you book with a £100 deposit by Wednesday 20th December.
If you are not sure if this course is for you, I offer a 30 minutes free session for you to experience the approach and to ask me your questions.
Feel free to contact me for further details.
About the host
I have been practicing meditation for about 25 years and I practice Mindfulness regularly.
I am a MBACP counsellor and I also trained as Mindfulness teacher. I have been teaching Mindfulness in the last 5 years.
My teaching and continuous training are motivated by the positive changes achieved by the participants of my courses and events.