Mindfulness 8 week MBSR/MBCT training course: October-December 2016
Mindfulness for health, stress and emotional well-being. MBSR/MBCT eight-week training course.
Come along to this eight-session training course based in South Manchester, starting in the middle of October 2016 to be introduced to the simplicity of what mindfulness can offer you in your life.
This course, running on Wednesday evenings (7pm to 9.30pm) from October to December 2016 will be a mixture of experiential and theoretical mindfulness, drawing on core mindfulness theory and practice.
Training will include breath work, sitting meditations, body scans, mindful movement, body work and teachings about the theory and practice of mindfulness. There will be plenty of opportunities to apply the teachings and experiential meditations to your everyday life and to help set up a daily mindfulness practice of your own.
This course is open to both beginners and to people who have already meditated in other settings.
The training will use the mindfulness teachings of American Jon Kabat-Zinn and British Professor Mark Williams who have developed mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) alongside general mindfulness concepts.
Mindfulness-based practices are becoming increasingly accepted by medical and other caring professions as an important way to help people manage their lives better with choice and purpose, particularly if experiencing conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, pain or illness. However, mindful techniques are also helpful for everyone to live in a more balanced and purposeful way.
On this training course, you will be encouraged to do regular practise between sessions, with the opportunity to have email contact with your trainer and other participants between sessions.
You will learn within a supportive group environment with experienced meditator, trainer and psychotherapist, Aileen Ross. You will also receive handouts and copies of meditations as part of the training course to enhance your developing practise in mindfulness and to be able to practise the different meditations at home.
The cost of the course is £250 with a certificate of attendance given at the end of the training (with requirements for a number of sessions attended). There will also be a one-day experiential retreat.
To find out more about this event, and/or book a place please contact Aileen Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or phone via 0845 458 9944 (low-rate number with confidential voicemail) or mobile 07961 327828 (also confidential voicemail).
About the host
Aileen is a psychotherapist and trainer of 20 years experience with 15 years meditation practice, integrating mindfulness in her work. She's a listed Mindfulness Teacher with the UK Network for mindfulness-based teachers working within their guidelines and the BACP ethical code. She's in the 5th year of study on a mindfulness masters degree.