The 8-week Mindfulness meditation MBCT course for the prevention of depression, anxiety and stress
I also teach an 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course in Bath and Bristol for the prevention of low mood, depression, anxiety and stress, and for enhancing quality of life. This is an experiential course that everyone can benefit from. MBCT teaches participants simple and effective practical skills, guided meditation and mindfulness movement exercises. Please have a look at my website: Mindfulness Courses Bath and Bristol
The basis of this 8-week course has been running for over 30 years in American hospitals for the treatment and prevention of stress, pain and anxiety. It has proven itself to be highly effective. A few years ago the course was further developed in the UK to prevent relapse into depression. Impressive results from studies have gained the course the approval of NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence).
The course involves meditation practices and exercises which bring about greater awareness of our unhelpful automatic negative ways of thinking and reacting to lifes problems. Through enhanced awareness we begin to see the signs of potential crisis, upset and unhappiness much sooner than we normally would. Mindfulness meditation enables us to respond in a calmer, clear headed way that often leads to less of the above problems.
The majority of people completing the course report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:
An increased ability to relax and experience calm can:
- Greater energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life
- Heightened self confidence and more acceptance for life as it is
- An increase ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
The aim of this course is to learn new ways to handle challenging physical sensations, emotions, moods or social interactions.
For more about the course see my website and links.