Exploring mindfulness as an effective resource in psychotherapy
City Coast Centre
Brighton & Hove
There has been extensive research into mindfulness and its influence on the brain and emotional regulation. Mindfulness-based approaches such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) have become widely available within the NHS and other settings, and have proven to be effective in areas such as depression, anxiety, BPD, and chronic pain. For instance, MBCT has been recognised by NICE as an effective treatment for depression.
In this workshop, we will explore the opportunities and challenges for therapists who wish to learn more about mindfulness and how to integrate it into their clinical 1-1 work. We will look at how to build and deepen our own mindfulness practice, and how we might be able to integrate this in our work and our existing approaches.
The workshop will have a strong experiential focus and offers an opportunity for beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners alike to practice some key mindfulness skills and techniques that are particularly relevant for working mindfully within the therapeutic relationship. We will also enquire into how therapists and clients can cultivate empathic presence, acceptance, and equilibrium when working with complex dynamics, memories or trauma.
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About The Palmeira Practice
Margaret Landale is an integrative psychotherapist, trainer, author and conference speaker. She specialises in stress-related and psychosomatic disorders and has taught widely on these subjects. She is a supervisor and trainer and has worked as the Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London.