Mindfulness-based strategies for working with anxiety and depression
An intensive one-day workshop exploring some of the ways in which mindfulness has been found to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
In this workshop participants will learn a variety of mindfulness-based techniques that can be used to help clients develop a new relationship with their thoughts and feelings. They will also discover ways of assisting clients in responding proactively to the early warning signs of relapse, with the aim of keeping recurring symptoms at bay.
This course will look at a number of mindfulness-based strategies that can be used to address some of the common features associated with anxiety and depression, including:
- Automatic pilot: Understanding the difference between the 'doing' and the 'being'.
Dealing with barriers: Recognising unhelpful mental chatter and its control over a person's reaction to everyday events.
Mindfulness of breath: Developing focus and awareness by bringing attention to the client's breathing.
Staying present: Helping clients to gain a wider perspective and relate differently to symptoms and experiences.
Allowing or letting be: Learning to experience thoughts and feelings without judgement, developing an attitude of acceptance.
How clients can best take care of themselves: Learning how to recognise and respond to the early warning signs of anxiety and depression.
Led by two experienced therapists and training facilitators, this workshop is designed to equip participants with a range of mindfulness-based tools and strategies for use in the treatment of anxiety and depression. The course is recommended for anyone with an interest in exploring the theory and practice of mindfulness-based approaches and may be of particular interest to those involved in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy and mental health.
All delegates will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance and accompanying workshop hand-outs.
About the host
This workshop is facilitated by Elizabeth Doggart, BABCP accredited supervisor and UKCP registered cognitive behavioural therapist, and Sharon Hinsull, MBACP, integrative therapist and associate lecturer in counselling. Both facilitators are highly experienced trainers who have worked together for several years in the delivery of practitioner CPD.