Mindfulness based stress reduction - online

02076 446 242 02076 446 242
1st September - 23rd October 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Open to all
£275 (non-members); £245 (members); £225 (MC students)

Eight-week short course - online.

This Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is the most recognised and established mindfulness course, scientifically proven to help people cope better with stress, depression and anxiety.

The course consists of a two-hour introductory session, eight x two-hour sessions and a six-hour half-day retreat. Utilising psychoeducational materials, guided meditations, group dialogue, individually tailored instructions and home assignments, you will learn the essential principles and practices of mindfulness to establish and maintain your personal home practice.

Learning objectives

  • Developing practical self-care tools to help us to enhance self-regulation, co-regulation, expand our window of tolerance, and interoceptive awareness, build resilience and support movement from survival mode into thriving mode and beyond.
  • A variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, which involve using the breath and body as a focus for being aware of our experience in the present moment.
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and how to self-regulate our moods, so that we are better able to pause in challenging situations and manage our responses more effectively.
  • Recognising the habitual patterns of worrying and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and learning to relate to ourselves and others with more acceptance and self-compassion.
  • Learning to have more mindful, and thus meaningful, communication, connections and relationships.

Course dates:

  • Thursday 1st September 6pm - 8pm - orientation session
  • Sunday 4th September - 10:30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 11th September - 10:30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 18th September - 10:30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 25th September - 10:30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 2nd October - 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday 9th October - 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday 15th October - 10:30am - 4:30pm - retreat day (also online)
  • Sunday 16th October- 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday 23rd October- 10:30am - 12:30pm

Course materials: Electronic handouts accessible to participants after each session, which will cover the theory of each session and provide details of the home practice each week.

A set of downloadable guided meditations (female voice) for the home practice.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for Psychotherapists, Counsellors, student/trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Psychologists and anyone in the helping professions e.g. teachers, nurses, care workers, social workers, mentors and mental health professionals and anyone with an interest in Mindfulness.

Pre-requisites for the workshops: As part of the booking process, participants are required to complete a personal history questionnaire, and a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the course isn’t suitable at this time, a full refund will be given.

About the facilitator

Liv Cunningham is an experienced Mindfulness Practitioner and a relational integrative Psychotherapist who has facilitated Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses for students and staff in Higher Educational settings and in charity organisations.

To book your place, visit minstercentre.ac.uk.

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The Minster Centre provides professional training in counselling and psychotherapy and an affordable therapy service. Founded in 1978 as the first integrative training programme in the UK, it has now established itself as the leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling training institute in Europe.


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