Mindfulness for depression - advanced workshop
This workshop will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can help, in particular, with depression. It will cover:
- The reasons why you get depressed.
- Developing deeper self-awareness.
- Recognising how you resist your experience and perpetuate your mood.
- Practising acceptance and kindness.
- Working with charged thoughts and the ruminative mind.
- Working with the difficult experiences associated with depression.
- Negativity bias and noticing the good.
- The three major emotion systems.
- Next steps, relapse prevention and the rest of your life.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practise with the following meditations:
- body scan
- mindfulness of breathing
- working with thoughts
- kindness meditation
- mindful movement
- working with difficult experiences
- letting in the good
This is an advanced workshop designed to deepen your understanding and practice of mindfulness for depression. Prerequisites for the course are:
- An eight week mindfulness course (or equivalent).
- Required reading - "The Mindful Way through Depression" by Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat Zinn.
It is important that, as best you can, you are not feeling too depressed when you attend this workshop. If you feel you are in the midst of a depressive episode, it is best to wait for a date when you are feeling better.
About the host
Darren has trained in mindfulness with Bangor University, Salford University and Breathworks, where he completed his advanced teacher training.
He is a committed mindfulness teacher and attends regular CPD, including retreats, in line with the good practice guidelines for the UK network for mindfulness based teacher training organisations.