Mindfulness Based Approaches

We offer a range of Mindfulness Based Approaches for healthy living.
All our teachers are professionally trained with experience in a range of specialist areas based on MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) or Breathworks (Living Well with Pain and Illness).
Our Mindfulness Based Approaches offer training in skills to manage anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness and pain, addictive behaviours – and the ups and downs of everyday life.
About MBCT:
Mindfulness Meditation & Cognitive Therapy for Depression & Anxiety Reduction
About Breathworks Living Well with Pain and Illness.

Courses

Mindfulness: Living Well with Pain and Illness

with Simon Osborne. Simon is an accredited Breathworks trainer.
Eight Wednesday evenings starting 15 Feb 2015
Wed 11 Feb – 1 Apr 6.45 – 9pm
Practice day Sat 4 Apr 11am – 4pm

This is an eight week course offering self-management mindfulness-based strategies for those living with persistent pain or ill health and the stress that arises as a result of these. It provides a tool kit of resources that can be applied to daily life.
£175/135/90 (includes course materials) and practice day.
£30 discount if you are repeating the course.

MBCT for Depression

with Pippa O'Connor
A course under the The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines which aims to prevent depressive relapse and is designed to help you learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods. The core skill that you will learn is ‘mindfulness’ – a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgmentally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind, and the world around you.

Eight Wednesday evenings

Next course starts Wed 21 Jan
Eight Wednesday evenings and a Practice afternoon
Wed 21 Jan –11 Mar 7pm – 9pm.
Practice afternoon Sun 24 May 1.30 –5.30pm

£265(waged) £215 (low waged) £155 (on benefits)
Prices include materials and follow up day.

Pippa O'Connor is a qualified Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is also an addiction and trauma therapist. She has been teaching the MBCT programme for the last eleven years.

Mindfulness for Healthy Living (MBCT)

with Lokadhi
Eight week courses for anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness and pain, addictive behaviours – and the ups and downs of everyday life. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.
The course is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

9 Thursday evenings including orientation session.
£265/215/155

Thurs 15 Jan – 12 Mar 6.45pm – 9.15pm.
Practice Day: Sat 28 Feb 11am – 4pm

9 Friday mornings including orientation session.
£265/215/155

Fri 16 Jan – 13 Mar 10.45am – 1.15pm
Practice Day: Sat 28 Feb 11am – 4pm

(Course costs include materials, CDs and handouts.)

Lokadhī has a postgraduate diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), University of Bangor, and is under regular supervision. She is an experienced mindfulness teacher and is herself a supervisor, as well as being a qualified and practising psychotherapist.

CMBT Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour training

with Pippa O'Connor
This kindly awareness training helps to cultivate wellness with our self and healthy relationships with others. We will learn to be authentically kind and supportive by  increasing our awareness of difficulties with self and other.  We will learn to cultivate the  kindly awareness skills for change and transformation. We will learn about driven, threat and being mode and how to develop the mindful and compassionate self.
The CMBT training is suitable for both new comers as well as those who have completed one of  the Mindfulness trainings MBCT for depression/ anxiety or MBSR for stress course and for any one who wishes to enhance their skills.

Next course starts 26 Feb
Five Thursday evenings and a practice day
26 Feb – 26 Mar 7pm – 9pm.
Practice Day Sat 28 March 10.30 – 5.30pm
£265(waged) £215 (low waged) £155 (on benefits)
Prices include materials

Day Events

Follow up day/Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch up

with Pippa O'Connor
Sunday 24 May 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach. By donation. Booking required.

Mindfulness Practice Days

Stand-alone practice day/workshops with Lokadhī
Saturday 10 Jan 2015
10.30 am –3.30 pm £50/30
Come along if you’ve already completed an 8–week mindfulness course and would like to support your ongoing practice –
or if you’re considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand.
There’ll be an opportunity to ask questions about the course afterwards between 3.30 and 4pm.
Bring vegetarian lunch to share.