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Stand Alone Mindfulness and Compassion Practice Day - Sun 1 Sept 2019

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness- and compassion-based practice first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sun 1 Sept 2019, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (20 places left)

Compassion for Healthy Living course - Thursday evenings starts 5 Sept 2019

Mindfulness and compassion training can help us be less affected by stress, anxiety, criticism of ourselves and of others.
Compassion grows from mindfulness and helps free us from destructive thoughts, behaviours and emotions. The course is suitable for newcomers to mindfulness, but you are best advised to do a 3-week Introductory Course or full length mindfulness course first. It is important that you are able to attend all nine classes, including the orientation session, as well as the practice day.

There is home practice of up to an hour a day for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP.
Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 2 Sept 2019** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed
Thu 5 Sept - 31 Oct 2019 (9 weeks)
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sun 20 Oct 2019
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Friday morning starts 6 Sept 2019

Nine Friday mornings including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

It is important that you are able to attend all nine classes, including the orientation session, as well as the practice day.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 2 Sept 2019** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

Fri 6 Sept - Fri 1 Nov 2019 (9 weeks)
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sun 20 Oct 2019
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wed eve starts 18 Sept 2019

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 18 Sept - Wed 6 Nov 2019 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (20 places left)

Mindfulness and Drama

Mindfulness and drama go hand in hand and are inextricably linked, an integral part of each other.

Acting is a form of mindfulness. In mindfulness without judgement, we simply observe what is happening both physically and emotionally. Noting, identifying thoughts with an eye to detail. What actors are doing is being aware of what is happening around them, their physical senses, the emotions that are coming, their thoughts and words pass through them in service of a character. The more aware an actor can be the more they can portray a character more effectively.

During this workshop we will explore how Mindfulness and Drama can be used as a useful tool in our Dharma practice through various exercises connecting through our imagination with body, mind and heart.

So much of Buddhism can be explored through Drama. Come along and see!

Sat 5 Oct; 14:00-17:00
With: Niccy Lowit, Katharine Schlesinger
Costs,
£10

£10
Open to All
Booking required (10 places left)

Life with Full Attention – A practical course in Buddhist Mindfulness (start 12 Oct)

Mindfulness has become a modern buzzword, but its roots reach back 2,500 years to the early teachings of the Buddha. His ancient mindfulness practices still work brilliantly in helping us face the underlying causes of stress and suffering in the lives of ourselves and others. The Buddha's own original teaching of mindfulness is found in the Satipatthana Sutta, which explains how to place careful attention on different aspects of experience, deeply see their significance, and creatively transform them.

Mindfulness is about living fully and vividly, without rumination or distraction. This course will teach a systematic approach to mindfulness and authentic happiness, starting with applying mindfulness in everyday life.

The bestselling book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu will be our guide to daily practice, provided free with the course.

8 Sat mornings 10:30-13:00
Sat 12 Oct to 7 Dec 2019
!! with 1 wk break on Sat 2 Nov
With: Amalayodhin, Anandavajra
Costs,
£140
£100 concession

Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Mindful Compassion Relationship training (MCRT) - Love, Intimacy & the Heart resilience training, Thu eve starts 24 Oct 2019

The relationship may be partner, parent, child, friend or work colleagues. Here you will learn to reflect, challenge, change & transform the difficult, conditioned past.

The training works directly with insight, wisdom, resilience & de stress tolerance skills. By noticing, observing through direct experience we allow spot light of kindly awareness to inform & transform the historical, difficult conditioned self, we will lightly open up and engage with these difficult patterns, struggles, obstacles, fears, angst and confusions in relationships.

Engaging with compassionate & mindfulness training to transform the mental, physical knots and emotional elucidating blocks often found in relationships i.e. blaming, making the other responsible, the judging critical mind, low self-worth, demanding/neediness, trust issues, anger, vengeful, undermining, loss of power, insecurity etc.

PippaO'Connor – BSc, MSc.PG Dip. Senior lecturer in the clinical applications of (MBCT) Mindfulness & Cognitive Therapy. Dip Relationship trainer. Practicing at the Priory Hospital & Tavistock Hospital. Also the North London Buddhist Centre. Dip Relationship & Family Therapy.

Supported by: Andi Stapleton – BA, MSc, MA. Psychotherapist specialising in Executive Coaching, Resilience training. MBCT Cert: private and corporate sectors: Priory Hospital / Priory Wellness Clinic and private practice.

Thu 24 Oct - Thu 12 Dec 2019 (8 weeks)
19.40-21.40
Practice day Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor, Andi Stapleton
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (26 places left)

(CMBT) Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training - Wed eve starts 13 Nov 2019

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: PGCE & Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Consultant at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behaviour, Addiction and Trauma/ DIP Trauma/ EMDR.

6 Wednesday sessions 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
19.00-21.00;
Sun 15 Dec (6th & 7th session)
14.00-18.00;
Practice day: Sat 29 Feb 2020, 13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 29 Feb 2020

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.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required