This very well researched and beautiful course starts again in 2019
Psychology@thecoast offers mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) courses for people living in North Tyneside, Newcastle and around. This is a course for people who would like to practice mindfulness and who are interested in how to take best care of themselves. The course can help you to be more aware of your mode of mind and can help you in accepting yourself just as you are. People can benefit from mindfulness whether they have a specific problem or not. We all have times in our lives when we experience difficulty, stress and struggle; and for some of us this is our daily experience.
The MBCT programme has been developed to follow a structure which includes coming to a class once a week for 2 hours throughout the course. During the course you have the benefit of being able to discuss with the teacher how the meditation practice is going. It is this combination of class-led and home-based meditation practice that has been proven to make a difference in people’s life. At the moment there are not many classes available in the healthcare system in the North East.
Everybody from the age of 18 can in principle take part after an intake conversation in which we will discuss how MBCT could be beneficial in your life and how you have dealt with life’s challenges. This is a course for everyone who likes to experience the practice of mindfulness and is prepared to be in a group. There is also the possibility to sign up for individual MBCT with psychology@thecoast or likewise service or to read the book: The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress by John Teasdale, Mark Williams & Zindel Segal and to purchase audio-files.
The sessions offered by psychology@thecoast will take place in North Tyneside and the group size will be no more than 12 participants. The next course will start when enough people have expressed an interest. Sessions last 2 hours and there are 8 sessions in total. Costs are £240,- for the 8 sessions (conces. available), this includes 8 sessions, voice-recordings (practices), handouts, individual support, and intake. There will also be the opportunity to practice mindfulness for a full day with others who finished the 8 week course.
The course will be provided by a trained teacher who is currently in the last part of their training to become a fully accredited mindfulness teacher and are as such registered at the centre of Mindfulness Research & Practice at the University of Bangor, and are members of the Mindfulness Association.
Monday 17th September 18.00 – 20.00 till Monday 12th November
(Break during school holiday)