Perhaps you would prefer to slowly immerse yourself with a shorter programme and classes as well as briefer meditations. The ‘Frantic World’ course is a gentler introduction to establishing a mindfulness practice and is especially suited for those on busy schedules or who are looking for a more gradual, but effective approach.
This course is an abbreviated version of ‘MBCT’ low dose. Prof. Williams of Oxford University developed a low-dose version of his MBCT programme outlined in the best-selling book: “Mindfulness: finding peace in a frantic world”. This has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide in 19 languages and one in eight of households in the UK are reported to hold a copy. And The BeingWell brings this book to life in a class format that you can enjoy and discuss with others.
This course emphasises practicality for busy people or those looking for straightforward and simple yet powerful practices.This is a ‘low-dose’ course with strong effects. This curriculum has ordinary people in mind to help them live more vitally in a fast-paced, frantic and anxiety provoking world.
How typical patterns of solving emotional problems often creates more stress.
How the body detects our thoughts before we have consciously registered them and reacts to them often without our full conscious control.
03. HOW TO FACE UP
Shifting towards a more creative, productive approach mode – replacing any avoidant default tendencies causing stress.
04. YOUR ‘RUMOURS’
How thoughts are not facts or who we are. Relating differently toxic thinking patterns.
05. TUNING INWARDS
How to apply mindfulness skills to processing difficult emotions. We practice responding mindfully and wisely to uncomfortable experiences rather than reacting mindlessly
Mindful interconnections. Bringing mindfulness to your relationships and communications with others. Working with difficult situations by knowing your feelings and expressing them skillfully.
07. BEGINNING AGAIN
The beginning of the rest of your mindful life. How to bring a fresh commitment to your well being and establishing a life that is more mindful.
- 1. Learning to meditate
- 2. Practicing meditation at home
- 3. Self reflections (e.g. keeping a journal)
- 4. Being part of a small group
- 5. Doing gentle movement
Learning to meditate in the sessions within a group of up to 10 people (you can also enquire about private tuition to do the course 1-2-1 or with a couple of friends).
For each of the first six weeks of the programme, you will learn a new meditation in class. You will then need to put around 30 minutes of time aside each day to practice.
Doing simple home practice reflections on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences. You do not need to share this with anyone, but you can discuss some of it in class if you wish to.
Talking about your experience of meditation in the group sessions. However, there is never pressure to share your experiences and you are welcome to be an active listener rather than participating through speaking. This is also not group therapy and we only discuss personal experiences in relation to learning mindfulness.
Doing gentle physical movement. Please let the teacher know if you have any physical limitations.
There is a body growing of research evidence on the physical and psychological health benefits of MBCT.
CHOOSE THE BEINGWELL BECAUSE
Smaller groups with a maximum of 10 participants. This can help each group member have more opportunity for input to group discussion if they wish. It also allows for more individual attention from the teacher.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
Taught by highly-qualified chartered psychologists who in addition meet the criteria of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.
QUALITY COURSE MATERIALS
You will receive professionally-printed full-colour handouts.
WE ARE A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
We are not-for-profit and so your fee helps support someone in the local community. This means that we prioritise our social mission over profits.
LONDON MBCT COURSE FEBRUARY 2018
Our next mindfulness course starts on Tuesday evenings from 6th February. If you are facing financial hardship, you can apply for a concessionary rate here. Concessions are part of our commitment to make Tower Hamlets MBSR programmes available more widely in the borough.
February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20.
7:15pm to 8:45pm (except final session on 20th March ends at 9:15pm).
This course requires you to purchase ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ by Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman. You can apply for a concessionary rate here.
Unit 69 Cannon Workshops, Cannon Drive, London, E14 4AS. Our E14 mindfulness courses are easily accessed by underground (Canary Wharf), DLR (Westferry & East India Quay) and rail (Limehouse).