Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is suitable for people wishing to enhance their general physical and mental wellbeing.
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, recurrent depression or feel generally ‘dissatisfied’ with your life, this course could help you develop skills to better respond to the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday living. Previous participants say that the course helped them to be more in the present moment, realise that they are not their thoughts, and be kinder to themselves.
There will be a combination of guided meditation practices and cognitive exercises. In between sessions, there will be home practice for people to do and we estimate this takes approximately 1 hour/day.
Our MBCT course teachers are fully trained and hold the OMC ‘Certificate of Competence to teach MBCT’. They are listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Training Organisations website, which means they have been able to demonstrate (via an assessment process) that they meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, i.e. they are suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for their teaching.
The programme is not being offered as a treatment for any specific physical or psychological conditions. It is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing very severe problems in these areas.