“If your mind isn’t clouded by
unnecessary things, this is
the best season of your life”

Wu-Men

The 8-Week Mindfulness Course for Stress and Well-Being

Next course in Lewes running in Spring 2019
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The 8-Week Course offers a safe and supportive space to help you to learn a set of essential life skills to better manage the stressors and challenges that are often part and parcel of life.

The training is experiential which means that you will learn through 'being' with your direct experience of the course, of life in between, and of the shared experience with other group members. A small element of theory will be offered as a means of underpinning your learning.

Course participants often value the opportunity of returning each week to share their struggles, insights and celebrations with one another. This period of learning ‘how’ to relate Mindfully to our experience, in an often very different way to the norm, offers space and time to internalize and integrate the learning with the support from group members and the teacher.

We will work in pairs, small groups and the group as a whole to deepen experiential exploration.

Additional experiential exercises will be introduced to support the theme explored each week, together with poetry and stories.

We will introduce you to four formal mindfulness meditation practices, together with a variety of ways of bringing shorter informal practices into your everyday life.

Participants soon realize that life itself becomes an opportunity to practice mindfulness.

Daily home practice forms an important part of the programme and will enable you to gain most benefit from your experience. Please carefully consider your commitment to home practice before booking.

    In Brief the course offers:
  • A face to face orientation and assessment session.

  • A pre-course Introduction and Welcome Session

  • 8 x 2½ hour weekly sessions

  • A course manual and guided Mindfulness meditation cds.

  • One Day Retreat following session 6

  • Post Course: An opportunity to join a group of 8-Week graduates for regular practice sessions and retreat days. These are offered as an encouragement for on-going practice and support
    An opportunity to:
  • Explore new and skilful ways of relating to the challenges and stressors in work, life and relationships

  • Explore our patterns of mind that cause blocks to potential.

  • Use our Mindfulness practice to better manage stress reactivity and to develop emotional resilience

  • Mindfully engage with positive experience as a resource for greater well-being.

  • Realize the benefits of living in the present moment

  • Mindfulness in practice – practical tools to support the challenges in everyday life


Development and Research


The 8-week course that we teach follows the course promoted by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Wales, Bangor. This follows the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme developed by Williams, Teasdale and Segal, which was inspired by, and is an adaptation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed in Massachusetts, USA by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970s. 

Considerable scientific evidence-based research has proven these mindfulness-based approaches to be highly effective in working with a wide range of physical and psychological problems.

    Mindfulness-based approaches are being used in the UK and the rest of the world in private courses, business, universities, clinics and the NHS.

    MBCT is now included in the guidelines of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression. For further information on mindfulness and the research supporting it, please see the website for The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice: www.bangor.ac.uk

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Tel: 01273 473281  -  Email: deborah@themindfulorg.co.uk

Mindfulness Courses, Mindfulness & Relationships Coaching, Counselling.
East Grinstead, West Sussex and Lewes, East Sussex

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