MBSR and MBCT Courses

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

 

MBSRMBCT

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme

 

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is an eight week, evidence-based, experiential course. It is mindfulness meditation training which practical and transformative.

The programme was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA.  The programme has more that 40 years of research evidence demonstrating its effectiveness in a variety of physical and psychological conditions.

All Courses facilitated by: Nadav Avny

Next MBSR course:

19 October – 7 December 2022

Weekly sessions:
Wednesdays
19th October – 7th December
6:30pm-9:00pm

Location:
St. Luke’s Community Centre
130 Remuera Road
Remuera

All Day Mindfulness:
Saturday 26th November 2022
9:30am-4:30am

Location:
Michael Park School
55 Amy Street
Ellerslie

 Cost: $820

*In the event of covid restrictions the course will run online.

For refund policy please see FAQ

Below is a selection of research papers:

 

Sleep Disturbances (Andersen, Wurtzen, Steding-Jessen, Christensen, Andersen, Flyger, et. al., 2013)

Stress Disorders (Kearney, McDermott, Malte, Martinez, & Simpson, 2012)

Anxiety (Hoge, Bui, Marques, Metcalf, Morris, Robinaugh, et. al., 2013)

Asthma (Pbert, Madison, Druker, Olendzki, Magner, Reed, et. al., 2012)

Cancer(Carlson, Doll, Stephen, Faris, Tamagawa, Drysdale, & Speca, 2013)

Chronic Pain (Reiner, Tibi, & Lipsitz, 2013)

Hypertension(Hughes, Fresco, Myerscough, van Dulmen, Carlson, & Josephson, 2013)

Mood Disorders (Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, & Oh, 2010)

Diabetes (Hartmann, Kopf, Kircher, Faude-Lang, Djuric, Augstein, et. al., 2012)

Fibromyalgia(Schmidt, Grossman, Schwarzer, Jena, Naumann, & Walach, 2011)

Gastrointestinal Disorders (Zernicke, Campbell, Blustein, Fung, Johnson, Bacon, & Carlson, 2013)

Heart Disease (Sullivan, Wood, Terry, Brantley, Charles, McGee, Johnson, et. al., 2009)

HIV (Duncan, Moskowitz, Neilands, Dilworth, Hecht, & Johnson, 2012)

Hot Flashes (Carmody, Crawford, Salmoirago-Blotcher, Leung, Churchill, & Olendzki, 2011)

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
for Depression and Anxiety

 

MBCT is recommended for the treatment of recurrent depression also by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK, since 2009.

Recommendation 3.3, p. 67  by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders (2020) states:

“CBT should be offered to prevent relapse of depression, and where available, MBCT should be offered to patients with recurrent depressive episodes.”    RANZ college of Psychiatrists

All Courses facilitated by: Nadav Avny

This course is for you if you experience one of the following:

  • Recurrent periods of depression
  • Ongoing low mood (dysthymia)
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The MBCT was developed based on the MBSR curriculum and pedagogy, by British and Canadian Psychologists, with the support and endorsement of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of MBSR.

This is a specialised development of the MBSR programme, tailored to support relapse prevention of depression and manage more effectively ruminative thinking and anxiety. The course is participatory, supportive and structured, gently introducing various mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy based practices.

This programme has extensive research attesting to its effectiveness. To benefit fully from this training, participants are strongly encouraged to practice between sessions.

“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”

– Martin Luther King