MBSR and MBCT Courses


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy



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

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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

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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