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 invites you to engage on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. It offers a programme of mindfulness meditation training, which is practical and transformative. The programme was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA and has been widely researched over the past 40 years showing many positive effects.

In order to benefit fully from this training, participants are strongly encouraged to practice between sessions.

Research indicates that the majority people who complete the course report:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • An ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressors

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme

 
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is an eight week, evidence based, experiential course. It invites you to engage on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. It offers a programme of mindfulness meditation training, which is practical and transformative. The programme was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA and has been widely researched over the past 40 years showing many positive effects.

In order to benefit fully from this training, participants are strongly encouraged to practice between sessions.

Research indicates that the majority people who complete the course report:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • An ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressors

Next MBSR programme:

01 August- 19 September 2021

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

Sunday afternoons 2:30pm-5:00pm
St Lukes Community Centre
130 Remuera Road
Remeura
(Free parking available)

Retreat day Saturday 4th September 9.30am – 4.30 pm. The retreat day will be held at the beautiful venue of Michael Park School, 55 Amy Street, Ellerslie.

Cost: $820

* In the event of changing of Covid alert levels the course and retreat day will go ahead via Zoom. Please refer to cancellation policy at FAQ

MBSR Registration & Enquiries:

1 + 6 =

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
for Depression and Anxiety

 
This is a specialised development of the MBSR programme ‘specifically tailored, for supporting relapse prevention of depression and managing more effectively ruminative thinking and anxiety. This programme has extensive recent research attesting to its effectiveness.
It was developed by British Psychologists with the involvement and endorsement of Jon Kabat-Zinn

The course is participatory, supportive and structured, gently introducing various mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy-based practices, which include sitting, walking, working mindfully with thoughts, yoga stretches and the informal cultivation of mindfulness in everyday life. In order to benefit fully from this training, participants are strongly encouraged to practice between sessions.

In light of the solid research supporting its effectiveness MBCT is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence, UK, for the treatment of recurrent depression. you can learn about the differences between MBSR and MBCT by reading this article in the UMass Memorial Health Care website.

More articles about Mindfuless for depression on the APA website

This course is for you if you experience:

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

Next MBCT course:

01 August- 19 September 2021

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

Sunday evenings 7:00pm-9:00pm
St Lukes Community Centre
130 Remuera Road
Remeura
(Free parking available)

Retreat day Saturday 4th September 9.30am – 4.30 pm.
The retreat day will be held at the beautiful venue of Michael Park School, 55 Amy Street, Ellerslie.

The MBCT Course consists of pre course individual intake meeting with the course facilitator, which is an integral part of the structure of this course.

Cost: $930

*In the event of changing of Covid alert levels the course and retreat day will go ahead via Zoom. Please refer to cancellation policy at FAQ

 

MCBT Registration & Enquiries:

15 + 9 =

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