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.

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

Research indicates that the majority of 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:

    1 August- 19 September 2021

    Facilitated by Nadav Avny

    Sessions: Sunday afternoons 2:30pm-5:00pm

    Location:
    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:

    4 + 14 =

    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    for Depression and Anxiety

     

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

    This is a specialised development of the MBSR programme, specifically tailored to support relapse prevention of depression and manage more effectively ruminative thinking and anxiety. This programme has extensive research attesting to its effectiveness.

    The course is participatory, supportive and structured, gently introducing various mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy based practices, including sitting, walking, working mindfully with thoughts, yoga stretches and the informal cultivation of Mindfulness in everyday life.

    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 on the UMass Memorial Health Care website.

    More articles about Mindfulness 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:

    1 August- 19 September 2021

    Facilitated by Nadav Avny

    Sessions: Sunday evenings 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Location:
    St Lukes Community Centre
    130 Remuera Road
    Remeura
    (Free parking available)

    All Day Mindfulness Retreat on Saturday 04 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 a 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 Covid alert levels, the course and retreat day will go ahead via Zoom. Please refer to the cancellation policy at FAQ

     

    MCBT Registration & Enquiries:

    12 + 15 =

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