Thu, 23 Sept | Zoom

Mindfulness for Life - Cohort 2 - 8 sessions (Thursday 23 Sept - 11 Nov incl)

Taking care of ourselves when our focus is on caring for others is not a luxury – it’s essential! How we support our own wellbeing, as well as extending care to others, is at the heart of mindfulness.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

23 Sept, 10:00 – 12:15

About the Event

Mindfulness is about learning to be more present in your experience, rather than simply living your life on ‘autopilot’ - troubled by worries about the past or the future, racing to get things done and putting your own needs last.

How might mindfulness help me?

· Feel better - a greater sense of wellbeing

· Get along with people better

· Practical skills to better take care of yourself

· Better able to navigate challenges more skilfully

· See a wider perspective so you can also savour life more

How can I establish a mindfulness habit into a busy life?

To experience meaningful change, mindfulness is a habit that needs to be learned.

Just like physical exercise, this doesn’t happen by simply reading a book - it needs to be experienced, practiced and then woven into everyday life with practical skills and tools.

Research supports that taking an evidence-based, structured 8-week mindfulness course that is taught by qualified, experienced teachers, is the best way to learn.

If you are interested, please apply for a place on one of the Mindfulness for Life courses now offered through your local Training Hub. A number of week day and weekend options at different times are starting throughout September and October.

Tell me more about the course

Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life) has been developed by the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre to support general wellbeing and is accessible for all. Combining psychological science with secular meditation practices and cognitive exercises, this course is an evolution of the rigorously researched and evaluated clinical MBCT course developed 20 years ago.

The course is taught over 8 consecutive sessions, with weekly 2-hour live sessions in a group of no more than 15 people that you meet and learn with each week and includes access to a participant handbook and links to audio files to guide your home meditation practice.

The teachers have all been trained at theUniversity of Oxford Mindfulness Centre and many are also teachers and trainers who teach there or within other health and workplace settings.

‘This course has changed my approach to workplace challenges and given me a new perspective, especially that my own wellbeing also needs to be prioritised.’

An NHS GP and participant on MBCT-L course.

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