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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Programme (MBCT)

Overview


This eight-week course is the official curriculum developed by Mark Williams and Jon Kabat-Zinn; the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Programme (MBCT). The course is based on 1.5-hour long sessions which teaches mindfulness-based theories and practices to a wide variety of individuals in an online group setting.


Mindfulness and meditation are extremely beneficial in reducing stress, building resilience, and maintaining/improving mental health, amongst many other things. Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement.”


This course will teach numerous practices that can be utilised by anyone, regardless of religion, culture, or background, and is completely secular. This course is also not only for individuals who may be suffering from such things as anxiety or recovering from depression, but can help anyone cultivate greater awareness of themselves and their environment, gaining more understanding and perspective on thoughts, emotions, and their inner world, and encourages us to transition from ‘doing’ mode to ‘being’ mode. In today’s busy world, these tools and practices can be extremely useful for grounding us in the present moment, minimising our distractions, and improving our lives in so many ways.


This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn tools and techniques to better look after themselves and their overall well-being. This particular programme is tailored to a smaller group, to allow everyone to feel as comfortable and relaxed with one another as possible. If you have been suffering from any aspect of mental health, please get in touch by dropping me an email or text to arrange a call to discuss the course. 😊



Check out this wee video outlining the course - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpsnQfri0T0




Details


Dates: 18th and 25th Aug, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Sept, and 6th October 2021


Time: All eight sessions will run from 18:30 - 20:00 with the zoom opening 10 minutes early (18:20)


Location: Online with zoom


Booking: Please reserve your place by paying your booking fee here on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindfulness-8-week-course-mbct-tickets-158563374321

The price listed is the booking fee only. Please note, the previous courses have been sold-out, so booking early is recommended. If sold-out, please email info@kay-young.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.


Group Size: To allow for creating a safe space to share and participants to feel comfortable, there is limited spaces on the course.


What’s included: All eight sessions live online through zoom, the course materials in the form of handouts and audios in the form of MP3 or links for each meditation is given to you for you to keep. These will be emailed to you each week. Furthermore, support in the form of 1-1's is an additional option for those who wish. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, provided you participate in at least 80%, and this course is accredited so contributes towards any CPD.


Cost:

Early Bird - £140 (50 deposit)

Standard - £170 (£60 deposit)

The remaining amount will be due prior to the course beginning and details will be provided by email.


*Donation Option – I have a pay it forward system in place that allows for a limited number of individuals to apply for a donation place on the course. This is for individuals who are suffering financial hardships who would benefit from taking part in the course. Please drop me an email – info@kay-young.co.uk – to enquire and apply.




For testimonials, please visit -

https://www.kay-young.co.uk/post/testimonials-mindfulness-based-courses




My passion is mindfulness and meditation, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Kay 😊





FAQs


Is there a minimum age requirement to sign up for the programme?

Yes, the course is suitable for people 16 years of age and over.


What do I need for each session?

As long as you are comfortable, that’s all that matters. You can meditate on a cushion, on a yoga mat, on a bed or couch, or a chair. Postures will be part of the curriculum, and if you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A pen and paper can be handy for the lesson sections of the course but all material is provided afterwards, so this is not essential.


What if I'm running late for a session?

It's completely understandable that you may be running late for whatever reason. Simply drop me a message to let me know and arrive when you can.


How can I contact the organiser with questions?

You can email me at info@kay-young.co.uk with any questions at all.



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