Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy 8-Week Course
Updated: Jun 8
“Kay is an amazing teacher and is so passionate and enthusiastic. It’s like I am now viewing the world with a fresh pair of eyes.”
This eight-week course is the official curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and this course is a combination of both the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Programme (MBCT). The course is based on 1.5 hour long sessions which teach 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.” The course will teach numerous practices that can be utilised by anyone, regardless of religion, culture, or background, and is completely secular. The 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. 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. 😊
Dates: 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th July & 6th 13th 20th August
Time: All eight sessions will run from 18:30 – 20:00 with the zoom opening 10 minutes early
Location: Online with zoom
Booking: Please reserve your place by booking here on Eventbrite. This price is for the full eight-week course. I am running the course at a reduced price to allow everyone to have access to it during these difficult times.
What’s included: All eight sessions online and the course materials and audio emailed to you each week. Additional support is optional as well.
“Opened my eyes to what being in the present can be.”
“I have started to enjoy my own company and be kind to myself.”
“This mindfulness course provided me with so many practical tools to integrate mindfulness into my life to enhance the good in my life!”
"This was a great opportunity to bring me back to my practice, and to remind me of the theory behind mindfulness in an open and save environment to share in.”
“A must do class to start a mindfulness journey, Kay is the best <3”
“I thoroughly recommend the 8-week MBSR course. Kay is an amazing teacher and is passionate and enthusiastic in promoting mindfulness and well-being. I feel calmer and less anxious. A great way to spend time with like-minded people. It’s like I am now viewing the world with a fresh pair of eyes.”
“Kay is the most passionate and compassionate person you could hope to meet. She is perfectly suited to help everyone!”
“The MBSR course was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. I felt really at east speaking in the group and kay is a fabulous teacher.”
“Mindfulness has transformed my life. I am sleeping and eating better and feel happier!”
“Peaceful and gentle – a place to be curious, explore, and come back to self. Every session felt like a mini retreat with the teaching and practices rippling out into my everyday life and work. So thankful!”
“A truly worthwhile experience that has helped me find ways to reach and pursue a state of mindfulness.”
“This course has provided me with a ‘safe place’ (meditation) to help me manage my stress and anxiety. It has changed my outlook on life through the various aspects. I hope to continue these practices for the rest of my life!”
My passion is mindfulness and meditation, and I look forward to sharing it with you.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions at all.
Please note: There is a minimum of 8 people for the course to run. If in the unlikely event there is not enough participants, a full-refund will be given.