Mindfulness Courses

Bath, Bristol and Wells

John Waller  UKCP reg. psychotherapist

 

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Mindfulness courses for all kinds of people

 

 

 

 Bath course:

  29th of January, 2015.

 

 

 Bristol course:

31st of January, 2015.

 

 

Wells

dates to be confirmed

 

 

Open retreat day

 Ammerdown:

22nd of March 2015

 

 

☺The courses usually fill to capacity. This enables me to cut down on advertising and keep course costs low (225), however as of April 2015, due to increasing room hire and material costs, I'm afraid I will have to raise the course costs to 235.

 

Welcome

The  mindfulness MBCT course provides a high level of practical and theoretical guidance and support in the practices of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation. The course helps participants develop new and more helpful ways to handle negative thoughts, low moods and emotions. This in turn helps prevent and alleviate low mood, depression, and components of depression such as anxiety and stress. However, one needn't be experiencing any of the above to benefit from the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness practice enhances the experience of living.

The courses are centred around mindfulness meditation and basic Buddhist Insight tradition principles. However the courses are non-religious and facilitated in a secular way. The courses are open to those of any or no religious beliefs.

The eight week mindfulness course is a culmination of thousands of years of experience, learning and wisdom of many who went before us and some who are still with us. I will endeavour to pass on to you what has been passed on to me along with knowledge and wisdom from the perspective of my own experiences. 

The majority of people completing the mindfulness MBCT course report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:

  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm
  • Greater energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life
  • Heightened self confidence and more acceptance for life as it is
  • An increase ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations

My experience and training

To date (January, 2015), I've run 34 mindfulness MBCT courses and 44 mindfulness day retreats.

I have practiced mindfulness meditation since1996. In 2005 I completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 2009 I completed further MBCT supervisor training with Exeter University.

My professional appointments

In 2009 I was appointed supervisor to post graduate students on Exeter's University's Post Graduate MBCT training programmes. I'm presently part of Exeter University's associated staff network providing supervision and advice on service development and training see: http://www.exeter-mindfulness-network.org/about-us-associate-staff.php. In 2010 I provided the MBCT correspondence course for staff of Loughborough University's counselling service. In 2013 I facilitated the MBCT course on Bath University's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme.

For  Counselling & Psychotherapy please click on: www.mindfulapproach.co.uk