Mindfulness Practice offers an 8 week programme which combines the original programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (MBSR) and the more recent work of Segal, Williams and Teasdale (MBCT) The curriculum of the former was revised in 2009 by Melissa Blacker, MA, FLorence Meleo-Meyer,MS,MA, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D,MA This course "is designed to teach participants how to integrate and to apply mindfulness in their everyday lives and to the range of challenges arising from medical and psychological conditions and life stresses." (Blacker M, Meleo-Meyer F, Kabat-Zinn, J, Santorelli,S. 2009)
The course comprises either:-
1 orientation session of 90 minutes followed by 8 weekly 2 hour sessions on a weekday evening and 1 all day silent practice session which falls on the Saturday between between weeks 6 and 7.
4 fortnightly 4 hour sessions on Saturdays.
Courses are held regularly in Leeds.
The next courses will begin on:
Thursday 8th January 2015 (weekly sessions) FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 9th April 2015 (weekly sessions) BOOKING NOW
Saturday 6th June (fortnightly sessions) BOOKING NOW
We appreciate that for some people groups are uncomfortable or difficult, others cannot fit the group commitment into busy lives. If you are unable to attend a group or prefer learning on a one to one basis private classes are available. Classes will follow the same format as the group sessions. In recent years Geraldine has also started to teach the course using live Skype sessions.
The only entry requirement for joining a course is a willingness to engage fully as best you can. This involves an intention to commit, with gentleness to yourself, to the home practice for which you will need to find about 45 minutes each day.
Silent Days The next day of silent guided practice will be on Saturday 21st February 2015. Free to 8 week "graduates" £10 for others.
Retreat January 23rd - 25th (weekend retreat) FULLY BOOKED
Retreat May 1st-4th (3 day retreat) BOOKING NOW
Monthly Mindful Mondays These gatherings, for which no previous experience of mindfulness is necessary are normally held on the second or third Monday of the month from 7- 9.00pm Please email for details and to register interest. The next meeting will be on Monday 16th February and will have a theme of "what gets in the way." The cost of these meetings is £6.
The Heart Practices. Kindness, goodwill and compassion are heart states that can be cultivated and practised. There will be a workshop exploring these practices on Thursday March 19th from 7.15pm-9.00pm. The cost of this evening is £12.
BOOKING NOW (only a few places remaining)