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:-
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.
The cost of the course is £200 which includes the taught hours, the all day practice, course workbook and 3 practice CDs.
The next MBSR course with availabilty will begin on Thursday 14th September 2017 and is booking now.
Starting in the Spring of 2017 Geraldine will also be teaching the new MBCTL (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life) course as developed by Paul Bernard,Chris Cullen and William Kuyken at The University of Oxford. This 8 week course will begin on Monday 8th May at 7.00pm and will be held at The Pilates Place in the centre of Headingley. This programme is currently the subject of a large randomised control trial funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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 either an MBSR or a MBCTL 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 25th February 2017
Retreat: October 20th -22nd 2017. Starting at 5.45pm on Friday and ending at 4pm on Sunday 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 20th February 2017. Cost £6.
The Family of Heart Practices. Kindness, goodwill, compassion, gratitude and forgiveness are heart states that we can cultivate and practise. There will be a workshop exploring these practices on Monday 6th February from 7 until 9.00. £10 is the cost of this evening.
A Celebration of Mindfulness This is a one off day - Saturday 10th December 2016. 11am until 3.30pm. It will offer a chance to meet and to practise with others, to network and to have some light hearted mindful moments. Lunch is included and the cost for the day is £22. All wlecome.