MBSR-MBCT Concession for low-income earners, the unemployed and students.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of being, or seeing, that involves coming to one’s senses in a very real way.  Through learning to be with or in your experience more fully, you will develop a more refined, intimate experience of living.

When we engage with our experience in this way, change naturally occurs.  Over time, we may notice that it alters our automatic conditioned responses to ourselves and the world, thus affording us freer, more spontaneous and less encumbered engagement with every moment. This can enable us to experience life in both richer and simpler ways.

For maximum benefit, the course requires of participants a strong commitment to work on themselves through a gentle but rigorous discipline of daily meditation and relaxation. While this commitment may make the course seem challenging at times, this deep engagement allows participants to absorb the benefit most fully.


Course Time, Cost and Booking Information

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Background of the Course

The MBSR-MBCT Concession Course is based on an internationally recognised programme originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.  Over the past 20 years, this approach has been adapted and integrated in a range of medical environments around the world, where it has been widely proven to help in the promotion of mental and physical well-being. It is particularly helpful for people suffering from such conditions as stress, pain, depression, anxiety and a variety of other conditions.

What are the aims of the course?

The Mindfulness Course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself, reducing stress and developing a richer experience of living. While everyone’s experience is unique, the majority of those who complete the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits.

These benefits often include:

  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm.
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life.
  • Heightened self-confidence.
  • An increased ability to cope more effectively with short and long-term stress.
  • An enhanced curiosity and openness.
  • Heightened self-confidence.
  • A greater ability to manage both depression and anxiety.

The course also aims to help you learn new ways to handle challenging physical sensations, emotions, moods or social interactions. It has been found to be very effective for people suffering from depression or anxiety.

The present is the only time that any of us has to be alive…to know anything…to perceive…to learn…to act…to change…to heal…
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living


What does the course involve?

The Course is carefully structured to support participants’ learning:

  • A two-hour class once a week for 6 weeks.
  • 40 minutes of home practice on all   non-class days during the course.
  • An experiential all-day workshop during the course.

Within this structure, the skill of mindfulness will be taught principally through sitting, lying and walking meditations. We will also engage in group discussions, which support participants in learning how to use the understandings gained in these practices in daily life.

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