Bath and Bristol Eight Week Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT) Courses
The Bath and Bristol Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT Courses were started by Philippa Vick in 200. Since then she has been joined by Laurence Milburn, Suzanne Cowderoy and Nigel Wellings who together with her now facilitate the courses. The Bath and Bristol Eight Week Mindfulness Course and other courses particularly emphasise the importance of generosity, kindness, curiosity and humour, knowing that these qualities are of vital importance once we start the journey towards welcoming everything, pleasurable and painful, found within ourselves. Each of the facilitators also bring their own particular qualities drawing on depth psychotherapy and clinical psychology as well as many years involvement with several meditative traditions.
What does the course involve?
The course provides the means to start, continue and deepen being more mindfully present with thoughts, emotions and body sensations. It also supports an attitude of kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. These two combined can really help us be a healthy human beings and taken further can reveal our deepest potential.
Who is the course for?
All of us! The programme is known to beneﬁt people with a range of physical and a psychological problems but it is not necessary to have a speciﬁc health problem to ﬁnd it helpful. We all have times in our lives when we experience difﬁculty, stress and struggle and for some of us this is our daily experience. The problem or illness itself cannot always change but the way we relate to and cope with the difﬁculty may shift, making it all feel easier. Developing greater awareness can open us to be able to change how we approach our experiences by taking more pleasure in the good things and dealing more effectively with difficulty. We can see how our habitual and reﬂex reactions to events often add layers of difﬁculty for us on top of the original problem!
The course is therefore potentially open to any of us who are at a point in our lives where we wish to, and are ready, to do something different. People also come to mindfulness courses to gain skills in dealing with particular conditions.
• Heart disease
• Chronic pain
• High blood pressure
• Anxiety and panic
• Sleep disturbance
• Skin disorders.
The course is open to any of us who are at a point in our lives where we wish to, and are ready, to look deeply at ourselves.
Practical details about the course
• A two and half hour class every week for eight weeks and a follow up session one month after the course finishes.
• An all day session towards the end of the course
• Commitment to 1 hour home practice per day during the course.
• Meditation practice CDs and a comprehensive workbook provided
• To be able attend at least 6 of the 8 session and the all day session
• Course fee £250.00 payable advance. Place secured with a £50.00 deposit.
Support during the Course
• E-mail/phone contact if you need support with the course work
• Teachers are available for people to spoken to individually at the beginning and end of each session
• If you require more in-depth personal support it is suggested that this be pursued through individual work with a friend, counsellor or psychotherapist.
What do I do if I am interested?
Contact me to arrange a (20mins) meeting or telephone information session prior making a decision course participation. This is an opportunity for us to discuss what is involved and to explore whether the approach will be beneﬁcial to you. There is no charge for this meeting and you may decide following it that the course is not right or the best time for you.
Bristol starting May and September 2014, 7.15-9.45 pm. Facilitated by Philippa Vick and Laurence Milburn £250
Bath starting May and September 2014, Eight Thursdays 6.30 pm – 9.00pm and one full day. Facilitated by Philippa Vick & Nigel Wellings
For further information or to book a place contact:
t. 0117 9249455 / 07789063781
t. 07814 206508 / 01225 445532
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