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Nottingham Mindfulness Group: Combat Anxiety and Depression

  • The Tiger Boe Centre 7 Clarendon Street Nottingham, England, NG1 5HS United Kingdom (map)

'The Mindful Way' is a formal MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) course that will be running in the Nottingham city centre starting mid May 2017. 

The course itself is a structured 8 week program (designed by leading experts) that helps people to overcome low mood, negative thinking, worry, depression, anxiety and stress. 

Here's some background and full information...

At the Nottingham Mindfulness Group we have repeatedly been asked if we can find a way for people to access the acclaimed 8 week, structured Mindfulness training... but in a way that does not cost participants the usual £200-£250.

And this is it!

It's a series of 8 friendly, weekly meetings that is an opportunity for a group of up to 15 people to come together and support each other in working through 'The Mindful Way', the home study version of the renowned Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course.

These weekly meetings will provide a chance for participants to explore the coming week's course work (and meditation exercises) together... and to also discuss, share and reflect on the experiences they've had over the previous week while actually putting the course work and meditations into practice in their daily lives.

The meetings will all be hosted by Shaun (a highly experienced group facilitator who runs our other weekly Mindfulness meetings, and who has himself previously completed the full MBCT program, and is a qualified MBCT coach), along with Jamie (who is our regular co-host, and who is a Counsellor in training). All the course materials (including 'The Mindful Way' Workbook and a CD of all the meditations used during the course) will be provided, with everyone receiving their own, personal copies.

'The Mindful Way' program was written and compiled by the creators of the MBCT course - Professor John Teasdale, Professor Mark Williams and Professor Zindel Segal. They are leading clinical experts in cognition sciences, psychology and mood disorders, and all are themselves experts in (and practitioners of) Mindfulness meditation. 

The weekly meetings will be held on Monday evenings at 6.15pm and they will last approximately 2½ hours. They are designed to be friendly, welcoming, informal and supportive. In addition to attending the weekly meetings, participants in the program should expect to also undertake approximately 40-50 minutes of home meditation practice (plus other occasional short exercises) every day, for six days of each week that the course runs.

Places are strictly limited - to secure your place please click on the link below and pay your £25 deposit (see Costs, below). We will then contact you to confirm your place on the course.

To cover the costs involved in running this program of meetings and course work (including the course materials and resources, room hire, facilities, and the facilitators' time and preparatory work), the following fees are payable by all participants:

- A deposit of £25
- Then 7 weekly payments of £15 each (paid during the series of meetings)
- Total - £130

For further details about 'The Mindful Way' course please see our website or click on the link below:

Please note: undertaking this program of meetings and course work is a commitment - deposits are not refundable, and anyone taking a place who then withdraws part way through the program will be required to pay at least 50% of the total fees.

If you're unable to attend all the sessions, the full fees still apply (as you are taking a place that could have been occupied by someone else). However, during any weeks that you can't attend, you can keep up-to-date with the program by simply completing that week's material as home study.

Important: this program of meetings and course work is not intended to be taken as a replacement for therapy or medical treatment. This program does not include clinical supervision or oversight, and it is not appropriate for those with significant mental health issues. Any person with a condition requiring medical or therapeutic treatment should consult a qualified doctor or therapist.