This 8-week course is inspired by the practices taught within Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The course is designed to introduce clinicians to many of the main practices of mindfulness. The last 20 minutes of each session dives into how to implement these practices with your clients and with yourself during your work day (and beyond). There will be time to bring actual cases forward. Ideally, each participant will identify one client they will integrate mindfulness classes with during the training.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer from symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It is especially helping in reducing relapse of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often contribute to depression and anxiety while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. MBCT was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.

When: Thursdays Sept 19-Nov 14, 2019, (no class Oct 31), 6-7:30pm MST (8-9:30pm EST)

Cost: $275 (some scholarships available, contact Laurel for info)

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