Living With Mindful Awareness

An 8 Week Mindfulness Program.
Learn To Overcome Depression, Negative Thinking, Anxiety & Stress.

The original MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) course, held in the heart of the Nottingham city centre. 8 weekly sessions plus one full day of practice - a mix of Wednesday evenings & some Saturday mornings, with no sessions over the Christmas/New Year holiday.
You can join the course on either Weds 15th November at 6.15pm or Sat 18th Nov at 10.30am.

Pay a £50 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £20 each.

Total Cost - £190

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Imagine an 8 week program that can help you overcome depression, anxiety and stress  by simply learning a new relationship with your own thoughts and feelings. That program is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and it has been tested and proven effective in extensive clinical trials throughout the world.
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This is the same Mindfulness course that's used by the NHS to treat recurrent clinical depression. It is N.I.C.E. approved.

About The Course

The MBCT program is a popular and widely acclaimed form of Mindfulness training that integrates the principles and practices of modern, secular Mindfulness with some of the key aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The program itself teaches a very straightforward and easy-to-engage-with set of techniques and meditation exercises that can reduce negative thinking, help combat anxiety and stress, and which are proven to be highly effective at preventing the recurrence of clinical depression.

The course consists of 8 friendly, weekly meetings (each meeting is approximately 2½ hours long) that are an opportunity for a group of up to 12 people to come together and work alongside each other  under the guidance and support of two trained MBCT teachers  to build a deep and thorough understanding of the MBCT pathway and its methods (including a direct and intimate personal familiarity with the meditation practices). In addition, participants meet with the teachers for a full day of Mindfulness practice (on a Saturday) during the period of the course.

As well as attending the classes and training sessions, participants in the program should expect to also undertake approximately 40 minutes of home meditation practice (plus other occasional short exercises and reflections) every day, for six days of each week that the course runs.

The weekly classes will run as follows:

Session 1 - Wed 15 Nov at 6.15pm
Alternative Session 1 - Sat 18 Nov at 10.30am
Session 2 - Wed 22 Nov at 6.15pm
Session 3 - Wed 22 Nov at 6.15pm
Session 4 - Wed 06 Dec at 6.15pm
Session 5 - Wed 13 Dec at 6.15pm
Practice Day - Sat 16 Dec from 10.30am
Session 6 - Wed 20 Dec at 6.15pm
* * No sessions over Christmas & New Year * *
Session 7 - Sat 06 Jan at 10.30am
Session 8 - Sat 13 Jan at 10.30am

Places are strictly limited  to secure your place please click on the button below and pay your £50 deposit (see Costs, below). For further details about the MBCT program itself, see opposite (or further down the screen if you're viewing on a phone or tablet).


The following fees are payable by all participants:

  • A deposit of £50 
  • Then 7 weekly payments of £20 each (paid during the series of meetings)
  • Total – £190

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Undertaking the MBCT program is a commitment please note that 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.

Note: this course is not intended to be taken as a replacement for therapy or medical treatment, and it is not appropriate for those with significant current mental health issues unless undertaken with the agreement of healthcare professionals.

What's the difference between this course and The Mindful Way MBCT program we also offer?
This course is more focussed on in-class learning (it has less home study) and it is led by two trained MBCT teachers, rather than just one. This course also includes a full practice day (worth £65).
An 8 Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

Pay a £50 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £20 each.

Total Cost - £190

Full course notes and CDs containing all the meditations used during the course are provided 

More About The MBCT Course

The MBCT program is one of the most frequently applied formal Mindfulness trainings in use today, and it is now widely used in clinical, therapy and counselling settings. It is based on the original work of Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (the "father" of modern, secular Mindfulness), with significant modifications and adaptations that draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The MBCT course itself was created and developed by 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.
      MBCT focuses on teaching participants to make a simple yet radical shift in their relationship to their own thoughts and feelings. By undertaking the course, participants learn to step out of the habitual and automatic response patterns of mind, body and emotions to instead engage in new and highly liberating ways with the direct reality of their own lives and personal circumstances. The MBCT course has become one of the most popular modern therapies for reducing stress and helping people to better mange anxiety, worry, negative thinking and depression.
      The program itself consists of 8 weekly, structured modules of Mindfulness teaching delivered by trained Mindfulness teachers, and it also includes daily meditations and other home exercises that build a direct and personal understanding of the theory and practical techniques of MBCT 
 all in an easy, careful, straightforward and step-by-step way.

"Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention."
– Dustin Moskovitz Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg
“Mindfulness works out your brain and builds ‘thinking roads’ that enable you to be less fearful of the future and the now, and fully immerse yourself in truly living life. The more you practise, the more your brain structurally changes and engages your self-soothing system.”
 Patrizia Collard Author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

For more information about this 8 week program of meetings and course work contact Shaun
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About The Teachers

Mindfulness Teacher Shaun Glossop

Shaun Glossop

Shaun is one of the leading figures on the Mindfulness and meditation scene here in the East Midlands. He is the director of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group, which he set up in 2015 and which has since become one of the most successful organisations

promoting and teaching Mindfulness in Nottingham and the surrounding area. His personal involvement with Mindfulness and other forms of meditation stretches back over more than 35 years, and it includes extended periods studying under two highly respected spiritual teachers during his 20 years of living and working in London. While his background and experience in the meditation field is largely spiritually based, he has also studied and trained in the use of meditation and Mindfulness as a therapy and stress-reduction technique, including undertaking formal training as an MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) teacher.

Shaun leads regular Mindfulness groups and has given many public talks on Mindfulness, including closing the 2016 Conference on Health & Wellbeing at Nottingham Trent University by leading the conference delegates  mostly drawn from the medical and scientific communities  in a mass group Mindfulness meditation. Shaun has appeared on radio and TV and has been interviewed by the press as a spokesman for the Mindfulness movement.

Mindfulness Teacher Sam Culshaw-Robinson

Sam Culshaw-Robinson

Sam's background is in education  she has always been fascinated how people learn and achieve change in their lives. She is a professional Mindfulness coach, a workplace wellbeing consultant and also a clinical hypnotherapist.

Sam's personal journey involved researching into complementary therapies, which lead to her love of hypnotherapy and meditation. She likes to work in a facilitative way, helping clients and course participants to bring about changes in the way that is most appropriate for them.

Sam's interest in meditation began in 2005 and she has found the personal practice invaluable.  Sam found the idea of increasing awareness without striving for change, and the sense of "allowing", was such a good fit for her philosophy and that of her therapeutic practice.

She wanted to ensure that she had a scientific foundation before becoming a mindfulness coach and so she undertook an MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing.  Sam regularly leads guided meditation and mindfulness in local groups.  She has also completed Mindfulness teacher training, in-part with a view to using her skills in education and therapy in the workplace.

Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. However current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), unless it is conducted under clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.