The Mindful Way

An 8 Week Mindfulness Program To Combat Depression, Anxiety & Stress

A formal MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) course running in the Nottingham city centre over 8 weeks. Begins on Weds 26th Sept 2018 at 6.15pm.

Pay a £25 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £15 each.

Total Cost - £130

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Over 8 weeks we will come together to work through The Mindful Way, a formal 8 week program (designed by leading experts) that can help people to overcome low mood, negative thinking, worry, depression, anxiety and stress

About The Course

Here 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 a way that does not cost participants the usual £200-£250.

And this is it! 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 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 are hosted by Shaun (a highly experienced group facilitator and trained Mindfulness teacher who runs our other weekly Mindfulness meetings, and who has himself previously completed the full MBCT program), along with Jamie (who is our regular co-host, and who is a professional Counsellor). 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 course sessions will be held on 8 Wednesday evenings at 6.15pm, the sessions all taking place in the heart of the Nottingham city centre. The first session is on Wednesday 26th September with the final session on Wednesday 21st November. (There will be no session on Wednesday 31st October which is Halloween.)

The meetings themselves last approximately 2½ hours and 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 minutes of home meditation practice (plus some other occasional short exercises and reflections) every day, for six days of each week that the course runs.

Places are strictly limited  to secure your place please click on the button below and pay your £25 deposit (see 'Costs', below) using any debit or credit card, or a PayPal account if you have one. For further details about The Mindful Way program itself, see opposite (or further down the screen if you're viewing on a phone or tablet).

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Costs

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 will be payable by all attendees:

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

Total - £130

To book your place and pay your deposit now securely via PayPal Click Here»

Undertaking this program of meetings and course work 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.

If you're unable to attend all the course 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 Note: 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. 

An 8 Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

Pay a £25 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £15 each.

Total Cost - £130

Full course notes, a copy of 'The Mindful Way' Workbook and a CD containing all the meditations used in the program are provided 

More About The Mindful Way Program

The program is the home study version of the renowned Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course. The MBCT course 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 (the "father" of modern, secular Mindfulness), with some modifications and adaptations that draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It 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 Course consists of 8 weekly, structured blocks of material and course work (including daily meditations and other home exercises) that teach the theory and practical techniques of MBCT in an easy, careful, straightforward and step-by-step way.

 To book your place, click on the button above and pay your £25 deposit

What the publishers of the program say:

The Mindful Way Workbook NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk

The Mindful Way  an 8 week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress 

Imagine an 8 week program that can help you overcome depression, anxiety and stress - by simply learning new ways to respond to your own thoughts and feelings. That program is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and it has been tested and proven effective in clinical trials throughout the world. 
      The expert authors provide specific Mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions, tools for keeping track of progress, and helpful comments from others who who have gone through the program. Like a trusted map, this course guides you step-by-step along the path of change. 

"An easy-to-follow, step-by-step program for how to train our minds out of repetitive loops and find stages of peace"
                       - Paul Gilbert, PhD (University of Derby) 

"I consider MBCT to be an effective means of preventing and treating depression and enhancing emotional well-being. This gives practical advice for applying the principles of MBCT in your life. I recommend it highly."

                       - Andrew Weil, MD 

"What could be more fabulous than this? An evidence-based treatment for depression translated into a program that everyone can use."

                       - Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP 

"This program is fantastic."

                       - Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD  

For more information about this 8 week program of meetings and course work contact Shaun
email: shaun.g@hotmail.com | mobile: 07769 574063 

Important - 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.