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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT/MBSR) Course in Orlando, Florida

Brenda Bentley, certified mindfulness teacher and therapist will be delivering the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in a 6-week structured format in Orlando, Florida beginning in January 2015.

About the course:

This course offers participants an opportunity to explore the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programme in a 6-week format. MBCT integrates MBSR but has added cognitive exercises to help participants to change their relationship to problematic thinking patterns and unwanted mood states.

Please note that this course does not equip participants to teach the MBCT programme, but will help to establish or deepen a personal meditation practice, which forms a necessary foundation for training to become an instructor (UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers, Good Practice Guidelines).

The course follows the standard MBCT curriculum which was developed for treatment resistant depression out of Oxford University in the UK but this course has been modified for a general audience who would like to learn how to change their relationship to their thoughts and learn to manage their emotions in a mindful way.

MBCT is an established approach in the UK, but relatively new in the USA where MBSR was developed so this is a unique opportunity to discover and learn a deeper understanding of mindfulness-based interventions.

The course is delivered in a engaging format which includes theoretical  presentation and practical experience of the foundational guided meditations of MBCT. Although Mindfulness has a rich history in Buddhism, this course of MBCT is secular and is suitable for everyone. The course includes all materials including 50+ page handbook, guided meditation MP3s, presentation notes and other resources.

Who is this course for?

The course is open to anyone who is interested in learning MBCT for personal development or those with some familiarity with cognitive therapy for depression who would like to explore the possibility of integrating this approach in their practice. The core aspect of the course is to teach people to principles of mindfulness and how they can integrate both a formal and informal practices into their daily lives. To learn more about the curriculum click here. To learn more about the aims click here. Read what other participants have said about their experience click here.

About the teacher:

Brenda is a qualified Mindfulness Teacher and accredited therapist in private practice with a particular interest in working with people suffering from anxiety related concerns. Brenda benefits from years of experience in delivering the content to groups and has a engaging and friendly manner. Having managed her own anxiety disorder with mindfulness, she has a unique position within her understanding of these concerns. Read more about Brenda Bentley.

Free Introduction to Mindfulness:

January 6th – 2015 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

More details and RSVP here.

Dates for the weekly course:

Each Tuesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm (excluding January 6th Introduction which is 7:00pm to 9:00pm)
January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10 – 2015

Schedule:

Tuesday – January 6th – 6:30-9pm
– Introduction, Waking Up From Automatic Pilot & Relating Directly to Now

Tuesday – January 13th – 6:30-9pm
– Problem Solving Mindfully & Recognizing Aversion

Tuesday – January 20th – 6:30pm-9pm
– Exploring Acceptance & Thoughts Are Not Facts

Tuesday – January 27th – 6:30pm-9pm
– Looking After Yourself with Mindful Self Compassion & Living Mindfully

Upon completion all participants will receive a certificate of completion. The course includes comfort breaks &  light refreshments.

Venue:

The Center
946 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Cost per delegate:

Cost of course – $350

Student discount – $250 – click here to book



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