Mindfulness Courses in Orlando
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 – 7:00pm 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
January 6th – Introduction & Orientation
January 13th – Weeks 1 & 2
– Waking Up From Automatic Pilot & Relating Directly to Now
January 20th – Weeks 3 & 4
– Problem Solving Mindfully & Recognizing Aversion
January 27th – Weeks 5 & 6
– Exploring Acceptance & Thoughts Are Not Facts
February 3rd – Week 7 & 8
– Looking After Yourself with Mindful Self Compassion & Living Mindfully
February 10th – Conclusion, Q&A & Practice
Upon completion all participants will receive a certificate of completion. The course includes comfort breaks & light refreshments.
946 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Cost per delegate:
Early bird ticket until 10/31/2014 – $350
Full price ticket – $450
Fees may be covered by your Employee Assistance Program and a letter of confirmation of your booking for your employer can be provided on request. Due to the demand for this type of course, it is expected that capacity will be met. This is the only time in 2015 that this course will be available and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The purpose of the course is to bring secular Mindfulness-Based Interventions & Approaches to Central Florida. The full course is a foundational course pre-requisite that precedes an accredited teacher training course which will is scheduled to be delivered in 2016. The course is open to everyone and is non-religious in content.
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