Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
Mindfulness Course with Kate Elliott
What to expect from a Mindfulness Course
Our Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course is all about learning mindfulness techniques and integrating those techniques into daily life to help reduce and manage stress. This course can help with anxiety, depression, pain, grief, sleep problems. work, family and financial stress.
The MBSR course was created in the 1970s by “the father” of Mindfulness in the West, Jon Kabat-Zinn, developed to treat patients struggling with life’s difficulties and physical and/or mental illness (Kabat-Zinn, 2013). Since the 1970s, it has been used effectively by thousands of people from all walks of life. It is a proven way to help people deal with modern day stressors. It is an 8-week course, with 2-hour face-to-face sessions at the same time each week. In the sessions, Kate will introduce you to mindfulness practices and techniques, facilitate inquiry, and share theory and insights with you to help you on your mindfulness journey. Outside of the sessions, to maximise the benefits of the course, you are asked to do at least 4 formal practices, and start to introduce mindful activities into your daily life.
The benefits are very tangible, and the course has many clinical studies behind it demonstrating its efficacy. We would be a small group of between 4 to 8 people, and it would be a safe, supportive group environment, with a real sense of community and connection developing over time. If you are interested in learning more about the course and about Kate get in touch with the clinic by email or phone on 01732441008. Kate Elliot is a qualified mindfulness teacher and trained with Mindfulnessuk, one of the leading teacher training organisations in the UK.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Upcoming Course Dates
Monday Evenings, 28th June to 16th August: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Thursday Mornings, 24th June to 12th August: 9.30am – 11.30am
£250 for the course, which includes 8 weeks of teaching, student handbook, recordings and handouts.
Let me take a moment to recommend Kate Elliott’s mindfulness course to you. I have been practising mindfulness for some time and wanted to formalise by practice by attending a certified MBSR programme.
I had an idea of what to expect to have to say that Kate’s teaching of the programme far exceeded by expectations.
Each week we attended Kate guided us through the practices with kindness, compassion and dignity. The programme content was just right every week and I really liked Kate’s mindfulness manner.
I can only speak for myself when I say my own practice gained depth but I also started to view my life and the day to say in a different light. I gained a greater sense of understanding of my life and feel empowered that I understand myself better.
I highly recommend Kate’s course to anyone, beginners to mindfulness or those more seasoned
I’ve recently completed a Mindfulness course, presented by Kate Elliott. One thing that struck me, and it was the same on a previous shorter course, was that I was the only man.
I don’t have the answer as to that. I do, however, feel I’ve benefited from the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course. Not that I was particularly stressed. Rather, I wanted to understand more about the concepts and techniques of Mindfulness and, specifically, how they could help me in the future.
We need to spend less time in our heads and more time in the real world.
We can learn to recognise our habits, and repetitive situations, and see them from a new perspective.
It’s often good to slow down and stop reacting immediately to events.
We should be more honest about what it is on our minds when facing problems.
It’s always best to focus on the positive, which sounds obvious, but which is not.
If I could sum up how I benefited, it would be that it gave me an improved Awareness as to how I act – and how I could react – in life’s situations. I recommend the course and if you are lucky, you will have Kate as your course leader.
– January 2021 participants