Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness Courses

Our courses consist of 8 or 9 weekly classes of mindfulness practices. You will be supported in sharing experience of, and discussing these, in the group.

Daily home practice is as important a part of the course as the weekly classes.You will be asked to commit to 45-60 minutes daily, six days a week, between each class.

To benefit, you need to be able to commit both to coming to all the classes (including orientation session and practice day where applicable) as well as the daily home practice. This requires a strong commitment on your part to work through a gentle but rigorous daily discipline of meditation and other awareness exercises.

Our Mindfulness courses help develop skills in listening – to self and others. They help manage everyday ups and downs, giving a fuller experience of life, as well as developing self-compassion. They offer skills to work more effectively with anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness and pain, addictive behaviours, disrupted sleep, and other unhelpful behavioural patterns.

All our teachers are professionally trained with specialist skills in a range of areas.

Booking is required for all Mindfulness events and courses.

Events and Courses

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sat 9 Dec 2017

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sat 9 Dec 2017, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 concession

Open to All
Booking required (20 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 17 Jan 2018

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 17 Jan - Wed 7 Mar 2018
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sat 26 May 2018
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 concession

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sun 21 Jan 2018

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 concession

Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Thursday evenings starts 25 Jan 2018

Nine Thursday evenings, including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 22 Jan 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

Thu 25 Jan - Thu 22 Mar 2018
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sun 4 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 concession

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Friday mornings starts 26 Jan 2018

Nine Friday mornings, including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 22 Jan 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

Fri 26 Jan - Fri 23 Mar 2018
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sun 4 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 concession

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 21 Mar 2018

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 21 Mar - Wed 9 May 2018
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sat 22 Sept 2018
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 concession

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (26 places left)

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sat 24 Mar 2018

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sat 24 Mar 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 concession

Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Top-up course - starts Thurs 12 Apr 2018

For those who have already completed one or more 8-week mindfulness course, have a regular ongoing meditation practice and are committed to developing a deeper relationship with their practice. With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. An opportunity to dialogue about mindfulness meditation in a small group.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here
for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Thurs 12, 19 and 26 Apr 2018
18.45-21.15
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£90
£60 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required (20 places left)

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sun 14 Apr 2018

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 concession

Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 26 May 2018

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sat 26 May 2018
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Booking Arrangements

The North London Buddhist Centre’s general booking terms and conditions are:
• Full payment is needed for all bookings.
• Payments are not refundable.
• Payments may be transferred up to 72 hours before start of an event subject to a £10 administration fee.
• After this point no transfers will be made.
• Payments may be transferred, once only, to other events on our Buddhism or Yoga programmes.
• Where applicable we will provide a credit note valid for one year.
• Payments for retreats cannot be transferred.