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

Introductory Mindfulness and Compassion Course (start 16 Jan 2020)

This short course is for you if you would like to experience mindfulness or compassion training and don’t feel ready, or able, to commit to a longer Mindfulness for Healthy Living or Compassion for Healthy Living course. A great way to dip your toe in the water!

There will be home practice for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP.

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.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 13 Jan 2020** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***
Thu 16, 23, 30 Jan 2020 (3 weeks)
19.00-21.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£90
£60 on benefits

Introductory
Booking required (25 places left)

Stand Alone Practice Day 'Ageing Mindfully' (Sun 19 Jan 2020)

From the moment of birth, we experience the effects of change - not all of them welcome! Come along - whatever your age - and explore how we can turn towards the inevitability of change that comes moment by moment, year by year: and which affects us all – and our loved ones – sooner or later.

This workshop is suitable for any adult wanting to experience mindfulness for the first time, or looking to refresh your mindfulness practice. Equally, it is an ideal introduction to the 9-week February-April Ageing Mindfully course.

We will practice mindfulness and compassion-based practices together, with space for questions. Please bring vegetarian/vegan lunch to share.

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 19 Jan 2020, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

Compassion for Healthy Living (start Thu 6 Feb 2020)

Mindfulness and compassion training can help us be less affected by stress, anxiety, criticism of ourselves and of others.
Compassion grows from mindfulness and helps free us from destructive thoughts, behaviours and emotions. The course is suitable for newcomers to mindfulness, but you are best advised to do a 3-week Introductory Course or full length mindfulness course first. It is important that you are able to attend all nine classes, including the orientation session, as well as the practice day.

There is home practice of up to an hour a day for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP.
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.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 3 Feb 2020 ***Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***
Thu 6 Feb - Thu 2 Apr 2020 (9 weeks)
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215
£155

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

Ageing Mindfully (start Fri 7 Feb 2020)

Change is inevitable, and one of the biggest challenges is how to meet the inescapable fact that we all change with age, as does our experience of life. Ageing affects us all – and our loved ones – sooner or later.

This 9-week course is for any adult: whether you’re coming up to a ‘milestone’ birthday (25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 …); finding it hard not to be adversely affected by media images of youth, beauty and physical prowess; caring for an elderly relative; struggling with the constraints of getting older yourself; or simply want to look forward to advancing years with a sense of wonder, adventure and acceptance.

The course closely follows the established MBCT model, with a specific emphasis on compassion and self-compassion in relation to the ageing process.

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 3 Feb 2020 ***Online registration required before your place can be confirmed***
Fri 7 Feb - Fri 3 Apr 2020 (9 weeks)
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215
£155

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 29 Feb 2020

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 29 Feb 2020
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, regardless of how many sessions have been attended.
• In order to qualify for a transfer the booking will need to be cancelled 5 working days before the start of the event. For cancellations after this point, the full fee will apply.
• Any transfer is at the discretion of the North London Buddhist Centre, subject to a £10 administration fee. Payments can be transferred once only.