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 28 July 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 28 July 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (11 places left)

Breathworks: Mindfulness Taster Session

Whether you are experienced in mindfulness and would like a refresher, or are considering taking an eight week mindfulness course, starting next week on Sun 7 October, just come along.

Learn how mindfulness can give you more space, calm and relaxation in your daily life in a friendly and warm environment.

Sat 15 Sept 2018
14.00 - 17.00
With: Niccy Lowit
By donation
Open to All
Booking required

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 19 Sept 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 19 Sep - Wed 7 Nov 2018
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sun 24 Feb 2019
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

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

Introductory Mindfulness and Compassion Course (start 20 Sept 2018)

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 tip 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.

Thu 20, 27 Sept and 4 Oct 2018
18.45-21.15 (3 weeks)
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£90
£60 on benefits

Introductory
Booking required (25 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 22 Sept 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 22 Sept 2018
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living)
Sun 30 Sept 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 30 Sept 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Breathworks: Mindfulness for Health (start Sun 7 Oct 2018)

Mindfulness for Health integrates mindfulness, compassion, a supportive mindful movement practice, and practical components from modern pain and medical condition management.

These techniques, backed with huge amounts of medical research, have helped thousands of people over the years. This course is for anyone living with pain or a chronic health condition

Breathworks has been offering mindfulness courses since 2001, and the effectiveness of our approach has been demonstrated by clinical research.

Sun 7 Oct - Sun 2 Dec 2018
(8 mornings, with a break on 25 Nov)
10.30 - 13.00
With: Niccy Lowit
Costs,
£200
£150 low income
£100 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required

Compassion for Healthy Living course (start 11 Oct 2018)

Mindfulness and compassion training can help us be less affected by stress, anxiety, of 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.

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

Once you have paid, you will receive a link to an on-line registration form which you are required to complete before your place can be confirmed on the course.

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 8 Oct 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed *** 9 weeks
Thu 11 Oct - Thu 6 Dec 2018
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

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

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Friday mornings starts 12 Oct 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 8 Oct 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

9 weeks
Fri 12 Oct - Fri 7 Dec 2018
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

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

(CMBT) Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training - starts 14 Nov 2018

Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

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

8 sessions Wed 14 Nov - Wed 19 Dec 2018
December Break Restart Wed 9 Jan and 16 Jan 2019
19.00- 21.00
Catch-up: Sun 24 Feb 2019
13.30 - 17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low waged
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (19 places left)

Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living)
Sat 8 Dec 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 8 Dec 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 24 Feb 2019

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.

Sun 24 Feb 2019
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.