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

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wed eve starts 22 Jan 2020

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 22 Jan - Wed 11 Mar 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sun 17 May 2020
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 (9 places left)

Mindful Compassion Relationship training (MCRT) - Love, Intimacy & the Heart resilience
Thu eve starts 20 Feb 2020

The relationship may be partner, parent, child, friend or work colleagues. Here you will learn to reflect, challenge, change & transform the difficult, conditioned past.

The training works directly with insight, wisdom, resilience & de stress tolerance skills. By noticing, observing through direct experience we allow spot light of kindly awareness to inform & transform the historical, difficult conditioned self, we will lightly open up and engage with these difficult patterns, struggles, obstacles, fears, angst and confusions in relationships.

Engaging with compassionate & mindfulness training to transform the mental, physical knots and emotional elucidating blocks often found in relationships i.e. blaming, making the other responsible, the judging critical mind, low self-worth, demanding/neediness, trust issues, anger, vengeful, undermining, loss of power, insecurity etc.

This course is the Mindful Compassion Behaviour Training with the added Relationship module.

PippaO'Connor – BSc, MSc.PG Dip. Senior lecturer in the clinical applications of (MBCT) Mindfulness & Cognitive Therapy. Dip Relationship trainer. Practicing at the Priory Hospital & Tavistock Hospital. Also the North London Buddhist Centre. Dip Relationship & Family Therapy.

Supported by: Andi Stapleton – BA, MSc, Dip/MA. Psychotherapist specialising in individual and group work using MBCT Cert: Executive coaching, private and corporate sectors: Priory Hospital / Priory Wellness Clinic and private practice.

Thu 20 Feb - Thu 9 Apr 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sun 17 May 2020
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (22 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

CMBT (Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training)
Wed eve start 25 Mar 2020

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

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.

Wed 25 Mar - Wed 13 May 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day: Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (20 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 17 May 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.

Sun 17 May 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.