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Mindfulness for Life

What is mindfulness?
Most of you might hear about “mindfulness” before. As John Kabat-Zinn stated; Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy techniques is introduced by Prof. Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn and they are neither based on a religion nor a philosophy. Mindfulness is combined with the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, that is, the therapy where the Thought, Emotion and Behavior affect each other and the change made in one of them transforms the other. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT) has been used in clinical works, hospitals for chronic diseases, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and cancer patients also schools, institutions and daily life and achieve successful results in a short time.

Mindfulness is also recognized and proven by neuroscience experts that it is the best way to make your life experiences more fulfilled and free choices. Because it is determined that when you are not in the present moment, the amygdala in the brain works more actively, that is, according to reactions with your more primitive self or bad memories you have not forgotten in the past (feeling as a victim, self-pity, anger, anxiety, fear, etc.), and that you act according to the negative thoughts. On the contrary, staying in the present moment supports the brain to active analytical intelligence which is more focused and open to new perspectives, solutions also which is able to see the events as they are and causes structural and functional changes in the brain.

Mindfulness helps us;

  • To focus,
  • To reduce stress,
  • To increase body awareness and to calm down easily,
  • To recognize and regulate our emotions in the limbic system in the brain,
  • To liberate ourself from previous stories and traumas in order to be wisely responsive instead of being reactive,
  • To live our experiences more fulfilled,
  • To know ourself through our fresh look not through the eyes of others,
  • To change our life styles in a good way when the practices are made frequently with determination.

What does mindfulness for life course help to transform?
You will be learning mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioural techniques to use everyday life in “Mindfulness for Life” course. These practices and techniques will help you to reduce stress and cope with difficulties, unhappiness, negative feelings and thinking patterns, dissatisfaction with life, to regulate your emotions and relationships, to develop pleasant, and meaningful times, to recognize joy and beauties already in your life.

Mindfulness for Life Course Details
Duration:
1 session each week over 8 weeks
Sessions: 2 hours each session
Type: Group Sessions
Materials: You will receive a course booklet on the first day of the course. After the first day of the course you will receive an email with audio guides, which you can download from WeTransfer (make sure to check your spam folder).

Who might attend the course?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn using mindfulness techniques in daily life. It requires frequently practice and discipline which will enable you to cultivate a new and healthy habits, responding instead of being reactive, taking care of yourself, your physical health and mental health, to reduce stress, improve your wellbeing and prevent depressive thinking. It is both appropriate for those who are new to mindfulness as well as who have heard or tried techniques before and want to improve.

Cost

GBP 300.00