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“We can’t do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us.”

Susann Herrmann - HC
Guiding Teacher Susann Herrmann
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Guiding Teacher Susann Herrmann
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Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Next Course starting: Thursday 23 September 2021, 7 – 9pm BST
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy program

The mind goes on and on!
So much chatter, so much comparison, so much complaint…

Does this sound familiar to you?

In the moment of meeting our discontent, there is the possibility of being transformed by it!

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness practice helps us to see more clearly the patterns of the mind and teaches us to stay in the present moment, rather than reliving the past or pre-living the future. You learn in the first place just to be conscious and accept whatever is there. Acceptance means seeing things as they actually are in the present. We cultivate acceptance by taking each moment as it comes and being with it fully, as it is! And by this acceptance you will see that changing happen by itself.

What is MBCT?

It combines a form of Eastern meditation with elements of Cognitive Therapy in an eight session programme.

It was developed by Prof. Mark Williams (Oxford), John Teasdale (Oxford/Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto) for people who have been repeatedly depressed to help them stay well.

It is closely based on Jon Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, which has been found to produce significant change in participants’ ability to deal with chronic pain, anxiety and stress.

Content of the MBCT eight session programme

Please find here the topics covered in the programme:

  • Awareness and automatic pilot
  • Living in our heads
  • Gathering the scattered mind
  • Recognizing aversion
  • Allowing / letting be
  • Thoughts are not facts
  • ‘How can I best take care of myself?’
  • Maintaining  and extending new learning
Voices of participants MBCT

For Testimonials please HERE >>

Voices of participants MBCT

For Testimonials please HERE >>

Details: Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy

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How will we meet?

We will meet together using the OnlineLIVE platform Zoom from wherever you are based. All you will need is a computer or laptop and a reliable internet connection – all details and a link to join the call will be sent via email when you sign up.

If you would like to have a Zoom appointment for a 15min conversation free of charge to test the platform and to discuss the MBCT OnlineLIVE Programme please feel free to contact us.

MBCT OnlineLIVE Group Course

starting September 2021

  • Thursdays:
    Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 07, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 04, Nov 11
  • Time zone details:
    7 – 9pm BST, London – UK.
    The first session will be 30min longer.
    If you are in a different time zone, please use our
     time zone converter to determine your local time.

  • plus a ’Day of Practice on & off the cushion’:
    Sat 30 Oct, 10am – 5pm GMT
    If you are in a different time zone, please use our time zone converter to determine your local time.
    Please note the ‘Day of Practice’ also takes place online. Details >>
  • Location:
    Online via Zoom
  • MBCT OnlineLIVE Group CourseCost: including handouts & guided meditation
    • £ 250 Individual
    • £ 225 Discount Rate – Individual – Friends Membership
    • £ 295 Organisation
      Click here to Enrol on Course Now

MBCT OnlineLIVE One-to-One programme

  • 10 meetings of 90 mins each
  • Cost including handouts & guided meditations:
  • Location:
    Online via Zoom

To work with Susann in a one-to-one capacity online or in-person on the Isle of Wight, please send an email.

How does MBCT work?

By practising in sessions, and by listening to guided meditations at home during the week, you learn the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Practices such as the Body Scan, Breathing meditation, and simple Yoga exercises that allow you to come in touch with moment-to-moment changes in the mind and the body and foster a new, ’de-centred’ perspective to your thoughts and feelings.

The sessions include basic education about mental health issues, plus exercises from cognitive therapy that show the links between thinking and feeling and how you can look after yourself.

MBCT is challenging and life-affirming. Participating requires an ongoing commitment to yourself (home assignments).

What do you learn?

  • to become familiar with the workings of your mind
  • to notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals
  • to explore ways of releasing yourself from those old habits and, if you choose, enter a different way of being
  • to put you in touch with a different way of knowing yourself and the world
  • to notice small beauties and pleasures in the world around you instead of living in your head
  • to be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals
  • to find a way so you don’t have to battle with yourself all the time
  • to accept yourself as you are, rather than judging yourself all the time

We very much look forward to welcoming you!