This program is designed for people who have experience with depression and/or anxiety and offers skills development to prevent or better manage these experiences in the future. The practice of mindfulness meditation allows you to pay close attention to the present moment, noting your thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment. This non-reactive stance on your experience creates the possibility of working more wisely with sadness, fear and worry - emotions that are central to the experience of depression and anxiety.
You will meet together in a group on a weekly basis. The main 'work' of the program is done at home between classes, using an app with guided meditations that support your developing practice outside of class. In each class, you have an opportunity to talk about your experiences with the home practices, the obstacles that inevitably arise, and how to deal with them skilfully. There will be a maximum of 14 participants in the group.
Testimonials from the online course:
‘I was taken by surprise how easy it was to access the course, to meet with other participants and how personal this was. I felt very safe in this space
and appreciated that I could stay in my space but connect to others. This was very helpful as I am feeling quite anxious sometimes, and it was very
convenient in general with all other commitments.’
‘Surprisingly effective. I really enjoyed the guided meditations and the input by Regina and also the comments from the other participants. It was really
important to have this weekly contact and the time slot.’
‘I really liked the online MBCT program! I was able to do the course from the comfort of my own home, no travel and connect with others with nil difficulties.’
‘Engaging, interesting, supportive, positive, helpful.’
‘It was great! It meant I could do it.’
‘Powerful course, well run, sensitive, good interaction, good technical support. Excellent.. ‘
‘More of same sort of course is needed in society’