Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT) - 8-week course
Date: 31/10/2024 - 19/12/2024
Location: Online

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for depression (MBCT) is an eight-week group programme recommended in national health guidelines for people who suffer from depression, either currently, or in the past. Weekly sessions last two hours and combine mindfulness meditation with cognitive therapy exercises enabling us to become more aware of our mind and body and begin to dissolve some of our unhelpful habits of thinking such as rumination, worry and self criticism.

Over the past 15 years MBCT has become increasingly available within health services as the advantages of using this approach have become more established. Its popularity has increased as people are drawn to the central message of MBCT; that our lives are immeasurably impoverished by our habitual tendency to be on 'automatic pilot', during which the richness of momentary experience passes unnoticed. MBCT helps us develop an alternative way of being with experience as we learn skills to more fully engage with our present experience, to be 'in the moment'.

Our 8-week MBCT courses are offered in collaboration with the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness (located within the NHS), who have been providing MBCT to people accessing their clinical services since 2007. Their mindfulness teachers offer this intervention in a wide range of clinical settings.

Full Dates: Thursdays: 31/10, 7/11, 14/11, 21/11, 28/11, 5/12, 12/12, 19/12

09:30-11:30 UK Time

Fees & availability

Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMF costs: £300.00
Supported Rate - for those with low incomes: £275.00
Supporting Rate - supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £325.00

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Health Questions

For teaching quality purposes we occasionally video record our course sessions. We will direct the camera only at the teachers but class discussions will be audible.  The recordings are used for internal purposes only. Please feel free to speak with the teacher, if you have any concerns about this.

Following the submission of your pre-course questionnaire, you may be contacted by the Course Lead to discuss if the course is appropriate for you to attend at this time. If you mutually decide that it is not, you will be refunded in full.

Additional questions

All mental health declarations to the OMF will be held on file from time of submission and for 3 months after course end date, after which point they will be deleted. The Nottingham NHS team may have differing data retention periods. Please confirm you agree to these terms and will request further information from either the OMF or Nottingham Mindfulness Centre if required

Due to being offered by NHS team, this course is only open to UK residents who are registered with a GP

Please advise if you are under the care of any other mental health services

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Please provide details of your mental health history

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We require you to complete additional mental health measures which will include questions about suicidality (to be sent by Nottingham NHS Mindfulness Centre), please confirm you agree to complete these

Have you ever experienced a period of depressed mood for more than 2 weeks?

Are you currently experiencing depression?

This course is not suitable for applicants who have experienced the below criteria. Please do not complete the application and contact your GP regarding further steps.

Have you ever experienced a manic/hypomanic episode?

Have you experienced psychotic episode/s in the past?

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