To fully benefit from the program you must be willing to make a commitment to attend all classes and practise daily for the eight weeks. The course has been running since 2008 and is taught by two highly experienced facilitators with over 55 years of meditation practice between them. As an initial step toward enrolment in the MBSR course, an individual session is conducted for prospective participants. Explore mindfulness, Tai Chi, and teachings from the Zen and the contemplative traditions in a quiet natural setting. In 2016, Anja will again be offering regular Mindfulness Nature retreats at Clearview Retreat Centre, overlooking the beautiful King Parrot valley.
The retreats will include mindful nature walks, Tai Chi, mindfulness meditations and discussions, as well as times to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In 2006 I started teaching the Eight Week Mindfulness course in Bath and soon afterwards in Bristol. I am BACP accredited, and have worked as a therapist since 2000, both privately and employed as a Specialist Drug and Alcohol Counsellor. More recently I have completed a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based approaches at the University of Bangor and have offered mindfulness-based stress reduction programs to staff working within an NHS hospital setting. If you have received notice that your application for this retreat has been accepted, please confirm your participation by registering below.
This retreat – the first of its kind in North America - is specifically for clinicians, researchers and educators engaged in MBSR, MBCT or other mindfulness-based interventions in the fields of health care, education, the law, and similar disciplines.
As taught by the Buddha, the retreat will emphasize the roots of mindfulness and the four foundations of mindfulness - through sustained practice, daily talks, meditation instructions, and interviews with the teachers. The retreat is offered as a benefit to support the missions of both IMS and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.
A substantial portion ($1,050) of the $1,500 fee is tax deductible as a charitable donation.

Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher, co-founder of Gaia House in England, and a core teacher of Bodhi College in Europe. It is suitable for beginners, as well as for more experienced meditators who would like to deepen their meditation practice.
I started out practising remedial massage and then moved to traditional Chinese medicine - acupuncture and herbs. I have a long association with Buddhism and the work of Bob Moore and have found that both of these naturally inform and ini¬‚uence the Jon Kabat-Zinn course.
I specialise in working with people with complex needs and consequently am completing further training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body orientated psychotherapy for trauma.
I have been working as a psychotherapist since the mid 1980a€™s, evolving through psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Jungian analysis and now inhabiting what I call a a€?contemplative perspectivea€™ which draws together what I consider the best of the depth psychologies with Buddhist insights and mindfulness skills. Presently, along with participating in the Eight Week Mindfulness Course, I continue writing and lecturing, provide psychotherapy and clinical supervision and also teach health professionals how mindfulness may be integrated into our clinical work.
From 1995-2001 I worked in NHS mental health services and since that time, until 2014, I worked in the NHS physical health services, specii¬?cally working with people with cancer and helping people to cope with living with the uncertainty of such an illness through using a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach. A I draw primarily on teachings from Buddhism and the Christian Contemplative tradition, and also from the yoga tradition. It is an invitation to extend and deepen one's personal experience of mindfulness meditation, via intensive practice, together with peers and colleagues, within a supportive and harmonious environment conducive to the unfolding of greater wisdom and compassion. The course will be conducted primarily in silence, with a full daily schedule of sitting and walking practice, as well as periods of lying down meditation, and mindful hatha yoga. Since it is not possible to register online at the scholarship rate for this retreat, you will need to contact us if you would like to apply. Teaching meditation retreats since 1976, she has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice.

The retreat will provide ideas and resources for integrating mindfulness into daily life, to develop resilience and learn how to deal more effectively with stress.
From there I trained as a psychotherapist and I have continued in this for the last twenty years specialising in trauma and mindfulness based stress reduction. For me the course is deeply rewarding, meeting people who like myself are trying to i¬?nd a way to be with all the struggles of a busy life and not be overwhelmed. Most recently I have contributed an essay to Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism and Mindfulness, edited by Anthony Molino, and have just completed a new book Why Can't I Meditate? From an early age the body has been, and remains, the most A important vehicle for my learning and a deep source of wisdom. In the latter days of the retreat there will be opportunities for group dialogue on the ways those practicing, teaching and researching mindfulness-based approaches (primarily MBSR and MBCT) can further integrate the practice into their personal and professional lives.
As is customary at many insight meditation centers, the teachings of mindfulness are freely offered by the retreat teachers, who do not receive a salary or percentage of the fee.
As such I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an EMDR registered practitioner and I have completed both stages of the Bangor University Mindfulness Teacher Training retreats. Mindfulness and Buddhist psychology has provided me with such a bridge and Jon Kabat-Zinna€™s secular approach to mindfulness attracted me because it combines the ancient eastern wisdom with modern western science.
Instead, participants will have the opportunity at the end of the retreat to make a contribution in support of the teachers (excluding Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is donating his time). Most recently I have also completed Bangor's unfolding supervision of mindfulness teaching course.

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