Description of courses:
We run 2 different courses as well as drop-in sessions for graduates.
\\\\\\\"Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy\\\\\\\" - This 8-week course is aimed at the general public closely following the MBCT protocol for general psychological health and wellbeing, and is suitable for people looking for help with anxiety and depression.
\\\\\\\"The Heart of Mindfulness: Deepening Practice\\\\\\\" - This course is aimed at graduates of MBCT, MBSR or other mindfulness based 8 week programmes. We explore the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness as a support to deepen mindfulness practice.
Courses run 3 times per year, in the New Year, Spring and Autumn in two locations:
London Bridge, SE1
Crystal Palace, SE19
For more information and to apply:
Mr Jim Clark
What qualifications or training do you hold?
I have been practicing meditation for 18 years, and studied with many qualified Buddhist teachers. In terms of teaching mindfulness-based interventions, I have completed the Teacher Training Retreat Level 1 with Bangor University, and have a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. I am a trained mindfulness supervisor and experienced mindfulness teacher trainer.
If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse, and have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and specialise in mindfulness-based and compassion-based therapies. I engage in ongoing professional development and have undertaken many additional training programmes and courses.
How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?
Maintaining a personal meditation practice; attending retreats; attending workshops, training sessions, masterclasses, and special interest groups; reading scientific literature and traditional Buddhist teachings.
Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?
Yes, I follow the ethical and professional guidelines of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and meet the good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness based interventions.