Description of courses:
At Wild and Precious Minds we can offer a wide range of mindfulness work:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)
- Mindfulness in the workplace
- One to one mindfulness
- Mindfulness for Parents
- Mindfulness for Teenagers
The MBSR, MBCT and MBCT-L courses we run is are eight week courses (2 hour sessions) which have slightly different format in terms of managing stress, preventing relapse for depression and moving toward flourishing . These courses include an orientation session, a full day practice, CD of all the practices and a course workbook.
The Mindfulness for Parents course is an eight week course specifically designed for parents. It features elements from the Mindful Parenting programme by Susan Bogels and the Nurturing Parents course (Eluned Gold and colleagues), and both of these courses have shown positive effects in terms of parents wellbeing in research studies. Because we know that parents have busy lives and can find it hard to make the time to carry out the home practices featured in the MBSR course, the Mindfulness for Parents course features shortened sessions and home practices (max 15 minutes).
We also offer individual mindfulness training to adults and teenagers, and tailored courses/workshops to workplaces.
Dr Sarah Maynard
What qualifications or training do you hold?
Yes - Intensive Teacher Training Retreat completed via the renowned Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in mental health and emotional wellbeing.
How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?
As part of my professional guidelines I undertake regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and record a log of annual CPD which may be audited by my professional regulatory body.
Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?
Yes, I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses. As a Clinical Psychologist I also adhere to professional guidelines including: the British Psychological Society (BPS) Generic Professional Practice Guidelines, the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct, the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) standards of ethics, performance and conduct.