Mindfulness for Life (sometimes referred to as MBCT-L) is a course designed to cultivate mindful awareness of our body, emotions and mind so that we can live our lives with a greater sense of wellbeing, kindness and resilience. It is an evidence-based course, developed in the light of research at Oxford University and other leading research centres.
It has two main intentions: to offer you some skills to meet life’s challenges and difficulties, both internal and external; as well as skills to develop more awareness and appreciation of the pleasant moments in life that we can often overlook. In other words, to respond more skilfully to all of life’s inevitable ups and downs.
This course is not being offered as a treatment for any specific physical or psychological conditions. Please do not sign up for this training if you are currently experiencing severe problems in these areas.
The course includes a longer Day of Practice, usually held on Saturday or Sunday towards the end of the course. This is an opportunity to deepen practice and, whilst an invaluable learning experience, does not form part of the core teaching.
Full Dates: Mondays: 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04 from 18:00-20:15 UK TIME
In addition we ask that you reserve 22/04 for the unlikely event that the teacher may need to reschedule a session.
Day of Practice: Sunday 07/04 (14:00-19:00) UK time.
PLEASE NOTE: The UK time zone changes during this course. The UK is currently in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and changes to British Summer Time (BST) on last Sunday in March. Sessions 1-5 will start at 18:00 GMT, and the remaining sessions will start at 18:00 BST. Please ensure you check the timings of this course and how this corresponds to your own time zone.
What happens after I complete the course?
Based in Trinidad & Tobago, I am a former human resource professional and the present-day founder and principal consultant of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute (CMI). After my own experience with workplace burnout and chronic stress, and having benefited tremendously from the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programme and my ongoing personal practice, I decided to use my many years of corporate experience in training and development to create meaningful and practical workplace mindfulness programmes that help people stress less, focus more, and feel their best with mindfulness and meditation. Read more