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: Tuesdays: 03/10 (finishes 10:30), 10/10, 17/10, 24/10, 31/10, 07/11, 14/11, 21/11 at 08:00-10:15 UK time.
Day of Practice: Sunday 12 November (08:00-13:00 UK time)
In addition we ask you to reserve 28/11 for the unlikely event that the teacher may need to reschedule a session.
PLEASE NOTE: The UK time zone changes during this course. The UK is currently in British Summer Time (BST) and changes to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 29 October 2023. Sessions 5, 6, 7, 8 and the Day of Practice will therefore start at 08:00 GMT, not 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?
I’m a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness researcher, teacher, trainer, supervisor, and practitioner. Before moving to Oxford in 2019, I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where I conducted research on mindfulness and taught and supervised several mindfulness-based programmes in a doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Read more here