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Introduction to MBCT in Manchester

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
In association with Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Presented by Dr. Thorsten Barnhofer
Wednesday 20th March 2013

Venue: Premier Inn, Watersreach,Trafford Park, MANCHESTER. M17 1WS
Cost: £99.60 includes a light finger buffet lunch and tea/coffee.

Book at: The Manchester CBT Centre website

  • changes in those areas of the brain associated with decision-making, attention and empathy in people who regularly practice Mindfulness meditation;
  • that meditation increases the area of the brain linked to regulating emotion, and that it improves people’s attention, job performance, productivity and satisfaction;
  • that meditation increases blood flow, reduces blood pressure, and protects people at risk of developing hypertension: it also reduces the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease, and the risk of dying from it.
  • People who have learned mindfulness…

    • experience long-lasting physical and psychological stress reduction
    • discover positive changes in well-being;
    • are less likely to get stuck in depression and exhaustion, and are better able to control addictive behaviour.

    This one-day workshop will:

    • Provide an understanding of the cognitive vulnerabilities underlying recurrent depression and the ways in which the mindfulness approach responds to these
    • Offer an opportunity to experience, and thereby gain a ‘first-hand’ understanding of the key practices of MBCT
    • Summarize current research evidence on the use of MBCT in people with recurrent depression, and outline the pathways of teacher training

    Learning objectives:

    • To understand the psychological processes underlying relapse in recurrent depression and the rationale of MBCT
    • To understand the link between clinical theory and the practice of mindfulness
    • To gain an understanding of the practices of MBCT through experience
    • To gain an appreciation of the stages involved in training to become a MBCT instructor


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