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Frauke Eicker: a personal experience of taking an MBCT course

Frauke Eicker: a personal experience of taking an MBCT course

Read this blog from Frauke Eicker on her experience of taking an MBCT course

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New mindfulness book inspires OMC healthcare masterclass

New mindfulness book inspires OMC healthcare masterclass

Dr Maura Kenny describes how physician and mindfulness teacher Ronald Epstein's new book was part of the inspiration behind her Masterclass.

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The role of retreats for MBCT teachers

The role of retreats for MBCT teachers

What is the role of retreats in MBCT for teachers? John Peacock, Ruth Baer, Zindel Segal, Rebecca Crane, Willem Kuyken and Christina Surawy engage in a dialogue on the perils and possibilities around this question.

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How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?

How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?

How can a member of the general public wanting to take an 8-week mindfulness-based class be reassured that what is being offered has depth and integrity? Rebecca Crane of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University reflects on this question facing those interested in taking a mindfulness course, and a key question in the field of mindfulness.

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Preventing depression with MBCT: From evidence to practice

Preventing depression with MBCT: From evidence to practice

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Implementation and Director of Research at Bangor University, and Willem Kuyken discuss the challenges that face the implementation of MBCT in the NHS, questions that were examined as part of the ASPIRE research project.

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The Long View – perils and possibilities

The Long View – perils and possibilities

Christina Feldman continues to discuss the challenges facing the field of mindfulness for the future, and the lessons that can be learnt from the establishment of meditative traditions in Western culture over the last 45 years, in the final part of this blog post series.

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MBCT: The teaching goes both ways

MBCT: The teaching goes both ways

Willem Kuyken and Halley Cohen reflect on the story of Di Cowan, a client in an MBCT class that was part of an MBCT research trial. Di used what he learned to manage his depression, but went on to demonstrate incredible resilience, strength, and compassion in dealing with his health issues using MBCT techniques.

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