Masterclasses: the foundations and evolving story of mindfulness

The Sussex Mindfulness Centre organises workshops to support the development of mindfulness teachers and people interested in mindfulness and compassion-oriented approaches. The workshops include a mixture of teaching, discussion and experiential practice.

Two masterclasses planned for the autumn include: Buddhist foundations of mindfulness, and the history and evolving story of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Both are led by leaders in their respective fields. Find out more here.

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness: A day of practice, teaching and discussion

Even though many of us deliver entirely secular mindfulness-based programmes, the ideas make more sense when we understand their origins and intentions. The workshop Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness would be suitable for anyone involved in teaching, or training to teach, mindfulness; or anyone with a particular interest in the Buddhist underpinnings of mindfulness practice.

John Peacock is one of the few people who can expertly bridge the worlds of ancient wisdom and modern psycology. John Peacock is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly fifty years.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: the evolving story

The one day workshop Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: the evolving story will chart the unfolding of the story of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) research and practice, interweaving presentations with practice and dialogue.

Participants will be supported to situate themselves within the evolving story, with invitations to inquire into the role we are all playing – how is our MBCT practice situated? What are the questions and dilemmas we are experiencing?

Rebecca Crane teaches and trains internationally. She has written ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’, co-authored ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People at Risk of Suicide’, and is a Principle Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.

Clara Strauss is a consultant clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher and clinical researcher. In her research, Clara is particularly interested in developing and evaluating new forms of mindfulness-based intervention, especially for those people who may not be willing or able to access the training. Find out more about the workshop here.

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