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Master classes

Events to support the development of mindfulness teachers and people interested in mindfulness and compassion-oriented approaches. These events last between a day and a week and are typically led by nationally and internationally renown speakers, as well as local mindfulness teachers with particular areas of expertise. 

Workshops will include a mixture of teaching, discussion and experiential practice and provide an opportunity to network with individuals in the field.

Events are open to all and are usually held at Sussex Education Centre, Mill View Hospital and Hove Polyclinic site, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7HZ, from 9.30am to 4.30pm unless otherwise stated. Please check with smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk for specific details.

See below for the list of masterclasses with flyers and booking information.

Please request a booking form by emailing: smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

  • 11th June 2019

    Rebecca Crane, with Clara Strauss

    MBCT: the evolving story

    The day will chart the unfolding of the story of MBCT research and practice, interweaving presentations with practice and dialogue.

    Suitable for mindfulness teachers and those training to be mindfulness teachers.

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    Download booking form

  • 28 June 2019

    Bill Young

    A day of exploring day of exploring human stress: maps, territories and navigational tools 

    The human stress process is a double-edged sword. On one side, it allows us to survive, compete and meet our own basic needs and those we care for. On the other side, by virtue of having a conceptual mind, our habitual stress process also generates much of our subjective suffering and is the fundamental trigger and driving mechanism for our most challenging and disabling afflictions ranging from ‘mental’ disorders such as depression, anxiety and dementia to ‘physical’ disorders such as obesity, bowel disease and cancer.  

    As mindfulness teachers and therapists, a deeper understanding of the experiential nature, psychological processes, and neurobiological mechanisms of stress, particularly chronic stress, can provide us with a range of resources informing how we can harness and tame our own stress response, as well as what and how we teach or treat our clients.  

    Over the course of this day, our shared exploration will follow the human stress process as it unfolds through the various stages of perception, attention, appraisal, reactivity, regulation and integration. We will also investigate how each stage in this universal process is intimately linked with many therapeutic processes and, in particular, the teaching intentions, methods and sequence underpinning all mindfulness-based interventions.  

    Book your place via eventbrite

    https://exploringhumanstress.eventbrite.co.uk

    Password: Mindfulness2806

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  • 20 September 2019

    Christina Feldman

    Buddhist foundations of mindfulness

    A day of practice, teaching and discussion

    Even though many of us deliver entirely secular MBCT or MBSR programmes, many of the ideas in contemporary mindfulness-based programmes make more sense when we understand their origins and intentions.  Christina Feldman is one of the few people who can expertly make this bridge and we are delighted to welcome her back again to Brighton. 

    This 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.

    Please book via Eventbrite 

    and use password: Mindfulness123

     https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/buddhist-foundations-of-mindfulness-tickets-38531478690

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  • 4th October 2019

    Rosalie Dores

    Relational Mindfulness

    In this one-day workshop, based on the meditative practice of Insight Dialogue (ID) participants will have an opportunity to focus on relationality in and of itself. This is an invaluable opportunity for teachers to enhance, and refine, their interpersonal skills through learning six ID relational meditation guidelines. These guidelines have been specifically developed by Insight meditation teacher Gregory Kramer, to support people in cultivating their capacity for mindful presence in relationship.

    Suitable for mindfulness teachers

    Please book your place via the eventbrite link. The password is: Relational123

    If you wish to pay by invoice or cheque, please contact: smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk for a booking form.

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  • 15th November 2019

    Taravajra

    Exploring mindful movement practice (rearranged from 29 March)

    Mindful Movement is a fundamental part of mindfulness teaching, offering ways to make deeper contact with the body and to bring us more fully into the present moment. Emotional patterns often show up in the body before the mind notices them and working with the body in movement can open the way to greater choice and freedom.

    This programme is designed for those who are teaching Mindfulness-Based courses. The emphasis will be on deepening understanding of personal mindful movement practice through experience and exploration in a way that encourages curiosity and further integration with other mindfulness practices.

    Please book your place via eventbrite

     The password is: Movement123

    If you wish to pay by invoice or cheque, please contact: smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk for a booking form.

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All events cost £110 each unless otherwise stated. Specific mindfulness events are free to Trust approved mindfulness teachers but booking is still required.

If you have any queries email: smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or call 0300 304 2057.