10Oct2016
05Dec2016
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Chapel Pill Lane , BS20 0HH

Taster session is on 10 October, full course begins 17 October

From 2pm until 4.30pm

At Penny Brohn UK

Chapel Pill Lane , BS20 0HH

Free

Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine and Penny Brohn UK / Tiffany Daniels enquiries@portlandcentrehealthcare.co.uk

MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CANCER

 ‘Mindfulness….helps in facing all aspects of life, however painful, with increasing degrees of balance, wisdom and compassion…’   (adapted from Riebel, 2001)

This mindfulness course has been specifically adapted to help people who experience stress, anxiety or worry following a diagnosis of cancer. 

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

The course takes place over eight weeks and includes weekly sessions which last 2.5 hours, plus a full meditation retreat day and a follow-up session a month later.   You will also be encouraged to do some guided home practice every day for the duration of the course.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is for anybody who has been affected by a diagnosis of cancer and who wishes to learn additional coping skills to help them respond wisely and compassionately to their experiences of anxiety or stress.  Close friends and family members who are supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis and who are interested in enhancing their own coping skills are also encouraged to apply, but if the course is over-subscribed we will give priority to those with a cancer diagnosis.

It will be necessary for you to have an assessment via telephone or in person by the programme teacher prior to being offered a place on the course.

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Please note this course needs to be booked through Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine.

Dates are:

  • Taster session: – Monday 10th October, 2016 – 2pm-4pm
  • Eight week course: – Monday 17th October-5th December, 2016 – 2pm-4.30pm
  • Retreat day: Saturday 26th November, 2016 – 10am-5pm
  • Follow-up session: Monday 9th January, 2017 2pm-4pm.

 WHAT IS THE COST?

There is no cost for this course, which is being offered jointly by Penny Brohn UK and by the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine.