MBCT is a well researched evidence-based course that teaches core-skills in mindfulness. Mindfulness is essentially a particular way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgementally that can enhance the awareness of our experiences, moment by moment. By regularly practicing mindfulness we can develop skills to be better able to manage stress and enhance well-being, confidence and positivity, even when times are challenging. These benefits may include having more energy and feeling more relaxed and confident in general.
The MBCT curriculum is covered over eight 2-hour sessions and an optional 5-hour Practice Day. The aim is to develop confidence and skills in practicing mindfulness. Also included is how it works, a range of practices and reflection on experiences. The group size ensures personalised support in developing mindfulness skills. Practicing at home is an essential part of the course and daily practice (30 to 60 minutes) is recommended. Worksheets and access to recordings of the practices are provided.
The course is taught by Dr Bernadette Carelse, a mindfulness teacher registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers by adhering to their Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness. Dr Carelse has taught meditation and yoga since 2001 and mindfulness courses since 2013.
Course costs for a organisation: For an organisation, the course costs £2500 (online) or £3000 (in person, venue not included). This includes delivery of 10 2-hour sessions: the 8-session course and 2 Practice Sessions, access to audio recordings to support home practice, handouts and some group email communications.
Course costs for individuals: For an individual, the online course costs £200 per person. This includes delivery of 10 sessions: the 8-session course and 2 Practice Sessions, access to audio recordings to support home practice and handouts. There are discounts available for those working in schools (£175), those full-time education or with low incomes (£150) and those who have completed an MBSR course with us in the past (£100, if there are places). Please get in touch if you are eligible for a discount. It is recommended that participants buy the book “Mindfulness in 8 Weeks” by Michael Chaskalson.
Refunds are available if a course is cancelled (or place withdrawn) up to 4 weeks prior to the event commencement date, then there is a refunds are minus 20% admin fee. If a place cancelled within 4 weeks of the event commencement date, or after the course has started, no refund is offered. In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the course has to be cancelled by Holistic Education CIC, we will refund any fees paid. Please also note that places are only secure once full payment is received so it is recommended that an applicant pays for a place to secure it. Invoices are available where the employer is paying. Payments made by an applicant can be refunded once the employer pays the invoice. If the employer does not pay the invoice the applicant remains liable to pay for the course or may apply for a refund.