Mindfulness for Groups

Cecilia originally trained with Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Melanie Fennell to teach MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) in a group setting.  The standard protocol comprises an 8 sessions.  Cecilia offers the programme material in different formats, designed to enable people to learn alongside their existing commitments.  

The material is taught through both guided experiential practice and some theoretical teachings.  In between sessions, there will be home practice for participants to undertake, and it is recommended that you allocate approximately 1 hour/day for the best possible outcome.  Participants will receive supportive materials, including guided meditation recordings and comprehensive handouts.  Cecilia runs regular 'top-up' practice sessions open to participants of current and 'graduates' of previous programmes and those who have an existing practice they are looking to develop or deepen.

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Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness for Individuals

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Alongside her work with groups, Cecilia teaches mindfulness skills to individuals, couples and families.  She has experience of teaching mindfulness to individuals addressing issues relating to their own health and wellbeing, as well as colleagues in helping professions seeking to incorporate mindfulness into their own work.  

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness has been found to be helpful in the treatment of: 

Depression

Self esteem and Confidence

Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia

Relapse prevention

Recovery from addictive and compulsive behaviours

Disordered or emotional eating

 

Progress not Perfection

 

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Viewing mindfulness practice as akin to a muscle requiring exercise, Cecilia is committed to supporting individuals to consolidate, strengthen and deepen their practice at any stage of the mindfulness journey.  She offers opportunities to practice alongside others who share an interest in the approach.  

These sessions include guided practice, themed discussion and opportunities for group reflections.  Participants have reported that they find these opportunities helpful, recognising the challenges we all face in developing and maintaining a regular practice in the midst of our busy lives.  

Please contact Cecilia to find out more about upcoming drop-in sessions and workshops.  

Mindfulness, also known as wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.
— Sharon Salzberg