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.
Mindfulness for Individuals
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:
Self esteem and Confidence
Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia
Recovery from addictive and compulsive behaviours
Disordered or emotional eating
Progress not Perfection
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.